We provide exceptional education and a solid foundation for life-long learning!
Our small, individualized classes focus on character development and honor and respect the child’s spirit as well as the child’s love of learning. Students progress at their own pace with loving guidance and are adequately prepared as they move on to their elementary years.
We are on the beautiful campus of the Creekside Community Church in Alamo with ample parking, big lawns, trees, and wild turkeys. But we are neither a religious school nor affiliated with the church.
All our teachers are either trained or currently in training by the American Montessori Society.
Director and Lead Toddler Instructor.
Marnie is a Danville native who has been our director and the lead instructor in the toddler program since 2006. She has great compassion for the Montessori philosophy and is a wonderful guide and parent educator. She believes that every child should have the privilege of a Montessori education, especially during early childhood.
Professionally, Marnie has been teaching as a Montessori preschool teacher since 1996. She graduated from Holy Names University with a BA in Psychology, minoring in Child Development. After college, Marnie started teaching in a play-based program where she soon learned about the Montessori method. She ultimately fell in love with the philosophy and began to pursue her Master’s degree at St. Mary’s College in Early Childhood Education where she received her Montessori training.
Outside work, Marnie enjoys traveling, reading, music, cooking and spending time with family.
We take COVID 19 seriously.
We understand the concern by offering you the max flexibility. We do not require a security deposit nor annual tuition obligation. You pay month by month and may switch to our zoom program or withdraw at any time with 30D notice.
All teachers take monthly COVID 19 tests. Only negative permits classroom teaching.
Each classroom only admits max nine children, which provides sufficient space for the children and allows the teacher to give more attention to every child.
We equipped each classroom with GermGuardian Air Purifier with UVC light that kills the airborne virus and fights the smoke.
We have both classroom and outdoor settings that provide an excellent opportunity for fresh air.
We have all the necessary PPE plus touchless thermometers, touchless sanitizer dispensers, and touchless trash cans.
We ask all enrolled families to have one adult member to take monthly COVID 19 tests as well. Only negative result allows classroom attendance.
Age: age 3 to 6 years old.
Capacity: 9 children per room
Age: 18 months to 3 years old.
Capacity: 8 children.
Testimonial by A.U.
Both my son and daughter went through AMS. The teachers are so kind and thoughtful. They know when to encourage growth independently and when a child might need more of a helping hand. The kids helped grow a garden, feed a fish, and we got to go to a pumpkin patch! We will miss our time at this wonderful place.
Testimonial by K.H.
Sending our daughter to Starlight Montessori is undoubtedly the best thing we have ever done for her. The advancements she has made in speech, motor skills, and sports has been nothing short of astonishing. The teachers and classroom also reinforce our values at home including good manners, being polite/kind to her peers/respectful of adults and a good family citizen.
Testimonial by V.
My 2 year old son couldn't love the school more. He cries when I pick him up and always asks to go to school. His teachers Marnie and Amanda are the most dedicated and gifted teachers I've ever seen. My very active boy is able to concentrate for extended periods of time as the result of his amazing teachers. His vocabulary went from 20 to 500 words in a matter of months. I constantly notice new things he learns at school. After touring the school, I knew right away that this is the perfect preschool for my kids and I was 100% right. I can't wait for my daughter to start in the spring and tell everyone to go there
Testimonial by P.A.
My Youngest baby big girl went to starlight school and she had a great time learning, meeting other kids, being herself, the owner and staffs are simply fabulous, equally prepared to teach any kids in any situation! thanks