THE MUSEUM SCHOOL is a tuition-free, inclusive, 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 drama 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.