Mcdowell Private School

29028 Aloma Avenue,
Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677-0926
Tel: (949)495-5162
McDowell School's philosophy is to reach each child as an individual in order to help him or her grow intellectually, socially and emotionally.
We provide each child with an exciting and personal educational experience, and to empower each child to utilize these experiences to become all of which he/she is capable.
Our intention is that each student will: read- enjoying all that the ability to read provides; comprehend and utilize math- both in terms of skill and concepts; explore his/her own society and those of other peoples and times; develop and keep in touch with his/her creativity through art, music and drama; experience new areas of thought and action; feel challenged; develop a sense of commitment to his/her environment; and, practice a respect for the dignity and worth of others.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Independent Private Schools Association
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1976
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2005

Student Body

Total Students 193 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 34%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Mcdowell Private School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 17 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,492
Tuition Notes Price of tuition for Preschool. Price of tuition for K-8th is $10,164
% on Financial Aid 5%
Admissions Associate Donna Jeffrey


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Drama, Dance, Computer, Spanish, Active Education, Farsi, Chess, Art, Sports Drama, Dance, Computer, Spanish, Farsi, Chess, Art, Sports, Active Education,

School Notes:

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Armenta Learning Academy (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Grace Classical Academy (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Mission Lutheran School (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Laguna Niguel Grace Classical Academy
    24600 La Plata Drive
    Laguna Niguel , CA , 92677
    0.8  mi  |  82  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Laguna Niguel
    Mission Lutheran School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    24360 Yosemite Rd
    Laguna Niguel , CA , 92677
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    1  mi  |  44  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Laguna Niguel
    Laguna Niguel Montessori Center
    Montessori School
    28083 Moulton Pkwy
    Laguna Niguel , CA , 92677
    Montessori School
    1  mi  |  80  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • San Juan Capistrano Stoneybrooke Christian Schools - San Juan Capistrano
    26300 Via Escolar
    San Juan Capistrano , CA , 92692
    1  mi  |  217  students  |  Gr.  NS-6
  • Laguna Niguel Marina View Preschool & Kindergarten
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    25301 Sweet Meadow Lane
    Laguna Niguel , CA , 92677
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.3  mi  |  12  students  |  Gr.  NS-K

School Reviews

  • Recommended February 14, 2013 - This is an outstanding school with excellent balance in subjects, a nurturing but achievement culture, outstanding faculty and staff, nice classrooms and great after school classes. There is no obvious weakness after near a year of being a parent of a primary student - Posted by Parent

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