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Gillispie School / Admission

Welcome to Gillispie Admissions

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.

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!
General Open House

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Kindergarten Open House

Friday, January 19, 2018

General Open House

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Key Admissions Dates

Our Admissions Key Dates for the 2018-19 School Year and a Link to our Step-By-Step Admissions Process

Early Admission Deadline for Toddlers

January 3, 2018

Application Deadline

February 2, 2018

Admissions Decisions Mailed

March 9, 2018

Family Enrollment Decision Due

March 19, 2018

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 January 19 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.