Santa Cruz Montessori School
- 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 Type||Montessori School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Other Montessori association(s)|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-9|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Total Students||283 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 44%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||17 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||17:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||21 students|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$14,120|
|Tuition Notes||Annual tuition ranges from 10280 to 15910 depending on student's age and schedule|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Admissions Director||Kathy Rideout|
- 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.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Santa Cruz Grades: K-8 | 243 students
255 Swift Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831)423-0341 6.9 K-8
- Atherton Grades: 6-12 | 799 students
50 Valparaiso Ave
Atherton, CA 94027
(650)330-2000 35 6-12
- Corte Madera Grades: K-8 | 590 students
5221 Paradise Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(415)927-5900 71.3 K-8
- Corte Madera Grades: PK-9 | 276 students
5200 Paradise Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(415)924-5388 71.2 PK-9
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