Mcdowell Private School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (949)495-5162
  • McDowell School's philosophy is to reach each child as an individual in order to help him or her grow intellectually, socially and emotionally.
  • We provide each child with an exciting and personal educational experience, and to empower each child to utilize these experiences to become all of which he/she is capable. Our intention is that each student will: read- enjoying all that the ability to read provides; comprehend and utilize math- both in terms of skill and concepts; explore his/her own society and those of other peoples and times; develop and keep in touch with his/her creativity through art, music and drama; experience new areas of thought and action; feel challenged; develop a sense of commitment to his/her environment; and, practice a respect for the dignity and worth of others.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Independent Private Schools Association
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-5
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1976
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2005

Student Body

Total Students149 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
34%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeMcdowell Private School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost$8,492
Tuition NotesPrice of tuition for Preschool. Price of tuition for K-8th is $10,164
% on Financial Aid
5%
Admissions AssociateDonna Jeffrey

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Flag Football, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
SoccerVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Active Education, Art, Chess, Computer, Dance, Drama, Farsi, Spanish, Sports Art, Chess, Computer, Dance, Drama, Farsi, Spanish, Sports, Active Education,

School Notes

  • McDowell School's philosophy is to reach each child as an individual in order to help him or her grow intellectually, socially and emotionally. We provide each child with an exciting and personal educational experience,and to empower each child to utilize these experiences to become all of which he/she is capable. Our intention is that each student will: read- enjoying all that the ability to read provides; comprehend and utilize math- both in terms of skill and concepts; explore his/her own society and those of other peoples and times; develop and keep in touch with his/her creativity through art, music and drama; experience new areas of thought and action; feel challenged; develop a sense of commitment to his/her environment; and, practice a respect for the dignity and worth of others.
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School Reviews

5  7/24/2015
This is an outstanding school with excellent balance in subjects, a nurturing but achievement culture, outstanding faculty and staff, nice classrooms and great after school classes. There is no obvious weakness after near a year of being a parent of a primary student
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