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The Childrens School

The Childrens School
2225 Torrey Pines Lane
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 454-0184
GreatSchools Report: NR Report: NR

School Overview:
The Childrens School is a 6-acre, co-ed private school, offering academic programs from toddlers to 8th

grade. Their programming starts at Early Childhood, which includes a Parent Toddler Cooperative
Program, Preschool Program and Prekindergarten Program. They also offer Elementary and The Nelson
Middle Years Program, which is comprised of 6-8th grade.

As a progressive school, The Childrens School offers students a richly engaging academic curriculum by
teaching critical thinking skills, collaboration and problem solving. Their programs also strive to develop
students socially, physically and artistically in addition to academically. The school’s students perform
well on standardized tests, yet they focus on “hands-on, project based learning,” so kids don’t feel
pressured or bored.

Teachers at The Childrens School work to create joyful classrooms where students “feel confident in
taking academic risks and free to develop socially,” while also understanding children “learn in different
ways and flourish with individual guidance.” Their goal is to develop confident, knowledgeable learners
who enjoy school.

Founded in 1972, their academic curriculum teaches subjects – math, writing, reading, science, art,
technology, music, social studies, literature, physical education and Spanish – woven together.

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