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Montessori Explorer Elementary

Private | PK-3 | 66 students

Our School is best known for its Montessori Education and Enrichment program.

 

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Posted September 9, 2013

This is a great school that invest their time for the quality and improvement of children's development. The teacher student ratio is at the lowest. Individualized teaching and a true Montessori School. My three children love this school.
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Posted July 16, 2013

My child and I love this school. I researched three other Montessori schools in the surrounding area and while all of them were nice and have excellent reputations, this school felt like it would suit us the best with it's small size/ratios. My daughter attended last year as a 4 year old full day preschooler and after the wonderful experience we've all had there, we never hesitated that we would continue her this year as a kindergartener. There are six kindergarteners this year (2013-2014)with a fully trained Montessori teacher and an aide who is also trained. This is the school's eleventh year since establishment, yet they retain their small size on purpose. The school follows Maria Montessori's teachings and the materials are true to those that she created. Their Practical Life materials are fun and engaging. My daughter loves to come home in the afternoon and tell me that she accomplished her challenging works for the day. The children have plenty of outside play time and learn social skills while all together at meal times. They have both art and music available to the children. Parents are involved in fundraising and fun work days including making a garden area.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 42% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 25% 11%
Two or more races 25% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 8% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 6%
White 0% 26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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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
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Arts and crafts
  • Drama club
  • Sewing/knitting club

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Yoga club

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Dinusha Perera
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
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
  • Year-round
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Montessori
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
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
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • One-On-One learning
Transportation options
  • District School bus
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • PE
Girls sports
  • PE

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Arts and crafts
  • Drama club
  • Gardening
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Yoga club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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What are your chances?


9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
60
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
67

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$7000 - $9000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
No.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
High Tech Elementary
Liberty Elementary
Discovery Charter School
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271 East J Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: (619) 425-3300

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