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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-9
  • Enrollment: 247 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,120
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-9
Year Founded
1964
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
247 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Santa Cruz Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
21 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Annual tuition ranges from 10280 to 15910 depending on student's age and schedule
% on Financial Aid
45%
Admissions Director
Kathy 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Santa Cruz Montessori School cost?
Santa Cruz Montessori School's tuition is approximately $14,120 for private students.
When is the application deadline for Santa Cruz Montessori School?
The application deadline for Santa Cruz Montessori School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-9
  • Enrollment: 247 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,120
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Santa Cruz County, CA is $16,632 for elementary schools and $26,328 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Santa Cruz County, CA is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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