Crescent Montessori School

276 E. Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
     Tel: (707)996-2456
Grades: PK - 7 | 56 students
Crescent Montessori School celebrates its 19th anniversary this year.
Formerly Vintage Country Day School founded by a group of parents in 1983, the school changed hands in the Fall 1994 when Karin Niehoff, Head Teacher, became owner and director.
The school continues the tradition of offering a quality Montessori program for children ages 2 through 5 in the Primary class and ages 6-12 in the Elementary class.
Our connection to the community is lasting and strong thanks to the many families with children who have shared their school years in our lovely classrooms in the Sonoma Community Center.
Our staff is dedicated to providing the best possible environment for each child to flourish and grow during the important formative years and continuing with us through Elementary and beyond with our new Middle School class beginning September 2013.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Association Montessori International (AMI)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 7
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 56 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 2%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Crescent Montessori School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 80%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 7 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Geometry,  Chemistry,  Biology,  Algebra,  Language Arts  
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,500
% on Financial Aid 4%
Average Financial Aid Grant $500
Acceptance Rate 98%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Karin Niehoff

School Notes:

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL The new school year, 2013-2014 marks the 19th year for Crescent Montessori School. Formerly Vintage Country Day School founded by a group of parents in 1983, the school changed hands in the fall 1994 when Karin Niehoff, Head Teacher, became owner and director. The school continues the tradition of offering a quality Montessori program for children ages 2 - 5 in the Primary class and ages 5-11 in the Elementary class. As we continue to grow a grade level is added each year. Our connection to the community is lasting and strong thanks to the many families whose children have started their school years in our lovely classroom at the Sonoma Community Center. Our Staff is dedicated to providing the best possible environment for each child to flourish and grow during the important formative years and continuing with us through Elementary and beyond with our new Middle School class beginning September 2013.

Profile last updated: 08/31/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Sonoma Valley Academy (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sonoma Valley Academy (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Old Adobe School (0.6 miles away)
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