1-858-459-3773

7380 Girard Avenue, La Jolla

Top
Gillispie School / Early Childhood

Current families looking to apply for their children not currently enrolled and prospective families interested in joining Gillispie may now submit their application(s) for priority enrollment consideration for the coming school year. *Please note that currently enrolled students do not need to re-apply and will instead be sent a re-enrollment contract in late January. This is for new preschool-Grade 6 students. All applications for priority enrollment consideration are due by February 1, 2022. Applications received after the February 1...

Several students have asked me about free dress and spirit dress days--I suppose they’re longing for the freedom of summer! We are giving you a sneak peek for the first several months! The first non-uniform day is scheduled for September 24, and students may arrive in free dress or in Padres apparel/colors. Sixth graders will decide for November 19, whether it’s a free dress or themed-dress day, and their selection will be posted in the Sun and through Room...

As I shared with Gillispie's Board of Trustees in my end-of-year report, it has been an extraordinary year for each and all of us. Reading the written comments from the 2021 Parent Survey, I recognize that parents missed being on campus to connect with each other and with their children's teachers. Yet, in thoughtful and different ways, we built and maintained a community. "It takes a village," and Gillispie is a Village. Adults on campus had to...

Gillispie is proud to partner with the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego and North County Food Banks to sponsor a Food Drive this April 21-23. Before COVID-19, the San Diego Food Bank provided food assistance to 350,000 per month or about 11% of the county’s population. Since COVID-19, the Food Bank has been feeding 600,000 people per month, or closer to 20% of the population. From mid-March 2020 through October 2021, the Food Bank distributed more than 37...

Elementary (Grades 3-6) Check-In on Thursday, March 18, 9:00-10:00 a.m. Topic: Body Image Dr. Paula Grayson has practiced pediatric medicine for over 27 years in San Diego and believes in not only treating the young patient but the family as a whole in caring and supporting the child. Book Club: Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say it, and When to Listen by Dr. Wendy Mogel Early Childhood: April 8 | Elementary: April 20, 9:00-10:00 a.m. Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say...

We invite all Gillispie students enrolled in the 2021-22 school year to join us for a summer program filled with exploration and discovery at our Learning Village in La Jolla! To keep your child fully engaged in purposeful learning and warm-weather fun, Gillispie School offers an exciting Early Childhood Camp for students ages 3-5 and a diverse array of Elementary Camp Classes for children in Grades K-6. Offerings include grade-level readiness, LEGO construction, robotics, arts & crafts, music, theater, engineering, sports, and more. Safety protocols due...

For the past few weeks, Prekindergarten students in Juniper Room have been learning about the body and the five senses. To align with this theme, they worked step-by-step on creating some AMAZING self-portraits! First, students examined different facial features—the color of the eyes, the shapes of lips, and variations in noses and ears—before choosing those most similar to their own. Next, they sketched out the shape of their face, neck, hair, and eyebrows to create the base of their portrait, while adding personal details, designs, and...