Mcdowell School

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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 141 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,492
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1976
Summer School Offered
Yes
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2005

Student Body

Total Students
141 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Mcdowell School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Price of tuition for Preschool. Price of tuition for K-8th is $10,164
% on Financial Aid
5%
Admissions Associate
Donna Jeffrey

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

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

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.

School Reviews

5  
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 (2021)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 141 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,492
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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