Grades: PK-8 | 295 students
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 Type||Montessori School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Other Montessori association(s)|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-8|
|Total Students||295 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 44%
|Students 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|
- 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.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
Santa CruzGrades: K-8 | 260 students
126 Eucalyptus Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
AptosGrades: PK-8 | 98 students
1940 Bonita Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
South San FranciscoGrades: PK-5 | 116 students
1400 Hillside Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080
San RafaelGrades: K-8 | 196 students
180 N San Pedro Rd
San Rafael, CA 94903
BelmontGrades: K-5 | 125 students
2820 Ponce Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002