Enrollment for Community Montessori is based on an annual lottery.


All available openings for the 2020-2021 school year have now been filled. If you'd like to be added to the waitlist, please complete an application below. Thank you!

Community Montessori 2020-2021 Online Application


Community Montessori 2020-2021 Paper Application


The lottery application period for the 2021-2022 school year will open on January 4, 2021 at 10am. Any applications received prior to January 4, 2021 will not be included in the lottery. Below is a detailed calendar of the lottery process.


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. Informational meetings will be announced at a later date. Please check back in December for more information.


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:


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 26th: Deadline for Parents to Accept/Decline

Families that are offered a spot for enrollment will need to accept/decline the offer by February 26th. 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 June 25th. Thank you!

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

Parents and students will meet with an Educational Facilitator at 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. 

June 25th: 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 June 25th. 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 June 25th. 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