The Gillispie School

7380 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037-0920
Tel: (858)459-3773
Grades: NS - 6 | 230 students
The Gillispie School is an independent, coeducational day school enrolling 280 students from age two through Grade Six.
Our campus is located in downtown La Jolla, and includes a fine arts center, science lab, library and gymnasium.
Two playgrounds provide areas for recess and physical education.
Students benefit from San Diego's numerous natural and intellectual resources.
The Gillispie School community is devoted to educational excellence for children in preschool through sixth grade.
Our program serves as a springboard for children’s love of learning, creativity, and readiness for the future.
We value kindness, respect, and individual commitment to the larger world.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 6

Student Body

Total Students 230 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 21%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade The Gillispie School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1

School Notes:

The Gillispie School is an independent, coeducational day school enrolling 300 students from age two through Grade Six. Our campus is located in downtown La Jolla, and includes a fine arts center, science lab, library and gymnasium. Two playgrounds provide areas for recess and physical education. Students benefit from San Diego's numerous natural and intellectual resources. The Gillispie School community is devoted to educational excellence for children in preschool through sixth grade. Our program serves as a springboard for children’s love of learning, creativity, and readiness for the future. We value kindness, respect, and individual commitment to the larger world.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Bishop's School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Stella Maris Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Childrens School (1.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • La Jolla
     Stella Maris Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 214 students
    0.3 miles
    7654 Herschel Ave
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    (858)454-2461
    0.3K-8
    214
  • La Jolla
    Grades: 6-12 | 797 students
    0.4 miles
    7607 La Jolla Blvd
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    (858)459-4021
    0.46-12
    797
  • La Jolla
    Grades: NS-8 | 230 students
    1.3 miles
    2225 Torrey Pines Lane
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    (858)454-0184
    1.3NS-8
    230
  • La Jolla
    Grades: PK-6 | 130 students
    1.3 miles
    6510 La Jolla Scenic Dr S
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    (858)459-2066
    1.3PK-6
    130
  • La Jolla
    All Hallows Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: KG-8 | 238 students
    1.4 miles
    2390 Nautilus St
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    (858)459-6074
    1.4KG-8
    238

School Reviews

We LOVE Gillispie!! It''s more than another school; it''s an environment, culture and extended family we feel blessed to be part of. Gillispie completely squashed my preconceived notions of private/independent schools.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
My son attends Gillispie and we love this school. He looks forward to going to school every day. He is in the Early Childhood program, and the emphasis of the program is not on rote memorization but on socialization, critical thinking, and individual development. I was skeptical of the school''s approach at first, but now I am a true believer. I''ve seen what they teach in action, and we are so pleased by our son''s development, his love of learning (even at such an early age), and his enthusiasm for working on the various projects at school.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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