South Coast Montessori School

At South Coast Montessori, we believe in fostering the child's love of learning.
Our beautiful campus features wonderful indoor and outdoor classroom environments, where children are encouraged to move freely within the environment, following their own unique interests and curiosity.
Offering programs for children 3 month to 12 years, we operate a rolling enrollment year round and invite you to apply at any time.
The founders of Google, Amazon, and Wikipedia all went to Montessori schools, as did Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Julia Child, and Yo Yo Ma--their Montessori education made a difference in their lives.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 72 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,950
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
72 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
South Coast Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuitions vary depending on ages of children
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Ms Lisa

School Notes

Our goal is to help children develop:
  • Independence through purposeful workInitiative through intelligent free choice of activity
  • Age-appropriate maturity and the opportunity for leadership in a mixed-age classroom
  • Self-confidence achieved through engaging with challenging activities
  • Self-esteem from being part of a safe and loving atmosphere
  • Social growth through nurturing participation in a dynamic group setting
  • Comprehensive academic skills through carefully guided engagement with Montessori materials
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does South Coast Montessori School cost?
South Coast Montessori School's tuition is approximately $18,950 for private students.
When is the application deadline for South Coast Montessori School?
The application deadline for South Coast Montessori School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
It is difficult to sum up the impact South Coast Montessori has had on our family. The school and amazing teachers have played a huge role in raising our two children from toilet training through long division. Over the years at SCM, our children learned how to be a contributing member of a community and laid the foundation for a lifetime love of learning. We felt comforted sending them to a place where we knew they were loved and respected and watched in amazement as they experienced explosions in learning and development under the stewardship of the skillful teachers. We will forever be grateful for this formative and extremely positive start to our children's academic careers.
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We began our time at South Coast Montessori in an infant program where the teachers provided a nurturing environment for my child to grow. We chose to continue her educational experience at SCM and she has now joined the primary classroom. The school has supported us as parents and helped my daughter at each milestone. Watching her become more independent and confident in the classroom and the world has been so rewarding. The educational experience is tailored to your child's readiness. The teachers are warm and empathetic while also providing challenging material. Most of all we have grown to love the community of families, teachers, and staff at South Coast Montessori.
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My son attended this school when we were living in Goleta. It was a tremendous experience for my son to learn in the Montessori school. He learned a lot and demonstrated leadership skills by taking care of the younger kids. He was very happy there and always looked forward to going to the school. He formed a bond with the teachers, classmates, and even their parents!! The teachers are very nice and very caring. The campus is well-designed for the kids to learn through play. Definitely recommend the school!!
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This is an excellent community of education and care. My kids are so comfortable yet challenged, safe and free to explore. Highly recommend!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 72 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,950
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Santa Barbara County, CA is $30,989 for elementary schools and $41,078 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Santa Barbara County, CA is 62% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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