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.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1968
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students349 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
51%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Mission Bay Montessori Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size23 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,000
Tuition NotesAnnual payment and 2nd child discounts available
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKristie Miller and Jen Ryan
Admissions AssociateCatherine 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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Diego
    Maria Montessori School
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    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-8 | 173 students
    1.8 miles
    4544 Pocahontas Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92117
    (858)270-9350
    1.8 PK-8
    173
  • San Diego
    Grades: K-8 | 98 students
    3.6 miles
    3811 Mount Acadia Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92111
    (858)576-2120
    3.6 K-8
    98
  • San Diego
    Grades: K-6 | 152 students
    7.9 miles
    3975 Torrington Street
    San Diego, CA 92130
    (858)481-5615
    7.9 K-6
    152
  • San Diego
    Grades: PK-8 | 169 students
    1.2 miles
    3219 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92117
    (858)274-2890
    1.2 PK-8
    169
  • La Jolla
    Grades: NS-8 | 230 students
    1.5 miles
    2225 Torrey Pines Lane
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    (858)454-0184
    1.5 NS-8
    230

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The average private school tuition in San Diego, CA is $8,272 for elementary schools and $24,175 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).