Santa Cruz Montessori School

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  • Santa Cruz Montessori nurtures and guides children from 18 months to 15 years.
  • We have beautiful, safe, repared environments. We nurture self-descipline, responsibility, and collaborative learning.
  • We develop strong critical thinking skills and the full breadth of academics.
  • Our teachers are experienced, engaged, patient, and kind. We appreciate each child as unique and a force for good in the world.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other Montessori association(s)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1964

Student Body

Total Students295 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
58%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeSanta Cruz Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size21 students

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost$14,120
Tuition NotesAnnual tuition ranges from 10280 to 15910 depending on student's age and schedule
% on Financial Aid
45%
Admissions DirectorKathy Rideout

School Notes

  • Santa Cruz Montessori nurtures and guides children from 18 months to 15 years with a philosophy of quality education and exceptional care in a safe and nurturing environment. Our programs focus on building independence, a love of learning, and respect for self, others, and our world. At Santa Cruz Montessori we see education as a "preparation for life." The mission of Santa Cruz Montessori is to guide and nurture the natural unfolding of the whole individual in a developmentally based Montessori learning environment. We believe that respect - for ourselves, each other and our environment (school, community and world) - is the foundation of Santa Cruz Montessori philosophy and drives our efforts at peace through education. We are committed to respect in all areas of our educational efforts, including: collaboration among staff, Board members, volunteers and parents to achieve mission-driven goals; an environment of acceptance for diverse people, ideas, cultures and economics; compassion and trust with one another; and individual responsibility in contributing to the creation of a quality Montessori environment for all.
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