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Montessori Learning Center (Mira Mesa)

11354 Pegasus Ave.
San Diego, CA 92126

(858) 549-2201


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Montessori Learning Center was established in 1981 to provide preschool / Kindergarten children with school experience in a home-like setting. The MLC utilizes a prepared environment, scaled to the child's size and designed for structured learning, where the child is free to explore and interact with materials, peers, and adults. Within this prepared environment, the child's individual academic, social, and emotional needs can be met. The program is based on the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, a noted Italian educator and physician (1870 - 1952), who revolutionized early childhood education by advocating that children be allowed the freedom to explore and develop their creative potential through a wealth of self-teaching educational materials. Maria Montessori described a developmental and manual dexterity program designed to arm the children with the tools needed for a lifetime of creative and joyful learning.
(Excerpted from brochure)