Back to School Choices in La Jolla


It’s that time of year. Summer is winding down, and it’s time to start thinking about getting the kiddos to school. 

While your children might not be thinking about it, good parents are ever seeking to provide what is paramount for their kids, and this is undoubtedly spot-on when it comes to the education that they obtain. Inhabitants of the La Jolla vicinity will be content to know that there are a number of superb La Jolla Schools for all grade levels. Consequently, in the event you have a tot who is just beginning preschool, or you have an older teen in high school or even headed to university, you can surely find great choices in and around the greater La Jolla area.

Parents will discover some outstanding public schools in La Jolla for elementary, middle, and high school. In fact, the public schools in La Jolla have consistently high scores and rankings, so you can be ensured that your kid is getting a quality education with highly effective teachers and administrative staff. Furthermore, as a parent, you possess the opportunity to choose from among some of the finest private schools in the contiguous United States in the La Jolla vicinity should you have a preference for your youngster attending a private school. And, for those moms and dads who desire to look more into some of the private school choices, what follows are some of the preeminent that you should take the time to consider.

All Hallows Academy offers education for K through the 8th grade. This Catholic school provides a robust focus on education as well as the principles of the Holy Bible. In addition, Evans School is yet another remarkable choice as generations of La Jolla residents can attest to. Located on Mount Soledad in an appealing setting, Evans features an exclusive curriculum that challenges all aspects of a youngster’s mind. Since Evans is an elementary school, you’ll need to plan ahead with respect to where to send your child(ren) for middle school.

For mom’s and dad’s seeking for K-12 opportunities, you might want to think about the Francis Parker School. This is a non denominational school that provides students with distinguished academic programs for college prep as well as a strong athletics program. Now 104 years old, and with lower, middle, and upper school classes, your kid(s) will be able to enter Francis parker from their first years of school till graduation. The school offers two locations, one for your child’s early years in nearby Mission Hills, and another for middle school and high school close to the University of San Diego. Moreover, Francis Parker is truly among the elite college prep schools but is nevertheless exceptional what with their emphasis on bringing into being well-versed students who can participate in athletics, arts, music and much more during their attendance.

Bishop’s School is yet another of the more popular private schools in La Jolla. They provide excellent schooling for kids from the 6th grade through their senior year. In addition, they offer a great academics program along with a hugely successful sports and arts programs. While Bishop is comparable in status and stature to Francis Parker the former is an Episcopal School. With a 9 to 1 student-teacher ratio, strong academics, an immensely efficacious and spirited athletics program, as well as a distinctive focus on arts, Bishop’s is a vibrant prospect for kids and parents alike.

Furthermore, there are more than a few Montessori schools in La Jolla that have stellar reputations. For example, Montessori Institute of San Diego is located over the YMCA, La Jolla Village Montessori is situated in the village on Fay Avenue, and Montessori School of La Jolla sits atop Mount Soledad. All three quality schools start taking students as young as 18 months of age, and since each one possesses an exceptional status, one way to choose from these schools is to consider which location is most convenient for you and your kids.

The above-mentioned institutions of learning are only some of the fantastic schools in the La Jolla area. And don’t discount the quality public schools to choose from as well. When you are searching for a school for your kids, it’s always a good idea to pop in and visit their location so you can learn as much as you can about the different programs that they each offer. In this manner, you, the concerned parent, will be able to make an educated judgment and consequently send your youngster(s) to the school that will suit him/her the best.


9 Must-Have Back to School Supplies from Hi Sweetheart

Hi Sweetheart Back to School Supplies Very Busy FolderThe best part of going back to school is always the new school supplies—especially when they’re as cute as these. Even if you’re not in school, this season of new beginnings is the perfect time to treat yourself to some of these productivity-boosters from Hi Sweetheart on Ivanhoe Ave in La Jolla.   Continue reading

Photo Gallery: International Day at the Gillispie School

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Today was International Day at The Gillispie School! La Jolla Blue Book stopped by to check out their 11th annual cultural event, which began at 8:45am with a Parade & Flag ceremony and continues until 3pm.

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La Jolla High School Update | Anti-Drug Week


Last November, we updated you on La Jolla High Schools recent participation in cancer awareness week, No-Shave November, and anti-bullying week. This upcoming week, LJHS will be partaking in Anti-Drug week by promoting the dangerous effects of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.

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8th Annual Bird Rock Home Tour

The 8th Annual Bird Rock Home Tour is being held once again this year by the Bird Rock Community Council. Enjoy the day by touring beautifully appointed homes in the famed suburb of La Jolla. Every house will feature its own distinct charm, style, and design. You will find an enormous amount of creative ideas for your own home as well!

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Not only is the tour a great way to explore the homes of Birdrock, but it also contributes to a wonderful cause. All proceeds from the tour will benefit Bird Rock Elementary School.

The Bird Rock home tour will take place on January 25, 2014 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Tickets are $20 per person and can be found at Tickets are also available for the self-guided tour and can be purchased on the day of the event at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. Please be aware that houses will be announced the day of the event and photography is not allowed. Enjoy the tour and share your favorite houses by commenting below!

5 Reasons Why We Love La Jolla

boomer-beachWhat’s not to love about gorgeous beaches, sunny weather and spectacular shopping? La Jolla is known as a luxury beach community and ultimate tourist destination. But what lures people into La Jolla is all the different types of things you can see and do! Whether you want to shop at designer clothing boutiques or enjoy the beaches, there are a ton of activities for everyone to enjoy. From shopping to snorkeling to sun-bathing, La Jolla has it all! Here are 5 reasons why we love La Jolla.
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Gillispie School’s Robotic Program Scores In Second Year


This past weekend two teams from The Gillispie School’s Robotic Program competed in the qualifying round of the FIRST LEGO League Robotics Competition at the prestigious Preuss School in La Jolla. This was a very special and distinguishable honor for both teams that competed. FIRST LEGO, which stands for ‘For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology’, was founded by Segway inventor Dean Kamen. This is the second year that the Gillispie School has competed as part of its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program.

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Movember Turns LJHS Hairy


Movember has officially taken effect at La Jolla High School. Long beards, untamed mustaches, and hairy legs are noticeably visible in the hallways of campus. As the most popular unofficial school event, Movember is a way to help raise cancer awareness. By ‘unofficial’, we mean that there are no sponsored posters or bulletin announcements promoting the event. It has grown in popularity by word of mouth and on social media. Students, teacher, and faculty can all participate and enjoy watching schoolmates turn from nicely groomed humans, into unkempt mammals. You can expect to see teenage boys becoming more hairy then they already are, teenage girls showing off their extremely hairy legs, and male faculty members starting to look more like lumberjack men than teachers. Continue reading