Santa Barbara Montessori School

  • Celebrating our 39th year on our 9-acre campus, Santa Barbara Montessori is the only authentic (AMI-Recognized) Montessori school in Southern California offering Toddler through junior-high programs.
  • We're the one! There is a difference, please arrange a visit to see what a real Montessori school can provide your child.
  • The founders of Google, Amazon, and Wikipedia all went to Montessori schools, as did Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Julia Child, and Yo Yo Ma--their Montessori education made a difference in their lives.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1975
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students87 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Santa Barbara Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size24 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuitions vary depending on ages of children; travel for elementary and junior high are separate costs.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Admissions DirectorMs Aran Klingensmith

School Notes

  • The only authentic AMI-trained Toddler teachers in the area
  • The only Montessori adolescent program (Erdkinder) in the area
  • Come see our organic pesticide-free Butterfly Garden
  • Organic vegetable and flower gardens
  • Spanish Immersion Program at all levels
  • Music, theater arts, performance, ceramics, fine arts at ever level
  • Junior High travels to Italy, London and Paris
  • Elementary outdoor science programs at Nature Bridge (Headlands and Yosemite)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Goleta
    Montessori Center School
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    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-6 | 276 students
    3.1 miles
    401 N Fairview Ave # 1
    Goleta, CA 93117
    (805) 683-9383
    3.1 PK-6
    276
  • Goleta
    Waldorf School Of Santa Barbara
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    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: NS-8 | 133 students
    0.1 miles
    7421 Mirano Dr
    Goleta, CA 93117
    (805) 967-6656
    0.1 NS-8
    133
  • Santa Barbara
    Grades: 6-9 | 160 students
    10.8 miles
    1321 Alameda Padre Serra
    Santa Barbara, CA 93103
    (805) 682-2989
    10.8 6-9
    160

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