To raise funds to send teachers to the annual Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) next February, Lifetime Montessori School hosted its annual Art Show and Auction Fundraiser recently.

The April event included catered food, music and jumpers, plus bubbles for the children.  Every student at the school had created a work of art that was matted and hung in the classrooms.  Parents walked through the “art gallery”, purchased art work and made arrangements to have the art framed by the teachers.

A silent auction also was conducted during the event, with parents perusing more than 60 items, ranging from a child’s gift basket filled with art supplies to a football jersey autographed by San Diego Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers.  A quilted Marc Jacobs bag was a particularly sought after item, along with a two-night stay at the Aviara Resort in Carlsbad.  The most popular items up for auction were the Lifetime Montessori School teachers, who donated their time for a multitude of events and excursions, such as a Movie Night, Date Night, Sea World and San Diego Zoo visits, and more.

As Lifetime Montessori School is one of only four AMI-certified schools in San Diego County, the school hopes to send as many staff members to Dallas as possible for the upcoming conference.   All funds raised from the art show and auction event – as well as the upcoming Harvest Festival — will be used toward this purpose.

Lifetime Montessori School is located in the heart of Santaluz, just south of Del Sur and 4S Ranch.  They serve children 18 months old through kindergarten.  According to Director Kristin Edwards, the school provides an educational program based upon the original Montessori principles of humanity, primarily that of self-construction.  At Lifetime Montessori School the child develops his or her own will, self-control, concentration and intellect.  Utilizing time tested Montessori principles engenders self-esteem, independence and a sense of responsibility.  For more information, call 858-759-0631 or email