The Gillispie School

7380 Girard Avenue,
La Jolla, CA, 92037-0920
     Tel: (858)459-3773
Grades: NS - 6 | 288 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 288 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 21%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade The Gillispie School Students 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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  • La JollaHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Stella Maris Academy
      (Roman Catholic)
    7654 Herschel Ave
    La JollaCA92037
    (858)454-2461
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.3 mi | 214 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • La JollaThe Bishop's School
      (Episcopal)
    7607 La Jolla Blvd
    La JollaCA92037
    (858)459-4021
      (Episcopal)
    0.4 mi | 797 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • La JollaThe Childrens School
    Alternative School
    2225 Torrey Pines Lane
    La JollaCA92037
    (858)454-0184
    Alternative School
    1.3 mi | 250 students | Gr. NS-8                      
  • La JollaThe Evans School
    6510 La Jolla Scenic Dr S
    La JollaCA92037
    (858)459-2066
    1.3 mi | 130 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • La JollaAll Hallows Academy
      (Roman Catholic)
    2390 Nautilus St
    La JollaCA92037
    (858)459-6074
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.4 mi | 238 students | Gr. KG-8                      

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