Santa Cruz Montessori School

6230 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003-0950
Tel: (831)476-1646
Grades: PK-8 | 295 students
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Santa Cruz Montessori nurtures and guides children from 18 months to 15 years.
We have beautiful, safe, repared environments.
We nurture self-descipline, responsibility, and collaborative learning.
We develop strong critical thinking skills and the full breadth of academics.
Our teachers are experienced, engaged, patient, and kind.
We appreciate each child as unique and a force for good in the world.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other Montessori association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1964

Student Body

Total Students 295 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Santa Cruz Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 21 students

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $14,120
Tuition Notes Annual tuition ranges from 10280 to 15910 depending on student's age and schedule
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Kathy Rideout

School Notes

  • Santa Cruz Montessori nurtures and guides children from 18 months to 15 years with a philosophy of quality education and exceptional care in a safe and nurturing environment. Our programs focus on building independence, a love of learning, and respect for self, others, and our world. At Santa Cruz Montessori we see education as a "preparation for life." The mission of Santa Cruz Montessori is to guide and nurture the natural unfolding of the whole individual in a developmentally based Montessori learning environment. We believe that respect - for ourselves, each other and our environment (school, community and world) - is the foundation of Santa Cruz Montessori philosophy and drives our efforts at peace through education. We are committed to respect in all areas of our educational efforts, including: collaboration among staff, Board members, volunteers and parents to achieve mission-driven goals; an environment of acceptance for diverse people, ideas, cultures and economics; compassion and trust with one another; and individual responsibility in contributing to the creation of a quality Montessori environment for all.
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The average private school tuition in Santa Cruz County, CA is $8,561 for elementary schools and $23,240 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Santa Cruz County, CA is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).