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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Students: 167 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
167 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Manhattan Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Reviews

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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Students: 167 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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