Details overview

Hours 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
School leader Ms. Sherry Risch
Transportation options None

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code None
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school STEM

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning TCPS maintains a commitment to preparing students for the future so that they may be successful in high school, college, and in life. The “future” that faces our students is one that will require them to do more than prepare for the next test. They will be called on to address challenging and complex issues. For over 30 years TCPS has been committed to a philosophy that emphasizes teaching the process of learning, of problem solving, and of critical thinking.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Business
Environmental
Mathematics
Multiculturalism / Global
Music
Science
Technology
World languages
Writing

Classes

8
Visual Arts
including: Sculpture
5
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
2
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Rock band
Theory
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Poetry
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Textiles
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Spanish

Support

12
Facilities
including: Music room
Facilities Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Kitchen
Library
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Differentiated learning programs
Gifted and talented programs
Mentoring

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

Dig deeper


Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 86% 26%
Black 7% 6%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 11%
Hispanic 2% 52%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

9
Girls Sports
including: Soccer
8
Boys Sports
including: Kickball
13
Clubs
including: Yearbook
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Flag football
Kickball
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Flag football
Football
Kickball
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball
Clubs Chess club
Community service
Debate
Gardening
Homework help / Study buddy club
Math club
Robotics club
Science club
Student council / government
Technology club
Woodshop
Yearbook
Yoga club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:30 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Northminster Preschool
  Unitarian Cooperative Preschool
  La Jolla Methodist Church Nursery School
Students typically continue on to these schools The Bishop's School
  San Diego High School, School of International Studies
  Francis Parker School
Parent involvement details Parents are a special part of our community. We communicate regularly in formal communications like our weekly enewsletter and more informally via Facebook and room parent communications. We engage parents in all sorts of school activities and try to actively communicate about the amazing classroom projects that occur on a daily basis.

Awards

Academic award Future City
Year received 2016
Academic award Future City
Year received 2014

Teachers

5
Staff
including: Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Staff Assistant principal
Coach(es)
Librarian / media specialist
Reading specialist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
Staff details We have great teachers and many of them have advanced degrees. K – Rachel Szalay– Master in Education, 1 – Christie Harrison– Master in k-8 Mathematics Education, 2 – Elizabeth Warrington– Master in Educational Leadership, 3- Cara Dunn– Master in Mathematics Education, 4/5- Melissa Smith– Master in Teaching, Spanish- Marisol Sanchez– Master in Spanish, Science – Haley Morris– Master in Educational Leadership,Math - Mark Martin– JD and LLM Research/Librarian– Sarah Zoric– Master in Communication

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations No

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details We are currently accepting applications for our elementary (K-5) and middle school (6-8) programs for the 2016 – 2017 school year on a space available basis. Please call (858) 576-2120 to speak with Alyssa Ballard regarding specific grade level openings and to schedule a tour. We are hosting a Kindergarten Open House on January 10, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at The Child's Primary School. For more information, please contact us at (858) 576-2120.
Learn more Http://tcps.org/the-childs-primary-school-admissions/
Application requirements Application
Application fee
Interview
Type of application deadline Rolling
Tuition range (low) $15750
Tuition range (high) $17560
For the year 2016-2017
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Vouchers accepted No
# of applications received 50
For the year 2011-2012
# of students accepted 30
For the year 2011-2012

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012