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Welcome to the “Mountain School”

Welcome to the Los Gatos-Saratoga Observation Nursery School. Our school in the woods and in the mountains is a preschool where parents are the students and children come to play. We offer a unique school experience that integrates an outdoor program in a natural setting with a more traditional indoor program in a charming old schoolhouse. The school has been a place of learning for teachers, parents and children since 1956. Many ‘alumni’ return to share the school with their children and to develop and refine their own parenting skills.

The Los Gatos-Saratoga Observation Nursery School is a parent child development program for children ages 2-5 in a rural setting that emphasizes the value of the outdoors, self-directed play, and self-esteem. Children attend 1-3 days per week, depending on age. Parents attend one class per week, recording observations of their child, while the children grow and explore with their teachers and peers. Through observation and monthly parent education meetings, parents acquire a better understanding of their child's development and personality. Tuition assistance is available for those in need.

Learn more about our history and parent participation.

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Check out the LGSONS 2015 Auction Slideshow to get a sense of what makes it so special.

Want to learn more about Mountain School?

Come to our Open House on January 24th 2016 - click here for more details!


Upcoming Events:

  • LG Holiday Parade - December 5th
  • Mini-Course - December 15th @ Hicklebee's
  • Open House - January 24th
  • See the full 2015-2016 calendar

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The Los Gatos-Saratoga Observation Nursery School is a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of California. It is part of the Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District, Adult Education Division, and is funded in part by the State of California as a parent education program.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in hiring and in the administration of our educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs or other school-administered programs.


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