“I have studied the child.  I have taken what the child has given me and expressed it and that is what is called the Montessori method.”

– Maria Montessori

St. Helena Montessori School has provided the Napa Valley community with an Association Montessori Internationale recognized Montessori school since 1981. St. Helena Montessori offers an educational program which has its roots in the Christian tradition, and which promotes family values, cultural appreciation and love of country. Our programs are designed to meet all aspects of a child’s developmental needs, from early childhood through the adolescent years. Our rich core academic curriculum includes art, music, foreign language, computer skills, athletics, and religious instruction.

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The Students of the Adolescent Program wish to thank the Saint Helena community for participating in the Harvest Festival Fun […]

Drama Productions

Each year St. Helena Montessori Students prepare for individual class Spring drama productions. Each Elementary Class and the Adolescent Program […]


Maria Montessori recognized the inherent connection between the body and the mind and the importance of movement  in the implementation […]

Education for Life

Montessori education is not a system of teaching but a method of helping children in the total development of their […]


St. Helena Montessori’s comprehensive approach to the whole child includes making religious instruction in the Catholic faith a part of […]


Working with the land is a key component of Montessori education at every level.  In the Primary years, the garden […]