Education

  • San Diego French-American students score at math contest

    San Diego French-American students score at math contest

    Three students from San Diego French-American School in La Jolla placed among the top in the world at the spring 2016 “La Course aux Nombres” (Race for Numbers) math competition. Schools within the French-International Network (about 500 worldwide) were invited to participate, and SDFAS students...

  • Fundraiser set for La Jolla High tennis court upgrades

    Fundraiser set for La Jolla High tennis court upgrades

    When Jack McGrory heard the rumor six months ago that La Jolla High School tennis courts were going to be closed to the public, he launched a campaign with other residents to get them back. “I was concerned, and obviously a lot of other tennis players were concerned ... those tennis courts have...

  • La Jolla Cluster Association wraps up 2016 school year

    La Jolla Cluster Association wraps up 2016 school year

    La Jolla Cluster Association held its last meeting of the year May 19 at Murilands Middle School to discuss priorities for next year. The group is comprised of principals, teachers and representatives from La Jolla’s five public schools — La Jolla High, Muirlands Middle, La Jolla Elementary, Bird...

  • La Jolla Cluster Association reviews school district budget

    La Jolla Cluster Association reviews school district budget

    During the April 22 meeting of the La Jolla Cluster Association (LJCA) at Muirlands Middle School, members got to take the first look at the fresh-off-the-press draft of the 2016-2017 San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) budget. The document, named Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP),...

  • Business Spotlight: Stella Maris Academy to host Open House, April 28 in La Jolla

    Business Spotlight: Stella Maris Academy to host Open House, April 28 in La Jolla

    • BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: At almost 70 years old, the Stella Maris Academy looks back on a rich, proud history. But, just as important, according to Principal Patricia Lowell, the school is preparing today’s students for the future with a well-rounded, modern education. The school was founded in 1947...

  • La Jolla High student government reflects on leadership

    La Jolla High student government reflects on leadership

    This year, America will elect a new president. And the future leaders of America — specifically those found at La Jolla High School — will be watching. The students elected to La Jolla’s Associated Student Body (ASB) — which helps foster school spirit through dances, campus activities and student...

  • LJHS bioscience center to be open to San Diego schools

    LJHS bioscience center to be open to San Diego schools

    The committee behind the proposed Bioscience Center at La Jolla High School recently announced that plans for the state-of-the-art educational facility would include an extra lab unit, which would be available to other schools in the San Diego Unified School District. Schools without such advanced...

  • La Jolla school suspensions under district average

    La Jolla school suspensions under district average

    Compared to other school clusters in San Diego, the La Jolla Cluster — including La Jolla Elementary, Bird Rock Elementary, Torrey Pines Elementary, Muirlands Middle and La Jolla High schools — has far fewer suspensions and expulsions, it was announced at the Dec. 17 La Jolla Cluster Association...

  • Going Blind: Former La Jollan’s documentary goes public

    Going Blind: Former La Jollan’s documentary goes public

    Although more than a year has passed since La Jolla-raised filmmaker Daniel Jaffe saw his short documentary “Albert” — telling the story of an East Coast man’s transition into blindness as an adult — earn critical acclaim at the Austin Film Festival, the work’s recent public release, unintentionally,...

  • Business Spotlight: Learning by doing at The Children’s School in La Jolla

    Business Spotlight: Learning by doing at The Children’s School in La Jolla

    ▪ BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: At The Children’s School in La Jolla “learning by doing” is the primary objective. The school focuses on developing young minds through innovative teaching techniques that inspire a love for learning. The challenging curriculum provides each child with tools he or she will...

  • LJHS golfer Rebecca Ryan excels in class, and on green

    LJHS golfer Rebecca Ryan excels in class, and on green

    When La Jolla High School senior Rebecca Ryan first took to the golf course at age 11 with her father, she didn’t expect the sport to become a passion. Now 17 years old and considered among the best golfers on the Vikings girls golf team, she credits the sport with providing her with a guide for...

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