Welcome to The Academy at Manhattan Beach: A Bright Horizons Preschool

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Meet the Director

Vida Wessel
Teacher engaging with a toddler

Little Sprouts

Age: 16-24 months (a mini version of our preschool program)

When your little one is ready to play, but not quite big enough to independently stay…

Join us for a creative hands-on Parent/Toddler class that is a prelude to our Preschool Program.


Meet Our Teaching Team

Erika M.

Aqua Room

I love teaching because: it gives me a feeling of accomplishment seeing my students grow academically, socially, and emotionally!

Teaching since: 2015

Sarah H.

Green Room

I love teaching because: of the endless curiosity, and passion children bring to the classroom; to connect with each student and promote their love for learning!

Teaching since: 2014

Briana R.

Green Room

I love teaching because: I love the opportunity to guide their growth and development! It is so much fun, there is never a dull moment in teaching this wonderful age.

Teaching since: 2015

“Absolutely love this preschool for my 3 year old. I was so impressed by how beautiful it was. Ms. Paige and Ms. Sylvia (yellow room) are absolutely fantastic. They are passionate, caring, and truly love children, this is not just a job for them. Over the past year she has grown so much and I cannot thank them enough for the love and support they have shown her.”



“Recently signed up for preschool and Chalklets mommy and me class. I haven't started yet but I love everything about the school from the teaching philosophy to the room set ups. The ladies I met are great! I'm excited to get started.”



“My appreciation for the teachers at Bright Horizons goes beyond the words that I can express. They extend themselves daily to our children's learning. Both of my sons were more than prepared to move forward in Kindergarten, thanks to Bright Horizons.”


Jessica F. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Beautiful school in every aspect: warm & loving environment, skilled teachers with college degrees knowledgeable of working with children at different levels, air condition, a MyGym room, and great staff. We are so happy with our decision to join this school and watch our child thrive.”


Miss L.

“Thank you so much for taking care of our baby girl. She always smiles when she sees you at drop off and we can tell she is happy. We appreciate that more than we can put into words. ”


Christine H. -Bright Horizons Parent

Early Education Awards & Partnerships