Mcdowell School

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Child Centered Academic Excellence  McDowell School is small, yet incredibly diverse, community, that offers an enriched and enhanced, accelerated curriculum driven by the passion of the students. One class per grade with only 15 students in each class alows us to act as a family.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 146 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,130
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1976
Summer School Offered
Yes
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2005

Student Body

Total Students
146 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Mcdowell School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniforms

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Price of tuition for Preschool. Price of tuition for K-8th is $15,130
Summer Program Cost
$260
Summer Program Cost Notes
per week - ten weeks offered
Admissions Associate
Christopher Lincoln

Sports

Total Sports Offered
1 sport

Extracurriculars

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

School Notes

  • McDowellSchool'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 then 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Mcdowell School cost?
Mcdowell School's tuition is approximately $15,130 for private students and $260 for summer students.
What sports does Mcdowell School offer?
Mcdowell School offers 1 interscholastic sports: Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Mcdowell School?
The application deadline for Mcdowell School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 146 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,130
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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