Santa Fe Montessori School

1010 Solana Dr., P.O. Box 745
Solana Beach, CA 92075-0920
Tel: (858)755-3232
Grades: NS-6 | 124 students
Santa Fe Montessori School has been in the forefront of education in San Diego since its inception in 1971.
Well-equipped classrooms, playgrounds, and children's gardens create an environment designed to ignite imagination and enrich young lives.
Our educational program is one of "joyful scholarship" in which children acquire skills through experiences with beautiful materials and meaningful, compelling lessons on topics designed to help them see the larger picture of our world community.
Santa Fe Montessori graduates have long distinguished themselves in their subsequent scholastic, creative, business, and civic pursuits.
We delight in seeing these fine young people realize their potential, achieve their goals, and contribute to the betterment of society.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded 1971

Student Body

Total Students 124 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Santa Fe Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 17 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $10,000
Tuition Notes This is an average. The cost may be more or less depending on which level a child attends.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Teresita Leimer
Admissions Associate Angie McAllister
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The average private school tuition in San Diego County, CA is $8,532 for elementary schools and $14,500 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Diego County, CA is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).