Garden of Joy Montessori

Are you looking for a preschool nestled 

in a joyful, loving, and nurturing home environment where:

A. Your Children 

  1. are listened to with genuine interest, no matter how silly or trivial the things they are talking about;

  2. are excited and eager to come to school everyday;

  3. can learn to become bilingual in Chinese and English (especially if a child's first language is Chinese), with a good foundation in Spanish as well;


     And much more...

B. The Founder

  1. is a mature, well-educated, and Montessori certified teacher;

  2. loves and understands children, follows their natural development, and treats your child like her own;

  3. aims to prepare children to become creative, independent and inter-culturally competent human beings with good habits and good manners, so that they are ready not just for school but for a well-ordered life?


If the answer is yes, you should come to check us out!  Licensed as a Large Family Daycare, Garden of Joy Montessori International School is a home-based preschool in essence. We are dedicated to providing quality early childhood education for children aged between 2 and 6 years old. During the Teacher Appreciation Week in 2022, one family created a very touching Slide Show to express their deep appreciation for Ms. Sierra & her staff. We hope that you will enjoy it!

Words From The Founder

Like many moms, I have faced the great challenge of finding the perfect preschool for my son when he was 3. It was during this process that I came across the Montessori Method and fell in love with it. This passion has led me to take the full credential training and work in several Montessori schools.  


As a dedicated Montessori follower who loves children, I believe early childhood education (especially 2-6 years old) is too important to be messed up. It sets the foundation for the child’s whole life. When such education is implemented appropriately, the child will benefit from it all life long. As such, it is my firm belief that as educators, we must strive to provide the best education possible for our precious children.

To this end, I have established a home-based preschool -- a loving, nurturing, and thriving garden for your beloved children. We are looking for families that share our mission and values to join our large Garden of Joy Montessori Community. I understand that there are many options out there for your children and I appreciate greatly your interest in and consideration of our school.


We are located in East San Jose, close to Lake Cunningham Park & East Valley YMCA. The nearest intersection is between White & Tully. 

Please feel free to contact us to schedule a school tour.

Ms. Sierra Tan

Call: (408) 828-8020

  Email: sierrainmiis@gmail.com

About the Founder


I love children and am proud of myself for having a childlike spirit. More...

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