THE MUSEUM SCHOOL is a tuition-free, public charter school that serves students from all over San Diego in Kindergarten through 8th grade. While learning to read, write, do mathematics and science, “learning to learn” is our capstone skill, supported by our “Community Goals” of becoming responsible citizens, productive workers, creative healthy individuals, problem solvers and self-directed learners. The Museum School’s curriculum seeks to go beyond the basics by teaching kids how to learn and opening opportunities to understand why they are learning. Project based departments and enriching classes such as art, music, sewing, movement, and media arts are part of the regular curriculum and students participate in frequent study trips to museums and educational institutions throughout the community.
The Museum School supports the academic growth and abilities of our students through experiential, project-based learning both within and beyond the classroom. Infusing the arts along with an evidence-based curriculum that is designed to meet content standards while respecting a diversity of learning styles. Our School strives to create a safe and caring environment in which all participants are ready to learn. We are respectful, responsible, peaceful, compassionate, inclusive, anti-racist and advocates for the dignity and rights of each person. Our Students are creative and collaborative learners who are critical-thinkers and real-world problem solvers. Our Educators are highly-qualified instructors who are considerate of the educational, social-emotional, and physical needs of students. Our Families and Community are participating partners who are vital to the success of our students and school by providing us with resources and supports that facilitate global, 21st-century learning.
Shortened Winter Break - Coming back to School Earlier - January 12th (instead of January 19th)
As San Diego County was placed into the purple tier and our plans for on-site learning were forced to be postponed, we have per the requests of parents and staff discussions decided to shift the school's calendar to allow for our students to get back into class earlier than previously planned. This change will take effect regardless of whether we are in distance learning or phasing in our in-person learning. (We will be monitoring the County's conditions and providing updates of the reopening plan during the coming weeks).
The school will reopen on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 instead of Tuesday, January 19th, 2021.
The school year will now end on June 24th, 2021 instead of June 30th, 2021
With the many travel restrictions in place, it seems that it would be helpful this year to have a shorter winter break than originally planned. We hope that this change is of help to you and does not cause any inconvenience.
Thanksgiving & Winter Break - Risk-Reduction
With COVID-19 cases on the rise in San Diego, California, and many other parts of the country, it is important for us all to do what we can as a community to stop the spread of the disease. We want to be able to bring our kids back to campus as soon as possible and as soon as it is safe to do so. With this in mind, we ask that we all:
Limit the number of people you interact with outside of your household
Avoid gathering in large groups
Limit your travel outside of San Diego
Practice 6-foot physical distancing whenever possible
Wash your hands often
Wear a mask when unable to physically distance
If you have symptoms, stay home and self-isolate
Get a free flu shot
Get tested for COVID-19 at one of the County Testing Sites or your health provider.
The more we work together, the sooner we can work back to normal.
Phil & The Museum School Team
-Our Friendly Administration Team-
- 2021-2022 Museum School Calendar
-COVID-19 Resources and Plans-
Required Plans per 1-14-21 Guidance