The Gillispie School 60th Anniversary Celebration


This past May, The Gillispie School commemorated its 60th year of instruction in the La Jolla Community. The celebration took place during their annual end-of-year celebration at the school campus in downtown La Jolla.

The Gillispie School has provided exceptional education since its incorporation in 1953. What started out as the Gillispie Childcare Association, a school for children of working parents, has grown into a vibrant, and diverse educational community serving children ages 2 to sixth grade.

The celebration included archive photos and video footage of the school history along with alumni art and achievements exhibition. Special guest speakers included head of school Alison Fleming, Danny Lawrence chair of the Tradition and Vision Fundraising Campaign, and Former Gillispie alumna and Student council president Siena Beacham.

The Gillispie School was founded to support the children of La Jolla, both within its walls and without. With a vision of community engagement and ethical education, 60 years after the founding of the Gillispie Childcare Association, the School continues to deliver on that promise.

About The Gillispie School:
Proudly celebrating its 60th year of instruction, The Gillispie School is an independent, coeducational day school located in downtown La Jolla enrolling students from age two through grade six. The Gillispie School’s mission is to provide educational excellence while serving as a springboard for children’s love of learning, creativity and readiness for the future. To learn more, visit

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