Located in the beautiful Lake Tahoe Basin, Saint Clare's is a Mountain Montessori School rooted in the Catholic faith and inspired by exploration of the natural world.
"Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining...and, when the grass of the meadows is damp with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath it's shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning..." - Maria Montessori
vibrant community and caring atmosphere
Inspired by Saint Clare’s devotion to the Eucharist, we place Christ in the center of our days. We are committed to providing a quality Catholic Christian education to North Lake Tahoe. Prayer and the Sacraments are the center of our lives, and we seek to touch those around us with the tender love and compassion of Jesus.
child-centered learning guided by certified montessori teachers
With the opportunity to work for extended periods of time in peace and full concentration, children become calm and joyful. They learn with ease through their interaction with the environment, while the teacher serves as an observant guide, understanding each student's growth and providing the materials for deeper understanding at just the right time. The fruits of a successful Montessori program are children who love learning and are fully engaged in their own self-development.
integrated daily outdoor learning & weekly adventures
At Saint Clare's, we get our hands dirty--literally--spending as much time as possible out of doors. We take full advantage of the beautiful Lake Tahoe basin: weekly outings include hiking, kayaking, skiing and more. Saint Clare's enables each child to bloom in an experience that is dynamic, challenging, and filled with adventure, fun, and laughter.