Mission Bay Montessori Academy

Mission Bay Montessori Academy is located in the University City section of San Diego on 18 acres, in a secluded setting, bounded by canyon and park.
Our purpose is to aid the development of the child to the fullest possible realization of the child's unique individual potentialities.
The Montessori Method is based on a child's imperious need to learn by doing.
It develops the whole personality of the child, not merely their intellectual faculties, but also their powers of deliberation, initiative and independent choice with their emotional complements.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 349 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Mission Bay Montessori Academy places among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded
1968
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
349 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
51%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Mission Bay Montessori Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
23 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Annual payment and 2nd child discounts available
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kristie Miller and Jen Ryan
Admissions Associate
Catherine Jewell

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Art, Band, Chess, Chinese, Chorus, Drama, Golf, Karate, Piano, Pre K Art, Pre K Dance, Pre K Gymnastics, Pre K Karate, Pre K Play Ball, Pre K Soccer, Pre K Spanish, Seasonal Team Sports, Soccer, Spanish, Tennis, Violin, Woodshop

School Notes

  • 90+ percentile on standardized testing
  • Gold Standard band with 5th/6th grade Chorus
  • Full complement of art, science and computer
  • Spanish and Chinese language classes

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 349 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in San Diego, CA is $13,437 for elementary schools and $24,367 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Diego, CA is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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