Manhattan Academy

  • The mission of Manhattan Academy is to provide a Montessori-based environment that fosters positive academics, social and emotional growth; to challenge each child to achieve his/her full potential through individualized learning in a hands-on, interactive environment; to create a safe and nurturing learning community where the child will become independent and will be prepared for all further educational experiences; to develop a lifelong love of learning through self-motivation and independence; to provide a well-rounded curriculum that stresses academics and incorporates the liberal arts; to respect each child; to appreciate each child, focusing on his/her uniqueness and individuality; to promote freedom with responsibility; to achieve a sense of community through the cooperation of school, parents, and child; and to provide the children with a multi-cultural awareness and acceptance.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other Montessori association(s)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Year Founded1975
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students167 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Manhattan Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio28:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Manhattan Beach
    American Martyrs School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 665 students
    1.3 miles
    1701 Laurel Avenue
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
    (310)545-8559
    1.3 PK-8
    665
  • Manhattan Beach
    Magic Rainbow Pre School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 68 students
    0.1 miles
    1159 N Aviation Blvd
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
    (310)376-7556
    0.1 PK-K
    68
  • Manhattan Beach
    Trinity Lutheran Ch Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    Grades: NS-1 | 41 students
    0.5 miles
    1340 11th St
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
    (310)379-7413
    0.5 NS-1
    41
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula
    Grades: K-8 | 128 students
    7.9 miles
    26944 Rolling Hills Road
    Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
    (310)541-4795
    7.9 K-8
    128
  • Rancho Palos Verdes
     St John Fisher School
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 211 students
    8.6 miles
    5446 Crest Road
    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
    (310)377-2800
    8.6 K-8
    211

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Manhattan Academy is the best school in Manhattan Beach! I have an infant and preschooler there and I can't say how happy I am knowing they are safe, well taken care of, and are learning! Great school!!!!
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