Monarch Bay Montessori Academy

32929 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 240-3344

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Private Grades K-3 35 students 30 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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About this school

Monarch Bay Montessori Academy is a private elementary school in Dana Point. The principal of Monarch Bay Montessori Academy is Mrs. Paloma Johnston, who can be contacted at 35 students go to Monarch Bay Montessori Academy and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The student to teacher ratio at Monarch Bay Montessori Academy is 30:1. South Shores Christian Preschool And Kindergarten is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 87% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Best school ever. We are so grateful to MBMA for providing our son and daughter with an environment that stimulates their minds sharpens their skills and expands their imagination. They have received a fantastic education while learning social skills that we can be proud of. Monarch Bay Montessori has helped us to become better parents. Thank you. Michael and Kaisa Coppola

  • (1 year ago)

    Monarch Bay Montessori is amazing. My kids are enjoying this learning style and making great progress at reading and writing. All the teachers ans stall are excellent. I highly recommend this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is amazing. The foundational education my child has received thus far has been nothing short of breath-taking. At just over four years old my son is already on the second level of reading full books aloud by himself doing addition to the thousands digit and learning all about the world through his 'world travel' studies. He also attends an after school (in house) science class with experiments that are not only educational but exhilarating! All of the materials are new clean and very comprehensive. The classroom environment and materials change often (5-6 times a year) so children are never bored of 'working' with the same tools. Learning happens via 'work' that really mimics play - everything from puzzles to tracing or water 'work' acts to teach the kids something both theoretical and concrete. Concepts are introduced in stages with physical example/actions. This foundation is most striking for math. Kids love math - not loath it - because they are able to 'see' and not just learn/know the answers. The founders Paloma and Leigh-Ann as well as the teachers are passionate about the children the Montessori Method and the kids' academic and social success.

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