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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Kindergarten – 2nd grade OPEN HOUSE
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Child's Primary School

*Small School, Small Classes, Big Results*
Experience first hand the small school excellence and academic challenges that await your child at The Child’s Primary...

2019 TCPS Jogathon
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Child's Primary School

The Jogathon is coming SOON!
Stay tuned for details and start warming up
so you will be

The 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...

Staff Appreciation Breakfast
8:30 am - 10:00 am
The Big Hall at TCPS 3811 Mt. Acadia Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

2018-2019 TCPS Staff Appreciation Breakfast
At this annual Breakfast TCPS students and families show appreciation for the teachers and staff who help make The...

TCPS Spring Show
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
The Big Hall at TCPS 3811 Mt. Acadia Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

TCPS Spring Show
The Child’s Primary School students showcase their performing arts and musical talents in the annual Spring Show in The Big...


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