Children's School's new campus grand opening is Sept. 10

The Children’s School, an independent primary school serving toddlers through grade 8, is hosting grand opening ceremonies including a ribbon cutting and tour of its new campus Friday, Sept. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 2225 Torrey Pines Road.

“We’ve just added on a whole new middle school campus for our 7th and 8th graders,” said Brian Oliphant, new head of school at Children’s. “It’s 16,000 square feet of new buildings on a part of our 6-acre campus here in La Jolla Shores.”

Oliphant noted the new campus has three new science labs, new classrooms and a top-of-the-line music lab. “We have 17 keyboards connected to a computer so it’s high-tech,” he said. “Kids can actually compose their own music.”

Founded in 1972 as a pioneer in progressive education, The Children’s School was founded by a group of educators focused on developing the whole child. School founders believed in accomplishing this through a hands-on curriculum rich in academics, social development, art and physical education.

“The social and emotional development of the child is a very strong focus here,” said Oliphant. “It’s a collaborative-learning, project-based, child-centered education.”

The school’s curriculum and educational philosophy drew inspiration from the work of numerous scholars including John Dewey, Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, Lev Vygotsky and Howard Gardner.

Oliphant said the school, which is limited to 262 students, now has 250 with the recent addition of its 7th and 8th grades. It has a 1-to-10 ratio of instructors to students.

For more information about The Children’s School call (858) 454-0184.

To RSVP for the Sept. 10 new campus grand opening e-mail rsvp@tcslj.org.

SOURCE: Press Release

Related posts:

  1. La Jolla's back-to-school dates to note
  2. La Jolla kindergarteners, families gathering on Sunday
  3. UCSD honored for community service
  4. UCSD among 'coolest' green schools
  5. La Jolla native joins Teach For America

Short URL: http://www.lajollalight.com/?p=1271

Posted by Halie Johnson on Sep 3, 2010. Filed under La Jolla, News, Schools. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

La Jolla Community Calendar

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

RSS North Coastal News

  • Del Mar couple to present program about Bhutan at Solana Beach Library September 1, 2014
    Join cultural anthropologist and photographer Roger Harmon and his wife, Nancy, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Solana Beach Library for a free presentation of their travels to Bhutan through slides and artifacts. […]
  • Carmel Valley Boy Scouts climb Mount Whitney September 1, 2014
    Several boys from Boy Scout Troop 765 (Carmel Valley) made the climb to the tallest peak in the contiguous 48 states this summer. They spent the summer hiking the tallest peaks of Southern California, preparing for their hike of Mount Whitney. These peaks included Mount Baldy, Mount San Jacinto, and Mount San Gorgonio. The boys made the 22-mile round-trip tr […]
  • Multimillion-dollar renovation complete at Hilton San Diego Del Mar September 1, 2014
    Hilton San Diego Del Mar announces the completion of its multimillion-dollar renovation. Funded by Wheelock Street Capital and Sage Hospitality, the hotel’s completed renovation includes the lobby, business center, fitness center, restaurant, meeting spaces and all 257 guest rooms. “This renovation has truly transformed the Hilton San Diego Del Mar property, […]