Once your application has been accepted, it’s time to look for a place to live!—–

Nearby Neighborhoods

The Montessori Institute of San Diego is located in La Jolla , a stunning coastal neighborhood in northern San Diego, filled with charming shops, restaurants, and ocean views. Visit La Jolla Cove to see sea lions and their calves sunning themselves atop the cliffs, or sip cocktails while watching the dramatic sunset over the Pacific Ocean. San Diego offers world-class beaches, hiking, museums, restaurants, theaters, nightlife, and culture. There is no shortage of ways to enjoy your time in San Diego while you are studying at MISD.

The following neighborhoods in La Jolla and the wider San Diego area are close to the Montessori Institute of San Diego training center:

    • University Towne Center (UTC)
    • University City
    • Clairemont
    • Birdrock (an area in between La Jolla and Pacific Beach)
    • Pacific Beach
    • Linda Vista
    • Sorrento Valley
    • Mira Mesa


Getting Around

Living in San Diego is much easier if you have a car. However, if you don’t have that option, San Diego does have public transportation. Buses run throughout the city, and there are routes that have stops near the Institute. Please refer to the San Diego Metropolitan Transit Authority for up to date information.

Apartment complexes on Gilman Drive or Villa La Jolla Drive are walking distance from the training center. We do NOT recommend that you rely on walking as your means of transportation unless you happen to find housing in an apartment complex on one of these streets.


Finding a Place to Live

MISD is located near the University of California, San Diego, so the area is filled with affordable housing options for students. We are confident that you will be able to find housing that meets your budget and your needs. The internet is the best tool in your search!

We recommend the following websites:

    • www.apartments.com (we recommend searching for housing within 10 miles of zip code 92037)


Good news for students enrolled in a summer training course: We can help you arrange housing! Not available in 2023

MISD offers student housing on the beautiful campus of the University of San Diego, which is a 10 mile drive from MISD. Space is limited, so please submit an application form (found below) to training@misdami.org as soon as possible if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity. Unfortunately, this option is NOT available for students attending a program that runs during the academic year.


Local Points of Interest

There are two side-by-side shopping centers within walking distance of MISD:

    1. La Jolla Village Square includes a 24-hour Ralphs, Trader Joe’s, Starbucks, etc.
    2. The Shops at La Jolla Village offer CVS Pharmacy, Whole Foods Market, several banks, post office, etc.

The University of California at San Diego (UCSD) is five minutes away by car, and the beach is about twelve minutes away.



2022 Housing Downloads

General Housing Information

University of San Diego Summer 2022 Housing
MISD plans to resume summer housing with the University of San Diego in 2022. You can see past details below and information for 2022 summer housing will be released in 2022.

2020 Housing Downloads

2020 Winter Module

2019 Housing Downloads

General Housing Information

2019 Summer Housing Overview

University of San Diego Summer 2019 Housing

USD Housing A-I 2018-2019 (returning)

USD Housing Primary 2018-2019 (returning)

USD Housing Primary 2019-2020 (incoming)

USD Housing Elementary 2018-2020 (returning)

USD Housing Inclusive Education 2018-2019 (returning)


“Montessori teacher training is about personal transformation… enjoying sunsets by the coast of beautiful San Diego is the cherry that goes on top!” – Veronica, Primary class of 2009, A-I class of 2011