Carmel Mountain Preschool

5.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
Tel: (858)484-4877
  • Carmel Mountain Preschool is a private preschool and 6-hour private kindergarten.
  • CMP is in the Rancho Penasquitos area of San Diego, within the Poway Unified school district.
  • CMP offers an early literacy curriculum for preschool, and is aligned with Poway Unified standards for kindergarten.

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students378 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeCarmel Mountain Preschool Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorGretchen Masterson

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  • San Diego
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    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 85 students
    3.1 miles
    12135 World Trade Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92128

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  12/17/2016
Our daughter has been a student here for 2 years and she loves it. The teachers not only teach but make her feel welcome. She feels loved and wanted when at CMP. There is so much versatile learning that goes on here. From art, to nature, to writing, to Yoga, the kids are being taught to be well rounded. The school is constantly planning trips(pumpkin patch), as well as parties with parents, and concerts for the whole family. My daughter especially liked getting to talk to fire fighters and police officers all set up by CMP. Her vocabulary and social skills are amazing and most of that I attribute to CMP and their encouragement to make and be friends. The staff is amazing always keeping the parents informed and up to date with "goings on" at the school. We are never in the dark about anything. At CMP the kids are called "friends" but really since we found CMP they feel like extended family.
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5  12/17/2016
Our children have been attending for 6 months and we couldn't be happier. Our children love coming to school, the teachers are attentive and it's amazing how much the kids have learned. There are also age appropriate playgrounds which is great. We couldn't be happier.
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5  12/17/2016
My granddaughter (4) and grandson (2) have been attending CMP since June. From the moment we entered the school I knew this was the place to send them. My granddaughter has been learning her letters and how to write words. My grandson, who can be challenging, has been doing wonderful. His teachers say he is one of the best listeners in the class! Thank you CMP for all that you do!
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5  11/3/2016
We have been a part of the CMP family for 3 years with both daughters attending. We could not be any happier with the school, staff, programs and development we have seen in our children. Both academic skills and social skills are important and we have complete trust in the staff. Enrolled full time, our daughter who still attends (currently in her last year there) spends more waking hours with her teacher and staff during the week than we do and I am so comfortable knowing she LOVES school and engages with so many different experiences and lessons. I would give 10 stars if allowed, I love the school that much!
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