La Jolla high schools focus of lecture series


The La Jolla Historical Society will present “School Days: Celebrating the Past and Exploring the Future of La Jolla’s Schools,” three lectures to be held at The Bishop’s School, La Jolla High, and La Jolla Country Day.

  • The first presentation on The Bishop’s School, is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Geier Presentation Hall of the Teitleman Science Center, 7607 La Jolla Blvd. Alison Adams Royle, class of 1957, faculty member Mary Jane Sutherland, and the 11th head of the school, Aimeclaire Roche, will provide perspectives on the past and talk about where Bishops is headed in its second century. An exhibit on the school’s history opens at 6 p.m., followed by a reception at 6:30 p.m.
  • At 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Parker Community Auditorium, 750 Nautilus Street, La Jolla High School will present a discussion by alumni association founder and member of the class of 1962 Sandy Coggan Erickson; 1944 alumni and former faculty member Harry Crosby, and Principal Dana Shelbourne. The school’s traditions will be highlighted in an exhibit opening at 6 p.m., followed by a reception at 6:30 p.m.
  • On March 16 at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Jacobs Family Library, 9490 Genessee Ave., La Jolla Country Day School will host a presentation by Cynthia Balmer Coleman (her mother founded the Balmer School, predecessor of La Jolla Country Day), along with longtime faculty member Will Erickson and headmaster Christopher Schuck. A tour of the school begins at 6 p.m, followed a short reception.

Reservations require advance payment of $10 per lecture, $25 per series for members or $12 per lecture and $30 per series for nonmembers at or by calling (858) 459-5335, ext. 1.
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