We believe in elevating the consciousness of the world by expanding compassion and happiness.
We do this through teachings of mindfulness, meditation, in an academic curriculum that grows the minds, bodies and souls of our children & extends to the greater coast side community.
We are the Montara Kaimana School!
From the Hawaiian words kai "ocean, sea" and mana "power", put together Kaimana means "diamond".
Nestled in this gem of an area, Montara Kaimana School is comprised of an outdoor Nature Preschool & Reggio Emilia Inspired Kindergarten and Grade School located in the heart of Montara.
Montara Kaimana School is an example of the power of this oceanside community and what can be created when we work together.
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A Progressive Outdoor Nature Preschool &
Primary Years School
We are a group of lifelong learners who live here on the coast, committed to growing and contributing to others through teaching.
We are parents, we are educators, we are inspired to share what we can with the community and empower children in being as happy and lit up by life as possible!
Director of School & Nature School Educator
Pamela loves living on the coast and feels very connected to Montara having lived there for several years. What she loves most about the area is the strong sense of community and the magical nature along the coastside. With a background in teaching, yoga, meditation and being a mother of two, Pamela is a lifelong learner and committed to creating an educational community that fosters growth in children's minds, bodies, and souls.
Head of Learning
Growing up originally in the beautiful green countryside of Budapest, Martha studied Childhood Development & Pedagogy. Martha has served as a Lead Kindergarten teacher for several years in the Reggio Emilia Approach to learning and is also a lifelong learner herself. Studying and teaching Buddhism & Meditation since 2010, Martha is committed to sharing knowledge through music, art, wisdom, and learning.
Nature School Educator
Hannah has spent most of her life growing up along the coast from Montara. She has a B.A in Studio Art and Education from Hampshire College. Over the last couple of years she has spent time as a teacher and naturalist for young children in the Bay Area. During this time she has taught her students about environmental sciences through outside exploration and play. Hannah hopes to inspire each of her students to spend more time connecting with nature while also learning how to better relate to each other and themselves.
Head of People & Development
Noemi Vega, PhD
Noemi is a natural at directing things and leading people to come together. She brilliantly blends the needs of a group with empathy and goes the extra mile to understand people and the needs of a team.
As a mother, a yoga instructor, a successful leader in team development in the Silicon Valley / Bay Area, Noemi also has over 25 years in Education. She is passionate about bringing forth mindfulness into the experience of our children so they may grow and flourish through their lives and have confidence and connection to themselves and the world.