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Welcome to Gillispie Admission

Thank You for Your Interest in Gillispie School

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 submit an inquiry form to request a tour to see what sets a Gillispie education apart.

Key Admissions Dates

Our Admissions Key Dates for the 2022-23 School Year and a Link to our Step-By-Step Admissions Process

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Admission Season Begins

October 1, 2021

Priority Application Deadline

February 1, 2022

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Admissions Decisions Sent

March 11, 2022

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Family Enrollment Decisions Due

March 23, 2022

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Attend an Open House

We look forward to welcoming prospective parents to our campus on December 8, 2021, 4-5:30 p.m., and January 13, 2022, 4-5:30 p.m. for our open house events! You will hear from administrators, teachers, students, and parents as well as have the opportunity to tour our beautiful, recently expanded campus.

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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

Learn more about our recent

Campus Enhancement and Expansion

In the summer of 2021, Gillispie opened its Sandbox, a 7000 square-foot building adjacent to our current campus. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation, this bright and colorful space houses our very first theater and multi-purpose space, a music room, library and media center, science classroom, indoor/outdoor makerspace, teaching kitchen, and an outdoor shaded student lunch area. We are confident that the Sandbox will transform the quality of the student experience, supporting each child’s unique journey and growth by empowering students to dream big, think creatively, work collaboratively, and pursue their passions.

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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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Interested in Learning More?

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.

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