Private School Open Houses in La Jolla this Month of November

As the weather turns cold and the holidays approach, the school year is gaining momentum. Education is a crucial factor in any child’s development and a strong concern for parents. Before the shopping craze of late November takes over, parents should be mindful of perspective schools available for their children in the 2014-2015 school year.

Whether its a toddler’s creative development or a 12-year-olds best college preparatory track, the community of La Jolla has numerous private school options for parents. Blue Book has an extensive list of La Jolla’s best private schools that can help parents do some online research. This can give anyone a taste of each school’s mission statement, but open houses provide a much better space to explore potential schools and get a sense of their educational styles.


Beth Israel Pre-School is having an open house for perspective families tomorrow Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 9:30-10:30am in the Rotunda Conference room (3rd Floor). Interested parties will be able to tour the school and meet Sandy Sherman, the ECE Director.

The school concentrates its efforts on creating a positive environment for learning fostering academic learning by including instruction in the arts, allowing play and giving lots of personal attention with low teacher to student ratios. Registration is open November 5th for current students and opens November 12th for new students. Call (601) 956-6216 with any questions or to schedule a tour.


Francis Parker – San Diego’s oldest and largest independent, non-denominational, co-educational day school

*Open Houses: starts with a Student Activity Fair and ends with a Q&A session with student panel. Upper School grades 9-12 (November 12, 2013) Middle School grades 6-8 (November 20, 2013) Lower School grades JK-5 (November 13, 2013) 3:30-5:30pm Call (858) 874-3380

The Bishop’s School – affiliated with the Episcopal church, independent coeducational college preparatory day school for students in grades 6-12

*Open House: take a tour, meet faculty, coaches, administrators, middle and upper school presentations, visit a workshop and more Saturday Nov.16 10am-1pm Call (858) 875-0826

All Hallows Academy– part of All Hallows Parish, within the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego, K-8 Christian education

*Open House: Thursday, November 21 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Gillespie School – independent, coeducational day school age two through grade 6

*Open House: all ages welcome Jan 16 and 22 9:00-10:30am Call (858) 459-3773 x 135

Stella Maris Academy – Catholic, coeducational, Transitional Kindergarten-8th Grade school

*Parent-to-Parent Tours are conducted on Thursday mornings Call (858) 454-2461

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