Private-like San Diego Public Schools: Old Town Academy

Old Town Academy offers a unique educational experience that combines the best elements of private schooling within a public school framework. Local parents established our K-8 charter school to provide a rigorous, well-rounded education that prepares students for future success, all without the prohibitive costs associated with private schools.

Learn about enrollment and waitlists. We are taking lottery applications for the 2024-2025 School Year - Sign Up for Consideration Now.

What Makes Us Private-like?

At Old Town Academy, we strive to deliver an education that mirrors the quality and benefits of a private school. Here’s how we achieve this:

  • Excellent Student-Teacher Ratio: Our limited student population ensures personalized attention, allowing teachers to cater to individual learning needs and fostering a close-knit community.
  • Rigorous Curriculum: We follow a comprehensive Core Knowledge Sequence, supplemented with project-based learning and advanced STEM programs, ensuring our students are challenged and engaged.
  • Digital Literacy: Our school is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including a well-resourced library, modern science labs, and cutting-edge technology for digital literacy.
  • Focus on Excellence: From music and arts to robotics, our extensive programs help develop well-rounded students, preparing them for a fast-changing world.

Benefits of Our Approach

Choosing Old Town Academy means your child will benefit from a private school-like environment while enjoying the advantages of a public charter school.

  • Tuition-Free Education: As a public charter school, we offer a high-quality education without the high tuition fees associated with private schools.
  • Community-Oriented: Founded by neighborhood families, our school maintains strong ties with the local community, fostering a supportive and inclusive atmosphere.
  • High Standards: Our commitment to academic excellence and character development prepares students for high school and beyond, ensuring they are well-equipped for future challenges.

Parent & Student Testimonials

Our approach has garnered positive feedback from both parents and students, highlighting the effectiveness of our educational model:

“Old Town Academy provides the rigorous academic environment I wanted for my children without the private school price tag. The small class sizes and dedicated teachers make all the difference.” - Parent
“I love the variety of programs available at Old Town Academy. I get to learn robotics, play an instrument, and still get excellent support from my teachers.” - Student

Join the Old Town Academy Community

Old Town Academy offers the best of both worlds: a private school-like education within a public school setting. We invite you to join our community and discover how our unique approach can benefit your child’s educational journey. Experience the excellence and inclusivity of Old Town Academy, where your child’s success is our priority.

Learn about enrollment and waitlists. We are taking lottery applications for the 2024-2025 School Year - Sign Up for Consideration Now.