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3430 School Street
San Diego, CA 92116

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(619) 600-5321
(619) 550-3637
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April 30, 2014
Every child should be so lucky as to have the opportunity to attend a school such as San Diego Global Vision Academy. And any parent or student that I've spoken to from SDGVA is as crazy in love with it as my child and I are. Not only do the teachers do an exceptional job of teaching our children, they also nurture their students in every possible way. And this includes the entire staff. The school environment is very structured, yet very loving and accommodating. They address every student as an individual and attend to their specific needs. The school is a very diverse group, yet they all come together like a family. Every child thrives there. My son started in fourth grade, the year the school opened. He is my fourth child, and until then all my children had attended parochial schools, which we have always been happy with. It was sort of a fluke how it came to be that he gave this school a try that year, but he's never looked back. He loves the teachers, the staff, students, his studies. He is engaged in school in every respect. SDGVA should be the model upon which all schools are based. My heart is filled with gratitude for all this school has offered my son.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
SDGVA is an amazing school because the architecture of leader building techniques based on virtues and principles we all value and want our children to learn and become the future we hope for. This requires a watchful eye on every students interactions and achievements to identify areas that need improvement and implementing modern well planned techniques to provide a safe social structured environment that the children can thrive to be more and more importantly desire to do more and achieve goals they didn't know they could. I have carefully observed the progress of my three children and am very pleased we found SDGVA.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
SDGVA is by far the greatest school in San Diego! As an educator and former home school teacher, we were looking for a great school to meet our family's changing needs. From day one we experienced intelligent, caring, beyond capable, amazing teachers and staff of top quality to help our children transition and flourish. Great success comes with great leadership and there is no success without a successor. Principle Harris and Educational Provost Kane have this vision and provide a solid leadership foundation for the support and success of their teachers, staff, students, and parents both collectively and as individuals. Parents have many opportunities to be involved to attend monthly family dinner nights, help in the classroom, or go on field trips. They regularly provide feedback on behavior, achievement, assessment, areas of need, and goals for advancement. The curriculum is balanced, and rich with writing, reading and STEM emphasis. Students participate in Tae Kwon Do, organic gardening, Science Lab, and leadership activities, and as our daughter says, " helps us work to use our skills and resources so we can learn new and interesting things in a fun and exciting way."

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
Success! My children are given enough encouragement and direction to enjoy learning and be successful at what ever they put their minds to do. I love the teachers, staff and everyone in-between they really do operate with a common goal. Help students succeed

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
I have been involved in education as a teacher and parent, both in private and public schools for more than 30 years. San Diego Global Vision Academy is a superior school. The staff is very loving and dedicated to guiding each student academically as well as in learning life skills. The personal commitment I have observed from the teachers and support staff is extraordinary. When I step on the campus and observe student behavior, I am impressed with the respect I see demonstrated by the students in their interaction with staff, parents and fellow students. The school environment is challenging and positive, encouraging each student to work hard and achieve their best. Learning about good citizenship and leadership are essential lessons taught at SDGVA. Learning that success is the result of motivation, goal setting, self-discipline and hard work is important in the daily learning as well. My own daughter has learned that she is accountable in every way for her words and actions towards others. There is an overall feeling that "I'm worth it and I will try my best" at SDGVA. There is a strong feeling on campus of "connected-ness", belonging together as team, as a community.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2014
SDGVA by far is one of the best Charter schools in San Diego County. The parent student ratio is awesome. The staff is wonderful and very respectful of each family educational needs and the staff also knows each student and parents by name. If your child does not have an Individualized Educational Plan the teachers are still available to help each child as though they did have one. Extra help is always available to all students rather in the morning, after school or on a Saturday your child will get the help that they need. I love everything about SDGVA from the time I drop my Children off to the time that I pick them up I know that they are in a safe place that is full of love, joy and excitement. When I look at San Diego Global Vision Academy I know that my children is getting quality educational like that of a private school with out the cost. My children enjoy one of the Tae Kwon Doe programs that is part of the weekly school schedule it gives them a chance to burn of extra energy. They also enjoy the free extracurricular activities that are part of the 6 to 6 program Flag Football and Basketball these sports gives them a chances to do a sport that some families can't afford.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2014
SDGVA has been a blessing to my family and my children. My children transferred in midyear 2 years ago and both of them were welcomed with open arms. My children have individual academic needs and SDGVA has found ways to accommodate both of my children. They challenge my child who surpasses his grade level and offers amazing support to my child who needs extra strategies to learn. They treat my children as unique individuals and get to know them as people and love them as their own. My children look forward to school. They are eagar to learn. The teacher's and administration are always avalible to parents to aide in "problems". This school has helped my children not only with academic hurdles but personal hurdles. They care about the children as a whole person. I highly recommend this school. I always recommend this school to new neighbors that move in. Even though we have to commute to the school I think the school is worth the extra time spent in the car. The amazing education and teachers are worth the commute for my children. Anyone that can get their children into this school have an amazing opportunity and their children will get an amazing education.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2014
I can't say enough great things about SDGVA! I moved to CA almost 2 years ago during the summer and right away enrolled my oldest daughter in the 2nd grade class (luckily there was an opening). Now both of my children are there and both are both excelling and couldn't be happier! One of my children is in Transitional Kindergarten, so she is a young 5, and is reading at a 1st grade level already. The teachers are a text, phone call or e-mail away which I did not experience with a traditional public school. The Administrative team knows my children by name which is extremely comforting, and they do everything they can to accommodate a single mom who has to work, which is way more than I could ever ask for! They have mandatory weekly Tae-Kwon-Do with an awesome instructor who teaches them discipline and integrity. I recently started working in the Carmel Valley area which is known for it's incredible schools, but I can't bare to take my girls out of SDGVA!! I'm a proud mommy!!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
SDGVA is a progressive collaborative of innovative educators and enthusiastic administrators dedicated to the individual excellence of every student, and supports students and their families through open-door policy, accessibility and ease of communication with all staff members, SDGVA-teacher run 6 to 6 Program and Saturday School. Experiential learning through community building service projects, gardening, Tae Kwon Do, science/technology labs, and field trips to the colleges in the city, inspire and motivate our students as resilient life-long learners - empowering them to become responsible, accountable, contributing leaders. Critical thinking and writing skills are honed across all academic disciplines. In this technological age of massively available, self-published, instantaneous communication, this compassionate group of savvy education professionals is guaranteeing that SDGVA students will undoubtedly "Write the Future!"

