Enrollment for Community Montessori is based on an annual lottery.


The lottery application for the 2021-2022 school year is now open and will close on January 29th at 5pm. To apply and be included in the lottery, please complete the online application linked below. The student's birth certificate/passport will be required to complete the online application - all other supporting documents will be collected upon offer of enrollment. 


Community Montessori 2021-2022 Online Application


All available openings for the 2020-2021 school year have now been filled. If you'd like to add your student to the waitlist, please complete the online application available below.


Community Montessori 2020-2021 Online Application


If you are unable to complete the online application and need a paper application, please contact the Registrar's Office at Paper applications will need to be mailed to or dropped off at our administrative office in Escondido, CA. Thank you!


2021-2022 1st Lottery Information and Important Dates


Hello prospective families! Thank you for your interest in applying for the 2021-2022 lottery. If you have questions regarding Community Montessori, please contact the Learning Center nearest you. Virtual informational meetings will be held each Thursday in January - please view the "Informational Meetings" tab for details.  


Oak Hill (North Escondido): 1-760-359-8494

Mary Lane (South Escondido): 1-760-740-9307

Carlsbad: 1-760-359-8517

Santee: 1-619-562-0252

Poway: 1-858-401-7204


Below is a general timeline of important dates regarding the lottery process. These dates may change due to COVID-19 guidelines. Please mark your calendars and note that the majority of our communications will be via email. With that in mind, please be sure that the email used to create the online application or the “Primary Email” listed on the student’s paper application is a valid email that is checked regularly and please add the following email addresses to your contacts to ensure that future emails do not get automatically filed in your “junk” or “spam" folders:

Registrar's Office:
Janeal Fore, Registrar:
Emily Snow, Asst. Registrar:

January 4th – January 29th: Open Application Period

The link to the online application and the paper application will be posted on this page at 10AM on January 4th. Parents have the option to either complete the application online or mail in paper applications to the administrative office. All mailed applications must be post-marked by January 29th to be included in the first lottery. Online applications must be completed by 5PM on January 29th to be included in the 1st lottery.


February 8th: 1st Lottery

The 1st lottery will be held virtually from the administrative office at 10AM. An email with each student's status will be sent out on Friday, February 12th.   


By February 12th: Status Email

Parents will receive an email at the primary email listed on the student’s application indicating the status of their student(s): Accepted, High Waitlist or Waitlist. This email will include details on how to accept/decline the enrollment offer and next steps. 


February 24th: Deadline for Parents to Accept/Decline

Families that are offered a spot for enrollment will need to accept/decline the offer by February 24th. If the Registrar’s office does not have confirmation of acceptance by this date, the student(s) will be removed from the offer list and their spot will be offered to the next student on the waitlist. 


March 12th: Deadline for Supporting Documents*

If parents have accepted a spot for Community Montessori, they will be asked to submit the required supporting documents to complete enrollment by March 12th. Parents can mail in documents to the administrative office, email documents to If the supporting documents are not received by March 12th, your student's enrollment offer may be rescinded.


*Exceptions will be made for TK/K Health and Dental Check forms, as well as immunization updates. Please submit these forms and immunization updates by July 2nd. Thank you!

March 26th: Introductory Meeting with an Educational Facilitator (Teacher)

Parents and students will meet virtually with an Educational Facilitator from their assigned learning center. Please note that the Educational Facilitator that each family meets with will not necessarily be the student’s assigned teacher. Students are encouraged to attend this meeting and the meeting will likely last ~30 minutes. Parents should bring the completed Student Learning Readiness (SLR) survey to this introductory meeting. The SLR survey is available in the sidebar of this page. 

July 2nd: Deadline for Updated Immunization Records, Health Check and Dental Forms

Any students missing updated immunization records/medical exemptions at the time of document submission are asked to submit these records by July 2nd. Students without up to date immunization records or medical exemptions will not be permitted to attend Learning Center classes. For information regarding immunization requirements, please visit the San Diego Immunization Coalition or  

Additionally, any TK, Kinder or 1st grade students that have not previously attended a California school (TK-12) will be asked to submit the health check and dental check forms by July 2nd. These forms are available in the sidebar of this page. 

All updated immunization records and health/dental forms can be emailed to Please be sure to include your student's name and learning center in the email. 


Community Montessori Administrative Offices are located at:

1441 Montiel Rd. Ste. 143

Escondido, CA 92026