Santa Cruz Childrens School

Santa Cruz Children's School is a small, nonprofit independent elementary school offering classes for kindergarten through sixth-grade students.
We offer small class sizes with a 12:1 student-to-teacher ratio
.We have a drop-in aftercare program from 2:30 to 4 pm every day.
We have a safe, supportive, stimulating, and interactive atmosphere where students can reach their highest potential.
Santa Cruz Children's School was founded and is run by teachers and school parents to provide a quality elementary school program with a diverse enrichment program, challenging but individualized academics, and a supportive, kind environment to meet each student's needs.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 48 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,600
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Santa Cruz Childrens School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Year Founded
1993

Student Body

Total Students
48 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Santa Cruz Childrens School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$85 application fee and $250 new student enrollment fee.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$3,000
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Deric McLean
Admissions Associate
Joanna McLean

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess

Arts and Music Programs:
Circus Arts, Instrumental Music, Theater Arts

School Notes

  • The Santa Cruz Children's School offers mixed-grade class groups for students covering kindergarten through sixth grade with a 12:1 student-to-teacher ratio. The academics at Santa Cruz Children's School are tailored to meet each student's needs and abilities individually while challenging them enough to grow and exceed their expectations. We have a safe, supportive, stimulating, and interactive atmosphere where students can reach their highest potential. At Santa Cruz Children's School, children learn to love learning. Please visit our website www.SantaCruzChildrensSchool.com for more information or to schedule a tour.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Santa Cruz Childrens School cost?
Santa Cruz Childrens School's tuition is approximately $11,600 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Santa Cruz Childrens School?
The acceptance rate of Santa Cruz Childrens School is 75%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. Santa Cruz Childrens School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in California with low acceptance rates.
What is Santa Cruz Childrens School's ranking?
Santa Cruz Childrens School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Lowest average acceptance rates.
When is the application deadline for Santa Cruz Childrens School?
The application deadline for Santa Cruz Childrens School is Mar. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Mar. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 48 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,600
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Santa Cruz, CA is $17,640 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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