Montessori Center School

401 N Fairview Ave # 1,
Goleta, CA, 93117-0931
Tel: (805)683-9383
Grades: NS - 6 | 281 students
Montessori Center School (MCS) of Santa Barbara has a 48 year history of preparing students ages 18 months through 6th grade for academic excellence based on the Montessori curriculum.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 6
Year Founded 1965

Student Body

Total Students 281 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 25%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Montessori Center School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition rates vary by program
Admissions Director Alyssa Morris

School Notes:

  • The Montessori Center School, founded in 1965, was located at the Hope School Campus from 1977-1997 and moved to its present location in June 1997. Since 1972 the Montessori Center School has been a non-profit educational organization with a Board of Trustees. We are an independent organization, not affiliated with any other school. We are affiliated with the American Montessori Society and licensed by the Department of Social Services.

    MCS students develop critical thinking, social collaboration, and creative problem solving skills, coupled with global and environmental awareness that will serve them well as they become the next generation of innovators and global citizens.  Adding to the richness of the Montessori curriculum, MCS is located in a spacious garden campus that houses a low student to teacher ratio, credentialed teachers, fully equipped classrooms, a library, music and art studios, performing arts and auditorium space, after-school care center, outdoor classroom environments and play areas. With an enrollment of approximately 280 students, our school offers a rich social environment, a community of committed teachers, and supportive parents and administrators.
  • Profile last updated: 10/16/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bishop Garcia Diego High School (4.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. John Of Damascus Academy (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Waldorf School Of Santa Barbara (0.7 miles away)
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  • Goleta St. John Of Damascus Academy
    Alternative School
    401 N Fairview Ave Room 11
    Goleta , CA , 93117
    (805)692-0860
    Alternative School
    0  mi  |  19  students  |  Gr.  2-8
  • Goleta
    Coastline Christian Academy
    (Christian)
    5950 Cathedral Oaks Rd
    Goleta , CA , 93117
    (805)967-5834
    (Christian)
    0.4  mi  |  89  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Goleta
    Waldorf School Of Santa Barbara
    Special Program Emphasis
    Po Box 788
    Goleta , CA , 93116
    (805)967-6656
    Special Program Emphasis
    0.7  mi  |  79  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Santa Barbara St. Raphael Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    160 Saint Josephs St
    Santa Barbara , CA , 93111
    (805)967-2115
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.1  mi  |  303  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
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    Santa Barbara Adventist School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    425 Arroyo Rd
    Santa Barbara , CA , 93110
    (805)967-9914
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    3  mi  |  8  students  |  Gr.  3-8

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