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Warren-Walker School

4605 Point Loma Ave
San Diego, CA 92107

(619) 223-3663


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Private, independent, coed day school for grades prekindergarten through eighth grade. Since 1932

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We invite you to tour our campus and visit with our faculty to learn more about this enriched and dynamic program! We offer tours daily by appointment.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Unique to Warren-Walker Schools are the seven specialist programs taught by highly qualified and dedicated professionals. Children meet with specialist at least once a week. -Spanish (daily) -Physical Education (daily) -Art -Music -Drama -Library -Computer

From the Director:

Warren-Walker School teachers are exceptionally qualified and enthusiastic professionals on a mission to challenge the students to achieve their fullest potential as scholars, citizens, and future adults. Of the forty teachers at the Lower Schools and twelve at the Middle School, fourteen hold Master degrees. All are well trained, committed, intelligent, and creative;truly the strength of the School. Overall, the student-teacher ratio is 10:1.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

At the Lower Schools, reading, mathematics, science, and social studies are taught by teachers within the structure of a traditional grade-level program.

The Curriculum Guide specifies the goals and objectives to be achieved, but the teachers are encouraged to teach in unique and creative ways that reflect their own styles and strengths, meet the multifaceted needs of the students, and challenge them to excel. In this way, each school day is fresh and exciting, students enjoy learning, and basic subject matter becomes interesting and readily achievable.

On any given day, handmade projects are being shared, students are presenting book reports in costumes that represent main characters, and others are singing a song about the states and capitals - all great ways to learn!

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Warren-Walker School believes the development of self-confidence, self-discipline, creativity, and an ongoing desire to learn is founded in a solid acquisition of basic skills, thinking skills, communication skills, and good character that are achieved through a well-rounded program in a supportive environment.

A Typical Day

Beginning in prekindergarten and continuing through eighth grade, small ­classes, capable and enthusiastic teachers, and lots of student-teacher interaction combine to make Warren-Walker School a very special place for children.

Students receive challenging academic courses carefully balanced by a curriculum that includes special instruction in art, foreign language, physical education, music, the performing arts, and computer and library science.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Back To School Night,
Coffee with the Heads
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Warren-Walker Parent Association

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school