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Posted on Apr 12, 2017

Summer Camp Registration Now Open in La Jolla!

La Jolla Patch: Registration is now open for Gillispie school’s fun-filled Kindergarten through Grade 6 Summer Session and Early Childhood Camp in La Jolla! Our 2017 elementary program promises exciting offerings such as chemistry, engineering, and robotics, as well as perennial favorites: LEGO® construction, theater, reading, sports, and art classes…read more.
Posted on Feb 22, 2017

Gillispie School International Day

La Jolla Patch: On Friday, February 3, The Gillipsie School in La Jolla held its 14th annual International Day festival on its campus at 7380 Girard Avenue. For 14 years, Gillispie School parents have honored the globally-minded mission of the school by transforming the campus for one day into a festival of international culture and history…read more.
Posted on Nov 03, 2016

2017 Admissions Season

La Jolla Patch: As of October 3, The Gillispie School’s admissions season for the 2017/18 school year has begun for its preschool through Grade 6 program. Families interested in joining the Gillispie community can now submit their application(s) for priority enrollment consideration for the 2017-2018 school year….read more.

Posted on Oct 12, 2015

Gillispie School Admissions Season for Preschool-Grade 6 Begins

La Jolla Patch: The Gillispie School in La Jolla has opened it’s admissions season for the 2016-17 school year! Families interested in joining Gillispie’s preschool-Grade 6 program can now submit their application(s) for priority enrollment consideration for the 2016-2017 school year. Applications are due on or before February 1, 2016…read more.
Posted on Jun 18, 2015

Gillispie School Grade 6 Vow of Silence

La Jolla Patch: During the final weeks of school, Gillispie Grade 6 students took a Vow of Silence for 24 hours as a community service project. The students gave up their voices to draw attention to important causes and relief efforts, including earthquake assistance in Nepal and victims of Ebola in Africa. According to the World Health Organization, more than 23,000 people…read more.
Posted on Jun 18, 2015

Art Day at The Gillispie School!

La Jolla Patch: Gillispie held its annual end-of-the year Art Day and Ice Cream Social on Friday, May 29! Students and their families enjoyed a wide variety of art displayed across the campus. Gilliispie Art Teacher Ms. Susan Walters did a fantastic job selecting an art piece from each child to showcase. Photography, watercolors, ceramics, acrylic, puppets, and several other media were used…read more.
Posted on Jun 18, 2015

Gillispie Celebrates 12th Annual International Day

La Jolla Patch: The Gillispie School celebrated its 12th annual International Day Friday, April 17 2015. Students grabbed their “passports” and traveled to Belgium, Brazil, Greece, Cuba, Hawaii, Iran, India, and Thailand. Parent volunteers and teachers transformed classrooms into virtual countries where children experienced smells, sights, and sounds of the different cultures represented…read more.
Posted on Jun 18, 2015

Thinking Eyes: La Jolla’s Gillispie School teacher speaks out for art education

La Jolla Light: “Now is the best time to be an artist,” opines longtime Gillespie School art teacher Susan Walters. “When you think about it, everything today is based on the image. Everything is on screens and we are bombarded with visual imagery. As artists, there is a lot of opportunity and technological advances that help get our images out.” That’s why her 20-year teaching philosophy is oriented to developing a “thinking eye” in students to help them better analyze and produce the images around them…read more.  
Posted on Jun 18, 2015

Gillispie School class in La Jolla donates $2,326 to San Diego Blood Bank

La Jolla Light: Despite being nearly a decade away from eligibility to donate blood, Gillispie School students wanted to help the San Diego Blood Bank. On Feb. 10, third-graders hosted a blood drive to generate blood donations and a bake sale to raise funds. They donated the $2,326 proceeds during a ceremony March 25, in which each student read a thank you note for all the blood bank does. Jackie Vella, Foundation Director for San Diego Blood Bank, accepted the check…read more.
Posted on Jun 18, 2015

Book Fair at Gillispie Sunday, May 3

La Jolla Patch: Please join us in celebrating the wonderful world of books. On Sunday, May 3, The Gillispie School will host its own Scholastic Book Fair in the School’s Music Room (access from the Girard parking lot) at 7380 Girard Avenue (across from the Open Aire Market.) The book fair will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and we invite you stop by and check out our titles…read more.
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