Bowman International School

"Bowman's success lies at the intersection of ethics, culture, and academic achievement."

-Dr. David Fetterman, Dept of Education, Stanford University

An Independent K-8
Non-profit School


At Bowman we offer a unique educational opportunity for elementary aged children, built on the principles of Maria Montessori.

The Bowman program embodies core Montessori beliefs of respect for people and for the environment. We believe that creativity flourishes in an atmosphere of freedom, acceptance and trust. Freedom does not mean doing whatever we want — adults must be firm, fair and consistent in setting limits, in order for children to build such self-discipline.

Why Bowman Is Different

School News

8th Grade Graduation, June 12

On June 12, we have 23 Bowman students graduating from the 8th grade.  This brings our total to 131 Bowman graduates since the school started 20 years ago and, as sad as we are to see them go, we are always excited to see them succeed at their next schools.  Our graduates have gone on to graduate from each of the local high schools, and colleges and universities to include Stanford, Santa Clara, Yale, Princeton, UCLA and UC Berkeley.  We receive comments from faculty at other schools thanking us for the academic and community service skills exhibited by our students, but also the real life skills they possess such as time time management, confidence, critical thinking, independence and effective communication.  Our goal at Bowman is to create lifelong learners and we love seeing how this is answered by watching the the ways our students impact the world around them.

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Upcoming Events

June 4 HOS Roundtable
June 9 Athletics Banquet
June 12 8th Grade Graduation
June 25 Jrs. Play
July 3 Bowman Closed