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Santa Monica Montessori

Private | PK-7

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $665,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,580.

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 8 ratings
2011:
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Posted March 25, 2007

Montessori is a great educational philosophy. This school implements it well in the primary grades. However, the middle school and high school leave much to be desired. There is not a well-thought out, stable plan for the high school. Communication is at best poor between the director and parents. Before you consider this school for a child beyond third grade, talk to a parent of a middle or high school student.
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Posted December 15, 2006

My daughter attended this school for the 2005-06 school year. With the exception of a couple of teachers, I was disappointed with the staff and attention my daughter received. The Principal set the tone for limited communication with school staff and parents. As long as the current administration in place, I would not recommend this school.
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Posted August 28, 2006

My child is very happy at this school. The teachers are caring and very qualified. Classes are small and children are given individualized assignments. The school now goes through 12th grade not 9th. The school may not have all the bells and whistles found at other Westside schools, but it has what truly counts dedicated staff, happy children.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 49%
Black 17%
Asian 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9%
Two or more races 9%
Hispanic 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
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  • AMS
  • Other Montessori

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1909 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 829-3551

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