A parent cooperative pre-school

Established in 1966, Sandy Hill is a parent cooperative North County San Diego Preschool which unites family participation and teacher expertise in a natural setting. Our play-based philosophy supports children as they explore and learn while building self-esteem. We endeavor to provide all our children with a responsive, nurturing, and stimulating environment in which they can reach their full potential as happy, competent, and productive human beings.


We offer a Parent Tot program on Mondays and Tuesdays, a two day Tuesday/Thursday program, and a three day Monday/Wednesday/Friday program.  We also offer an additional Outdoor program on Tuesdays and Thursdays for our MWF students. We offer an additional Wednesday or Friday class for our TTH students.

We are currently enrolling for the 2018/2019 school year.

Read more about our Programs

Waiting List

The new student waiting list forms are now available.  You can choose your child’s program and join the waiting list all in one place!  There will be a $25 non-refundable wait list fee (pay by check or Pay Pal).  The enrollment process begins in January of the year in which your child is eligible.  We’ll contact you to schedule a visit if we reach your child’s name on the waiting list.

Recent News

Currently enrolling for Tuesday/Thursday, Outdoor School, Parent Tot, and Summer School.
Summer School begins mid July 2019.
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Donate to Sandy Hill

Help our children learn and grow! Your donations will go towards playground equipment, art supplies, classroom projects, educational field trips, and enrichment educators.

An easy way to donate to Sandy Hill is by shopping on AmazonSmile.

AmazonSmile has the same products and pricing as Amazon, they just donate a percentage of the sales to charitable organizations, such as Sandy Hill.