Country Montessori School

  • Country Montessori School is committed to maintaining its leadership in Montessori education.
  • Our mission as educators and parents is to foster independent, confident, academically prepared, and socially responsible citizens, who will be lifelong learners and problem solvers.
  • We will grow and evolve to meet the needs of our children, parents, and community.
  • As an extension of our founding philosophy, parents are strongly encouraged to be involved in the school's operation as active Board members and volunteers in those areas in which they have expertise.
  • Parents may assist in a variety of ways.  We believe your participation is vital to the success of your children's education.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-5
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1989
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students152 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeCountry Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,100
Tuition NotesSee website: Based on level
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSheila Walker
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • La Jolla
    Grades: K-6
    15.9 miles
    6510 La Jolla Scenic Dr S
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    15.9 K-6
  • Encinitas
    Grades: PK-8 | 432 students
    11.7 miles
    3616 Manchester Avenue
    Encinitas, CA 92024
    11.7 PK-8
  • La Jolla
    All Hallows Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 253 students
    15.8 miles
    2390 Nautilus St
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    15.8 K-8
  • La Jolla
    Grades: NS-8 | 230 students
    15.2 miles
    2225 Torrey Pines Lane
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    15.2 NS-8
  • La Jolla
    Grades: NS-6 | 275 students
    16.5 miles
    7380 Girard Avenue
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    16.5 NS-6

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
We have been at Country Montessori School for 8 years now and have been so impressed with quality of the education. Our child has been instilled with an incredible love of learning. She enjoys the Montessori materials and the new challenges in working with the materials at higher grade levels.The teachers are so caring and involved in each child's needs and progress. We are so confident in method and knowledge provided at the school. There is a strong sense of community with the other parents at the school. Community is not easy to find and often hard to build, but it is very strong at the school.
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Our children spent 8 years at CMS. We were so sad when our son graduated from the 5th grade last year. It was an amazing school with a caring, highly dedicated and professional staff (both teachers and administration). Our children thrived in this environment! The school truly embraces its mission and vision of developing life-long learners who are independent, responsible and compassionate citizens of the world. The curriculum focuses, not only on excellent academics, but on the social and emotional development of the child as well. I highly recommend this school!
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The average private school tuition in California is $10,916 for elementary schools and $18,887 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in California is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).