Santa Cruz Montessori School

6230 Soquel Dr,
Aptos, CA, 95003-0950
     Tel: (831)476-1646
Grades: PK - 8 | 205 students
Santa Cruz Montessori nurtures and guides children from 18 months to 15 years.
We have beautiful, safe, repared environments.
We nurture self-descipline, responsibility, and collaborative learning.
We develop strong critical thinking skills and the full breadth of academics.
Our teachers are experienced, engaged, patient, and kind.
We appreciate each child as unique and a force for good in the world.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other Montessori association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1964

Student Body

Total Students 205 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 58%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Santa Cruz Montessori School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 21 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,120
Tuition Notes Annual tuition ranges from 10280 to 15910 depending on student's age and schedule
% on Financial Aid 45%
Admissions Director Kathy Rideout

School Notes:

Santa Cruz Montessori nurtures and guides children from 18 months to 15 years with a philosophy of quality education and exceptional care in a safe and nurturing environment. Our programs focus on building independence, a love of learning, and respect for self, others, and our world. At Santa Cruz Montessori we see education as a "preparation for life." The mission of Santa Cruz Montessori is to guide and nurture the natural unfolding of the whole individual in a developmentally based Montessori learning environment. We believe that respect - for ourselves, each other and our environment (school, community and world) - is the foundation of Santa Cruz Montessori philosophy and drives our efforts at peace through education. We are committed to respect in all areas of our educational efforts, including: collaboration among staff, Board members, volunteers and parents to achieve mission-driven goals; an environment of acceptance for diverse people, ideas, cultures and economics; compassion and trust with one another; and individual responsibility in contributing to the creation of a quality Montessori environment for all.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Bay School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Twin Lakes Christian School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Tara Redwood School (1.4 miles away)
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  • AptosTwin Lakes Christian School
      (Christian)
    2701 Cabrillo College Drive
    AptosCA95003
    (831)465-3301
      (Christian)
    0.4 mi | 236 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • SoquelTara Redwood School
    Montessori School
    5810 Prescott Rd
    SoquelCA95073
    (831)462-9632
    Montessori School
    1.4 mi | 31 students | Gr. PK-3                      
  • Santa CruzGood Shepherd Catholic School
      (Roman Catholic)
    2727 Mattison Ln
    Santa CruzCA95065
    (831)476-4000
      (Roman Catholic)
    2.3 mi | 178 students | Gr. NS-8                      
  • Santa CruzThe Bay School
    Special Education School
    5400 Soquel Avenue, Suite F
    Santa CruzCA95062
    (831)462-9620
    Special Education School
    2.5 mi | n/a students | Gr. K-12                      
  • SoquelMerit Academy
    2392 North Rodeo Gulch Road
    SoquelCA95073
    (831)462-5655
    2.5 mi | 24 students | Gr. 9-12                      

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The average private school tuition in Santa Cruz County, CA is $8,802 for elementary schools and $20,529 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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