Hammer Montessori at Galarza Elementary School

1610 Bird Ave, San Jose, CA 95125 | (408) 535-6671
  • Grades: KG-5
  • Student Enrollment: 275
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5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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School Description

The mission of Hammer Montessori is to empower all students to develop strategies to gain the knowledge, skills and values needed to participate meaningfully in our diverse society and global economy. The Montessori classroom is divided into special learning areas that include practical life, sensorial, language arts, mathematics, geography, history, science, and the arts. Each classroom learning environment is prepared to meet the academic and social needs of each child. We specialize in individual and small group instruction. Uniquely designed and sequenced “hands-on” materials help isolate skills and lead the child through the curriculum. Teachers help children choose challenging materials to discover underlying concepts which lead to mastery of skills. Additional Hammer programs include PeaceBuilders, Cornerstone, SPARK PE, and Accelerated Reader.

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 275
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 11.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 25.0
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 130 (47.3%)
  • Females: 145 (52.7%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 14 (5.1%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 67 (24.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 81 (29.5%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Hammer Montessori at Galarza Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Hammer Montessori at Galarza Elementary School
  Number Percent
1st Grade5218.9%
2nd Grade3613.1%
3rd Grade4917.8%
4th Grade3914.2%
5th Grade269.5%
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Master's Degree
Percent With Bachelor's Degree
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 100.0%
Number of Certificated Staff: 15.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 16.0
Average Age
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 5

5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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3 reviews for Hammer Montessori at Galarza Elementary School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on February 03, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I am so glad there is a public Montessori school in San Jose Unified. My daughters are in 4th and Kinder, and are thriving here. I see them taking ownership of their learning experiences, and growing in confidence and leadership. They have had fabulous teachers who draw out the best from them. I am also excited about the parent community, which is growing and deepening every year. We love our school.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on January 31, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This is my son's second year Hammer. I was unsure of when to start my son in Kinder since his birthday is late August. I toured a few schools and was on the fence as what to do. Once I toured Hammer and saw the Montessori way of teaching I knew I had my answer. Great school and fantastic teachers. Your child will learn leadership skills, sense of community, and respect. Just wonderful...come check it out!!!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on January 23, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Great school! Great teachers (all hold both state and Montessori credentials). My son is in 4th grade and loves the school. He has learned much more that book knowledge; he has learned how to care for others, care for the environment, and be a great leader.

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