La Jolla is located just 15 minutes from downtown San Diego, lined with rugged ocean bluffs, sea caves, and beaches., La Jolla is known to be one of the most affluent communities in the united States, it has beautiful natural scenery and a down to earth feel. Having beautiful beaches, fine restaurants, hotels and art galleries, La Jolla is home to the University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the Stephen Birch Aquarium & Museum. Many Bio-Tech and software companies around making La Jolla a great place to live in, visit, or do business with a population of 42,000 within its approximately 5,718 acres.
Many shops and art galleries are located in La Jolla including the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art. The neighborhoods that make up the coastal town of La Jolla have some of the most renowned multi-million dollar homes, some of which are located on the cliffs right up to the beautiful sandy beaches. La Jolla Cove and Children’s Pool Beach, is a well-known spot to enjoy sitting out on the grass or enjoy watching the rolling waves crash up against the cliffs. These spots are also part of the Ecological Reserve and are keep a close eye on. Skim boarding and surfing are also very popular at lots of La Jolla’s beaches including Windansea Beach.
La Jolla is also the location of Torrey Pines Golf Course, known for PGA Tour’s Buick Invitational held in 2005 & 2007, as well as the 2008 U.S Open.
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La Jolla in Spanish means “The Jewel”. It is the Jewel of America’s finest city, San Diego. La Jolla is located 15 minutes from downtown San Diego. It has wonderful beaches, cultural activities and fine restaurants. La Jolla is an exquisite combination of a southern European resort atmosphere and Southern California fun. While La Jolla is known to be one of the most affluent communities in the United States, it has a down to earth feel due to the beautiful natural scenery and the helpfulness of its residents. Moreover, in addition to fine restaurants, beautiful beaches, hotels and art galleries, La Jolla is home to renowned institutions, such as the Scripps Institution of
Oceanography and the Stephen Birch Aquarium & Museum. This is in addition to the University of California, San Diego. Furthermore, La Jolla is home to many Bio-Tech and software companies. In short, La Jolla is a great place to live in, visit, or do business.
La Jolla Facts
La Jolla is part of the City of San Diego, however it maintains its own postal identity with the zip code 92037. It is located on the Pacific Ocean, 14 miles North of downtown San Diego and the Lindberg Field International Airport. The population of the 92037 area is 42,000. The community planning area of La Jolla does not include all of that area. For planning purposes the community consists of approximately 5,718 acres.
Visually dramatic, La Jolla is defined by its rugged coastline of ocean bluffs, sea caves, and beaches. Steep canyons and hillsides culminate at the highest point, the scenic outlook on Mount Soledad the site of a World War II memorial. Some say the name La Jolla was derived from the Native American name for “Cave”. Artifacts found in the area indicate the presence of the Cahuilla tribe in a settlement near the shores over 3000 years ago. Others contend that it is a version of “la joya” the Spanish name for jewel.
Until the mid twentieth century, small, single-family summer cottages that were located along the coastline or interspersed within “the village” characterized La Jolla. The boundaries of the village, which most residents refer to, are Prospect
Street, Girard Avenue and Torrey Pines Road to Pearl Street and La Jolla Boulevard. Today the village area is mostly commercial-merchants, banks, shops and offices. Since the establishment of the University of California at San Diego campus in La Jolla in 1966, the community experienced substantial growth and land development. Currently the city estimates that La Jolla is 99% built out, so that remaining development is infill.
The village has become more cosmopolitan but retains a friendly resort atmosphere. In the summer the thoroughbreds are racing at Del Mar Racetrack, the beaches are heavily utilized and parking can be a problem; but the village area is easy walking, casual and friendly.
Many art galleries and specialty shops are located in La Jolla including the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art at 700 Prospect Street. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography is located in La Jolla. It operates the nationally recognized Stephen Birch Aquarium.
La Jolla residents and business owners sometimes refer to the “city”, “village,” or “town” of La Jolla. Although the name is sometimes said to mean “the jewel” (from the Spanish “la joya”), it is actually derived from a Native American tribe, the La Jolla band of Luiseno Indians, which inhabited the area for centuries before the arrival of the Spanish. The U.S. Postal Service has designated “La Jolla” as the only acceptable place name for use in mailing addresses for the ZIP Codes covering the area, even though such addresses lie within the San Diego city limits. These conventions can give the impression that La Jolla is a separate incorporated city, even though it is part of the City of San Diego.
