Bowman School

  • Bowman School provides a physical and social environment that nurtures the expression of each child's highest potential -- intellectual, emotional, aesthetic, ethical, social and physical.
  • Bowman creates a learning environment that builds a foundation for life-long learning, develops confidence, creativity, critical thinking and individual responsibility, encourages responsible citizenship in a diverse world of families, local and international communities, natural environments and human experience, treats each child with respect and instills respect for all people and all things, and provides freedom within limits.At Bowman we ensure that our children take the first steps with confidence and joy.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
International Montessori Council (IMC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1995

Student Body

Total Students236 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeBowman School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size24 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$30,753
Tuition NotesAll-inclusive price for year-round program
Admissions DirectorGaggan Bhella

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess, Dance, Yoga

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Drama

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