About Us

Welcome to Sterling Montessori

About Our School
Sterling Montessori in Lincoln, CA is a year-round preschool, kindergarten and childcare service.
Sterling Montessori has helped children thrive year in and year out. Our mission is to provide a nurturing environment for future achievers. We understand all children are different, and we provide the nurturing and respect each child needs.

Sterling Montessori is well known for its dedicated programs for children of all ages. From a nursery for your infant to help with your 4th grader’s homework, we provide the nurturing support your loved ones need to succeed. Children are curious and knowledgeable, and we believe in embracing those qualities to help them grow.

Who We Are

Paolo Sarmiento

Founder and Head of School
“In almost 14 years of experience, it still amazes me how fast our Montessori children learn advanced work, independence and practical life in as early as 4 years old.”

Anne Fannei Bugten Sarmiento

Founder
Mrs. Anne Sarmiento was a bachelor's degree holder in Business Administration and her love of working with children encouraged her to take up Montessori Education in 2004 at the Montessori Teacher Education Center in San Leandro, California.

Franklin Bay

Director
“One of my favorite things about the children at Bambini and Sterling Montessori is how they say Hello every morning as I come in to work.I can see how they enjoy their small community with their teachers and classmates. Together, they make learning and and school fun and exciting.”




Michelle Renae Dela Cruz

Teacher
“I love the honesty and pure joy in children. The children always have a story to share or opinion to give. Each age has distinctive characteristics that are enjoyable for all. They keep the day interesting!”






Natalia Hasan

Teacher
"I want each child to have a positive outlook on learning so the future is brighter. I love working with children as they are creative, imaginative and interested in everything! They make the world a better place.”






Rhina Hernandez

Head of Programs
“Taking care of children of all ages is a wonderful experience because of their absorbent mind and honesty.”


Ms. CHRISTI

Head Teacher
“I love to be part of every success. Everyday is a new learning experience with my friends.”


BRIANNA

Teacher
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DAHLIA DESQUITADO

Teaching Assistant
"I easily bond with the small kids. I feel good making the children clean and tidy. They are like grandchildren to me."

FARRADY

Teacher
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A Nurturing Environment for Future Achievers

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BIO

ANNE FANNEI BUGTEN SARMIENTO

Founder

October 30, 1975 to May 22, 2016


Mrs. Anne Sarmiento was a bachelor's degree holder in Business Administration and her love of working with children encouraged her to take up Montessori Education in 2004 at the Montessori Teacher Education Center in San Leandro, California. This has continuously driven her passion to share the love for education and love for children’s overall development by opening her first Montessori school in the same year.

Together with her husband, Paolo Sarmiento, Anne has opened 3 independent schools: The Fiesta Kiddy Corner Montessori in San Mateo CA, the Bambini Montessori and Sterling Montessori in Lincoln CA.

Sterling Montessori uses the Montessori method of teaching that conforms to the American Montessori Society (AMS) standards. Introduce your kids to the unique learning and development offered in our Montessori prepared environment.

Anne Sarmiento was a mother of 3 children. She was a teacher and a director whom everybody loved. Students and parents expressed their appreciation by staying for years in Mrs. Anne’s Montessori school. Her legacy shall move on as all the teachers and staff of Sterling, Bambini & Fiesta Kiddie Montessori Schools are dedicated to continuing her advocacy through further program development to nurture future achievers the Montessori way.

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JUAN PAOLO SARMIENTO

Founder and Head of School

“In almost 14 years of experience, it still amazes me how fast our Montessori children learn advanced work, independence and practical life in as early as 4 years old.”

Paolo Sarmiento is a Computer Engineer who re-focused his life’s work into child care and development through the Montessori method. In 2004, he supported his wife’s passion for education by opening their first Montessori school, Fiesta Kiddie Montessori in San Mateo, CA. Since then, he and his wife, Anne Sarmiento, dedicated their efforts into growing this endeavor which has successfully led to the birth of Bambini and Sterling Montessori.

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Franklin Bay

Director

“One of my favorite things about the children at Bambini and Sterling Montessori is how they say Hello every morning as I come in to work. I can see how they enjoy their small community with their teachers and classmates. Together, they make learning and and school fun and exciting.”

Franklin Bay graduated BS Psychology and has worked with children development and learning for 12 years. He joined Sterling Montessori as he feels that he can contribute in achieving higher goals and help bring this center to its greater potential in terms of child care and academic development.

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RHINA HERNANDEZ

Head of Programs

“Taking care of children of all ages is a wonderful experience because of their absorbent mind and honesty.”

Rhina is an ECE professional but has spent 30 years working with children. As Head of Programs, Rhina makes sure that the Sterling Montessori children has a steady and fruitful progression in all their learnings.

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MS. CHRISTI

Head Teacher

“I love to be part of every success. Everyday is a new learning experience with my friends.”

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Michelle Renae Dela Cruz

Teacher

“I love the honesty and pure joy in children. The children always have a story to share or opinion to give. Each age has distinctive characteristics that are enjoyable for all. They keep the day interesting!”

Teacher Michelle is a BA Sociology graduate who has had 7 years of experience working with children. Her love for children has driven her to pursue her major in Child Development making her an even more integral part of Sterling Montessori.

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NATALIA HASAN

Teacher

"I want each child to have a positive outlook on learning so the future is brighter. I love working with children as they are creative, imaginative and interested in everything! They make the world a better place.”

Natalia’s passion for working with children has brought her to Sterling Montessori. Her managerial and coordination skills have become a valuable part of managing the students’ academic and character progression.

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DAHLIA DESQUITADO

Teacher

"I easily bond with the small kids. I feel good making the children clean and tidy. They are like grandchildren to me.”

Dahlia graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Banking & Finance yet she has decided to spend her years working with children. For 9 years and counting, she has been a significant support to all the Sterling and Bambini children.