About Us


Montessori of Malibu Canyon is a Calabasas based Early Childhood Education Center Founded in 2009.

The beautiful campus situated on nearly two grassy tree shaded acres serves children 2-6 years old.

In addition to a Mommy & Me, Toddler and Preschool Program, Montessori of Malibu Canyon offers a Full Day Kindergarten Program.

This amazing school was founded by proud local parents

Dr. Negin Ghaffari (Ph.D in Educational Studies) and her husband Kevin who is a (Pediatrician / Neonatologist).  Negin and Kevin have passionately dedicated their lives to health and education of children in their community.

Negin Ghaffari M.P.A., PhD is a local mom with two beautiful boys, Cameron who is 6 years old and Aiden who is 2 years old.  Negin is a former teacher with over 14 years of teaching experience.  In addition to her classroom teaching experience, Dr. Ghaffari has a Masters Degree in Administration and a Doctorate in Educational Studies from the Claremont Colleges where she received the Prestigious Annenburg Doctoral Fellowship. In addition to her classroom teaching experience, Dr. Ghaffari has taught Teacher Education and served as an Educational Consultant reviewing the programs of many Public and Private Schools. Some of Dr. Ghaffari’s research has included Best Practices in Early Childhood, Multiculturalism and Education, Interdisciplinary Approaches in ECE and Granted research funded by the Microsoft Corporation (A Study on Incorporating Technology in Education) among others. Dr. Ghaffari is a passionate and educator who has devoted countless hours through her partnership with various organizations including working as a teacher with the California Mini Corps (A division of the Peace Corps) teaching Children of Farm Laborers in the Central Valley. Negin’s passions are her two boys, her husband Kevin who is a Board Certified Pediatrician, and Nenatologist.  At Montessori of Malibu Canyon, Negin  spared no time or expense in creating a school she would be proud to send her children as a mom. 

At Montessori of Malibu Canyon (MoMC) we are proud of our large beautiful campus nestled between the beautiful Malibu Canyon scenic corridor with over an acre of flat playground space! Located on Las Virgenes Road/Malibu Canyon in West Calabasas we are centrally located and a convenient drive from Parkway Calabasas, Mont Calabasas, Mountain View, Hidden Hills, Malibu, Bell Canyon, Lake Sherwood and Agoura Hills.

MoMC features large open classrooms outfitted with all brand new Montessori materials. We are proud of our non-toxic BPA and lead free furniture and paint. All of furniture is made from North American maple wood. Our large, bright and cheerful classrooms help create a safe, nurturing and comfortable environment for all children.

Our teachers are career educators who are passionate and nurturing. They all have extensive experience and certification. We earnestly follow the recommendations of American Montessori Society (www.amshq.org) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP.org). 

This unique and exceptional school is a result of many years of passionate planning and research by the founders. While a Montessori School, we are proud to present an interdisciplinary approach to early childhood education that incorporates and celebrates the best of Montessori coupled with the Reggio Emilia and Waldorf Pedagogies.

We are eager to offer a rich and diverse program that will incorporate a four language option immersion with daily lessons by native speakers of Spanish, French, Farsi or Hebrew. 

Additionally, our program will consist of Enrichment Classes in Art, Music, Dance, Ballet, Cooking/Etiquette, Yoga, Soccer, Karate, Computer and T-ball.