Classroom Diversity

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April 2015

Why diversity is so important

Family Star Montessori’s diversity is “program-wide” – a microcosm of the world. Students and families of all backgrounds and abilities interact, learn, and play together – just as they do in the real world.

There are many dimensions of diversity at Family Star Montessori.


Family Star’s Ethnicity Distribution
  • 49% Latino
  • 30% Caucasian
  • 10% African American
  • 7% Bi-racial
  • 2% Asian
  • 1% Native American
  • 1% other



30% of our families speak Spanish as their primary language.


  • 65-75% of our students come from families living in poverty
  • 25-35% of our students come from families who can afford to pay full tuition



14-16% of our students have documented disabilities.


Bilingual Learning

Students at Family Star Montessori have the added benefit of bilingual learning. We strive to have one English-speaking teacher and one Spanish-speaking teacher in every classroom.