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MISD is staying in its current location in La Jolla!

New mailing address for admissions:

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

Montessori Institute of San Diego
PO Box 12705
La Jolla, CA 92039



Montessori Institute of San Diego
8861 Villa La Jolla Dr. #12705
La Jolla, CA 92037


Please read this page carefully before beginning your application: Admissions requirements and process

If you have any questions regarding your application please contact us at

All classes at the Montessori Institute of San Diego are given in English.  Select courses have a Mandarin translation option. International students who require an I-20 incur an additional $500 International Student Fee, payable to MISD.  International students from non-English speaking countries must take either the TOEFL (Internet- 80, Paper Based 550) or the IELTS (Score 6.5), unless they hold a degree from a university in a primarily English-speaking country. If you have a full time semester’s worth of courses (12 units in the USA, other countries may differ) in a primarily English speaking country, you might qualify for an interview in lieu of an assessment test. Contact us to inquire.

Mandarin Translation Contact

Yijing Xing
MISD Chinese Admissions Representative
Yijing: +64 22 526 1211

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Apply Online

Please use the links below to access your program specific online application. Theses applications were designed to be completed in one sitting. You will not be able to save information in the application. See below for information you’ll want to gather prior to beginning the application.


2020-2021 Primary Academic or Two-summer programs

2020-2021 Assistants to Infancy Two-modules program

2021-2023 Elementary Three-summers program

Required information:

  • Passport sized photograph
  • Resume / CV to upload
  • Essay Answers to upload (see Admissions for essay questions)
  • Biographical information
  • Post-Secondary Education History
  • If your school is sponsoring you: sponsor contact information
  • Social Security Number (if US citizen or permanent resident)
  • AMI Primary diploma digital copy (if you are applying for Elementary)
  • Payment information to submit the online application fee