La Jolla has several community groups which work to unify the voice of the community. The La Jolla Community Planning Association advises the City Council, Planning Commission, City Planning Department as well as other Governmental agency as appropriate in the initial preparation, adoption of, implementation of, or amendment to the General or Community Plan as it pertains to the La Jolla area. The non-profit La Jolla Town Council organization represents the interests of the La Jolla businesses that belong to the Council.
Additionally, a group that calls itself Independent La Jolla was formed in 2004 to advocate for the secession of La Jolla from the City of San Diego.
La Jolla Farms – the homes on top of the cliffs above Black’s Beach and adjacent to the western boundary of the UCSD campus.
La Jolla Shores – the residential area and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus along La Jolla Shores beach and east up the hillside. Also includes a small business district of shops and restaurants along Avenida de la Playa.
La Jolla Heights – the homes on the hills overlooking La Jolla Shores. No businesses.
Hidden Valley – lower portion of Mount Soledad on the northern slopes. No businesses.
Country Club – lower Mount Soledad on the north-west side, including the La Jolla Country Club golf course.
Village – a.k.a. Village of La Jolla (not to be confused with La Jolla Village) the “downtown” business district area, including most of La Jolla’s shops and restaurants, and the immediately surrounding residential areas.
Beach-Barber Tract – the coastal section from Windansea Beach to the Village. A few shops and restaurants, mostly on La Jolla Blvd.
Lower Hermosa – coastal strip south of Beach-Barber Tract. No businesses.
Bird Rock – southern/coastal La Jolla, and the lower slopes of Mt Soledad in the area. Shops and restaurants along La Jolla Blvd.
Muirlands – relatively large area on western middle slope of Mt. Soledad. No businesses.
La Jolla Mesa – A strip on the lower southern side of Mt. Soledad, bordering Pacific Beach.
La Jolla Alta – The neighborhood east of La Jolla Mesa.
Soledad South – Southeastern slopes of Mount Soledad, all the way up to the top, east of La Jolla Alta.
Muirlands West – The neighborhood between Muirlands to the south, and Country Club – to the north.
Upper Hermosa – North of Bird Rock, east of La Jolla Blvd.
La Jolla Village – (not to be confused with the Village of La Jolla) – north-east La Jolla, east of La Jolla Heights, north and west of I-5, and south of UCSD. This neighborhood’s namesake, The La Jolla Village Square shopping and residential mall, including La Jolla’s two movie theatres, is located here. It should be noted that The Village (of La Jolla) and La Jolla Village are distinct neighborhoods within La Jolla.
The most compelling geographical highlights of La Jolla is its ocean front, where residents and visitors can enjoy the alternating rugged and sandy coast line and view wild seal congregations. Popular sandy beaches, dotting the coastline from the south to the north, are:
Children’s Pool Beach
Children’s Pool Beach, or the Casa, or Casa beach, is a small sandy beach located at 850 Coast Boulevard, at the intersection of Jenner Ave. In 1999, the National Marine Fisheries Service recognized the Children’s Pool as a natural harbor seal haulout and rookery site. In 2005 it advised the City it could remove the seals without asking permission. In 2007, a court order mandating clearing accumulated sand and shooing away the seals to allow children to swim there again was unanimously upheld by a 3 judge appeals court. The seals are protected under the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act.
Back in January 2007, the City maintained a rope barrier from December 15 through May 15, so pregnant seals can rest and give birth on the beach without humans coming too close and frightening them. Pupping season is officially mid January to mid April. The rope was put up with no legal authority but as an “indicator”, with an opening for the public to pass through as mandated by the Coastal Commission.
A sea wall protects the beach from waves, making it a favored spot for the seals and divers and swimmers. Before the sea wall was built in 1931, there was a shallow water area between a large rock and a mainland bluff called “Seal Rock Point.” The sea wall was built on top of several rocks, across the channel, connecting it to Seal Rock Point. Local benefactress Ellen Browning Scripps paid for the project and dedicated it as the Children’s Pool. Seal Rock is and always has been 100 yards north, where seals had always played. In 1990’s, to help promote a reserve at Seal Rock, Sea World began dropping all rescued and rehabilitated harbor seals from the entire county in the kelp beds off Seal Rock. The seals were used to humans and joined them on the nearby
Children’s Pool Beach. To this day they are very acclimated to people and will play with swimmers and divers.
