Shanika Tennakoon
Head of School

Originally from Sri Lanka and earned her associate Montessori inernationale (AMI) primary diploma from the prestigious Good shepherd Maria Montessori training center Sri Lanka which was founded by Maria Montessori  in 1944. She worked as the lead teacher at St.Bridget's convent Sri Lanka and the British school in Colombo.she left the shores to beautiful Phuket Thailand to be the lead teacher in Rawai Montessori school and later at Prep International Montessori school in Bankok. 

Her passion for montessori brought her to the United States of America in 2005 and worked  as the lead  teacher at Pacific Rim Montessori school and Western Montessori school in the Bay Area till recently. She has been very passionate with the Montessori approach and the Montessori philosophy which initiated her to start her own authentic Montessori school for the children of Tracy where she lives with her husband and two boys. Shanika has a deep commitment of understanding the need of the child.she loves teaching and being with children. she continues to thrive in her work with the children. 

​For the past 25 years she has had the privilege of working with many children from all over the world. It has been one of the defining experiences of her life on that she hopes to share with your child as well the wealth of experience and pass the flame of her passion to the child.  "free the child 's potential, and you will transform him into the world." Maria Montessori
Once considered an educational experiment, Montessori is increasingly becoming the blue print for a new approach to learning – one that’s demonstrating long-term success in both private and public U.S. schools Montessori’s co-tenants, that affective learning is self directed and that education calls for development of the “whole person”, are shaping a generation uniquely prepared for the demand for the 21st centaury.

Why Montessori