Pacifica Montessori School

3734 S Centinela Ave,
Los Angeles, CA, 90066-0900
Tel: (310)397-6542
Pacifica Montessori School, established in 1982, provides a happy, peaceful learning environment for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary aged children.
We are proud to have always served a diverse population of families; we feel that an excellent Montessori education should be open to more than the wealthiest.
The Montessori method identifies “sensitive periods” which are specific stages in a child’s development when he or she is extremely attuned to specific kinds of information.
The Montessori teacher watches for these sensitive periods and then encourages this natural appetite for knowledge by offering age-appropriate materials to explore at the child’s peak of interest.
Within the Montessori Curriculum the children, in preschool or elementary rooms, work at their own pace according to their individual ability.
Gifted children perform at their own accelerated pace.
Children who need more time are given what they need to progress confidently.
No child must slow down or speed up to keep pace with any group.
Teachers “follow the child” and adapt the curriculum to the interest and aptitudes of individual child rather than impose the same curriculum on all children regardless of their interests and aptitude.
Since a child stays with the same teacher for three years the Montessori teacher knows each individual well; she can support and encourage each child knowledgeably and confidently.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 34 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 43%
State avg.: 41%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 1:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Wildwood School K-12 (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wildwood School K-12 (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Village Glen School (0.7 miles away)
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  • Los Angeles Wildwood School K-12
    (Nonsectarians)
    12201 Washington Place
    Los Angeles , CA , 90066
    (310)397-3134
    (Nonsectarians)
    0.5  mi  |  724  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Los Angeles
    Village Glen School
    Special Education School (Nonsectarians)
    4160 Grand View Blvd
    Los Angeles , CA , 90066
    (310)751-1101
    Special Education School (Nonsectarians)
    0.7  mi  |  270  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Los Angeles
    Summit View West
    Special Education School (Nonsectarians)
    12101 W Washington Blvd
    Los Angeles , CA , 90066
    (310)751-1100
    Special Education School (Nonsectarians)
    0.8  mi  |  132  students  |  Gr.  2-12
  • Los Angeles
    Windward School
    (Nonsectarians)
    11350 Palms Blvd.
    Los Angeles , CA , 90066
    (310)391-7127
    (Nonsectarians)
    1  mi  |  550  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Los Angeles
    Gilbert Hall School
    Special Program Emphasis (Nonsectarians)
    11359 W Washington Blvd
    Los Angeles , CA , 90066
    (310)313-1500
    Special Program Emphasis (Nonsectarians)
    1.1  mi  |  18  students  |  Gr.  PK

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