Harbor seals began using the beach in increasing numbers in the 1990s as a haul-out spot after the Sea World veterans began showing up. There continues to be heated controversy over whether the beach should be protected as a marine sanctuary or used for recreational swimming. This in spite of the ruling by the Coastal Commission that Children’s Pool cannot be used as a marine preserve. Currently, swimming is allowed but not typically recommended due to a high coliform index which is entirely due to seal feces. Though many people do swim there, none get sick. California sea lions also use this beach as a haul- out area.
La Jolla Cove
The beach at La Jolla Cove is located at 1100 Coast Boulevard. It is a very small beach within walking distance from the Children’s Pool Beach, and it is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Southern California. The sand on this beach however is coarse and gritty.
Scripps Park, a grassy area excellent for picnicking, is located on the bluffs above the beach. The beach is also within walking distance of many shops and restaurants.
La Jolla Cove is popular for swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling. However, since La Jolla Cove is within the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park (a marine refuge area), “Swimming devices” (surfboards, boogie boards, even inflatable mattresses) are not permitted at the cove, and this rule is carefully enforced by the lifeguards, specifically the part defined as the Ecological Reserve.
Just a short swim away to the right of the coast is “Sunny Jim Cave,” a popular destination for tourists, which is also accessible from a nearby store which charges a nominal fee to go down a staircase leading to the cave. No fishing or collecting of marine invertebrates, (even taking dead specimens or shells) is allowed. All sea animals are highly protected in this area by law, and individuals taking part in festivities such as crab hunting, fish punching, and hermit crab domination are at high risk of criminal prosecution.
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La Jolla Shores
La Jolla Shores is a beach in La Jolla, California, located at the foot of the residential area of the same name. The beach is approximately one mile long and stretches from the sea cliffs just north of La Jolla Cove to Black’s Beach south of Torrey Pines State Park. Shores meets the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus and Kellogg Park, encompasses the Scripps Pier and borders the La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve to the south. The beach is a popular launch point for kayakers as it is one of the only beach boat launches in the La Jolla area.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography (sometimes referred to as SIO, Scripps Oceanography or just Scripps) in La Jolla, California, is one of the oldest and largest centers for ocean and earth science research, graduate training, and public service in the world. Hundreds of ocean and earth researchers conduct scientific research with the aid of oceanographic research vessels and shorebased laboratories. The public explorations center of the institution is the Birch Aquarium at Scripps.
The mission of the Birch Aquarium at Scripps is:
- to provide ocean science education
- to interpret Scripps research
- to promote ocean conservation
Black’s Beach (leading up to Torrey Pines State Reserve)
Black’s Beach is a de facto clothing optional beach. It is perhaps the largest nude beach in the United States and is popular with many Southern Californian nudists and naturists. It is situated north of downtown La Jolla and south of Torrey Pines State Park. Access is available from La Jolla, Torrey Pines State
Park, or via trails down the cliff side by the historic Torrey Pines Glider port near the Salk Institute. Part of Black’s Beach is within the State Park, and part within the City of San Diego. Nudity is prohibited on the city portion of the beach, but is tolerated for about a mile north of the trail head leading to the glider port — the portion within the State Park.
A volunteer group called the Black’s Beach Bares helps to keep the beach clean, safe, and maintained. They also host events and picnics through the summer at the beach. They are affiliated with The Naturist Society and the Las
Black’s Beach is known to surfers as one of the most powerful beach breaks in
Southern California. The waves gain the power due to the focusing effects of an underwater canyon just offshore. Because of the large surf and aggressive crowds, Black’s is a dangerous surfing location.
There is a glider port atop the Black’s Beach 300-foot (91 m) cliff. The beach is very close in proximity to the University of California, San Diego and is popular with the students of the university. Many students can be seen walking from the university to Black’s.
Windansea Beach encompasses a historic stretch of scenic coastline located in La Jolla. It is named after an oceanfront hotel that burned down in the late 1940s. Geographically, it is defined by the beachfront extending north of Palomar Avenue (Big Rock) and south of Westbourne Street (Simmons).
