What Makes Del Mar Pines School One of Best Private Elementary Schools in San Diego?

If you are considering a private elementary school for your child, Del Mar Pines School offers a unique blend of individual attention, low student-to-teacher ratios, and a robust curriculum; all taught in a safe and nurturing environment. Del Mar Pines is more than a school ﹘ it feels like a family.
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Prepare Your Child for Success

At Del Mar Pines School, your child will benefit from a strong academic foundation rooted in a safe and caring atmosphere that emphasizes character development. A Del Mar Pines School education nurtures all aspects of our student's academic, social, emotional and physical needs and successfully prepares them for future success.
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Prioritizing Health & Safety for On-Campus, In-Person Learning

Recent health and safety purchases and programs.

  • Hospital grade mobile UV-C light decontamination unit.
  • Hospital grade electrostatic backpack disinfectant spray system.
  • Air purification system in all HVAC systems.
  • New hand sanitizer dispensers throughout campus.
  • Kencor health screening app for daily health check-in.
  • Infrared temperature check at entrance.
Safety Measures
  • We really appreciate all the efforts every teacher and staff member has made to continue out their education.
    Del Mar Pines parent
  • I am very impressed by the commitment from all the staff. Thank you for all your efforts!
    Del Mar Pines parent
  • We are extremely pleased with the DMP Remote Learning infrastructure, and especially grateful for the teachers' availability and efforts in helping us parents!
    Waterfalls Samoens
  • Our child's teacher has done a phenomenal job in keeping the kids engaged and excited to keep on learning.
    Del Mar Pines parent
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Why Choose Del Mar Pines School?

Del Mar Pines School is a very special place. This private elementary school is small, yet offers big benefits to its community.
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Caring Teachers & Staff
Build personal connections & lasting relationships
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Effective Small Group Instruction
Ensure stress free learning in Math and Language Arts
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Supporting the Whole Child
Value the academic, physical, social, and emotional health of all students
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Exceptional Ancillary Classes
Align with the curriculum for each grade in a fun and well rounded way

Successful Graduates

Del Mar Pines School graduates are motivated, self-confident, well-organized students with excellent study habits. They possess the ability to analyze and synthesize factual and abstract information, and express ideas clearly in oral and written form. 

When children graduate from Del Mar Pines, they are well prepared for the personal and academic challenges that lie ahead.
When it comes to developing the principles and framework needed to prosper, Del Mar Pines is second to none. Their first class faculty, curriculum, and campus truly create an environment that allows students to reach their full potential. In turn, Del Mar Pines has provided the very foundational principles I used to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and to serve as an Officer in the United States Army.
Thomas C.
Alumni Class of 2007

A Word From Our Principal

Marci McCord, DMP Principal

Del Mar Pines is looking forward to welcoming all of our students on campus for full-time, in-person learning for the 2021/2022 school year following all of the CDPH School Safety measures.

I feel we are very fortunate to be in such a supportive community and while some things are different, many remain the same. Our children still learn to apply critical thinking and problem-solving strategies to all aspects of their lives. We continue to focus on scholastic development, personal growth, and ethical enrichment so every student is given the opportunity to meet his or her full academic potential, while developing the qualities essential for positive personal development.

Marci McCord, Head of School
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Due to COVID-19, we can not allow visitors on campus, but we are able to meet with prospective parents through either Zoom or Facetime. Please complete the following form and we will schedule an interactive virtual meeting with you. During the meeting our Director will tell you all about our school, programs and share how our in person and remote learning is positively working for our children and families. She will also take you around the campus to see the classrooms and introduce you to the DMP experience.

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Tours are available by appointment only and can be scheduled Monday – Thursday at 9:00 or 9:30 am.

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