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Rainbow Kids Integral School

11345 Zapata Avenue
San Diego, CA 92126

(858) 271-6985


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Integral Education is our educational philosophy. It is child centered. It combines two philosophies of education: the ancient philosophy of acquiring self-knowledge with the current philosophy of acquiring world knowledge. Teachers look at themselves as guides and co-learners. We work to help the children become self-confident, recognizing their strengths and weaknesses.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our mission is to create a beautiful and engaging educational environment where children can become aware of themselves and grow into conscious, creative and responsible individuals, participants in society, and contributors to the community of the future. Everything at the school aims to help the children:

-discover their unique and special aim in life
-experience the joy of learning for its own sake
-embody integrity, harmony, and beauty in every aspect of their lives.

The aim of education as followed at our Rainbow Kids Integral School is, therefore, not to simply to prepare the individual student to "succeed" in life and society but to embrace and exceed this purpose by increasing his or her perfectibility to the utmost.

Excerpted from website.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year