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
I chose to work at SDGVA because in working with the group of founding members, I finally found a supportive and driven group of educators who found a way to put children first. I've worked with some wonderful teachers and taught at another great charter school, but for the first time in my career I am able to stand alongside other educators developing the our vision, learning together, growing as professionals and individuals, creating a school FOR KIDS. SDGVA embodies everything I believe is important about education: our mission to creating resilient, lifelong learners, our focus on service learning and writing, our emphasis on tae kwon do and self control, and our belief as individuals, as a teaching staff, and as an entity that ALL students have the potential to succeed. I've never been happier or felt so motivated as a professional. Working alongside such amazing and motivated educators who are genuinely excited to teach our children keeps me motivated and makes getting up each morning and showing up for work "worth it."

- submitted by a teacher
April 22, 2014
Working at SDGVA is a dream come true. It is a place where all teachers, staff, and administration work diligently to support student achievement and personal growth. At SDGVA everyone is willing to do whatever it takes to give students what they need and to help them achieve their goals. At SDGVA, parents, teachers, staff, and students are a family. We support each other and band together when things get tough. We are flexible, caring, and hardworking. At SDGVA students are resilient and face life s challenges head on. I am extremely fortunate to work with such an amazingly strong group of people that are making a difference in the lives of young people everyday. You will never meet a more passionate and dedicated group. This school is a rare find.

- submitted by a teacher
April 22, 2014
Working at SDGVA gives me an opportunity as an educator to meet the needs of all of my students and help them become the best learners they can be. I am treated professionally by administration and by parents. I am part of a very dedicated team that not only truly believes students can achieve excellence, but every decision is based on it. There is cross-grade-level accountability and help that can be so rare in schools. I am valued here as an educator, a learner, and as an individual!

- submitted by a teacher
April 22, 2014
SDGVA has transformed my life as an educator. Teacher burn out influences many teachers on a daily basis. When I found SDGVA, I knew that this school would protect me from growing exhausted and frustrated. I was grateful to be offered a teaching position here and I have had an incredible, supportive, and enhancing experience at this school. Each day I work alongside the most loving and amazing teacher leaders. I learn everyday and I share everyday. The buzz of teachers leading teachers can be heard always and this experience is valuable and priceless. SDGVA has found a way to put students first and to see to it that all teachers continue their journey as lifelong learners. I am eager to see what the upcoming years will bring and I am thankful each day to have met all the SDGVA teachers, faculty, families, students, and parents.

