North Shoreview is a public Montessori school in San Mateo, California, offering preschool, elementary, and middle-school programs. We are part of the San Mateo-Foster City School District and a member of the American Montessori Society. As a public magnet school, we offer an alternative curriculum designed to meet all California state educational standards while providing the same services and resources as other district schools.

In 2012, North Shoreview Montessori was designated as a California Distinguished School, and in 2006, North Shoreview Montessori was selected from 131 candidates from across the nation for a Magnet Schools of America award as a Magnet School of Excellence. These awards are based on our school’s commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful desegregation and diversity efforts, student achievement, and parent-community involvement.

Please visit our website at www.nsmontessori.org for the latest news about NSM.



Attention 8th-grade families!

It is time to start the enrollment process for high school


Important Dates

  • November 6, 2017- Phone lines open to create an appointment. Please click HERE to do the online booking or come into the Office of Student Services at 839 Hinckley Road, Burlingame to setup an appointment.
  • December 5, 2017- Priority 1 Enrollment begins. All appointments will be taken first. Walk-ins are welcome but will only be served after appointments
  • February 16, 2018-  Last day for Priority 1 Enrollment & last day to apply for Intra-District Transfer or Sibling Transfer.
  • March 2018 date TBA: Lottery drawing for all Intra-District Transfer Requests
  • July 2018 date TBA: Summer Census (all students are required to update emergency contacts, health, and mandated notification


Gather Your Information

All families will need to provide documentation. For a list of documents needed for enrollment click on "Proof of Residency". 

Bring the proof of residency and additional registration documents to the enrollment appointment.  After providing proof of residency, families will be given a personalized ‘snapcode’ that will allow access to the District’s on-line enrollment system.  

Once the residency verification and enrollment process is complete student’s are eligible to participate in high school programming