Preschool • Elementary • Secondary

Maria Montessori School is the school you wish you’d attended!  We offer excellence in Montessori education in San Diego.  Warm staff, individualized lessons, low student-teacher ratios and hands-on education are the hallmarks of our private Montessori school.

Our central location serves all areas of San Diego including Clairemont, La Jolla, University City, Pacific Beach, Tierrasanta and many outlying areas as well.

Our goal for the child is to do as Dr. Maria Montessori said, “…to endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.”

Come experience the spirit of our school by scheduling an observation in one of our Pre-School, Elementary, or Middle School classrooms.  We invite you to call and plan a visit soon!

What Our Parents Say

  • My son is thriving here. I love the low student teacher ratio. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants their child to reach their potential for learning. They are exposed to so much!

    PJ, University City MMS Parent
  • Maria Montessori School is a beautiful, warm, and inviting setting.  You can feel the love and care for the children from your teachers and staff.  Thank you!

    NK, Poway MMS Parent
  • It takes a village to raise a child.  Thank you for being the center of our village!

    TN, Ja Lolla MMS Parent
  • We cannot imagine how different our lives would be without your wonderful school.

    JO, Clairemont MMS Parent

Maria Montessori School welcomes diversity in its student body, families, faculty and staff. The school admits students and families of any race, color, creed, national and ethnic origin to all the rights and privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students in the school. The school adheres to a policy of non-discrimination in regard to race, color, creed, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, and gender identity in its admissions procedures, educational policies, and employment practices.