- submitted by a teacher
April 22, 2014
I love being a teacher at SDGVA because of the strong community that has been fostered among educators, administrators, family, and students. Every student, regardless of grade level, is considered one of ours by all teachers. I am amazed by the innovation and consistent high expectations that I see occur in every classroom, every day. SDGVA students work hard, take responsibility for their behavior and their learning, and know that they will not be overlooked or able to slide by . High expectations are set for every student, and every educator, and because of this, the years are filled with huge successes. All teachers are committed to helping their students achieve in every way that they know how and if they don t know how, you can bet they will work hard to find solutions. Because of this diligence and dedication, I have witnessed students who have made giant leaps in proficiency and overall motivation and work ethic. All staff works together in a dynamic environment that brings out greatness in every member of the SDGVA family, and I feel lucky and honored to be a part of this amazing charter school.

- submitted by a teacher
April 22, 2014
SDGVA I feel incredibly fortunate to have found SDGVA so early in my career. The academic rigor and passion for student achievement is truly unmatched by any school site I have observed. SDGVA is 100% student focused and student driven, with an extremely gifted and dedicated staff of educators. The willingness to ensure academic success for all students, at any cost, is truly inspiring and motivating. I have been afforded an incredible opportunity to learn from my colleagues in a network of love and support and reflect daily how incredible my job is! SDGVA bridges the teacher-parent relationship in a genuine, heart felt environment, which strengthens our community of young leaders and resilient learners. I couldn t feel more fulfilled to be an educator at SDGVA.

- submitted by a teacher
April 22, 2014
Outstanding School with Amazing Teachers! My child started at SDGVA in kindergarten and is now in 2nd grade. We researched countless schools and toured at least 8 before deciding on SDGVA - we absolutely made the right choice. This is a small school with small class sizes, where the teachers all know the kids and the students get individualized attention. The curriculum and pedagogy is fairly traditional, but this approach produces considerate, respectful students who are good citizens and resilient lifelong learners. The school focus is on writing, with a STEM emphasis in the upper grades. They also have Tae Kwan Do as a key part of their curriculum. The school is quickly becoming recognized as successful leader among San Diego charter schools and as an integral part of the Normal Heights community. The teachers and staff are always available to discuss issues and give feedback on my child's progress. They continually work with us to find the best educational approach for our child - and he is thriving as a result! As a parent, I can't imagine a better fit for my child or our family. We LOVE SDGVA!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
I couldn't possibly be more satisfied with the decision to enroll my child here. He is absolutely thriving. The staff is exceptional, I have loved his teachers each year! All of the staff know each of the students, so it is an ultra personal feel. Tae Kwon Do is a part of the curriculum and I have seen so much more discipline from my son because of that. It is the perfect place for our family. The teachers take great care in assuring your child is on track for success. I am thrilled to be enrolling my younger son in Kindergarten this Fall! What a wonderful place to grow. Thank you, SDGVA!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
The amount of professional development that SDGVA provides for their teachers is monumental. More importantly, most of it comes from in-house, which allows for all teachers to serve in a leadership role. Such responsibilities foster teachers who are always working on their craft of teaching, and their ability to work with students and adults. SDGVA is a fantastic place to work. Both students and staff are held to high expectations.

- submitted by a teacher
April 22, 2014
A school that's young, but has many good qualities of an old established institution. SDGVA, turn my son into an avid reader. I remember when I use to bribe him to read anything, now he beats me to the library trying to check books out. I love how his teacher use JUNK books and POWER books to classify different books. They have instill the love of reading into my child without me having to bribe him. HOORAY!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2014
My daughter has attended SDGVA since 4th grade (now in 7th) and I love this school. They receive a stellar education from master level teachers. In addition they're taught personal responsibility and how to be leaders. I especially love their passion for literacy. My daughter has excelled at this school and I highly recommend it!

