Where to send kids to school is a big decision on every parent's mind right now. Our education directory features educational options in San Diego County with a variety of learning environments—public charter schools, private and Montessori schools. Contact each school directly for detailed program information and to schedule tours. Programs with the SN symbol have staff to care for children with special needs.
Connect Academy SN
Hybrid Online and In-person, 858-357-8455
Connect Academy, a K-8 hybrid school in Poway Unified School District, blends on-campus and online learning for a personalized and flexible learning environment. Students receive a world-class education, with a focus on computer science and digital media. The school nurtures independence, resilience and creativity, encouraging students to pursue passions and strengths. Transfers welcome!
Del Mar Hills Nursery School
Del Mar, 858-755-8338
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 a 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.
Encinitas Country Day
Encinitas Country Day School applies a unique blend of Montessori, traditional, and 21st-century instructional methods to develop
well-rounded students of scholarship, integrity and service.
Mariners Christian School
Mariners Christian School is a covenant Christian school opening a second campus Fall of 2024 for grades TK-grade 1. We are guided by our mission to "build a firm foundation through Christ-centered education" and core values of love for Christ, Exemplary Academics, Whole Child Focus, Connected Community and Culture of Innovation.
SAN DIEGO CENTRAL
La Jolla, 858-452-3030
9 months-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.
Kavod Charter School SN
Kavod is a free public charter school growing the next generation of bilingual, globally aware leaders who will make the world a more respectful place. We offer modern Hebrew and Spanish to diverse TK-8th graders alongside a rigorous curriculum, International Baccalaureate, and enriching electives in a small setting. Learn more!
Mission Bay Montessori Academy
University City, 858-457-5895
Age 2-Grade 6
At Mission Bay Montessori Academy, we pride ourselves on educating our community for over 50 years. Our Montessori philosophy and high academic standards create a positive, productive learning environment for students two years old through sixth grade. We match the individual child’s interests and abilities with our time-tested curriculum achieving emotional, social and academic success. To learn more about MBMA, please visit www.mbmacademy.com to schedule a Q&A and tour.
Mt. Everest Academy SN
With a vibrant campus life and supportive teachers and staff, Mt. Everest Academy is an award winning alternative public K-12 school that offers a blended program of independent study/home school and in-person classes to meet the unique educational goals of students and their families.
Urban Discovery Schools
Downtown San Diego, 619-788-4668
Urban Discovery Schools (UDS) is an internationally award-winning free public school serving grades TK-12 in the heart of Downtown San Diego. Our internationally recognized approach to academics, STEAM and technology is leading the way with engaging, effective learning experiences that adapt and flourish in today's rapidly changing educational climate. Reach out today to learn more about our flexible virtual learning solutions, state-of-the-art facilities and diverse community.
High Tech High School
Point Loma, Chula Vista, Claremont Mesa and San Marcos, 619-796-4484
High Tech High schools are K-12 public charter schools that focus on challenging, innovative, project-based learning and preparing our students for the rigor of the nation's most prestigious colleges and universities. High Tech High schools provide all students with rigorous and relevant academic, civic and life skills while preparing all graduates for postsecondary success and productive citizenship. HTH schools’ focus on social and emotional learning combined with project-based learning has profound academic impacts. High Tech High is guided by four connected design principles—equity, personalization, authentic work, and collaborative design—that set aspirational goals and create a foundation for understanding our approach.
The Learning Choice Academy
Chula Vista: 619-656-4220
La Mesa: 619-463-8811
Join us at The Learning Choice Academy, where we empower TK-12 grade students to thrive, parents to actively participate and teachers to inspire. Discover a new way of learning that puts your child's needs and interests at the forefront. Explore our programs, connect with our supportive community and embrace the freedom of educational choice.
Updated: January 2024