Montessori Family School

7075 Cutting Blvd
El Cerrito, CA 94530-0772
Tel: (510)236-8802
Grades: PK-8 | 154 students
Since 1981, MFS has provided an authentic Montessori education, serving 160 children in grades PK-8.
Our classrooms offer a challenging curriculum that supports hands-on learning, self-expression, independence, and reflective self-evaluation in a beautiful, harmonious environment.Our program emphasizes personal growth, academic accomplishment, and intellectual curiosity. Children learn that they are part of a larger, diverse society in which skills of cooperation and collaboration are critical for success.
Students learn independence and responsibility and leave MFS ready for the challenges and opportunities that await them in high school and in life.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1981

Student Body

Total Students 154 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Montessori Family School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average SAT score 2100

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Yvette Cashmere

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Arlington Christian School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tehiyah Day School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Tehiyah Day School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • El Cerrito
    Grades: PK-8 | 239 students
    0.2 miles
    2603 Tassajara Avenue
    El Cerrito, CA 94530
  • Richmond
    Grades: K-12 | 56 students
    0.6 miles
    6382 Arlington Blvd
    Richmond, CA 94805
  • Richmond
    Grades: K-5 | 71 students
    0.9 miles
    6226 Arlington Blvd
    Richmond, CA 94805
  • El Cerrito
    St. John The Baptist
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-9 | 265 students
    0.9 miles
    11156 San Pablo Ave
    El Cerrito, CA 94530
  • El Cerrito
    Grades: K-8 | 475 students
    1 miles
    960 Avis Drive/2060 Tapscott Ave.
    El Cerrito, CA 94530

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