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

Common Ground Speaker Series;
Feb. 12 & 13, Feb. 27
The Common Ground Speaker Series is a parent education consortium on the San Francisco Peninsula that organizes cutting-edge speakers, topics and special events designed to inform, engage and inspire school communities. Bowman was one of the eight founding member schools in 2002 and the group now represents more than 10,000 families at 29 schools, stretching from Hillsborough to San Jose.  An all-volunteer organization, Common Ground is led by representatives from each member school and is just one of the ways Bowman serves, and cares for, our surrounding community.  There are two speaker opportunities in February and more information can be found here


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Upcoming Events

Feb. 5: HOS Roundtable
Feb. 10: Picture Day
Feb. 12-13: Common Ground Speaker Event
Feb. 13: Valentine’s Day Celebration
Feb. 16: Bowman Closed
Feb. 27: Common Ground Speaker Event