Educational Expo October 15

San Diego PK-12 Educational Expo – October 15, 2017

AISAP and the San Diego Consortium of Independent Schools invite your school to join us at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar in San Diego, CA on October 15, 2017 for a PK-Grade 12 educational expo.

Please see the schedule below for more information about the event.  Please note this event is free and open to the public, and we encourage you to share this invitation with anyone interested in learning more about transformative independent/private school experiences. 

1:30 – 2:00 pm   Information session for families lead by admission officers (optional for families)

2:00 – 4:00 pm    Education Expo (School Fair “2.0”) — a most engaging interaction with school reps and special guests.

3:30 – 4:00 pm    Second optional educational information session for families concluding the Expo/Fair

Click here for more information.

Our Mission

San Diego’s Independent Schools: Learning, Leading, Achieving

The San Diego Independent School Consortium consists of ten area member schools that have been accredited or recognized by the

California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).

Each of the member schools offers families distinctive educational missions and opportunities while sharing a commitment to achieving excellence and inspiring innovation. Our goals are to educate families on the benefits of attending an independent school, to help each family find the independent school that is the best fit for their children, and to make the application process as welcoming as possible. The Consortium has, in many cases, created common recommendation forms, policies for visits, mailing dates for admission letters, tuition deposit receipt dates for acceptances, and policy against conflicting open houses or accepted student events.

(Please note that schools practicing a policy of rolling admission are exempt from common mailing date requirements.)

Why Choose an Independent School?

Make the choice of a lifetime. Choose an independent school.


Academically Rich

Independent schools are non-profit learning institutions that offer academically rich learning environments that nurture intellectual curiosity, stimulate personal growth, and encourage critical thinking and innovation.

Independently Funded

Independent schools are governed by their own boards of trustees and are mainly financed by tuition payments, philanthropic contributions, and endowment funding.

Rigorous Standards

Independent school accreditation standards are rigorous and are validated by a national commission.For more information on independent schools, please visit National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).


The San Diego Independent School Consortium consists of ten area

member schools that have been accredited or recognized by the 

California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)


Admission Information

At-a-glance admission comparison of our 9 member schools. For more information, contact us or reach out to your school of interest directly.

The San Diego Consortium of Independent Schools has the following agreed-upon admissions deadlines for the 2016/17 admission season:

Admission season begins: October 2, 2017
Priority consideration applications are due: February 2, 2018
Enrollment decisions are mailed: March 8, 2018
Enrollment contracts are due back: March 19, 2018

Note: Please scroll left to right to view admissions information for all member schools

 Tuition:Grades:Location:Application Fee:New Student Fee:Testing Fee:Transportation:Financial Aid:Financial Aid Deadline:Financing Methods:More information:
Army and Navy Academy$20,850-$35,400Grades 7-12Carlsbad$100$250NoCoaster ServiceYes, Need-basedContact Admissions2 or 7 Payments(888) 762-2338
The Bishop's School$35,150Grades 6-12La Jolla$100No$100 (ISEE)YesYes, Need-basedFeb 2, 2018Full Pay, 2 or 10 Payments(858) 875-0826
The Children's School$5,800-$23,490Toddler-Grade 8La Jolla$110NoNoNoYes, Need-basedFeb 2, 2018Full or Monthly Payments(858) 454-0184
Francis Parker School$19,430 - $31,450JK-Grade 12Mission Hills/Linda Vista$50-$125Yes$95 - $110 (ISEE)YesYes, Need-basedFeb 2, 20181, 2, or 12 payments(858) 874-3380
Gillispie School$9,620-$21,280Toddler-Grade 6La Jolla$125NoNoNoYes, Need-basedFeb 2, 2018Full Pay or Monthly Plan + $400(858) 459-3773
The Grauer School$23,250-$24,050Grades 7-12Encinitas$100YesNoNoYes, Need-basedFeb 2, 2018Full Pay, 2 or 10 Payments(760) 274-2116
La jolla Country Day School$14,600-$32,020Age 3-Grade 12La Jolla$50-$125No$25-$95YesYes, Need-basedFeb 2, 2018Full Pay or 10 Payments(858) 453-3440
Pacific Ridge School$29,950Grades 7-12Carlsbad$105No$98YesYes, Need-basedFeb 2, 2018Full Pay, 2 or 10 Payments(760) 448-9820
San Diego Jewish Academy $5,845-$23,775Infant-Grade 12Carmel Valley$100NoNoYesYes, Need-basedFeb 2, 2018Full Pay, 2, 6 or 11 Payments(858) 704-3700
Warren-Walker School$4,650-$22,920 PK-Grade 8Point Loma, La Mesa$175.00 NoNoYesYes, Need-BasedFeb 2, 2018Full or Monthly Payments(619) 223-3663


Check our calendar for consortium dates and events,

and admission events and deadlines of our member schools.

Click here for a printable table of key admission dates and deadlines.




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Contact Us

We welcome your interest as you learn about the many opportunities available at our consortium’s member schools.

By completing this inquiry form and hitting the submit button, you should receive the information you requested within a week.

When you have read the material, visited the web site, and discussed a particular school or schools, the next step would be to visit the campus. By calling the school, you can arrange a conversation with an admissions officer and a tour of the school.

Each school also has special “open house” days and tour days that you may wish to inquire about.

We thank you for your interest in our schools, and we look forward to hearing from you!



Which schools are you interested in?