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2014
I am a mommy of a 7 year old that attends SDGVA and I absolutely love the school. My son started there last year in kindergarten and it was an amazing experience for him as a student, and myself, as a parent. I am very impressed with the dedication of EVERY SINGLE faculty member at SDGVA. The office staff is amazing! I truly enjoy the relationship I have with my son's teacher both this year and last! You can just tell that they want the very best for your child and they work with your child as an individual! As a mom, I couldn't really ask for anything more from my kid's school. I can't wait for my daughter to start there as well! Very proud to be an SDGVA parent!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2014
I have a middle school student and a 1st grader that attend SDGVA. The teachers and staff are passionate about education. They are passionate about children. My children love to go to school each day. My 1st grader even asks to go school on the weekends. I have always been a parent who is involved in the learning process of my children. When my personal circumstances changed and I was not able to spend as much time as would have liked at the school my kids never missed a beat. I feel the teachers genuinely care about my kids and my kids feel the same way. My kids strive to do well in class and have a love for learning and I know that in part is because of the way that lessons are taught. The schools doesn't stop with reading, writing and arithmetic but instead help to develop the whole child by producing civic minded leaders. My children have the opportunity to learn about their contribution to the world. I have referred this school to any and everyone I know looking for a new school. If you are searching, search no more.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2013
My child is in second grade, and is already proficient in every skill, but excelling in reading and writing. I am very pleased with her performance, her teachers' ability to support a wide range of student abilities and keep my child challenged, and I feel that the school is extremely efficiently and lovingly run.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2013
SDGVA is a wonderful school. Both of my daughters have improved from proficient to advanced. The teachers go above and beyond and communicate regularly. The administration is the best I have ever seen. They know all of the children and even teach in the classrooms. SDGVA is like one big family where all the teachers know my children's names and care for the kids deeply. They have high standards and very solid classroom management. Thank you for all that you do for our kids!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2012
I have three children attending SDGVA an I could not be happier!!!!! We transfered into the school mid year, I was so excited to see my kids grow. They are making wonderful friends becoming outgoing and confident in who they are. The teachers have made the transition easy for them. Their tests scores have gone up in some areas to advanced. I am so glad that my kids attend here. It is a warm and friendly place to send your kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2012
My daughter has been a student at San Diego Global Vision Academy for the last 2 years, her choice. She is now a 6th grader. The teachers and staff are awesome! They are genuinely concerned about the students well being, physically, mentally, emotionally and educationally. The line of communication with the parents is always open. They keep the parents informed about their child s progress and are always eager to provide any extra assistance. The success of the students is most important. At SDGVA, they are building life long, responsible, service minded learners. My daughter LOVES to read and has a developed a passion for creative writing. She has a strong responsibility for her own actions and encourages others to do the same. We are extremely happy with SDGVA and would recommend it as a school of choice!

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2012
If you're looking for teachers who honor your children for who they are and encourage the best of them to shine, SDGVA should defiantly be a school to consider. They are not only big on academics but are there to help create strong and compassionate leaders for our community. We were enrolled at another school when we went to SDGVA to meet the teachers. The first impression my sons teacher made on him,as well as us changed our minds to attend here. My son has grown so much and has such a positive experience her. Teachers make themselves available to students as well as parents. Children are respectful and polite thanks to the family like atmosphere created by these caring and qualified teachers. An added bonus to all this....free (healthy) breakfast,lunch and snack to all!

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2011
This school is the best! My daughter came from another charter school. She had fallen from proficient to basic in that school. She came to SDGVA and improved to advanced! I was floored. The teachers are highly dedicated, kind, and committed. They don't allow any bullying or teasing. I am so impressed I'll be keeping my daughter there through middle school.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2011
For smaller class sizes, a family feel and a variety of activities including Tae Kwon Do, I would recommended SDGVA. My daughter attended Kindergarten at SDGVA and flourished in her desire to learn. Because her first school experience has been so positive I am confident that her outlook on school and learning will remain positive. The kinder teacher was very encouraging and treated the children as individuals.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2011
The teachers are all experienced professionals, with advanced credentials, and several years experience. The teachers founded this school and their experience and passion show in way they teach, the pride shown in the campus, and the care they show the students. Academics are emphasized, and students who need extra help, get it. The school's emphasis is on literature and writing, but there are plenty of extras, P.E., Arts, Science and the teachers themselves run the 6 to 6 program, free of charge. There are multiple, affordable options for after-school enrichment, Science Club, Fine Arts, Yoga, Service Learning Club, among others. All students get expert instruction in Tae Kwon Do building both physical fitness, confidence, and coordination. The administration is responsive, and eager for input and ideas. My child has blossomed here, academically and has gained a new confidence. All of the children are respectful, polite, and take pride in their school. Parents are welcome at the school, and volunteers are well-appreciated. I whole-heartedly recommend SDGVA to any parent looking for a safe, supportive school, that expects academic excellence from its charges.

- submitted by a parent
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Resiliency is a characteristic of individuals that allows them to adapt, persevere, and succeed despite adversity. SDGVA administration, educators and families work together to strengthen academic stamina needed to be successful in today's global economy. Students are challenged continuously by high expectations and a rigorous academic program. Homework is a constant reality in our students lives as academic reinforcement. Teachers maintain strong behavior leadership in the classroom constantly.

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San Diego Global Vision Academy
3430 School Street, San Diego, CA  92116
(619) 600-5321
Last modified San Diego Global Vision Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
San Diego Global Vision Academy Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top