Santa Barbara Montessori School

Tel: (805)685-7600
  • 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 Type Montessori School
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-9
Year Founded 1975

Student Body

Total Students 165 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 43%
Students by Grade Santa Barbara Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size 24 students

Finances and Admission

Tuition Notes Tuitions 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 Director Ms 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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The average acceptance rate in Santa Barbara County, CA is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).