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Our mission is to nurture the potential of the whole child and to foster the development of a diverse, international community.


President's Message

Through Good Shepherd Montessori International School, Liwayway Watanabe, President, hopes to assist in the training of the next generation in order to benefit from the Montessori educational approach that supports, nurtures, and protects natural development. At GSMIS, we are committed to providing a developmentally engaging and inclusive environment where children are loved, cared for, respected, and motivated to reach their full potential.


  • Authentic/high fidelity Montessori education – we provide true 2 (toddler) – 3- (Casa) hour uninterrupted work cycle daily under the guidance of highly trained Montessori teachers

  • Transformative Montessori education – Hands on, self-paced, child-centered, and joyful learning – everything a self-reliant and self-motivated lifelong learner requires.

  • In the Montessori classroom, we cultivate the child’s natural love of learning.

  • Two all-English-speaking AMS/MACTE-trained/certified teachers in every classroom

  • Low student-to-teacher ratios

  • Beautiful learning environment both inside and outside the classroom

  • Diverse; celebrates many cultures

  • Inspirational and engaging academic program

  • Accredited by Montessori Teacher Preparation of the U.S.

  • English language immersion is integrated into the Montessori program

  • Exciting opportunities to learn English as a foreign language

  • Before and after class care options that accommodate parent work schedules



Each of our Montessori-trained guides has studied both Montessori philosophy and curriculum. All lead Toddler and Casa (ages 3-6) teachers are trained/certified by Montessori Teacher Preparation of the U.S. (MTP of US), American Montessori Society (AMS), and Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE).



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