Our Mission

At Bella Mente

The mission of Bella Mente Academies is to provide students with the opportunity to acquire an education based on a quality curriculum founded on the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori.

We intend to promote an educational atmosphere that encourages socioeconomic diversity by providing all students with the opportunity to obtain a quality public education.

Our aim is to prepare each of our students with the skills, knowledge, and values to participate meaningfully in the pluralistic world of the 21st century.

A free public Montessori charter school serving San Diego County including:Cardiff, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, La Jolla, Leucadia, Oceanside, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, San Marcos, Solana Beach, and Vista.


Secondary Program

The secondary design is an integration of the current research in human development, the trends and issues in education, Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. The mission of the program is to provide opportunities for adolescents to be self-confident and gain self-knowledge, to belong to a community, to learn to be adaptable, to be academically competent and challenged, and to create a vision for their personal future; thus, to empower early adolescents.

Because your child deserves to Shine

The school typically has a wait list though we encourage you to apply at any time during the school year.