Montessori Family School

7075 Cutting Blvd
El Cerrito, CA 94530-0772
Tel: (510)236-8802
Grades: PK-8 | 135 students
Since 1981, MFS has provided an authentic Montessori education, serving up to 150 children in grades Preschool-8th Grade.
Our classrooms offer a challenging curriculum that supports hands-on learning, self-expression, independence, and reflective self-evaluation in a beautiful, harmonious environment.Our program emphasizes personal growth, academic accomplishment, and intellectual curiosity. Children learn that they are part of a larger, diverse society in which skills of cooperation and collaboration are critical for success.
Students learn independence and responsibility and leave MFS ready for the challenges and opportunities that await them in high school and in life.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1981

Student Body

Total Students 135 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Montessori Family School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average SAT score 2100

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Yvette Cashmere
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