Primary & Kindergarten Program

For Children Aged 3-5 Years


Here in Primary and Kindergarten programs are where Dr. Maria Montessori’s 110-year-old teaching method shows its considerable talents as a tool for growth, learning, understanding and communicating with others.
As your child grows, so do our programs. Here in Primary, three, four and five-year-old children are immersed in behaviors and lessons to help them become self-motivated, successful learners.
Bilingual teaching transitions smoothly in the primary environment since teaching began during the Toddler program. Starting with ‘sandpaper’ letters in both English and Spanish, students learn via sounds, feeling, and sight. Once children know their letters, writing and reading begins. Now, they begin to understand language and lessons, especially in their native tongues.
Peer learning, a core Montessori Method tool, now comes to the fore. A three-year-old may not be ready for specific lessons but a five year may. So, teachers pair the younger child with the older child to help understanding and assimilation. In this way, younger children emulate older children while learning to respond in ever-increasing ways such as observing sounds and letters and numbers.
Finally, children become program leaders by sharing work and lessons with younger children. As a result, Year Three students become more confident because they are now capable of showing Year One kids how to undertake tasks.
Throughout the English/Spanish bilingual immersion program, we aim to build foreign language fluency by the end of Kindergarten. But, they’ll also carry with them a wide-ranging set of skills, including respecting self, others, the world around them, and a base of conceptual knowledge based on their individual strengths.
Our school supports children by collaborating with parents. This teacher and parental partnership is designed to apply the same lessons learned in school during the evening. As a result of this participatory experience, children learn to do by themselves at school and at home.
“Joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.” -Maria Montessori

5-Half Day Program

$13,450year*

8:30 am - 12:45 pm

5-Full Day Program

$14,950year*

8:30 am - 2:45 pm


Before and After School Care:


We understand that Families may need to leave their child with us before and after school hours. We are open from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm. Our After School Program is run in a separate room with play-based materials and games. The children play outside, have a snack and play with games, puzzles, and toys.
We also offer many After School Enrichment Classes for Primary students. Please call for more information.

Before and After School Program Hours of Operation:


  • Before School: 7:30 am - 8:30 am
  • After School: 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
We charge $7 per hour per day for our After School Program. Feel free to download more information here.
La Jolla Montessori School is a private Montessori Bilingual preschool consisting of preschool ages 18 - Months through Kindergarten located in the heart of La Jolla, California (92037), near the Birdrock, Pacific Beach and Mission Beach (92109), Bay Ho and Bay Park (92110), Clairemont Mesa (92117), University Town Centre (UTC/92122), Sorrento Valley (92121), Kearny Mesa (92123) and Del Mar (92014) communities.
*Plan A – Yearly – Single payment of complete school year less 5%.
*Plan B –Monthly Installments – The yearly tuition can be broken into 10 equal installments. These payments are the same amount each month regardless of the length of each month and are non-refundable.
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