The Childrens School

2225 Torrey Pines Lane,
La Jolla, CA, 92037-0920
Tel: (858)454-0184
Grades: NS - 8 | 250 students
We know that finding the right environment for your child's education makes a world of difference.
At The Children’s School (TCS) in La Jolla, our Toddler - Eighth grade students are part of a unique envrionment where risk-taking is expected, where making a difference is encouraged, and where working together is the norm.
For over 40 years, TCS has been inspiring, engaging, and preparing students to become 21st Century learners and leaders through a dynamic, hands-on, project-based, academic curriculum and a nationally recognized social curriculum.
We invite you to visit our six-acre campus to experience the TCS difference for yourself.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Differentiated teaching, speech/language, literacy, academic supports
Year Founded 1972

Student Body

Total Students 250 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 33%
State avg.: 41%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Average Class Size 14 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes Depends on program. Information on website. We do offer Financial Assistance to Kindergarten - 8th grade families.
% on Financial Aid 20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $6,000
Acceptance Rate 80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Rachel Ridgeway

Sports

Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Ballet, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Football, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBalletBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Flag FootballFootball,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Volleyball

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 01/29/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Bishop's School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is San Diego French American School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Evans School (1.2 miles away)
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  • La Jolla San Diego French American School
    Special Program Emphasis
    6550 Soledad Mountain Rd
    La Jolla , CA , 92037
    (858)456-2807
    Special Program Emphasis
    1.1  mi  |  366  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • La Jolla
    All Hallows Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    2390 Nautilus St
    La Jolla , CA , 92037
    (858)459-6074
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.1  mi  |  229  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • La Jolla
    Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Stella Maris Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    7654 Herschel Ave
    La Jolla , CA , 92037
    (858)454-2461
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.2  mi  |  198  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • La Jolla
    The Evans School
    6510 La Jolla Scenic Dr S
    La Jolla , CA , 92037
    (858)459-2066
    1.2  mi  |  112  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • La Jolla
    The Gillispie School
    7380 Girard Avenue
    La Jolla , CA , 92037
    (858)459-3773
    1.3  mi  |  288  students  |  Gr.  NS-6

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