Alumni

Thousands of children have graced our classrooms over the last three decades and we are proud of each and every one of them!  We know that they are making a difference in the world.  If you are an alum, please let us know what you are up to and we may include your information on this website.

Congratulations to past Sunrise students!

Taylor Moss honored as the November 2015 Sunrise Rotary Student of the Month  Click here for article.

Kiran Monteverdi qualifies for state competition as part of the St. Apollinaris Decathlon team.  Click here for article.

Rory Fitzgerald joins fellow New Tech students on a service trip to Nicaragua.  Click here for article.

Maya Ibitz - Awarded Student of the Year by Adele Harrison Middle School for exemplary academic performance, citizenship, participation in school activities & community service.

Benjamin O'Dwyer, Natalie Teague, and Eduardo Teixeira have been recognized for their academic achievement at Silverado Middle School.  Read more...

A.J. Diakon, Mikaela Dow, Samantha Glasson, Grace O'Brien, Samantha Wakerlin, Elise Dorame-Martinez, and Julia Hynote have all received high honors at St. John the Baptist Catholic School.  Read more...

Alumni Christopher Singer (class of 2006) Makes His Mark on Sunrise

In pursuit of the highest rank in Scouting, that of an Eagle Scout, Sunrise alumni (2006) Christopher Singer decided he wanted to help his former school in some way.  The project he chose was to create a much-needed concrete patio behind the Mulberry classroom. 

 "I learned how to get everything organized and about all the variables you have to take into consideration for a project like this including the weather, people's time, the equipment, arranging for the materials, etc."

Not only did Christopher make all of the arrangements, but he also helped pour the concrete and finish it.  "Now I can get my Eagle rank next Spring", said Christopher.

Sunrise thanks Christopher and his father, Mark Singer, for creating a lasting outdoor education area for the current and future generations of Sunrise students!

Three Sunrise Grads Become "Indians of the Year" 

Sunrise Montessori would like to extend our hearty congratulations to Napa High School's "Indians of the Year" and Sunrise graduates Robert Wakerlin (9th grade), Joshua Bronk (10th grade) and Ariel Cohen (11th grade) and their families.  Every year there are only two "Indians" selected from each grade by their counselors based on input from their teachers.  The highest achievement that Napa High confers on its students, this honor goes to well-rounded students who achieve academically, are involved in school activities, and contribute to the community.

We had the pleasure of watching these three young people grow from toddlers to adolescents during their time at Sunrise.  They are fine examples of what we strive for at our school -- students who have a love of learning and a desire to make a difference in the world around them.

Here are a few previous and current Sunrise students who have been in the news recently:

Congratulations to 2009 graduate, Samantha Wakerlin, who placed in the top three for her grade in Napa County for an essay she wrote about the Transcontinental Railroad for the Daughters of the American Revolution national essay contest!

Former student, Emily Meehan, was the 2008 Second Place Winner in the Annual Napa County Crop Report Art Contest.  

We recently received these letters from Sunrise graduates --

Dear Sunrise, 

When I think of Sunrise, and the years I have spent there, there's only one thing that happens. A bright grin appears on my face and in my heart. I can never forget what Sunrise has done for me. Everything about the school is just fantastic! They helped me grow and give me the water and sunlight I needed, but let me bloom as my own flower and no one else's. It's more than just a school, you get to know the teachers and become close with them so that you have a great relationship with all of them. The way everything is taught inspired me to always want to be my best and do the best work I could. Sunrise finds ways to teach you to have inner peace and outer peace with the people around you. I was so honored to be a part of the Sunrise philosophy. There was never a time I felt out of place or uncomfortable because the environment was so open and loving. They let everyone express themselves and bring out the best in people. Sunrise has changed my life for the better, it's taught me to always be the best I can be, and to enjoy the things in life that truly do count.  I will always be thankful to have had Sunrise as a school, and a close-knit community. 

Love,

Nadia Kako (Class of 2007)