fall school directory

Choosing the right school is one of the most important decisions to make for your child. Our biannual directory features educational options in San Diego from preschool through high school in a variety of learning environments—public charter schools, private, homeschools and online learning. Contact each school directly for more information and to schedule tours. Programs with the SN symbol have staff to care for children with special needs.

HOMESCHOOLS & ONLINE LEARNING

Dimensions Collaborative School    SN
877-300-8299
www.dimensions.org
Kindergarten through 12 grade
Dimensions Collaborative School (DCS) is a student-driven program with learning centers operating throughout San Diego County. With the guidance of a California credentialed Educational Facilitator, learners are empowered to pursue deeper and meaningful learning by creating a learning plan and designing a network which integrates specific standards with their unique learning needs and interests.

Inspire Charter Schools    SN
626-317-0012
www.inspireschools.org
TK-12th Grade
Inspire Charter Schools is a tuition-free, personalized learning, public charter school. Families are empowered to customize a school program that is designed around the specific needs of each student. With a fully credentialed teacher and a wealth of enrichment opportunities, there is something for everyone.

San Diego Neighborhood Homeschools
Oceanside, 760-295-1117
National City, 619-422-5216

www.sdnh.org
TK through 12th Grade
Parents who choose homeschooling enjoy the advantages of spending quality time with their children, participating in the learning process, and guiding their child’s education in a way that fits with their own personal style and beliefs. San Diego Neighborhood Homeschools offers a TK-12 charter homeschool program.

The Learning Choice Academy
844-GO-TO-TLC (844-468-6852)
www.learningchoice.org
TK through 12th Grade
Free personalized learning public charter school. Students can participate in an onsite class option. We offer a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program for grades 6-12. A credentialed teacher will work with your child to develop a personalized learning plan that includes curriculum and enrichment classes. Socialization opportunities are offered through field trips and special events. WASC accredited.

NORTH COUNTY

Balboa School
Escondido, 760-294-4490
www.balboaschool.com
1st through 12th Grade
Balboa School is a private school offering college-preparatory education to students in North County. Balboa School provides a traditional education in small class sizes which promotes high academic standards, cultivates creativity and provides students with the skills necessary for college, career and civic life. 

Community Montessori Charter School     SN
Multiple locations, 877-300-8299
www.cmcharter.org
Kindergarten through 8th Grade
CMCS currently serves approximately 675 students. Students attend one of 5 resource centers located throughout San Diego county, and are on a Montessori home study program. CMCS is committed to respecting the talents and interests of the individual while implementing Montessori teaching principles. Our goal is to foster a strong sense of independence, creativity, respect for others, appreciation of diversity in people, and a deep and joyful love of learning.

Del Mar Hills Nursery School
Del Mar, 858-755-8338
www.dmhns.com
Preschool through Kindergarten
Our program combines the philosophies of Froebel, Orff, Montessori and Reggio Emilia in an environment tailored to each child’s interests and ideas. Each day is balanced with developmentally appropriate curriculum and multi-age exploration in our art studio, Froebel room and outdoor classroom. Daily Orff sessions introduce music and movement to students. Offering excellent programs since 1970.

Leonardo da Vinci Health Sciences Charter School
Vista, 619-301-2075
Kindergarten through 6th Grade
www.davincicharter.org
Independent K-6 Charter School with a health, science and technology focus. Visit website for more info.

LePort Schools
Multiple locations
www.leport.com/go/globe
Infants through 6th Grade
Children thrive in our Montessori communities, housed in a charming collection of home-like buildings surrounded by gardens and playing fields. Our AMI-trained teachers and 12:1 student-teacher ratio allow us to tailor instruction to each unique child, to help him joyfully master advanced academics and strong social and personal skills. 

Little Language Ambassadors
San Marcos, 760-510-9639
www.littlelanguageambassadors.com
18 months to 5 years, TK & Afterschool Program (5-12 years)
Little Language Ambassadors offers a 100 percent Spanish immersion preschool and afterschool program. Our goal is to help your child become a confident, accomplished Spanish speaker who is well-prepared to enter Kindergarten and beyond. Our teachers are experienced, native Spanish speakers who provide a nurturing environment where learning is fun.

SOUTH BAY

Montessori American School
Multiple locations, 619-422-1220
www.montessoriamerican.com
Preschool through Kindergarten
Montessori American creates a nurturing and loving environment where your children can learn at their own pace while maximizing their potential. Students learn math, language, science and geography through hands-on activities. Enrichment classes in Spanish, art, art history, yoga, music. Selected “Best preschool & kindergarten of Chula Vista” 2008-2017. 

EAST COUNTY

Montessori Discovery School
Santee, 619-449-1187
www.montessoridiscoveryschool.org
Ages 2 to 6 years
Check out our website for program details. Contact us for tuition information.

SmartSteps Preschool
La Mesa & Fletcher Hills, 619-668-5700 x6480
www.lmsvschools.org
We offer a nurturing, child-centered environment using play-based learning that will enhance development through exploration, discovery and guided learning. Curriculum is based on the California Preschool Learning Foundations. Instruction is organized thematically and developmental standards are addressed through planned learning activities that capitalize on “teachable moments.” 

