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Professional and passionate, The Children’s School attracts expert teachers in all disciplines. United in a common approach to a modern, progressive education, these charismatic adults form bonds with students and serve as mentors and advocates, exploring together the joys of risk taking and the importance of continual social, emotional and academic growth.
We provide integrated, interdisciplinary teaching focusing on personalized and experiential learning while also ensuring a robust exploration of math, science, writing, reading, art, technology, music, social studies, physical education and Spanish. Woven through everything is an equal commitment to children’s social and emotional growth.
When a school is built on mutual respect and cooperative learning experiences, wonderful things happen. Teachers are given the autonomy they need to create innovative curriculum. Student voices are honored. Collaboration flourishes across disciplines and classrooms. Everyone thrives. At The Children’s School, we model respect in all our engagements and encounters between teachers, students and parents.
Shared values and priorities unite our overall mission and our time together every day. A strong school community and active home/school partnership means joyful learning that is rooted in relationships. That sense of community and a celebration of diversity and inclusion infuses our work as citizens and as educators. We care about each other and the world.
Step onto our private school campus in La Jolla and see why our students love coming to school every day. From the buildings to the thoughtfully designed outdoor learning environments, the physical space inspires creativity, curiosity and exploration. The beach, tide pools, Birch Aquarium, UCSD, and more are our neighbors. Whether on campus, in the local community or on a field trip, students find ways to tie what they see into what they are learning.
By seeking commonalities between subject matters, we create connections to the real world through experiential learning. Integrated projects are a part of how students explore different subjects. We believe these practical and real-world applications of interdisciplinary studies help shape students’ future scholarship, work, and world views. Teachers model this through constantly collaborating on curriculum, a real-life example of the lifelong learning we champion.
As one of the top progressive schools in San Diego, we believe three core tenets are vital to educating children:
Academic development and social growth must be equally supported
Students learn best when they take an active role in their education
Teaching children how to learn is as important as teaching them what to learn