Admissions

A Del Mar Pines School education provides a solid foundation that helps our students create a better world. We encourage all families interested in a Del Mar Pines School education to schedule a tour and see if Del Mar Pines School is the right fit for your family.

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Del Mar Pines School in San Diego is in high demand based on our small class sizes, low student to teacher ratios, robust curriculum and safe environment. Space is limited so schedule a tour today and see if Del Mar Pines School is the right fit for your child.

The Enrollment Process

If you are interested in enrolling your child, we encourage you to apply as early as possible. Typically a prospective family will tour our campus, submit an application through our online tool and request a letter of recommendation from their students' current teacher. Based on class availability, DMP will schedule a parent interview and student evaluation.
Kindergarten evaluations begin in January and we recommend applications be submitted by February 15th for admissions to the following school year. The process for admission at Del Mar Pines School is as follows:
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Tour School

Del Mar Pines offers 30 minute Tours for prospective families.

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

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Submit Application

Complete the online application for enrollment and pay $50 fee. We accept applications on an ongoing basis.

 

 

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Request Teacher Recommendations

Download the appropriate form based on the student's grade. Give it to their current teacher and they should complete and email it directly to Del Mar Pines School

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Participate in Student/Parent Interviews

After receiving your application, we will schedule a meeting and evaluation with you and your child. This is based on availability.

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Notifications

After receiving your application, we will schedule a meeting and evaluation with you and your child. This is based on availability.

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Space is very limited. Schedule your tour today!

Most grades are completely full each year and our campus does not allow us to expand beyond our capacity.
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We would love to hear from you! Our hours are as follows:

School Year:

School hours: 8:30: 3:05
After care: 3:05 – 5:30
Office hours: 8:00 – 4:00

Summer Sessions:

School hours 9:00 – 2:30
Office hours 8:30 – 3:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Children need to be five years old by September 1st of the year they enter kindergarten.

Campus tours and inquiries regarding enrollment are welcome at any time. The admission process typically begins during the October preceding the child’s target enrollment date. For example, parents of children who are interested in enrolling for the next school year, starting in September, should begin the application process in the Fall of the current year.

Typically a prospective family will tour our campus, submit an application, schedule an evaluation (based on class availability). We recommend applications are in by February 15th. Kindergarten evaluations begin in January for admissions to the following school year.

In addition to the completion of appropriate forms and payment of an application fee, the application process involves interviews with parents and children, as well as a comprehensive evaluation of each prospective student’s unique academic and social capabilities.

Siblings of current students are given priority status for upcoming enrollment. Please understand that space is extremely limited, and Del Mar Pines cannot enroll all of the outstanding candidates who apply for admission.

Del Mar Pines offers 30 minute Tours for prospective families starting October 1st throughout the school year. Tours are available by appointment only and can be scheduled Monday – Thursday at 9:00 or 9:30 am. Click here to schedule your tour.

2021/22 Tuition is $18,250 plus a $350 book/material fee. There is a $750 discount for siblings.

We will accept children from other countries who move here with their families for a minimum of one school year. We do not accept partial year enrollment and we can’t take i-9 students without their parents or legal guardians. Please contact the office if you have additional questions.

Unfortunately, we rarely have any spaces available in our school for short term enrollment (less than a full academic year). We do not accept any i-9 applicants for international students. During our Summer Discoveries Program, we often have international students who are in San Diego with their families and they have a wonderful experience during the 6-week program.  Registration for Summer Discoveries opens on March 1st.

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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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