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K-6
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Encinitas, CA
Students enrolled: 664
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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941 Capri Road
Encinitas, CA 92024

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(760) 944-4360
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June 17, 2014
Wonderful school, great teachers, parents and kids. We have two kids here in the dli program. My kids love going to school and do very well in result.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2012
Beautiful campus with ocean view and cool native habitat and orchard and specialized science curriculum. An added value school ith awesome parents and great caring teachers.

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2011
I've no clue in the entire world what the people below are going on a rampage about, but when I went to this school almost 10 years ago I loved every moment of it. There were very little physical fights and the principals, teachers and parents as well were very involved with the children's activities. My mother came in every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday as a teachers assistant (voluntarily) for my whole class. Lets look at some more facts.. Every school isn't going to be perfect; it is your job as a parent to talk to your child about problems at school and become aware with whats going on instead of standing on the sideline watching without and initiative to stop the problem(s). Get involved with your kids school. That being said, fights and the typical, "He said, she said" matter will continue all through your kids school life no matter where it is. You must understand that the time from when you were a kid and now has drastically changed and drama from before continues on the next day with people posting it along social websites and texting instead of just forgetting about it and moving onto the next day like we did.

- submitted by a community member
March 18, 2011
Great school. We have a seven year old in 1st grade here and he is in the dual immersion program. We love it.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2010
Five stars for Capri! We have two children at the school...the teachers and staff are top notch. My children are challenged and love going to school everyday. The families that attend the school are caring and very into giving their children the best education and school experience which means they are involved. We love it! Gretchen Wendel

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2010
I have two children in this school 1st and 6th grade. Some teachers that my sixth grader went through from beginning until now were great, others were poor. They seemed to be from one extreme to other. I love the after school care available on site; the dual immersion program and the fact that we are semi-private school that funds it's own art, science and music programs. We do have a diverse population which is great for our kids to experience. It was hard at first to adjust to the several principals, but I think the current principal is doing a darn good job. Kudos! I would definitely recommend this school to a parent.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2010
Capri has such a warm atmosphere of parents and teachers. It is a community in every sense of the word. Beth Cameron is an amazing Principal. We are so proud to be a part of such a highly academic and nurturing environment!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2010
Both my children have been at Capri since Kindergarten. I have been very happy with their education - reviewing their individual yearly STAR test scores. They both get very high marks. I like the atmosphere at Capri and feel my children are sheltered from negative influences. There is a mix of socio-economic levels and cultures at Capri which makes it a wonderful place for children to learn diversity. On the negative side, those same diversities make it challenging for the teachers/administration. I would encourage those looking to send their children to Capri to go to the school and meet with the administration and take a tour. Base your decision on your own visit and experience.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2010
We've been at Capri for going on our 6th year now. We love it there. Bullying has not been a problem for my kids - i have a son and a daughter. The teachers have recognized my children's levels, abilities and needs in all areas and enabled them to become successful, self-driven learners. The new principal works with the teachers to optimize the classroom experience and has agressively sought ways to establish order and minimize conflict on the playground, etc. I would recommend Capri to anyone - and my kids are NOT in the dual languange immersion program. They receive fabulous attention and are not short-changed b/c of the DLI. My best advice to any parent, anywhere (b/c it's our job, really)... be involved whether it's in the classroom or on the PTA.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
I have to agree with most of the points in the previous post. There are some good teachers, but also some phenomenally poor teachers, and the administration/leadership is unwilling to address any issues. Bullying is a huge problem, and includes physical aggression - it just takes a few bad apples to realize there are no consequences, and they make it miserable for everyone. Until the current interim principal, the willingness to address it was nonexistent. The dual immersion program is given favored status, to the detriment of the students that are not in the program. We will not be back next year either, and would discourage anyone from sending their children there beyond 1st or 2nd grade.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
Interesting that so many people posted on October 6, 2009...let's look at the facts. This school has had 4 principals in the last five years, so I'm not sure why the principal rating is so high. Bullying is a rampant problem at the school and the newest principal, who has been there since December, has decided to tackle this problem because it is a known problem. The kindergarten team is amazing, but beyond that we have found most of the teaching staff is sub-par and don't look at the whole child. I'll admit, however, this is no wonder considering they have had such poor and inconsistent leadership over the years. We are moving our children out of the district and I would encourage you to talk to several parents before you decide to send your children to

