Students with Families
We hope that this information will assist you in finding the right school, child care, a pediatrician, and fun activities.
Students with Families
In Student Services we are committed to assisting all MIIS students with their transition to graduate school, including students who have their own families. Returning to graduate school while also being a parent can be a stressful endeavor. Here are some local resources to help ease that transition.
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
The Monterey Peninsula Unified School District services the cities of Monterey, Seaside, Marina and Del Rey Oaks. For more information about the schools, primary and secondary, available in these areas please visit their website.
Pacific Grove Unified School District
The Pacific Grove Unified School District services the city of Pacific Grove. Pacific Grove is a lovely, quiet community to live in with one of the best public high schools on the Monterey Peninsula.
Carmel Unified School District
The Carmel Unified School District serves Carmel-by-the-Sea and the Carmel Valley. They have excellent public primary and secondary schools, and the location is not too far from the Monterey Institute campus.
North Monterey County School District
The North Monterey County School District serves all of North Monterey County, which includes the city of Salinas. Located approximately 30 minutes north of Monterey, Salinas is an easy commute to your classes.
There are a lot of fun activities available on the Monterey Peninsula for families to take advantage of. Here is a short list of some of the fun things to do on the Peninsula, as well as some additional helpful resources to help you acclimate to Monterey.
Monterey County Head Start Program
The Monterey County Head Start program provides students from low-income families with the tools to grow and excel in the primary school environment.
Parent's Place is located in Pacific Grove and is for parents of children up to 3 years of age. Learn about your child's development and progress in this helpful environment.
Monterey Bay Family Resources
Monterey Bay Family Resources is a one-stop-shop for parenting tips, fitness and fun events for you and your kids.
Monterey Bay Kids
Monterey Bay Kids is a great resource for finding fun activities to do with your kids in the area. It has information on family friendly beaches, parks, camps and other extracurricular activities that are available to you.
MBay Kids provides parents with up-to-date happenings, resources, and organizations for parents and children in the Monterey Area.
My Museum is an interactive, hands-on discovery museum for kids. It is a great place to take your family and let your children play and learn in a friendly environment that encourages curiosity.
Being a student means that you will not always be able to spend all of the time you want with your children while you are attending classes. Below you will find some helpful information for daytime childcare should you need arrange this for your children.
The Monterey Herald is a good place to start. They have an extensive classified section that details many of the childcare and preschool options in Monterey and the surrounding area.
Children's Creative Learning Centers
Children's Creative Learning Centers helps you discover the best childcare to provide to your children.
Childcare Smiles provides information on various preschool options in the Monterey area. It is a great tool to use when looking for schooling options for your young children.
Great Beginnings Early Learning Center
At Great Beginnings Early Learning Center they strive to create a fun and interactive environment to start your children on the path to a life-long love of learning.
Finding a pediatrician can be a challenge, especially when you have just relocated to a new community. Here are a few pediatricians in the community that MIIS students have taken their children to. If you know of good pediatrician who is not listed here, let Student Services know.
Monterey Peninsula Pediatric Group
2 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Suite B210, Monterey, CA
Pediatric Group of Monterey
920 Cass Street, Monterey, CA 93940