School Preview Oct. 9

The San Diego Consortium of Independent Schools (SDCIS) invites you to its

Independent School Preview

Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

at the DoubleTree Hotel in Carmel Valley, located at 11915 El Camino Real, San Diego 92130.

This event is free and open to the public, and is an extraordinary opportunity for families to learn more about CAIS accredited independent schools in San Diego County serving students ranging from age 2 through Grade 12. 

This year’s program includes Directors of Admissions from nine premier independent schools joined by Heads of School, admissions officers, administrators and students. The Preview is designed to assist families in identifying the educational experience that best suits their child. At SDCIS member institutions you will find environments that foster personal growth by celebrating intellectual curiosity, innovation and critical thinking.

Representatives from the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) will be in attendance at the fair to answer questions. There will also be representatives from School and Student Services (SSS) available to share information regarding financial assistance.

Advance registration is recommended at sdindependentschools.com/preview.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

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 3, 2016
Priority consideration applications are due: February 3, 2017
Enrollment decisions are mailed: March 17, 2017
Enrollment contracts are due back: March 31, 2017

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$33,800Grades 6-12La Jolla$100No$100 (ISEE)YesYes, Need-basedFebruary 3, 2017Full Pay, 2 or 10 Payments(858) 875-0826
The Children's School$5,665-$22,400Toddler-Grade 8La Jolla$110NoNoNoYes, Need-basedFebruary 3, 2017Full or Monthly Payments(858) 454-0184
Francis Parker School $18,700 - $30,275JK-Grade 12Mission Hills/Linda Vista$50-$125Yes$95-$100 (ISEE)YesYes, Need-basedFebruary 3, 2017Full Pay, 2, or Monthly Payments(858) 874-3380
The Gillispie School$9,620-$21,280Toddler-Grade 6La Jolla$125NoNoNoYes, Need-basedMid-January, Extended if AvailableFull Pay or Monthly Plan + $400(858) 459-3773
The Grauer School$23,250-$24,050Grades 7-12Encinitas$100YesNoNoYes, Need-basedFebruary 3, 2017Full 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-basedFebruary 3, 2017Full Pay or 10 Payments(858) 453-3440
Pacific Ridge School $28,900Grades 7-12Carlsbad$105No$98YesYes, Need-basedFebruary 3, 2017Full Pay, 2 or 10 Payments(760) 448-9820
San Diego Jewish Academy $5,845-$23,775Infant-Grade 12Carmel Valley$100NoNoYesYes, Need-basedFebruary 3, 2017Full Pay, 2, 6 or 11 Payments(858) 704-3700


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?