Little Elephant Montessori Schools are small, safe, home like schools set in the Rockridge and Berkeley neighborhoods of the East Bay. Each of our schools has a large, sunny outdoor play yard and cozy classrooms. At our Rockridge location we have two classrooms, our primary classroom with capacity for 22 full-time students and two instructors. In our pre-primary classroom, we have the capacity for 11 full-time students, with two instructors.

Little Elephant too! is our Berkeley campus. Little Elephant too! is a one room schoolhouse with the capacity for 24 children and two instructors.

We practice the Montessori philosophy at Little Elephant and as such, we are a progressive, warm, welcoming, non-rigid environment.

Learn more about Little Elephant: Most questions and COVID related changes to the program can be answered on our FAQ’s page. Find all the basic information about Little Elephant.


We are still accepting applications at LE too! Berkeley for the 2021/22 school year.

LEMS Rockridge is fully enrolled for the 2021/22 school. Please send in an application if you’d like to be placed on the waiting list.

Please contact natanya@littleelephant.net to schedule a virtual tour and receive more information on the enrollment process. You can find more information on the “Admissions” page.

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