Santa Barbara Montessori School

7421 Mirano Dr,
Goleta, CA, 93117-0931
Tel: (805)685-7600
Grades: NS - 9 | 165 students
Celebrating our 39th year on our 9-acre campus, Santa Barbara Montessori is the only authentic (AMI-Recognized) Montessori school in Southern California offering Toddler through junior-high programs.
We're the one! There is a difference, please arrange a visit to see what a real Montessori school can provide your child.
The founders of Google, Amazon, and Wikipedia all went to Montessori schools, as did Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Julia Child, and Yo Yo Ma--their Montessori education made a difference in their lives.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association Montessori International (AMI)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 9
Year Founded 1975

Student Body

Total Students 165 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 21%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Santa Barbara Montessori School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 65%
Average Class Size 24 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuitions vary depending on ages of children; travel for elementary and junior high are separate costs.
% on Financial Aid 30%
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,000
Admissions Director Ms Aran Klingensmith

School Notes:

    • The only authentic AMI-trained Toddler teachers in the area
    • The only Montessori adolescent program (Erdkinder) in the area
    • Come see our organic pesticide-free Butterfly Garden
    • Organic vegetable and flower gardens
    • Spanish Immersion Program at all levels
    • Music, theater arts, performance, ceramics, fine arts at ever level
    • Junior High travels to Italy, London and Paris
    • Elementary outdoor science programs at Nature Bridge (Headlands and Yosemite)

    Profile last updated: 10/07/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Laguna Blanca School (7.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori Center School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Waldorf School Of Santa Barbara (3.3 miles away)
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  • Goleta Montessori Center School
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    401 N Fairview Ave # 1
    Goleta , CA , 93117
    Montessori School
    3.1  mi  |  281  students  |  Gr.  NS-6
  • Goleta
    St. John Of Damascus Academy
    Alternative School
    401 N Fairview Ave Room 11
    Goleta , CA , 93117
    Alternative School
    3.1  mi  |  19  students  |  Gr.  2-8
  • Goleta
    Waldorf School Of Santa Barbara
    Special Program Emphasis
    Po Box 788
    Goleta , CA , 93116
    Special Program Emphasis
    3.3  mi  |  79  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Goleta
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    5950 Cathedral Oaks Rd
    Goleta , CA , 93117
    3.3  mi  |  89  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Santa Barbara St. Raphael Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    160 Saint Josephs St
    Santa Barbara , CA , 93111
    (Roman Catholic)
    4  mi  |  303  students  |  Gr.  NS-8

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