Montessori Center School

Montessori Center School (MCS) of Santa Barbara has a 50+ year history of preparing students ages 18 months through 6th grade for academic excellence using the world-renowned Montessori Method.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedThis includes highly gifted students and children with special needs, including learning differences in reading, writing, spelling and/or math; ADHD; and mild-to-moderate autism spectrum disorders.
Year Founded1965
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students202 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Montessori Center School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition rates vary by program
Admissions DirectorAlyssa Morris


Total Sports Offered2 sports
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School Notes

  • Since 1965, Montessori Center School has provided Santa Barbara families with a high quality and challenging education. A beautifully designed campus and inviting classrooms convey a sense of order and harmony. With teachers committed to understanding the whole child, students develop intellectual skills along with the emotional and social skills needed to thrive in today's global community.

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