We provide an international form of education, where you can find math, engineering and the sciences interwoven with a curriculum that focuses on the arts and social justice.
At the Montessori Elementary Intermediate School of Alameda (MEISA), our mission is to create a concrete, experiential learning foundation that centers around the achievement of the full development of the child. We are committed to maintaining an environment that stimulates, challenges and creates a curiosity about learning, while engendering a love, respect and understanding of self and others.
Our elementary program includes a well-rounded program for children to develop their giftedness in the areas of interest.
We include music, physical education and performing arts to enhance neuro development and strengths.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 23 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,933
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Montessori Elementary Intermediate School of Alameda ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1983
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
23 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
66%
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
Montessori Elementary Intermediate School of Alameda Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Monthly tuition depends upon School Day $1625/mo or Full Time $1933/mo. Scholarships are available - please visit our website at thechildunique.org for more information
% on Financial Aid
30%
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Cindy Acker

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
STEAM: Level Up and Brain Chase

Arts and Music Programs:
Music Theory and Performance, Spanish, Ukulele lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Capoeira

School Notes

  • View our Video Tour:     https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HzuBhQjQvQS68zJ_lv5j3niC3wt3Yebb/view?usp=sharing
  • Montessori education has expanded in Alameda with the addition of an award-winning program, the Montessori Elementary Intermediate School of Alameda (MEISA).
  • OUR MISSION is to create a warm, supportive environment, that fosters creativity, curiousity, self-confidence and independance within a diverse community.  We empower students to become compassionate models of peace and advocates for social justice.
  • MEISA involves the academic rigor of core subjects, balanced by an emphasis in writing, critical thinking, public speaking and a strong focus on the arts, social justice and physical education. The world`s changing technological and social milieu requires schools to continually evaluate education its structure and its meaning to guide students to be societal and environmental changemakers. We need systems that move past simply lecture, drill, and memorization to concrete, living education that challenge children to be critical thinkers, lovers of the arts and empathic social justice advocates. MEISA responds to help students learn how to learn, and think deeply about the impact of their thoughts. At MEISA, we go beyond the traditional, and bring a living, breathing international curriculum with a foundation embedded in the arts and cultural studies. MEISA is Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade, with a small class size, with blended grades, which allows attention and innovation within the classroom. Our curriculum integrates Common Core within the Montessori academic scope and sequence, with an underpinning of lessons of character development, leadership and responsibility to self, community and the world. Our arts and PE curriculum includes soccer, ukulele and community involvement. Our world studies include the study and active involvement in earth science, including sustainable gardening and botany, social justice which includes public speaking and researching ways to impact the world. Our "S3" science is the new driving force in our curriculum. The program continues to develop and refine research and inquiry skills learned in the elementary cultural lessons while emphasizing individual research and modern history. The "S3" curriculum is an integrated study of geography, history, and the sciences. Because students learn best when given real-world, personal, hands-on learning opportunities, "S3" studies are taught through impressionistic lessons, primary and secondary source readings, independent research, experiments, and class discussions.Discover our international form of change-making education. At MEISA, our non-traditional emphasis is unmatched in many typical settings. Join the new Alameda experience that creates confident learners.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Montessori Elementary Intermediate School of Alameda cost?

Montessori Elementary Intermediate School of Alameda's tuition is approximately $1,933 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Montessori Elementary Intermediate School of Alameda?

The acceptance rate of Montessori Elementary Intermediate School of Alameda is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 84%.

When is the application deadline for Montessori Elementary Intermediate School of Alameda?

The application deadline for Montessori Elementary Intermediate School of Alameda is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

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I have children in the lower elementary and upper elementary classrooms. Great experience in both. The small class size and individual attention work well for my children, giving them the support they need in certain areas as well as the freedom to learn as quickly and in-depth as they want to, without being held back by a grade-level curriculum. They love the hands-on projects and walking field trips where they get to practice and experience things they are learning in biology. The art and music program surpasses anything they were or would be able to do in other schools. They love going to school and never want to leave at the end of the day.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 23 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,933
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Alameda County, CA is $17,573 for elementary schools and $20,779 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Alameda County, CA is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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