Santa Barbara Montessori School

Tel: (805)685-7600
Grades: NS-9 | 165 students
Celebrating our 39th year on our 9-acre campus, Santa Barbara Montessori is the only authentic (AMI-Recognized) Montessori school in Southern California offering Toddler through junior-high programs.
We're the one! There is a difference, please arrange a visit to see what a real Montessori school can provide your child.
The founders of Google, Amazon, and Wikipedia all went to Montessori schools, as did Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Julia Child, and Yo Yo Ma--their Montessori education made a difference in their lives.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-9
Year Founded 1975

Student Body

Total Students 165 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Santa Barbara Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size 24 students

Finances and Admission

Tuition Notes Tuitions vary depending on ages of children; travel for elementary and junior high are separate costs.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,000
Admissions Director Ms Aran Klingensmith

School Notes

  • The only authentic AMI-trained Toddler teachers in the area
  • The only Montessori adolescent program (Erdkinder) in the area
  • Come see our organic pesticide-free Butterfly Garden
  • Organic vegetable and flower gardens
  • Spanish Immersion Program at all levels
  • Music, theater arts, performance, ceramics, fine arts at ever level
  • Junior High travels to Italy, London and Paris
  • Elementary outdoor science programs at Nature Bridge (Headlands and Yosemite)

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Laguna Blanca School (7.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Waldorf School Of Santa Barbara (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Waldorf School Of Santa Barbara (0.1 miles away)
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  • Goleta
    Waldorf School Of Santa Barbara
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-8 | 133 students
    0.1 miles
    7421 Mirano Dr
    Goleta, CA 93117
    (805)967-6656
    0.1PK-8
    133
  • Goleta
    Grades: 2-8 | 19 students
    3.1 miles
    401 N Fairview Ave Room 11
    Goleta, CA 93117
    (805)692-0860
    3.12-8
    19
  • Goleta
    Grades: K-8 | 117 students
    3.3 miles
    5950 Cathedral Oaks Rd
    Goleta, CA 93117
    (805)967-5834
    3.3K-8
    117
  • Santa Barbara
    Grades: NS-8 | 267 students
    4 miles
    160 Saint Josephs St
    Santa Barbara, CA 93111
    (805)967-2115
    4NS-8
    267
  • Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara Adventist School
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: 3-8 | 7 students
    6 miles
    425 Arroyo Rd
    Santa Barbara, CA 93110
    (805)967-9914
    63-8
    7

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The average acceptance rate in Santa Barbara County, CA is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).