Historically, it is defined by some of the most progressive and colorful characters in California surf history. The main peak at Windansea is a classic reef break and has long been famous among the region’s most skilled surfers for its reliable waves and consistently good form. The geographic location of Windansea’s reefs is ideally situated to host a broad variety of swell directions, especially the fickle south swells that often seem to elude other San Diego County, California beaches. During the summer months, when most locations are experiencing two-to-three feet surf, it isn’t unusual for Windansea to pick up six-to-eight foot surf. Other breaks in the vicinity of Windansea include Middles, Turtles, and Simmons, named after
Bob Simmons (who died at that break in 1954), and Big Rock. The focal point and cultural icon at Windansea is a simple palm-covered shack, located beneath the narrow parking lot, just in front of the main peak. It was originally constructed in 1946 by original locals Woody Ekstrom, Fred Kenyon and Don Okey. The site gained notoriety for its annual summer luaus before police cracked down on the out-of-control event in the early 1950s. The social hub is a narrow parking lot, located on the bluffs overlooking the shack. The facilities are not very accommodating for visitors. The parking lot offers just a few spaces and there are no drinking fountains, showers or public restrooms. “The Surf Shack at Windansea Beach” was designated as an historical landmark by the San Diego Historical Resources Board on May 27, 1998.
Mount Soledad is covered with the narrow roads that follow its contours and hundreds of homes overlooking the ocean on its slopes. It is the home of the large concrete Mount Soledad Easter Cross built in 1954, later designated a Korean War Memorial, that became the center of a controversy over the display of religious symbols on government property.
Attractions & Activities
La Jolla is also the location of Torrey Pines Golf Course, made famous by the PGA Tour’s Buick Invitational held there each February (in 2005 and 2007, the competition was held in January). The 2008 U.S. Open will be held on the south course June 9 to 15th. Down the steep cliffs from the Salk Institute and the Torrey Pines Golf Course is the famous de facto nude beach, Black’s Beach.
Walking along the beach at all times (but especially at sunset) is popular recreation. Those ambling along may be able to glimpse the “Green Flash”. Downtown La Jolla is noted for its jewelry stores, upmarket restaurants and hotels. Prospect Street and Girard Avenue also have several famous boutiques and restaurants (including local favorites, such as the Girard Gourmet and
Harry’s Coffee Shop). Notable for its architectural and historical presence is the La Valencia Hotel, which used to welcome movie stars on retreat from Hollywood during the silent film era.
Skimboarding and surfing are very popular at many of La Jolla’s beaches including Windansea Beach. Ocean swimming at La Jolla Cove is very popular year round, where a swimming channel in the underwater park is demarcated and marked at 1/4 and 1/2 mile distances with buoys. For many years, La Jolla has been the host of a rough water swim. The events are the 250 meter junior swim for people twelve years of age and under, the one mile amateur swim for people 18 and under, the one mile masters swim for people nineteen and over, and the Gator man, a three mile swim from the La Jolla Cove to the Scripps Pier and back. It is available for everyone, but people under 18 must have a note from their coach. In order to compete in the amateur or junior events, one must also be a member of USA swimming.
Spectacular views of the ocean and much of San Diego can be seen from the Mount Soledad Memorial Park at the top of Mount Soledad.
Origin & Pronunciation
“La Jolla” is pronounced /la’hoja/ not /la’ho?a/, as one might expect due to the pronunciation of the orthographic “ll” in the Spanish of most of Latin America. The area was known as “La Jolla Park” at least as early as 1886. The origin of the name is obscure. Some say it is a corruption of “ahoy”, called out by sailors seeking the attention of people on the shore. Promoters of La Jolla claim it is from the Spanish “la joya”, meaning the jewel. A more likely though less glamorous theory is that “La Jolla” is a corruption of the Native American word “Woholle”, meaning hole in the mountain, referring to the caves in the north- facing cliffs next to La Jolla Cove Park.
La Jolla is an incredibly desirable community, and real estate prices here reflect that. But home owners in La Jolla, like much of Southern California, have seen an incredible appreciation of their homes’ values, making real estate a solid investment in the area. As more and more people choose the temperate climate and refined yet relaxed lifestyle that La Jolla has to offer, this is one real estate trend that shows no signs of slowing anytime soon.
