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 50 year history of preparing students ages 18 months through 6th grade for academic excellence using the world renowned Montessori approach.

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
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Montessori Center School Student 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 is 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 270 students, our school offers a rich social environment, a community of committed teachers, and supportive parents and administrators.

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

Nearby Private 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 St. Raphael Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Goleta
    Grades: 2-8 | 19 students
    0 miles
    401 N Fairview Ave Room 11
    Goleta, CA 93117
  • Goleta
    Grades: KG-8 | 84 students
    0.3 miles
    5950 Cathedral Oaks Rd
    Goleta, CA 93117
  • Santa Barbara
    Grades: NS-8 | 267 students
    1.3 miles
    160 Saint Josephs St
    Santa Barbara, CA 93111
  • Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara Adventist School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: 3-8 | 7 students
    3.1 miles
    425 Arroyo Rd
    Santa Barbara, CA 93110
  • Goleta
    Grades: NS-9 | 153 students
    3.1 miles
    7421 Mirano Dr
    Goleta, CA 93117

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