Education Directory

Fall and Winter School Directory 2017

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Find the right educational environment for your child with our annual fall school directory.Fall School Directory







Let us help you navigate the process of finding the right educational environment for your child. Start with our list of charter schools, preschools & kindergartens, language academies, homeschool programs and more.

Looking for resources for children with special needs? Visit the Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego website: www.SNRFSD.org.

Please note that all information listed is subject to change.

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A Brighter Future
Sorrento Valley, 858-794-9130
www.abrighterfuture.com
Ages/Grades • Infant-Pre-K    Enrollment • Varies   
Ratio of Students/Teachers • Varies    Type of School • Preschool   
Happy kids hang out here! Low student-teacher ratio, fun atmosphere and hands- on learning. Offering free registration for new enrollments now through 8/31/17 ($100 savings).

America’s Finest Charter School
San Diego, 619-694-4809
www.school-in-san-diego.com
Ages/GradesTK-10th    Enrollment300   
Ratio of Students/Teachers24:1    Type of School • 
Charter
America’s Finest Charter School offers a free public school with a private school feel. Free Arts in the Afternoon Program, instrumental music, hands-on science and hand-picked teachers.

Audeo Charter School
Sorrento Valley, 858-678-2050
www.audeocharterschool.net 
Ages/GradesK-5th   EnrollmentN/A
Ratio of Students/TeachersN/A    Type of School
Charter

Audeo Charter School provides a tuition-free homeschool program for students grades K-5 and their families. We work hand-in-hand with parents to provide a learning environment that’s tailored to their child.

Balboa School
Escondido, 760-294-4490
www.balboaschool.com 
Ages/Grades1st-12th    Enrollment120
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 15:1    Type of School
Private

WASC accredited program for grades 1-12. Small classses ensure optimal support from teachers.

Beth Montessori
La Jolla, 858-452-3030
www.bethmontessori.com 
Ages/Grades9 mos.-6 yrs.    Enrollment114
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 3:1, 6:1, 12:1    Type of School
Montessori

Integrates secular and Judaic curriculum based on Montessori philosophy; bilingual program with fluency in both English and Spanish.

Bonita Country Day School
Chula Vista, 619-656-0141
www.bonitacountryday.org 
Ages/GradesPre-K-6th    Enrollment75
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 10:1    Type of School
Private

Primary phonics program, bilingual education and excellent test scores.

Canyon Rim Children's Center
Allied Gardens, 619-287-6767
www.canyonrimcc.com 
Ages/Grades2-6 yrs.    Enrollment77
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 7:1 to 10:1    Type of School
Preschool

We provide a full day (7 am-6 pm, Monday-Friday), year round, early childhood enrichment program.

Children's Creative & Performing Arts Academy
San Diego, 619-584-2454
www.ccpaasd.com 
Ages/GradesPre-K-12th    Enrollment250
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 12:1    Type of School
Montessori

CCPAA offers excellent academics in addition to visual and performing arts, sports and world languages.

City Tree Christian School
San Diego, 619-232-3794
www.citytree.org 
Ages/GradesPreschool-8th    Enrollment280
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 12-20:1    Type of School
Private

WASC accredited ACSI member school. City Tree offers an academic program centered around Christian teaching and theology. Enrichment activities include art, dance, music, technology, P.E., Karate and more.

Community Montessori
Multiple locations, 877-300-8299
www.mycmcharter.org 
Ages/GradesK-8th    Enrollment650   
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 13:1    Type of School
Montessori

Tuition-free independent study charter school. Provides an authentic personalized Montessori education to students throughout San Diego County.

Compass Charter Schools
Online, Homeschool, 855-937-4227
www.compasscharters.org 
Ages/GradesTK-12th    Enrollment1200
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 25:1    Type of School
Charter, Online, Homeschool

Tuition-free, WASC-accredited independent study schools serving several counties in CA. Offers online and homeschool programs. Compass is a smart choice for families seeking a flexible education.

