"The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn."

- Dr. Maria Montessori

We are a Spanish Immersion Montessori Preschool in San Francisco's Diamond Heights district

LIC # 384002957

101 Gold Mine Dr.

(Diamond Heights)

San Francisco, CA 94131




At Cielito Lindo we believe in education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. The Montessori method has been time tested, with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures throughout the world. This educational system fosters independence, self-control, and a positive self-concept. It is a view of the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment.

In Montessori classrooms children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the teacher offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process. Children work in groups and individually to discover and explore knowledge of the world and to develop their maximum potential.

It is our goal to help children enjoy themselves while enhancing their social, creative, and intellectual growth.

Learn more about the Montessori Method and its benefits.

Spanish Immersion

Speaking two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world. But in recent years, scientists have begun to show that the advantages of bilingualism are even more fundamental than being able to converse with a wider range of people. Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter. It can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia in old age.

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Our Staff

The School aims to ensure that the Early Childhood (EC) lead teachers are trained in Montessori pedagogy under the auspices of the American Montessori Society (AMS) or Association Montessori International (AMI). The School prides itself on the quality, educational depth and talent of its faculty.

Additionally all of our staff is bilingual: native spanish-speaking while also being fluent in English.

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Interested in enrolling? We are now taking applications for the 2017-2018 year.

Learn more about our Admissions process.

We are a Spanish Immersion Montessori Preschool in San Francisco

101 Gold Mine Dr., San Francisco, CA 94131 | (415)757-0009