Where (or if) 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.
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.
LePort Montessori School
Del Mar, 858-207-6474
An authentic, nurturing Montessori school, offering programs from infancy through elementary, as well as Spanish immersion. We would like to help your child gain what we call Knowledge for Life: the essential knowledge, thinking skills and strength of character needed to flourish as joyous children today and as successful adults tomorrow.
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.
Canyon Rim Children’s Center
Allied Gardens, 619-287-6767 SN
Ages 2-6 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.
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.
Urban Discovery Schools
Downtown San Diego, 619-788-4668
Urban Discovery Schools (UDS) is an internationally award-winning free public school serving grades TK-12th 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.
Literacy First Charter Schools SN
El Cajon, 619-579-7232
Literacy First Charter Schools, is a tuition-free public school, celebrating 20 years strong! LFCS is proud to report that our students perform well above state averages and local schools. LFCS is now accepting applications for the 22-23 school year. We are LFCS, where every child is known.
The Learning Choice Academy
La Mesa, Chula Vista, Clairemont, 844-468-6852
As a public hybrid homeschool, we offer families the flexibility of homeschooling, with the support and community of a school. Our teachers are caring, our community is small, and our model is personalized.
Chula Vista, 619-633-2930
Montessori American School in Chula Vista offers a true Montessori experience for children between the ages of 2 and 6. Our experienced Montessori guides lead children on an educational journey that sparks their natural curiosity and inspires them to be happy, motivated and peaceful.
Updated: January 2022