Del Mar Pines School

3975 Torrington Street,
San Diego, CA, 92130-0921
Tel: (858)481-5615
Grades: K - 6 | 154 students
Del Mar Pines School was founded in 1978 to meet the needs of children with academic abilities ranging from average to advanced.
To ensure that all students are reaching their academic potential, we have small instructional groups for language arts and math with 4 to 8 children in an ability group at each grade level.
Students at grade level are challenged at that level, and children with more advanced academic abilities are given an accelerated curriculum that could be one to two years above their grade level.
In addition to outstanding academic program, we also offer excellent art, Spanish, music, PE, computer and library programs.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 6
Year Founded 1978

Student Body

Total Students 154 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 22 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
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Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 9 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,750
Tuition Notes There is also a $400 book and material fee for all students. Siblings receive a $500 discount.
Admissions Director Marci McCord

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Math Club,  Yearbook Club,  Science Field Day Math Club,  Yearbook Club,  Science Field Day,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is High Bluff Academy (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Del Mar Highlands KinderCare (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Carmel Valley Preschool (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • San Diego Del Mar Highlands KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    3790 Townsgate Drive
    San Diego , CA , 92130
    (858)794-7710
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.6  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • San Diego
    High Bluff Academy
    12707 High Bluff Dr.
    San Diego , CA , 92130
    (858)509-9101
    0.8  mi  |  40  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • San Diego
    Carmel Valley Preschool
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Christian)
    13340 Hayford Way
    San Diego , CA , 92130
    (858)481-7933
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Christian)
    1.2  mi  |  147  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Del Mar Delmar Hills Nursery School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    13692 Mango Drive
    Del Mar , CA , 92014
    (858)755-8338
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.3  mi  |  110  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • San Diego San Diego Jewish Academy
    (Jewish)
    11860 Carmel Creek Road
    San Diego , CA , 92130
    (858)704-3717
    (Jewish)
    1.5  mi  |  550  students  |  Gr.  NS-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended August 10, 2013 - This is a wonderful school. The small size enables the children to develop in ways a larger school would not. The academics are rigorous, yet the staff maintains a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Small class size and small instructional groups enable teachers to really address each child''s needs and help them reach their full potential. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended August 10, 2013 - Great school! I can''t imagine a better fit for my family. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended July 22, 2013 - I have a 4th and 2nd grader at Del Mar Pines and I highly recommend this school. My children started in Kindergarten and have flourished in this amazing environment where learning is fun and the exploration of knowledge is a priority. My kids LOVE going to school every day and are thriving because of the very individualized attention they get from their exceptional teachers and the robust curriculum. They are challenged to reach their academic potential but never stressed or put under unnecessary pressured to achieve academic success. Del Mar Pines is a very special place for children and their families. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended July 03, 2013 - Teaching kindergarten at Del Mar Pines is my passion and a joy every day! Our teaching staff is committed to creating a nurturing environment, to encouraging creativity, to instilling responsibility and to fostering life-long learning. The kindergarten class is a place where each child is celebrated for their unique qualities, and guided with patience and enthusiasm. Our small-group reading and math instruction allows each child to be challenged and to work at the highest potential. Every day is fun, whether we are discovering a stick bug with the video projector and looking up its characteristics on Wikipedia, or recording our voices on the iPad and exporting pictures about Martin Luther King Jr. The most rewarding experience is watching the children grow from kindergarten to sixth grade. It is a totally caring and supportive community involving the students, teachers, staff and parents. I have been teaching for over 30 years, and can t imagine teaching anywhere other than at Del Mar Pines School. - Posted by Teacher

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