Recent real estate reports indicate that you might be able to find a small one- bedroom condominium for around $300,000. A typical three-bedroom, two- bath single-family home generally starts around the $1,000,000 mark. The median price for such a home is generally anywhere from $1,600,000 to $1,800,000.
Of course, luxury residences abound in La Jolla. The city’s real estate market currently tops out at just under $25,000,000 for a breathtaking six-bedroom, eleven-bath home on nearly six acres of land. At this price point, you will find spectacular waterfront views and tens of thousands of square feet of the finest stones, tiles, and woods.
The world famous La Jolla Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan institute for the research and education of economic development. The institute focuses on understanding impacts of the economy and new ways to develop organizations and communities for economic prosperity. They dedicate much of their time working with the new technologies of the information age, and how these technologies can affect the economy.
La Jolla is rich in beauty, culture, opportunity, and pride. It is one of the most desirable cities in the country to visit, or live. La Jolla truly is “a jewel.”
La Jolla Arts & Entertainment
La Jolla, California is home to some of the best cultural diverse entertainment and art on the entire west coast. There are many museums, art galleries, antiques, nightlife, and movie theaters in or around the city.
Greater La Jolla/San Diego Performing Arts – directory of reviewed web sites for San Diego arts, entertainment, music, galleries, theatre, museums, nightlife, and historical sites.
La Jolla Historical Society
Galleries Specialty Art
The Artists Gallery- owned by San Diego artist Georgeanna Lipe and features original works of art by over 30 local artists.
Artful Soul- over 120 artists are represented in jewelry, ceramics and more!
1237-C Prospect Street La Jolla CA
Exclusive Collections Gallery- an experience for the senses and a treat for the soul. Exclusive Collections located at 8008 Girard Ave., Suite 190 offers quality art everyone can afford.
Galerie Des Beaux Arts – 1273 1/2 Prospect St., La Jolla CA
K.Nathan Gallery- art gallery dealing in early California and fine pre-1950 American paintings. 7723 Fay Ave., La Jolla CA
La Jolla FiberArts- devoted entirely to the textile arts, and honors the work of fine artists who are known both locally and nationally. 7644 Girard Avenue, La Jolla CA
San Diego’s Cosmopolitan Fine Arts Gallery in La Jolla – dedicated to the works of important contemporary impressionists and post impressionists, including seascapes, figurative, landscapes, still-life, and sculpture.
Siamak Art Gallery- 1327 Prospect St., La Jolla CA
L’Asie Exotique- gallery dedicated to the antique folk arts of Asia. We explore the beauty in the utilitarian and the power in objects of use and ritual.
Aja Art and Antiques- fine Asian, Oriental, Persian Rugs, rug cleaning, tapestries, and antiques located in La Jolla CA
DD Allen Antiques
Police: 619-531-2000 (non-emergency crimes), 858-552-1700 (Northern Division), 858-495-7800 (Traffic)
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Community Representative for UCSD:
Anu Delouri – 9500 Gilman Dr, LJ CA 92093-0993 E-mail: email@example.com 858-822-0150 fax 858-534-2998
Torrey Pines Christian Church 8320 La Jolla Scenic Dr. N, La Jolla, CA 92037
Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist
PO Box 508, La Jolla, CA 92038
Greater Prince Chapel By-the-Sea
7517 Cuvier St., La Jolla, CA 92037 858-459-0271
La Jolla Christian Fellowship
627 Genter St., La Jolla, CA 92037 858-454-9636
Mary Star of the Sea
7727 Girard Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037 858-454-2631
Retirement Communities, Assisted Living & Convalescent Information
Casa de Manana 858-456-4256
The Seasons at La Jolla 858-456-8619 / www.seniorcarecom.com
849 Coast Blvd., La Jolla Ca 92037 6211 La Jolla Hermosa, La Jolla, CA 92037
Sunrise Assisted Living of La Jolla 233 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA 92037
810 Turquoise St., San Diego, CA 92109 / 858-488-4300
Social Service League of La Jolla
7450 Olivetas Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037 7441 Olivetas Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037
White Sands of La Jolla 858-454-4201 / www.whitesands.signonsandiego.com
Florence Riford Adult Center 858-459-0831 / www.rifordcenter.com
6811 La jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037
Chateau La Jolla Inn
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library 1008 Wall St., La Jolla, CA 92037 / 858-454-5872
Florence Riford Senior Center 6811 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037 / 858-459-083
Friends of La Jolla Library 7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla, Ca 92037
858-552-1657 / www.lajollalibrary.org
Kiwanis Club of La Jolla
P.O. Box 81, La Jolla, CA 92038 858-334-4270 / www.ljkiwanis.org
La Jolla Art Association 79917 Girard Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037 / 858-459-3001
La Jolla Chamber Music Society 7946 Ivanhoe #309, La Jolla, CA 92037 / 858-459-3728
La Jolla Concerts by the Sea P.O. Box 456, La Jolla, CA 92038 / 619-645-8115
La Jolla High School Foundation 750 Nautilus St., La Jolla, CA 92037 / 858-551-1250
La Jolla Parade & Holiday Festival 7734 Herschel Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
858-454-1444 / www. ljparade.com
La Jolla Parks & Recreation, Inc.
