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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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 300 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $33,543
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1995
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
300 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Bowman School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size
24 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
All-inclusive price for year-round program
Admissions Director
Gaggan Bhella

Sports

Extracurriculars

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

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Drama
Profile last updated: 07/20/2021

School Reviews

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I moved across the country a few years ago, which is when I began my employment. Today, I am remaining in California, indefinitely. This is no accident, believe me. The programs, school leadership, and school culture are unmatched and are where I want to be a part of something revolutionary.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 300 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $33,543
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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