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 (2021-22)

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

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School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
23 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Montessori Elementary Intermediate School of Alameda Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
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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 http://thechildunique.org/form for more information
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Cindy Acker


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

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

Recreational Athletic Programs:

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.
Profile last updated: 09/23/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

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

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The average private school tuition in Alameda County, CA is $16,340 for elementary schools and $20,735 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Alameda County, CA is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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