St. Martin of Tours Academy   
La Mesa, 619-466-3241
www.stmartinoftoursacademy.org
Preschool through 8th Grade
St. Martin of Tours Academy has been providing quality Catholic education since 1951. Our mission to "prepare students to become engaged citizens of the world" through a curriculum with a strong academic, moral and spiritual foundation is accomplished by the effective implementation of our unique system of education, Pilon's Workshop Way. Workshop Way: A way to teach. A way to learn. A way to live. A love for learning that will last a lifetime.

SAN DIEGO METRO

All Hallows Academy
La Jolla, 858-459-6074
www.allhallowsacademy.com

TK through 8th Grade

America’s Finest Charter School
City Heights (TK-8th), 619-694-4809          SN
City Heights (High School), 619-909-2826
www.americasfinestcharterschool.org
TK through 12th Grade
America’s Finest Charter School strives to help each student achieve their American Dream. We have small classes, experienced teachers and caring staff. Our after school program is free. Students can participate in instrumental music, art, karate, soccer, drama, etc. Our high school prepares students for college and offers an engineering and an international studies curriculum. Please visit our Facebook page and see what a vibrant community we have! 

Beth Montessori
La Jolla, 858-452-3030
www.bethmontessori.com
9 months to 6 years
We offer an integrated secular and Judaic curriculum based on the Montessori philosophy. Children are guided by certified professionals. Our self-directed learning fosters independence, responsibility, respect and a love of learning. Bilingual program with fluency in English and Spanish. 

Bilingual Kids
La Jolla & Balboa Park, 619-366-3098
www.bilingualkids-sd.com
All levels
Full immersion Spanish and Mandarin classes held in a fun, safe environment where kids enjoy learning language! Culture, literature, music, field trips and games are used to instruct. Tutoring available all year.

Canyon Rim Children’s Center
Allied Gardens, 619-287-6767      SN
www.canyonrimcc.com
Ages 2 to 6 years
Our professional staff creates a safe and caring environment with an emphasis on learning through play. We provide a full day, year-round enrichment program. Our learning philosophy is based on developmentally appropriate practices and is inspired by the early childhood schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. 

Children’s Creative Performing Arts Academy
North Park, 619-584-2454
www.ccpaasd.com
Pre K through High School
We are dedicated to developing the whole person. Our teachers are qualified, credentialed and passionate. We have an open classroom environment. In the Children’s House, Primary and Upper Elementary divisions, our underlying philosophy follows the child development sequence of learning.

City Tree Christian School
Downtown, 619-232-3794
www.citytree.org
Preschool through 8th Grade
City Tree Christian School educates the whole child: mind, body and spirit. Our curriculum and instruction motivate academic excellence, while providing a framework through which students embrace the arts, creative expression, digital literacy and physical fitness. Our diverse downtown learning environment fosters strong civic and leadership values and provides children with a rich cultural experience both inside and outside the classroom.

Evangeline Roberts Institute of Learning Preschool
Encanto, 619-586-1498
www.erilpreschool.com
Age 2 through Kindergarten
Students excel in our program. Pre-literacy and math concepts are integrated with science and garden exploration to truly understand and master key academic skills that will allow children to succeed in elementary school. Students learn to be kind and help others as well as develop their talents.

Urban Discovery Academy/ Ideate High Academy
Downtown, 619-788-4668
www.urbansd.com
TK & Kindergarten through 8th Grade
Urban Discovery Academy (UDA) and its high school, Ideate High Academy, serve students in grades K-12 in downtown San Diego. UDA schools are innovative charter schools that utilize project-based learning and design-thinking to teach students to solve real, interdisciplinary challenges. Visit our website for enrollment information. 

Mission Bay Montessori Academy 
University City, 858-457-5895
www.mbmacademy.com
Age 2 through 6th Grade
We pride ourselves on blending a traditional Montessori approach with a rigorous academic environment. From two years old through sixth grade, we match the child’s interest and ability to learning materials. We educate the whole child, expanding their education to include specialty classes like science, music, computer, art, Spanish, Chinese, and PE.

Renaissance Village Academy
Scripps Ranch, 858-564-9622
www.rvaschool.org
Pre K through 8th Grade
We meet the needs of gifted, highly motivated students in a caring environment. Our teaching format maintains high academic standards and adapts to the interests of our students. The student’s needs, not age, determine placement in each subject. Our schedule is designed for the working parent; children complete work with experienced teachers.

School for Entrepreneurship & Technology
Serra Mesa, 858-874-4438
www.sethigh.org
The School for Entrepreneurship & Technology, a WASC-accredited, tuition-free public charter high school, prepares students to thrive both personally and professionally in an increasingly global, technology-driven society. Our innovative curriculum, talented team of educators and campus culture of inclusion, supports students to become their best selves and achieve academic excellence. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call to schedule a tour today!

St. Therese Academy
Allied Gardens/Del Cerro, 619-583-6270
www.sta-sd.org
Preschool through 8th Grade
The administration and faculty of St. Therese Academy recognize the parents as the primary educators of their children and seek to assist them in this educational endeavor. We strive to create a Catholic, Christian community committed to high educational standards within the framework of Catholic principles.

TUTORING/ TEST PREP/ COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

C2 Education
Multiple Locations, 858-283-4787
www.C2education.com
Kindergarten through 12th Grade

Published January 2019

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