Mcdowell Private School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
29028 Aloma Avenue
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Tel: (949)495-5162
Grades: NS-5 | 149 students
  • McDowell School's philosophy is to reach each child as an individual in order to help him or her grow intellectually, socially and emotionally.
  • We provide each child with an exciting and personal educational experience, and to empower each child to utilize these experiences to become all of which he/she is capable. Our intention is that each student will: read- enjoying all that the ability to read provides; comprehend and utilize math- both in terms of skill and concepts; explore his/her own society and those of other peoples and times; develop and keep in touch with his/her creativity through art, music and drama; experience new areas of thought and action; feel challenged; develop a sense of commitment to his/her environment; and, practice a respect for the dignity and worth of others.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Independent Private Schools Association
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-5
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1976
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2005

Student Body

Total Students 149 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
34%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Mcdowell Private School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,492
Tuition Notes Price of tuition for Preschool. Price of tuition for K-8th is $10,164
% on Financial Aid
5%
Admissions Associate Donna Jeffrey

Sports

Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
SoccerVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Active Education, Art, Chess, Computer, Dance, Drama, Farsi, Spanish, Sports Art, Chess, Computer, Dance, Drama, Farsi, Spanish, Sports, Active Education,

School Notes

  • McDowell School's philosophy is to reach each child as an individual in order to help him or her grow intellectually, socially and emotionally. We provide each child with an exciting and personal educational experience,and to empower each child to utilize these experiences to become all of which he/she is capable. Our intention is that each student will: read- enjoying all that the ability to read provides; comprehend and utilize math- both in terms of skill and concepts; explore his/her own society and those of other peoples and times; develop and keep in touch with his/her creativity through art, music and drama; experience new areas of thought and action; feel challenged; develop a sense of commitment to his/her environment; and, practice a respect for the dignity and worth of others.
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School Reviews

5  7/24/2015
This is an outstanding school with excellent balance in subjects, a nurturing but achievement culture, outstanding faculty and staff, nice classrooms and great after school classes. There is no obvious weakness after near a year of being a parent of a primary student
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