Why Choose La Jolla Montessori School?

At La Jolla Montessori School, building your child’s academic, social, intellectual and artistic growth in two languages is what motivates us. Via individualized learning, we go the extra mile to stimulate, challenge and create a ‘whole child’ who loves to learn and express his or her curiosity. Most importantly, what the child learns in the classroom continues at home. Parents learn to let their kids do things themselves!
Our educated, experienced and worldly Montessori accredited teachers are like gardeners. We plant the seeds of learning within our youngest learners, give them the strength and awareness to harness their self and their self-confidence, and watch them harvest the tools we ingrained in them to bear fruit in elementary school.
Building Generation Next via English/Spanish Immersion
When your child graduates from the college class of 2040, America will be far different than it is today. Gen X will be retiring. Today’s teenagers will be 35 years old with kids of their own. And, our toddlers will enter the workforce. As parents, our job today is to educate our kids to succeed in a tomorrow where communication and cooperation among people will be crucial.
At La Jolla Montessori School, teaching two languages does more than just create bilingual fluency by First Grade. Immersion’s true value is learning how two languages at once create overall problem-solving abilities throughout a child’s mind. They process learning and language as tools to process counting, reading, and writing. Plus, they will be able to communicate with one billion other persons across the globe!
It is an honor and privilege to work with you and invest our best energies toward building lifelong learners who are confident individuals, self-aware and ready to become our next generation of leaders.

La Jolla Montessori Philosophies

How is the Montessori Method different from other toddler, primary and Kindergarten programs?
At La Jolla Montessori School, everything is about your child.

Core Montessori Method Principles:

  • Learning about oneself is based on self-building
  • Children develop their own will, self-control, concentration, intellect, self-esteem, independence, and sense of responsibility
  • Children are grouped in age ranges rather than age-specific classes
  • Children are taught in a hands-on, interactive environment and are free to learn at their own pace
  • Classrooms are communities based on students respecting other students
  • Parents must learn to trust their children and let them do things themselves without their help
  • Classrooms are children’s houses rather than parents’ houses
  • Disciplining a child does not include a ‘time-out’ or punishment; rather, it’s all about talking out the behavioral problem with the child
  • School work is for school…children do not have homework
  • And, children get observations and evaluations rather than ‘grades.’
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