Dehesa Charter School
Multiple locations, 877-300-8299
www.mydehesa.org  
Ages/GradesK-12th    Enrollment1,000
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 15:1    Type of School
Charter

Tuition-free program. Provides a wide-range of support for homeschool/independent study families to create meaningful and personalized learning plans for each student. Serving San Diego and Riverside counties.

Del Mar Hills Nursery School
Del Mar, 858-755-8338
www.dmhns.com 
Ages/GradesPre-K Enrollment87
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 12:1 Type of School
Preschool

Del Mar Hills Nursery offers a learning environment that balances the physical, emotional, cognitive, creative and social needs of your child.

IDEATE High Academy
Downtown, 619-269-2883
www.ideatehighacademy.com 
Ages/Grades9th-10th    Enrollment100   
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 27:1    Type of School
Charter

Provides a rich, Design Thinking – based curriculum for high school students. Incorporates student-centered learning, interdisciplinary coursework, college prep, internships, social responsibility and innovative thinking for the 21st century.

Innovations Academy
Scripps Ranch, 858-271-1414
www.innovationsacademy.org 
Ages/GradesK-8th    Enrollment375
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 13:1    Type of School
Charter

Innovations Academy offers a project-based learning environment. Emphasizes social and emotional growth and positive discipline. Students can enroll for  5-day, 3-day or 2-day programs.

Kavod Charter School
Serra Mesa, 858-386-0887
www.kavodcharterschool.org 
Ages/GradesK-5    Enrollment200
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 20:1    Type of School
Charter

Kavod provides the necessary components for children to become respectful, well-rounded, community-contributers through: robust academics, dual language, global awareness and physical education/sportsmanship.

Kid Ventures Preschool Academy
Multiple locations, 858-207-6088
www.indoorplaysandiego.com/preschool 
Ages/Grades2.5-5 yrs. Enrollment15
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 8:1    Type of School
Private

A new and innovative way to do preschool centered around a customized learning experience for your child. Our preschoolers receive the benefits of both classroom learning and play-based exploration.

King-Chavez Primary Academy
San Diego, 619-525-7320
www.kingchavez.org/primary 
Ages/GradesTK-5th    Enrollment900
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 24:1    Type of School
Charter

As part of the King-Chavez Neighborhood of Schools, our aim is to  promote basic academic habits, which will lay the foundation for students to become life-long learners.

The Learning Choice Academy
Multiple locations, 844-468-6852
www.learningchoice.org 
Ages/GradesK-12th    EnrollmentN/A
Ratio of Students/TeachersN/A Type of School
Homeschool

Homeschool with all the support and resources you need. On-site classes available two days a week.

Leonardo da Vinci Health Sciences Charter
Chula Vista, 619-301-2075
www.davincicharter.org  
Ages/GradesK-6th Enrollment330
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 25:1 Type of School
Independent Public Charter

An independent WASC-accredited public charter school. Offers project-based education with a health and science emphasis in a positive and nurturing learning environment.

LePort Montessori School Encinitas
Encinitas, 760-545-4430
www.leportschools.com/en 
Ages/GradesInfant-K    Enrollment58
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 3:1, 6:1, 12:1    Type of School
Montessori Preschool

Authentic Montessori school with highly-trained, caring teachers. Hands-on, engaging materials that support joyful, interest-driven learning.

LePort School Carlsbad Village
Carlsbad, 760-230-4230
www.leportschools.com/cv 
Ages/GradesPre-K-6th    Enrollment48
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 12:1    Type of School
Montessori Elementary

Provides a home-like, nurturing environment. Interdisciplinary curriculum with strong academics and individualized learning plans for each student.

LePort School Solana Beach
Solana Beach, 858-207-6474
www.leportschools.com/sb 
Ages/Grades3 mos.-6th    Enrollment160
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 3:1, 6:1, 12:1    Type of School
Montessori

We help our students acquire the essential knowledge, critical thinking skills, and strength of character required to flourish as joyous children today, and as successful adults tomorrow.

Mission Bay Montessori Academy
University City, 858-457-5895
www.mbmacademy.com 
Ages/GradesPre-K-6th    Enrollment375
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 12:1 Type of School
Montessori

Excellent academic program; children get an education for life.

Montessori American School
South Bay, 619-422-1220
www.montessoriamerican.com 
Ages/Grades2-6 yrs.    Enrollment96
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 12:1 Type of School
Montessori

Providing outstanding Montessori education in a loving, caring environment for 29 years.

Montessori Child Development Center
Poway, RB, Scripps Ranch, 4S Ranch, PQ, Ramona, 858-748-1727 
www.mcdcpoway.com
Ages/Grades18 mos.-K    Enrollment72 
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 10:1 Type of School
Montessori

Homey country setting with gardens and farm animals. Nurturing Montessori environment that fosters a love for learning.

Montessori Discovery School
East County, 619-449-1187
www.montessoridiscoveryschool.org 
Ages/Grades2-6 yrs.    Enrollment43
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 8:1, 4:1 Type of School
Montessori

Balances creative, social and academic enrichment  within a Montessori setting. Part-time and full-time options available. Open 7am-6pm.

Montessori Explorer
Chula Vista, 619-425-3300
www.montessoriexplorer.org 
Ages/Grades2-12 yrs.    Enrollment92
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 8:1    Type of School
Montessori

Nature based Montessori School.

Mt. Helix Academy
La Mesa, 619-243-1400
www.MtHelixAcademy.org 
Ages/GradesTK-9th    Enrollment275
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 8:1    Type of School
Private

Reading, math and spelling. Our kids soar academically and they have fun doing it.

Newbreak PlaySchool
Ocean Beach, 619-241-2910
www.nbplayschool.com 
Ages/Grades2-5 yrs.    Enrollment45
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 12:1 Type of School
Faith-Based

We are a discovery center, encouraging children to learn through play and exploration.

Renaissance Village Academy
Scripps Ranch, 858-564-9622
www.rvaschool.org 
Ages/GradesTK-8th    Enrollment30
Ratio of Students/Teachers12:1    Type of School
Private

501(c)3 Nonprofit school for gifted, profoundly gifted and highly motivated students. No homework, no need for afterschool care (most days).

San Diego Neighborhood Homeschool
Oceanside, National City, 760-295-1117
www.sdnh.org  
Ages/GradesTK-12th    Enrollment130
Ratio of Students/TeachersN/A Type of School
Charter Homeschool

San Diego Neighborhood Homeschools offers a TK-12 charter homeschool program consisting of small Resource Centers in Oceanside and National City/Chula Vista area.

SmartSteps Preschool
La Mesa, Spring Valley, 619-668-5700 x6480
www.lmsvschools.org 
Ages/Grades3-4 yrs. EnrollmentN/A
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 8:1 Type of School
Preschool

The La Mesa-Spring Valley School District offers a quality preschool program at Fletcher Hills Elementary and Maryland Ave Elementary. Half-day, 2 day or 5 day options available.

St. Patrick’s School
North Park, 619-297-1314
www.stpatrickssd.com 
Ages/GradesPre-K-8th Enrollment200
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 20:1 Type of School
Private

The nurturing and education of your child is our top concern. We offer experienced, dedicated teachers, a strong academic program, music, art and P.E.

Super Spanish
San Marcos, 760-510-9639
www.superspanish.net 
Ages/Grades18 mos.-5 yrs.    Enrollment30
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 8:1    Type of School
Private, Language

100% Spanish immersion summer camps, preschool, after school programs offered from 8:30 am-1:30 pm.

Thrive Charter
College Area/Mid-City, 619-839-9543
www.thriveps.org 
Ages/GradesK-12th    EnrollmentN/A
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 20:1    Type of School
Charter

A free K-12 public charter school serving students throughout San Diego County. Highly trained and caring teachers provide personalized instruction and hands-on learning in small classes. Students choose from robotics and art electives.

Warren-Walker School
Pt. Loma, Mission Valley, La Mesa, 619-223-3663
www.warren-walker.com 
Ages/GradesPre-K-8th    Enrollment450
Ratio of Students/Teachers • 9:1 Type of School
Private, Independent

Integrated curriculum teaches to the whole child. Program includes art, music, P.E., language and projects. Highly skilled faculty and specialists.


Updated: August 2017