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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Parent Potluck
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Big Hall

Please come join us for our first opportunity to come together as an entire school community to welcome in the new school year.  This...

First Day of School!
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
3811 Mt Acadia Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

We are so excited to welcome students and parents back to The Child’s Primary School for the first day of the 2018 – 2019...

School Picture Day
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
3811 Mt Acadia Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

It’s that time of year again!  What will you wear?
It’s School Picture Day is Tuesday, September 25! Don’t forget to come to school...


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