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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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? School Picture Day at TCPS is Tuesday, September 24, 2019! Don’t forget to come...

Halloween Carnival
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
3811 Mt Acadia Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Kids, moms and dads – get your thinking caps on to dream up creative kid-friendly...

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...

TCPS Family Night & Open House
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Child's Primary School

What Makes Learning at The Child’s Primary School Special? Join us for an evening exploring our classrooms and student work.  Visit classrooms, view student...

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...

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