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 Non-sectarian
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.: 44%
Students by Grade Montessori Center School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
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 (0.9 miles away)
 All Schools  | High Schools High Schools  | Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  | Preschools Preschools  | Public Schools Public Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • GoletaSt. John Of Damascus Academy
    Alternative School
    401 N Fairview Ave Room 11
    GoletaCA 93117
    (805)692-0860
    Alternative School
    0 mi | 19 students | Gr. 2-8                      
  • GoletaCoastline Christian Academy
      (Christian)
    5950 Cathedral Oaks Rd
    GoletaCA 93117
    (805)967-5834
      (Christian)
    0.3 mi | 84 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • GoletaWaldorf School Of Santa Barbara
    Special Program Emphasis
    Po Box 788
    GoletaCA 93116
    (805)967-6656
    Special Program Emphasis
    0.9 mi | 133 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • Santa BarbaraSt. Raphael Elementary School
      (Roman Catholic)
    160 Saint Josephs St
    Santa BarbaraCA 93111
    (805)967-2115
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.3 mi | 303 students | Gr. NS-8                      
  • GoletaSanta Barbara Montessori School
    Montessori School
    7421 Mirano Dr
    GoletaCA 93117
    (805)685-7600
    Montessori School
    3.1 mi | 165 students | Gr. NS-9                      

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?         Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes    

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.

Area Statistics

Recent Articles
Facebook Page Essentials
Facebook Page Essentials
Small private schools often feel that they cannot afford to market their schools. Facebook is free. Here is how to use it effectively.
Attributes Which Make Military Schools Special
What are the attributes which make 21st century military schools so special? We find out in this article.
Don't Forget These Admissions Deadlines
Getting into a private school is a time-consuming process. We look at the various deadlines involved.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        

Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.

Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!

Did You Know?
The average acceptance rate in Santa Barbara County, CA is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).