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Montessori Institute-San Diego

8745 La Jolla Scenic Dr N
La Jolla, CA 92037-1610

(858) 535-0500


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The MISD Children's House adheres to the philosophy and theory created by Maria Montessori through her observations and experimentations with children from all backgrounds. She created a method and scientifically designed educational tools that respond to the specific stages of development universal to all children. Using this method we are able to provide a safe and stimulating environment which, through discovery and exploration, allows children to develop lifetime social, physical, emotional, and spiritual attitudes that lay a solid foundation for a socially responsible adulthood. The end result of such an education is an independent, self-confident, child with a love of learning.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

8:30 - 8:45 Drop-off
8:45 - 11:40 Morning work cycle (snack offered throughout morning)
11:40 - 12:00 Outdoor play time
12:00 - 12:15 Pick-up for Half-day
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch and clean-up for Full Day
12:30 - 2:30 Afternoon work cycle and/or nap time
2:30 - 2:45 Pick-up
8:45 - 9:00 Drop-off
9:00 - 11:15 Uninterrupted work cycle, including group lessons
11:15 - 11:40 Community Lunch
11:40 - 12:00 Outdoor play time
12:00 - 12:15 Pick-up for half-day children
12:00 - 2:15 Afternoon work cycle and/or nap time
2:15 - 2:30 Outdoor play time
2:30 - 2:45 Pick-up
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Email
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school