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 approach.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1965
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students276 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Montessori Center School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

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

School Notes

  • The Montessori Center School, founded in 1965 is affiliated with the American Montessori Society and licensed by the Department of Social Services.
  • MCS students develop critical thinking, social collaboration, and creative problem solving skills, coupled with global and environmental awareness that will serve them well as they become the next generation of innovators and global citizens.  Adding to the richness of the Montessori curriculum, MCS is located in a spacious garden campus that houses a low student to teacher ratio, credentialed teachers, fully equipped classrooms, a library, music and art studios, performing arts and auditorium space, after-school care center, outdoor classroom environments and play areas. With an enrollment of approximately 230 students, our school offers a rich social environment, a community of committed teachers, and supportive parents and administrators.

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  • Goleta
    Grades: PK-8 | 87 students
    3.1 miles
    7421 Mirano Dr
    Goleta, CA 93117
    (805)685-7600
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    Grades: NS-8 | 133 students
    3.1 miles
    7421 Mirano Dr
    Goleta, CA 93117
    (805)967-6656
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