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3811 MOUNT ACADIA BLVD
SAN DIEGO, CA 92111
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Phone: 858-576-2120
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  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 8th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 6:1
  • Students/Grade: 10
  • Number Students: 90
  • Number Teachers: 11
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Sherry Risch
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (34 ratings)
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    School Reviews (33 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-07
    "My son went to this school for one year (4th/5th combo class) and I have some opinions....First of all our decision (I think) to xfer our son to this school was based on wrong assumption. Private school with $15000/year tuition does not mean you are getting the high quality competitive education like Cathedral or other prep schools. It also does not mean that your kid is in with a bunch of smart kids. All it means that your kid is in with kids whose parents can afford it. And some of them have SEVERE behavior issues. Now, I am not saying that my kid didn't learn anything or didn't get a better quality education than public school system, he probably did. He also took part in some wonderful projects that he thoroughly enjoyed but was it worth my $15g ? I doubt it ! There are some Great teachers and than there are some who shouldn't be teaching at all. There was a definite show of favoritism by a few teachers especially towards multiple kids families. My kid got into trouble for something very minor and had a in class suspension but another kid didn't get anything for doing something VERY MAJOR. Off course my kid was marked after that. Well needles to say we're not there anymore."
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    Posted 2014-01-07
    "I have a daughter brand new to this school (5th grade) the moment I knew that I loved this school was when she came home and told me that she loved algebra! Coming from my child that was less than interested in any subject at her previous school. The teachers and staff are great and my daughter raves about how much she loves being at school. Whenever she struggles in school academically I have recieved calls from her teacher to find a solution which I think is amazing! Most schools just wait until the parent recieves the bad report card. They have a science lab, teach spanish, and the 5th graders run a "coffee shop to teach business skills. I adore this school and I am so happy that we found it! Highly recommened."
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    Posted 2013-10-09
    "With such small class sizes it s impossible for a student to not have close attention from the teacher. The school emphasizes a hands on approach for children to learn and research without a hint of ROTE learning. It s very academic, dynamic, interesting, and fun. Unlike last year at the public school, both of our children LOVE going to school. I appreciate the thinking outside the box approach and I enjoy hearing my children tell me about their projects. Another benefit of such a small school is that students quickly know each other. The activities allow kids to work across age groups, so my son has friends in kindergarten, first, second, and even third grade. The older students have been nice, and it s rewarding to see a first grader wave and yell to kids much older and get a positive response. The children play across grades/ages/boys and girls together. I feel a huge burden has been lifted from my shoulders. My workload supervising and assisting my daughter has gone down to almost zero. I talked to the teacher and I got detailed feedback that showed me that the teacher understood my daughter better than any previous teacher had. TCPS is a hidden gem."
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    Posted 2013-06-07
    "Choosing a school for your child can be a daunting task but I know we made the right decision for our son by sending him to TCPS. My son just finished attending here as a Kindergartener. I love how small the school is, how the students all work together throughout the school year in cross-age groups, and how the school really fosters a sense of community among the students. Every child feels "safe" and they can be an individual without fear of being judged by others. As for the academics, my son has a love of learning and looks forward to reading and learning math everyday. His class studied an environment (Mt. Fuji) this year and all the lessons focused around Mt. Fuji. He just really loved school! Every teacher knows every student and every student knows all the other students. The 4th and 5th graders were reading buddies to the Kindergarteners. There is a Thanksgiving Feast where the students prepare the meals in cross-age groups. The Big Event showcases the multiple talents of the school and the students. We just love this school!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-11-19
    "We have two children at TCPS and could not be happier. Some of the things we love - TCPS teaches kids 'how to learn'. They learn critical thinking, research abilities and how to express thoughts/ideas. Graduating students are usually accepted to top private schools, charter schools or honors programs at local high school. - The school reinforces the importance of being thoughtful, when to lead and when to follow. It also has a very real world feel diversity, down-to-earth), yet our children do not have to deal with many of the environmental challenges at most schools. Don't want to shelter them, but less negative influences can be good. - Grades are limited to 12-14 students; ensures students get individual attention they need to reach their potential. Our kids LOVE going to school (1 elementary, 1 middle). Best best kept secret in San Diego...families love it and half the cost of many other top private schools. That said, the school is for families that highly value a place is focused on the kids. If you are looking for a private school that will enrich your personal social life/status you will not like what they find. Which is part of why the culture remains so great :-)"
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