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Childrens House Montessori School

Private | PK-6 | 115 students

 
 

 
 

Living in Atascadero

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $270,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,030.

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted March 8, 2014

I loved this school until we hit about 6 months. Teachers are young and just stand around...my kid isn't learning much except how to play outside, which I can do myself. When i learned that she's being bullied/hit regularly and the teachers just stand there, I got livid. Trying to get out of my contract. I'm a hippie - but not that much of a hippie. Absurd rules and regulations. No real academics and a constant push to get you to keep going. Will be homeschooling instead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2011

Unless your child has a problem, do not send your child to this school. The public school system is the best place in Atascadero to send your child who is smart. I agree with the last review, the teachers are underpaid. The average salary at the school is $18,000/year. The owner is two-faced and only cares about money. Nobody knows how much money she makes a year, charging $600/month tuition to every child. The Upper Elementary Classroom is full of drama and the kids don't learn anything. And not good drama. The parents do the kids homework, there is no discipline, there is no math, there are no basic standards. They test the kids just like public schools at the end of the year. There was a fantastic music program a couple years ago and the owner of the school dumped it down the drain. I would only recommend sending your child to the Toddler, Kindergarten, or Lower Elementary class. The preschool teacher has issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2011

This is an sub par school in my opinion. Most of the teachers are underpaid and burned out. They would rather have fund raisers and learn songs than teach the basics of Math and Science. It is a school for kids that cant compete in the real system, if you have a special needs kid that might get picked on or is a little slow, than can baby site for you. Last year the 6th grade class had 2 kids in it!! Yes 2!! One boy and one girl, how is that for learning to work with others and socialize and compete?? As someone else said there are some rich kids, but most seem to be kids of teachers or obviously grandparents a re picking up the tab. I would only use it for preschool.


Posted March 3, 2011

This is a great school for field trips, art, theater, core values, ethics and environmental concerns. Good up through 3rd grade. But "upper elementary" program a huge disappointment! Academics not the best. Kids ahead of grade level get virtually no instruction and use the same math workbook as home schoolers. In other words, they are left to teach themselves. There have also been problems with bullying in the past. There are a certain number of quite spoiled rich kids whose families seem to hold quite a lot of power. Despite the negatives, a great school for the younger kids!!!!


Posted February 16, 2011

If you have to attend a grammar school in Atascadero and have the money, this is a good choice. Other public's are better, but they are not in Atascadero. The teachers are average, a few are burned out and they are not known for being strict. Lots of "special situation" kids attend to keep them sheltered.


Posted February 19, 2008

This is a wonderful school. My son has been going here since toddler class and is now finishing up preschool. The parents are involved, the environment loving and kind and nourishing and the culture is that of respect, kindness and fairness. I would highly recommend this school for any child and parent who wants the best learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 95%
Asian 2%
Hispanic 2%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Black 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 8:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Korey Dudley
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • Other Montessori

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Montessori
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$5000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
Child Care Resource Connection-SLO County

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Santa Lucia School
Atascadero Middle School
Templeton Middle School
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3025 Monterey Rd
Atascadero, CA 93422
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Phone: (805) 466-5068

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