615 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA 92037 / 858-552-1658
La Jolla Stage Co. 7877 Herschel Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037 / 858-459-7773
La Jolla Historical Society 7846 Eads Ave., La Jolla, Ca 92037
858-459-5335 / www.ljhs.org
La Jolla Rough Water Swim Foundation
PO Box 2127, La Jolla, CA 92038 / 858-456-2100
La Jolla Town Council Foundation
P.O. Box 1101, La Jolla, CA 92038 / 858-454-1444
La Jolla YMCA
8355 Cliffridge Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037 858-453-3483 / www.lajollaymca.org
La Jolla YMCA Firehouse 7877 Herschel Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037 / 858-459-1640
La Jolla Youth Inc. 3908 Torrey Pines, La Jolla, Ca 92037 / 858-677-9810
Rotary Club of La Jolla P.O. Box 525, La Jolla, CA 92038 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Rotary Club – La Jolla Sunrise P.O. Box 8625, La Jolla, CA 92038 / 858-551-5222
The University of California, San Diego (including the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the San Diego Supercomputer Center) is the center of
higher education in La Jolla. National University is also headquartered in La Jolla. Among the several research institutes near UCSD and in the nearby
Torrey Pines Science Park are The Scripps Research Institute, the Burnham Institute (formerly called the La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation) and the Salk
Institute. The community’s prep schools are La Jolla Country Day School, The Bishop’s School, and The Preuss School UCSD. Elementary schools include
Integral Elementary School of La Jolla, Delphi Academy, All Hallows Academy, Evans, Torrey Pines Elementary, La Jolla Elementary, and Bird Rock Elementary.
The public high school, La Jolla High School, is in the San Diego City Schools district.
Colleges & Universities
University of California at San Diego: 858-534-2230 San Diego State University: 619-594-5200
University of San Diego: 619-260-4600 Point Loma Nazarene: 619-221-2200
Mesa Community College: 858-627-2600
San Diego Unified School District
4100 Normal Street / San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 725-8000 / www.sandi.net
Bird Rock Elementary School
5371 La Jolla Hermosa, La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (858) 488-0537 / Level: K-5
La Jolla Elementary School 1111 Marine St., La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 454-7196 / Level: K-5
Torrey Pines Elementary School
8350 Cliffridge Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (858) 453-2323 / Level: K-5
Muirlands Middle School
1056 Nautilus St., La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (858) 459-4211 / Level: 6-8
La Jolla Senior High School
750 Nautilus St., La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (858) 454-3081 / Level: 9-12
Preuss Model School at UCSD
9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093 Phone: (858) 658-0988 / Level: 6-10
All Hallows Academy School
2390 Nautilus Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 459-6074 / Level: K-8
The Bishop’s School
7607 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (619) 459-5194 / Level: 7-12
The Childrens School 2225 Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 454-0184 / Level: PreK-6
7527 Cuvier St, La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (858) 454-1972 / Level: Toddler-6
The Evans School 6510 La Jolla Scenic Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (619) 459-2066 / Level: N-12
The Gillispie School
7380 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (858) 459-3773 / Level: K-8
La Jolla Country Day School 9490 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 453-3440 / Level: K-6
6550 Soledad Mt Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (858) 459-9047 / Level: 1-12
Stella Maris Academy 7654 Herschel Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 454-2461 / Level: K-8