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What Makes Monterey Bay Charter School Special?
Waldorf-Inspired Methods - Public, Tuition Free - Accredited - 
High Performing - Social & Economic Diversity

Monterey Bay Charter School uses an educational method that nurtures and inspires creativity, critical thinking, and motivated learning. Committed to educating the whole  child, the school endeavors to foster the unfolding of each child’s full potential.

Using Waldorf-inspired methods integrated with State standards, emphasis is placed on a solid academic foundation, artistic expression, and each child's social/emotional development. All teachers hold a California teaching credential and continually take part in professional development to enhance their teaching skills and Waldorf methods training.

An integrated, hands-on approach to learning emphasizes the child’s relationship to the natural world thereby promoting respect for the environment and humankind. The goal is to nurture the whole child with the objective of enabling students to become self-motivated, competent life-long learners.

MBCS has been in the process of growing by one class per year until there are two classes in each grade; by school year 2019-20 there will be two classes in grades 1-8. There are three Kindergarten classes with a teacher and an aide. 

Class sizes:

Kindergartens: 22

Grades 1-8: 26

Tuition-free, public education serving Monterey County since 1998.

MBCS is a member of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education. There are currently over 60 public Waldorf schools in the United States and a growing number of charters are approved and written every day. MBCS also belongs to the California Charter School Association and the Charter Schools Development Center and is one of over 1,000 public charter schools in California.


Photo credit throughout this web site: Phoenix Redstone Photography and Dani Roth Photography