Curtis School Foundation

  • The mission of Curtis School is to provide a well-rounded educational experience that will prepare students to pursue confidently the journey of their lives.
  • The school believes this mission can best be realized in a diverse community that embraces a broad range of cultural perspectives.
  • In fulfilling its mission, Curtis seeks to inspire a love of learning, to promote appreciation of and participation in athletics and the arts, and to instill a strong sense of moral behavior.
  • Curtis nurtures a student's natural abilities while maintaining that children need direction, discipline, and standards of excellence to thrive.
  • Our goal is a sound mind in a sound body governed by a compassionate heart.
  • We provide a traditional academic program that challenges both the intellect and the imagination.
  • An excellent foundation in core subjects and basic skills is balanced with lively experiences in art, music, and theatrical performance.
  • We believe the enjoyment of physical activity and healthy competition is vital to a complete education; we advocate a lifetime commitment to good sportsmanship and good health.
  • Our school bases its actions on kindness, honesty and respect for self and others, and an appreciation of our differences.
  • Adults and children alike accept responsibility to live these values daily through their words and deeds.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1925

Student Body

Total Students490 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeCurtis School Foundation Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size18 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost$26,700
Tuition NotesNew student fee of $1500. Tuition for the upcoming school year is set in January.
% on Financial Aid
12%
Admissions DirectorMimi Petrie

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Flag FootballSoccer,
SwimmingTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Debate, LEGO Robotics Team

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Curtis Creative Guild, Orchestra

School Notes

  • How to Apply: Only the first 200 applications received by the Admissions Office are considered in the applicant pool for Developmental Kindergarten and Kindergarten. Applications are available online on September 1 for admission for the following school year. Applications for admission to grades 1-6 must be received by December 1.
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