For Children 18 Months To 3 Years

The core goals of our La Jolla Montessori School Toddler Program are threefold: instilling accomplishment, pride, and independence.
From learning to care for oneself as well as the world outside themselves, our teachers guide our youngest students in a loving, nurturing way. Building children from the ground up is a core component of the Montessori Method.
Along the way, basic milestones are achieved: potty training, dressing themselves, ‘picking up and putting away,’ and increasing gross and fine motor skills. From basic concepts to introducing children to language, art, music, and social skills, we welcome your child to a happy, joyful world of wonder based on doing for oneself.
During this time, we begin teaching two languages in a natural way. To do this, we use two teachers in one classroom. For example, in circle time, teachers will take turns conducting reading, stories, and songs—one day in English and the next day in Spanish. Over time, toddlers become familiar with both languages.
Watch with wonder as our youngest children progress from basic tasks to an understanding about themselves, their immediate surroundings, and the world around them via the Montessori Method. Then, see how quickly they naturally assimilate words via our two-teacher, two-language approach.
“Early childhood education is the key to the betterment of society.” -Maria Montessori

5-Half Day Program


8:30 am - 12:30 pm

5-Full Day Program


8:30 am - 3:00 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.

Before and After School Program Hours of Operation:

  • Before School: 7:30 am - 8:30 am
  • After School: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The monthly/annual rate for our after school program is $10/Hour and the drop-in rate is $12/hour (based on availability). Feel free to download more information here.

La Jolla Montessori School is a private Montessori English/Spanish Immersion bilingual preschool consisting of children 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.