Your Child Is in Great Hands
Outpost Montessori is a registered Mexican non-profit organization that offers bilingual, world class, recognized Montessori education in the town of Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
The school is a "Friends of Funds" partner with the International Community Foundation, based out of San Diego, California.
Our vision at Outpost Montessori is to provide:
World-class bilingual elementary level education.
Qualified Montessori teachers.
State of the art Montessori equipment & materials.
A school for local and international students.
Healthy, nutritious meals each day.
Certified educational curriculum allowing the children to progress to any school they choose.
An affordable school in the heart of downtown Loreto.
Loreto was the first Spanish colonial settlement of the Viceroyalty of New Spain on the Baja Peninsula. The town was founded in 1697 by Jesuit missionaries, who found a steady spring of water on the site, as the Misión Nuestra Señora de Loreto. The town served as the capital of the province of Las Californias from its founding until the capital was moved to Monterrey in 1777.
Loreto is located on the east coast of the Baja California Peninsula. It is bordered on the east by the Gulf of California, on the west by the Transpeninsular Highway, and on the south by the arroyo Loreto, a dry creek bed that only fills with water after heavy rainfall. The city is built on relatively flat land with an average elevation of 10 meters (33 feet) above sea-level. "La Giganta" mountain range ("Sierra de la Giganta") lies to the west, extending along the center of the state of Baja California Sur, parallel to the gulf coast.
Life In Loreto
The city is a tourist resort, catering primarily to visitors from the United States and Canada. Visitors usually arrive by car via a scenic drive down the peninsula via Highway 1 or directly into Loreto International Airport (LTO) via flights that arrive on a daily or semi-daily basis, depending on the time of year.
While the Loreto weather never gets truly cold like up north, the winter season has average temperatures in the high 60s and low 70s. In Springtime, the temperatures begin to warm up. In the Summertime, the temperatures can reach the 90s. This is also the most common time of year for rainfall.
Many tourists come to Loreto to observe the natural beauty and tranquility of this area. There are numerous activities to participate in including; world-class fishing, whale watching, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, motorsports, golf, and more. Loreto is also home to Marina Puerto Escondido, a state of the art marina, that is very popular with boating and yachting enthusiasts.
There are many restaurants willing to prepare the daily catch of tourists. There are also numerous restaurants that offer traditional Mexican cuisine as well as; international cuisine including American style BBQ, Steakhouses, Pizza, Sushi. Numerous Vegetarian / Vegan options can be found as well.