The Child's Primary School (TCPS) is a top ranked private school in San Diego with Kindergarten, Elementary School and Middle School.

Since 1983, TCPS has nurtured a community of learning through small classes, experiential and social-emotional learning, and a balance between project-based and traditional teaching methods. Founded on the belief that "The Child is Primary," our San Diego private school maintains a commitment to preparing students for the future so they may be successful in life. With a kindergarten, elementary school and middle school, The Child's Primary School is able to provide your family with the best school experience, preparing them for future academics and beyond.  

Our San Diego Private School Advantages

For over 30 years TCPS has been committed to a philosophy that emphasizes teaching the process of learning, of problem solving, and of critical thinking. Along with a challenging academic program, TCPS mindfully demonstrates to students how to develop the individual and interpersonal skills that will allow them to develop into leaders in the emerging global community.

We would be delighted to hear from you. Please call the school (858-576-2120), fill out an application, or schedule a school tour today. Parents, please Download the TCPS Brochure and Download the TCPS Parent Handbook.


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How High Can you STACK it? STACKED FUNraiser
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
7007 Friars Rd #356, San Diego, CA 92108

Stacked Restaurant FUNraiser
The Child’s Primary School
for a restaurant FUNraiser at
STACKED Food Well Built
at Fashion Valley Mall
Thursday, November 15th

TCPS Grandparents Day
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Child's Primary School

Grandparents of TCPS students spend a day at The Child's Primary School for a day of exploring the school and creating special memories with...

TCPS Student Thanksgiving Feast
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Child's Primary School

Get ready for the TCPS annual traditional student Thanksiving Feast.
*Student Cooked
*Student Decorated
*Student-led TCPS Traditions
*After a special day...

2018 Holiday Sing-along
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
The Big Hall at TCPS 3811 Mt. Acadia Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

2018 TCPS Holiday Sing-along
Join TCPS Students and Staff
for a Holiday Sing-along
as we sing fun Holiday songs and carols
to get in...

2019 Big Event
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
The Child's Primary School

You won't want to miss the 2019 Big Event! TCPS students will be working together to do something BIG. What will it be this...


Jen Clark
May 10, 2018

35 Years of TCPS!

Jen Clark
January 11, 2017

The BIG Event for 2016-17

Jen Clark
December 16, 2016

Annual Falliday Recital