Kubo Montessori LLC  Mission and Vision Statement

Kubo Montessori LLC is committed to provide a home like feel school environment with the prepared Montessori classroom and philosophy.  We strive to help each child reach their full emotional and cognitive potential. We aspire to have the family atmosphere so that each child will feel the support and love everyday as they discover the world.  We recognize the importance of stimulating the inner drive of each child to learn, to positively encourage their curiosity and have the courage to always explore. Because every child is an unique individual, we tailor your child's education to fit their specific needs.

Our program desires to promote independence, organization, concentration, grace and courtesy, inner peace,drive to learn/explore and confidence to empower the child to achieve.

About the family behind Kubo Montessori LLC


Ms. Mary have been a teacher since 1996, inspired into the profession during her college years while doing outreach programs tutoring less fortunate children in South East Asia.  She began her teaching career with Jean Piaget Approach with a focus on experiential activities and core curriculum. She felt that she needed more education to be able to learn the child’s specific needs as they discover  themselves and the world.  She went back to school and began her Masters in Special Education.  Eventually, she became a Special Education teacher to children with special needs.  She took her Montessori Teacher Training year 2000 (American Montessori Society 2002) in the Bay Area to be able help mainstream special children in a regular classroom set up.  She fell in love with the Montessori Philosophy and  made a conscious mission to be of service to all children and their families.  She continued her studies and completed more ECE and Administration units both from Canada College and Cal State Hayward.

Ms. Mary opened her home to families of Foster City and San Mateo year 2006.  She continued serving more families and extended her classroom to 3 locations.  We have Hillsdale location, Norfolk location and now Redwood City.

She has two boys of her own who are 13 and 9 years old.  Both were Montessori children themselves and attended Public Montessori schools.

Her husband is a Chief Software Architect and Senior Director of Visa’s Machine Learning and AI platform. He holds a Masters in Biomedical Informatics from Stanford University.  They work together on ensuring that the curriculum stays current and reflects the needs of the rapidly changing industry of Silicon Valley, while preserving the principles of Montessori - independent and self-directed education.

As a family, they love making music.  Mr. Ron plays the guitar, Ms. Mary sings, Matthew plays violin and Mark plays the piano serving their ministry every other Sunday Service.

Currently, Ms. Mary is studying and  working on her credential with Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) for Montessori for the Elderly. 

Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.”
(Dr. Montessori’s Own Handbook)