Santa Cruz Montessori School

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Santa Cruz Montessori School Photo #1 - Primary Class
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 (2021)

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

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.: 48%
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

Finances and Admission

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.

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Quick Stats (2021)

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

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Santa Cruz County, CA is $14,090 for elementary schools and $21,834 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Santa Cruz County, CA is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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