La Jolla residents have access to a number of public and private schools as well as institutions of higher learning, one of the factors that makes it such a fantastic place to live. Served by the San Diego Unified School District, students here have a great variety of outstanding schools to choose from.
- La Jolla Elementary School – A California Distinguished School (2008 and 2012), La Jolla Elementary is home to a diverse and vibrant student population. The school offers a comprehensive educational program and rigorous instruction designed to bring out the best in each of their students. A dedicated staff and an active parents’ association further encourage students to become the best they can be.
- La Jolla Country Day School – Serving approximately 1,200 students, this independent college-preparatory school has a track record in producing “scholars, artists, and athletes of character.” Students are not only taught academic subjects; they are also encouraged to grow, realize social responsibility, explore their skills, and develop good character. La Jolla Country Day is accredited by a number of associations including the California Association of Independent Schools.
- The Preuss School UCSD – A charter school, this academic institution is dedicated towards providing motivated students from low income backgrounds the best educational experience. For three consecutive years, The Preuss School has been named by Newsweek as America’s top transformative high school. It is located within the premises of UC San Diego.
- The Evans School – Located in La Jolla Scenic Drive South, The Evans School strives to mold their students to become productive and responsible members of the society. Through a unique combination of current and traditional methods of teaching, Evans students excel not only academically but in the arts and sports as well.
As for higher education, La Jolla is home to the prestigious University of California, San Diego, which is known for being one of the top 15 research universities in the world. UCSD was named the world’s 14th best university in the Center for World-Class Universities’ 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities.