2225 Torrey Pines Lane
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    P 858-454-0184 F 858-454-0186
    Email info@tcslj.org


      About Our Programs
      Early Childhood
      Nelson Middle Years
      The Children's School is a co-ed private school in San Diego offering academic programs from Toddlers-Eighth Grade.
      We offer students a richly engaging academic curriculum designed to prepare them for their futures by teaching them critical thinking skills, collaboration and problem solving. Our private school programs strive to develop students not just academically but socially, physically, and artistically as well. Our students perform well on standardized tests, yet our emphasis on hands-on, project based learning prevents students from feeling either pressured or bored. Students at The Children's School develop into confident, knowledgeable learners who enjoy school.
      Our academic school programs:
      • build critical knowledge and develop practical life skills
      • foster analytical and creative thinking through a hands-on, project based and interdisciplinary curriculum
      • include specialty classes, beginning in prekindergarten, in science, technology, Spanish, art, music and physical education
      Our social school curriculum:
      • recognizes the uniqueness and individuality of each child
      • emphasizes the development of each child's self-confidence
      • teaches children how to resolve conflicts successfully and independently
      • values the importance of respecting others
      Our artistic school programs:
      • encourage and inspire children to express themselves creatively through art and music
      • include specialized instruction in art and music beginning in prekindergarten
      • study artists and their works in-depth during the annual Great Artists integrated unit at all grade level
      • allow children to experience the joy of ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and more through classes available on-site through The Dance Academy at The Children's School
      Our physical education program:
      • recognizes the importance of allowing children to be physically active and outside
      • teaches children life-long healthy habits
      • emphasizes teamwork and sportsmanship
      TCS at a Glance

      1972 Founded
      14 Average class size
      1:12 Average faculty:student ratio
      33% Students of color
      6.5 Campus acres
      160 Trees
      2 Gardens
      2 Music Rooms
      180 Computers
      1:1 Student:laptop ratio in Fifth - Eighth Grade
      6 Play structures
      1 Kiln
      2 Science labs
      2 Basketball courts
      2 Grass playing fields
      20% Families receiving financial aid
      7 AM Time extended care begins
      6 PM Time extended care ends after school
      5 Stages - indoor and outdoor
      1 Dance Academy
      1, 2 Art atelier, art rooms
      12  Grade levels - Toddlers through Eighth Grade
      17  Anniversaries of the Great Artists Program
      91% Families Contributing to the 15-16 Annual Fund
      1 Kitchen Classroom
      40 Full-time and part-time faculty/staff