7380 Girard Avenue, La Jolla

Gillispie School / Admission

Welcome to Gillispie Admission

Applications are now open for the 2019-20 School Year!

We’re thrilled that you are considering a Gillispie education for your little one! The decisions you are making now will be so very impactful to the foundations built as your child journeys into adulthood. To that end, our goal is to make the application process as easy and friendly as possible so you can get to know Gillispie School and see if it is the right fit for your family.

Whether you are interested in our innovative early childhood programs or our elementary programs designed to guide our students’ academic, creative, and social growth, we invite you to schedule a campus tour to see what sets a Gillispie education apart.

Key Admissions Dates

Our Admissions Key Dates for the 2019-20 School Year and a Link to our Step-By-Step Admissions Process

Early Admission Deadline for Toddlers

January 14, 2019

Priority Application Deadline (All Grades)

February 1, 2019

Admissions Decisions Mailed

March 15, 2019

Family Enrollment Decision Due

March 27, 2019

Early Admission for Toddler Year

Gillispie School now offers an Early Admission process for our Toddler Year (Ages 2-3). If you'd like to get a head start on securing a space for your toddler for the 2019-20 school year, the Early Admission application deadline is January 14, 2019. Accepted families will be notified on January 31, 2019, and Family Enrollment Decisions are due February 15, 2019.

Upcoming Open House Dates
Our open house events offer a tour of our School’s expansive campus,
and feature a Q & A panel with current parents, faculty members, and students!
Kindergarten Open House

December 6 and January 24

General Open House

December 12 and January 16

Kindergarten Open House
Did you know that 98% of kindergartners score as creative geniuses? According to the World Economic Forum, that number drops to 3% once they reach the age of 25. This is viewed largely as a result of an educational system focused too heavily on the development of cognitive skills.

Please join us at our Kindergarten Open House on December 6 or January 16 and learn about:

  • Our innovative and well-researched Kindergarten curriculum and philosophy
  • How we help children successfully bridge from the Early Childhood to Elementary school year
  • How our specialty programs enhance the Kindergarten experience
  • How we have tailored space, time, class sizes, and expert educators to suit our youngest elementary students and foster creativity
Why Choose Gillispie?

The educational decisions you are making now are critical to the foundations built as your
child journeys into adulthood. But with so many options out there, the choice about the best early childhood and elementary education for your child is often a tough one. Generally, parents choose Gillispie because they want their children to:

Develop a deep love of learning

Think deeply and creatively

Become thoughtful citizens of the world

Practice kindness and empathy

Open themselves to diverse ideas and cultures

Thrive in top-ranked area high schools

Gillispie Community Blog

Read our blog posts to learn more about what goes on in our classrooms on a day-to-day basis.

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When you visit our La Jolla Village campus, not only will you see the magical moments that make each learning opportunity here special, you will feel the warmth and sense of community that our environment brings.