Education for Life

An authentic Montessori school for children ages 1 to 6.5 years

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Welcome to Provident Montessori School!

We are a Montessori In-home Program passionate about providing a home-like learning environment that is nurturing, safe, and warm to support parents in developing children who are morally, emotionally, behaviorally, and intellectually prepared for the world.

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Why do so many families choose Montessori?

Individualized Learning

Children have the freedom to engage in their own learning experience and the teacher supports the child throughout this process.

Whole Child Education

Social, emotional, and physical development is emphasized in a nurturing environment.

Empowered by choice 

Freedom to move and choose activities fosters independence and self-confidence.  

Supported by Research

Current neurology and human development research consistently backs Montessori.

Our Young Children’s Community

Ages 14/16 months to 2.5/3 years
All-Day Montessori
Monday-Thursday, 8:30a to 4:45p
Friday, 9:00a to 4:00p

The Young Children’s Community focuses on independence, language, art, music, movement, and grace and courtesy in a home-like nurturing environment. The classroom is prepared for the young child to be independent, explore, and learn amongst a small group of children. Read more.

Our Casa Community

Ages 2.5/3 to 6.5 years
All-Day Montessori
Monday-Thursday, 8:30a to 4:45p 
Friday, 9:00a to 4:00p 

Dr. Montessori structured her Casa dei Bambini (Children's House) pedagogy around five key areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, and Cultural.
This prepared environment fosters further self-efficacy and confidence, intellect, language and mathematics competence, social skills, and world knowledge through real-life activities and open-ended exploration stemming from the children's interests. Read more.


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Both us and our children were blessed to have Felicia and Sudhar as our Montessori guides. Our experience of 3 years in Felicia’s classroom was incredible. Felicia and her team provided both our children with a nurturing environment that fostered their independence, self-confidence, and empathy for their peers. Their care for our children was rounded up by guiding us through our children’s development and their work and learning in a Montessori environment, which was new to us. She worked with us as a team so we could provide harmonious social and emotional support and guidance at home as they received at school. 

Waldy, Lluis, Chloe, and Alex

Our son and family have had the great fortune to have Felicia and Sudhar as their teachers, especially during such a formative time in their lives as they discover and explore the world. Felicia and Sudhar are sincere and passionate about the work that they do—encouraging children to be curious, diligent, focused, and respectful of their peers and surroundings. To watch my son learn and grow under their guidance has been a true joy. And to have their support as we navigate these early years has been instrumental. We are forever grateful for the 1.5 years that our son was able to spend with Felicia and Sudhar, and are happy to know that they will be able to positively impact the lives of many children and families to come after us.

Abhas & Shaily Gupta

We had the privilege to have Felicia introduce our daughter to a Montessori education, which we could not have been more pleased with. Under her firm but loving guidance, our daughter has thrived. While we were already impressed by Felicia she took it to the next level during the re-opening of our school during the Covid crisis. She managed a very precarious situation in a very impressive manner making sure that the children were not only safe but also that they got to again experience the magic of being back to school. We really hope that our paths cross with Felicia's again in the future.

Gustav & Caroline

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Meet the Founders

Felicia Zulhendri

Co-Founder & Lead Guide 

Felicia Zulhendri earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from San Francisco State University, and her Master's in Education from Loyola University, Maryland. She received her internationally-acclaimed Association Montessori International (AMI) training for Casa dei Bambini (2.5 to 6 years) from Montessori Teacher Training Center in Mountain View, CA; her Assistants to Infancy (birth to 3 years) diploma from The Montessori Institute in Denver, CO; and her Elementary (6 to 12 years) diploma from Fondazione Centro Internazionale Studi Montessoriani in Bergamo, Italy. In addition to her academic degrees and AMI Montessori diplomas, she is also a certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educator, and a certified It’s Yoga Kids Instructor for kids aged 0-13 years. 

Felicia has worked extensively with young children for over 14 years—[Full Bio]

Sudharmono Siman

Co-Founder & Co-Guide 

Sudhar earned his Bachelor's of Science in Management and Administration, graduating summa cum laude, from San Francisco State University. He has over 13 years of professional tutoring experience, working with students from elementary through collegiate levels.
Sudhar attained the internationally-acclaimed Association Montessori International (AMI) diploma for Casa dei Bambini (2.5 to 6 years) from Montessori Northwest in Milpitas, CA and the Elementary (6 to 12 years) diploma from Fondazione Centro Internazionale Studi Montessoriani in Bergamo, Italy. He has worked as an administrator in a private Montessori school in the Bay Area, as well as directly with children in the Montessori classroom—[Full Bio]