Big City Montessori School

  • Since 1972, Big City Montessori has successfully provided a safe and nurturing environment for children.
  • We respect the individuality of each child while allowing them to experience a sense of community.
  • Our commitment is to nurture and inspire independent, caring students.
  • We guide our Montessori students to learn respect for self, for others, for ideas and for their natural environment.
  • BCMS is proud to have diverse families in our school. Children with dietary or medical needs, racially mixed families, children with two moms or two dads are all welcome to be a part of our family.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
Year Founded1972
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesWe are a full time, year round - 12 month program.

Student Body

Total Students100 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
46%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Big City Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size33 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(No media branded apparel / accessories allowed)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$31,600
Tuition Notes$650.00 Application Fee (one time) $1,600.00 yearly Tuition Deposit to hold space.
Admissions DirectorJill Walsh
Admissions AssociateEmma Davenport

School Notes

  • Since 1972, Big City Montessori has successfully provided a safe and nurturing environment for children. We respect the individuality of each child while allowing them to experience a sense of community. Our commitment is to nurture and inspire independent, caring students. We guide our Montessori students to learn respect for self, for others, for ideas and for their natural environment. BCMS is proud to have diverse families in our school. Children with dietary or medical needs, racially mixed families, children with two moms or two dads are all welcome to be a part of our family.

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  • San Francisco
    Grades: NS-PK | 38 students
    4.3 miles
    80 Juan Bautista Circle
    San Francisco, CA 94132
    (415)333-4410
    4.3 NS-PK
    38
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    One Fifty Parker Avenue School
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    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 63 students
    4.1 miles
    150 Parker Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    (415)221-0294
    4.1 NS-PK
    63

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