Admissions photos Group

Welcome to our website, and thank you so much for your interest in our school. As a longtime Santa Cruz Montessori teacher, parent, and now director, I am especially pleased and proud to introduce you to our school’s community and environment.

The admissions procedure is designed to give parents an opportunity to learn about the school and its philosophy and policies, and to meet our administration and faculty. It also gives us an opportunity to determine whether we are able to meet the needs and expectations of the parents. Our goal is to enroll families who will both benefit from and contribute to what the school has to offer. Santa Cruz Montessori admits students without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin.

We are happy to announce that we have expanded our financial aid program. The available funds continue to increase, thanks to the generosity of current and former SCM parents. In addition, new parents whose children are attending for the first time are now invited to apply for financial aid along with returning families. This is one of the many ways we work to support diversity at Santa Cruz Montessori.

Kathy Rideout, Director

Through our admissions process, we strive to begin the process of creating a strong, long-lasting, and collaborative connection between each new family and Santa Cruz Montessori. I look forward to personally introducing you to the school, and to helping you make a truly informed decision about your child’s education.


Kathy Rideout