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The Child's Primary School

3811 Mt Acadia Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111

(858) 576-2120


Since 1983, hundreds of San Diego students have benefited from The Child's Primary School's private school education. A well-rounded program emphasizing a solid academic foundation to prepare students for lifelong learning and academic success. Our program also enables students to develop fundamental social and educational skills in a nurturing environment.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Variety of aspects of multiple learning and teaching methods

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

The Child's Primary School, a private kindergarten through eighth grade school, was founded in 1983 based on the principles of value and respect for the individual uniqueness of each child. We believe learning is promoted in an environment that supports each child within a community that includes family, school, and those who influence the life of the child.

Our educational philosophy is grounded in the richness of the individual diversity and respect for all people. We understand learning to be an exciting and lifelong process and to include all aspects of the whole child: physical, emotional, social, and intellectual.

We promote a safe environment where the curiosity and quest for learning of all persons-including children, family, faculty, and staff-are encouraged, supported, and challenged.

Our school's founders, Ms. Maggie Price and Ms. Sherry Risch, developed a distinct philosophy of education, after years of training, that combined the best teaching methods and principles of learning with their personal philosophies of family and the needs of the whole child. In 1983, this vision became The Child's Primary School.

A Typical Day

Kindergarten classes will have designated times for math, reading, music, spanish, science, PE, recess, outside play, snack time, lunch time, quiet time.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation