Tidewater School

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We are a small, non-profit, independent Montessori school that helps students to acquire strong academic and critical thinking skills, contribute to the community and the world, develop as fair-minded, compassionate leaders, and become slf-directed decision makers. This happens with the guidance of teachers who care deeply about students and their development.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other Montessori association(s)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded1986

Student Body

Total Students45 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Tidewater School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,353
Tuition NotesHalf Day Primary: $8,353.00 Full Day Primary: $12,345.00 Elementary: $13,658.00
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLaura Amin, Head of School


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Music classes and private lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Physical Education

School Notes

  • We are a small, non-profit, independent school that is focused on preparing students to navigate middle and high school with strong academic, critical thinking, leadership, community service, and decision-making skills. . For nearly 30 years, our students have experienced learning in a compassionate and stimulating environment, respectful of individual learning styles and within a community of friends.Our Montessori program is a mixed-age, hands-on model with small teacher to student ratios and a collegial and nurturing atmosphere. The Montessori curriculum provides a platform for genuine mastery of math, language, social science and natural science concepts. Children also earn the freedom to make lots of choices within that structure and participate in caring for the indoor and outdoor class environments. All of our students, ages 3-12, study Spanish, environmental education, music, and engage in outdoor play daily. Our Elementary class also participates in physical education classes and operates an active 4-H Club, which serves as a vehicle for local, national and international service projects. Our music teacher also offers private, on-site music lessons for children after school. We have before and aftercare programs and a dynamic parent education program. 
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