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
We love Capri Elementary because the teachers have a caring & warm connection to the students. Many of the teachers have been there many years and they continue to seek new knowledge in how best to teach our kids. They are passionate about their jobs. The student body is diverse economically & ethnically. This has resulted in the kids being tolerant, friendly, and accepting. Parents are very involved with volunteering not just for their own child's classroom but also for the good of the entire school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
Capri Elementary is a school that embraces cultural diversity and higher learning for all. As a Capri parent for the past 11 years I am proud to be associated with a school that continues to strive to better itself although it is already has attained such high standards. Our dedicated staff and parent volunteers make this school an incredible learning environment for our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
It's amazing staff of dedicated and talented teachers! Also the volunteers at Capri that do all sorts of 'behind the scenes' things.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
I love how the teachers work with the parents to bring the most out of their students.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
I am a proud Capri parent! My two kids attend there now and my little guy starts there next year. We have a proud mix of families with abundance and scarcity. We take care of each other. We offer that the kids can learn two languages while in elementary school. For kids to be graduating with bilingual and biliterate proficiency makes me feel confident about their global citizenship. Right on!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
The School continues to grow and improve in all areas. With the development of the dual language program students are finally getting a real opportunity to use all of their brains'. The teachers and staff really believe in their school and students. It is a joy to drop my kids off at Capri.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
Capri Elementary is the perfect school for diversity and educational enrichment. We love supporting UNICEF kids around the globe!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
I love the sense of community that surrounds the school. People- parents, teachers, and students look out for one another. They take pride in their community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
Friendly people & fun kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
Capri has a community and learning environment like no other. It bridges languages, cultures, and socio-economic status. The sense of culture and belonging is amazing. Parent involvement and the willingness to give of time is amazing. The kids absolutely love their school. It has the most amazing school spirit --like a family in which the children know they are loved. How do I know it is so great? By the smiling faces my children bring home everyday, their love of learning, and their academic scores both at school and on a national level. The music program is also one of the best around. I also know because I am a teacher! The parent/teacher commitment at Capri is unlike any school in which I have worked! You and your child will love Capri!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
Capri has amazing teachers, students and volunteers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
5 stars!. The principal Dr. Minor Belinda is the best! She helped my son a lot.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 20, 2009
My Son Branden goes to this school and I cant tell you how happy we are they he attends Capri. Awesome Teachers and Parents.. The Principal is a sweet heart who gets the job done. Brandens Daddy. :)

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2008
What a delightful little school! We've got an amazing new Principal this year, an updated Distinguished School award, and a kindergarten team that's hard to match! A beautiful year...

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2007
Excellent parent involvement. Our exerience last school year was better than private school due to small class size and well-experienced teacher. The generous financial participation of parents serves the school as well.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
The quality of education in kindergarten and first grade is very good. From then on, the quality goes down. The vocabulary and spelling are both too simple and the vocabulary is presented in an unclear manner. The math is not explained well enough in the higher grades and Capri children entering Jr. High have to take after school math just to catch up to the lowest level of the other entering students. No one is teaching the craft of writing, students are on their own there once they are out of first grade. What a waste of time!

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2006
Our first grader started Spanish dual language program last year and is now bi-lingual! Mrs. Andrade was a great loss and new principle is still too new to rate. Scores are scary compared to other local schools (population driven), but had significant improvement this last year! Parent participation, programs and teachers are top notch and continue to get better! This school is a safe, hidden gem in the beautiful Leucadia family community.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
Outstanding staff. Excellent parent participation. Our community loves this school and considers it and it's staff one our strongest assets, a great education for our children.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
Unbelieveable parent participation. The Principal, Mrs. Andrade, seems to know every student by name. Lots of activities and after school involvement by parents and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2006
very encouraged by teachers.excellent curriculum and overall feeling at school

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2006
I heard is a great school

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2005
Quality is so-so. Music is not enough art is not enough sports are almost non-exsistent parent involvment is very low

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2005
I have 2 children attending Capri for 2 years now. Strengths of the school IMO are high level of parental involvement and small size and feel of the school. Weaknesses are obviously academic scores (see STAR ratings) and low quality PE.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2005
Capri is a great school with a great staff. Very good teachers and parent participation. Small enough where you get to know many of the parents even the ones not in your childs' class. A lost gem in Leucadia.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2005
I love Capri! The school is very active in the children's academics and encourages extracurricular activities. The teachers are dedicated to their classes and the learning process. You often find teachers there until 7p planning and preparing. There is always something happening at Capri. It is a large family environment and I would recommend it to anyone in and out of district.

- submitted by a staff
June 06, 2005
I was skeptical about Capri when I moved to Encinitas. I had heard many different opinions and felt I would not be able to make a good choice for my kids untill I had met the principle and visited some classrooms to make up my own mind. The priciple is amazing and made me feel at ease instantly. I could hear the experience in her words and felt my child was in good hands. I enrolled both my children in the 2002 school year with the idea I could always pull them out if we found they were recieving inferior schooling. My children are still there and flourishing. We are all very happy we gave Capri a chance.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2004
We love Capri. It had a terrible rep but we have discovered it is unfounded. Love the principal Andrade and small family community. We have 3 kids in the school and love it!

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2004
I had a kindergartener and a second grader at Capri last year, and I have only high praise about this school. The principal is very friendly, and stern, the perfect principle.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2003
My child has been in two different schools here in California. The first experience was not what I anticipated and was becoming very nervous until we moved to the Encinitas area. I feel so blessed to have my daughter in Capri for the amazing teachers and on top of the the incredible leadership the principal has shown. Mrs. Piper is a true blessing and an asset to the Capri school.

- submitted by a parent
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Capri Elementary School
941 Capri Road, Encinitas, CA  92024
(760) 944-4360
Last modified Capri Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Capri Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top