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 more information. There are two entrances to MISD’s campus with two separate addresses: 8745 La Jolla Scenic Drive North and 8660 Gilman Drive.

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:


Good news for students enrolled in a summer training course: We can help you arrange housing!

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.



2019 Housing Downloads

General Information

General Housing Information

2019 USD housing details will not be available until March 2019


2018 Housing Downloads

General Information

General Housing Information

2018 Summer Housing Overview

2018-19 Academic Year Housing Overview

University of San Diego Summer 2018 Housing

USD Housing A-I 2017-18 (returning)

USD Housing A-I 2018-19 (incoming)

USD Housing Primary 2018-19 (incoming)

USD Housing Foundation & Elementary 2018-20 (incoming)

USD Housing Elementary 2018-20 (incoming)

USD Housing Inclusive Ed 2018-19 (incoming)

“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