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Del Mar Pines School

Private | K-6 | 141 students

Small Group Instruction for reading, writing and math.

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $672,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,380.

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5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
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2013:
Based on 9 ratings
2012:
Based on 7 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted November 13, 2008

Outstanding school in all respects! My children are engaged in their learning, they love going to school, have wonderful friends, and fabulous teachers. I can't say enough about this special school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2008

Del Mar Pines is an exceptional school. The campus and staff really have a family feel to it, and it's extremely supportive. Student's are not only bright and gifted, but are exposed to a well rounded education. DMP is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2007

Outstanding, caring, nuturing, instills excellent values. Thank goodness for this wonderful school in which my daughter has excelled.
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Posted August 4, 2006

Del Mar Pines is an excellent school. The academics are very strong. The teachers and leaders of the school thoroughly understand that education is a process of learning, not just a number. The school is more than a 'number', and test score. Students truly nderstand the learning process. Reading, writing and math, and of course much, much more. I can't say enough about the families involved in this lovely school enviroment. The families really care about their kids and where they are in the learning process. The teacchers are excellent, warm and loving. I highly recommend this school to any parent considering private education. It's a wonderful school with excellent results.
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Posted March 2, 2005

We had an excellent experience at DMP. The school encourages parental involvement and provides an excellent exposure to music and arts besides strong academics. There are no programs in sports but the YMCA and other organizations provide excellent alternatives. The environment encourages exellence, family orientation, and responsible citizenship. The campus is small and the class size is limited to 20 typically with multiple instructors who are very well qualified. An excellent consideration.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 11%
Hispanic 3% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:05 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Marci McCord
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Fax number
  • (858) 481-0942

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Small instructional groups for LA/Math
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cheerleading
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Girl scouts
  • Math club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on Foundation for Education Board
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What are your chances?


7 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
32
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
46

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$13000 - $14000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
No.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Pacific Ridge School
Bishops
Frances Parker
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3975 Torrington Street
San Diego, CA 92130
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Phone: (858) 481-5615

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