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Beth Montessori At Bethel

8660 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 452-3030
GreatSchools Report: NR Report: NR

School Overview:
Beth Montessori is a Jewish Montessori preschool, serving children ages 9 months through 6 years –
Infant Community, Toddlers, Preschool, and Kindergarten – and offers an integrated secular and Judaic
curriculum based on Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophy and principles.

Each child is guided by certified professionals in a “self-directed learning environment that fosters
independence, responsibility, respect for others, and a love of learning.” The Judaic program – rich in
Jewish values, culture and traditions – provides the foundation for children to develop their Jewish

Additionally, Beth Montessori school provides a Bilingual Program, exposing students to both English
and Spanish. Each classroom has two trained Montessori Guides – one of which solely speaks in fluent
English, while the other solely in fluent Spanish. According to the school, “since this fluent exposure is
separated by the context of each individual Guide, the children learn each language fluently and

Located on the newly remodeled grounds of Congregation Beth El, the preschool adheres to the
standards and principles of AMI (Association Montessori International). At Beth Montessori, children
progress at their own pace, choosing materials from a number of options; by selecting activities
according to their natural interest, children experience the joy of learning. Judaic studies are woven into
the curriculum through music, holiday celebration and stories, enabling students to form a connection
with their Jewish heritage.

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