“Freedom Within a Prepared Environment”

Offering a beautiful Montessori Preschool Environment
in Santa Barbara since 1988

My Special School is a Montessori home-based preschool with an emphasis on peaceful, compassionate connection with one another and all with whom we share the earth.

  • Small group program with 4-6 children
  • Serving children from 2 through 5 years
  • Open year round 9am-3pm
  • Field trips & community involvement
  • Intergenerational activities
  • An array of Cultural Arts classes, including World Rhythm & Song, Creative Movement, Drama, Yoga, and Qigong
  • Friendships & fun
  • Located on Santa Barbara’s beautiful Westside
  • Please note: Some activities and outings have been temporarily postponed due to COVID. We will resume once it is safe to do so!

If you think it’s important for a child to…


  • be vibrantly inquisitive about new things
  • acquire fine motor skills
  • enjoy the process of learning
  • develop an analytical mind
  • work independently without disrupting others
  • work well with others
  • be able to focus his or her mind on the task at hand
  • feel purposeful and valuable
  • derive satisfaction from achievements
  • become an independent, confident adult

…then you might wish to choose the Montessori Method for your child.

Come be a part of the ever-growing “MSS Family”
where it’s all about the love!