Learn more. Live more. Day Prep.

 Transformative PreK – 12 Private School

Educational Services: Tutoring, Mentoring and More


A Message about the 2021 – 2022 School Year

Day Prep School in La Jolla, California is a unique opportunity to pursue a life-changing educational experience. Transform your family’s and your child’s life in the midst of world change.

Call 858.255.8135 today to get started. Sign up for a tour to find out WHY families choose Day Prep, WHAT we do that is so powerful and effective, and exactly HOW we do it.

Our Services

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Transformative, experiential learning. In person, K -12. College preparatory accredited program. Fostering critical thinking and creative problem-solving. And FUN! Because confident learners come to the material eagerly. Talk to us about your child's needs!

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Focus in on a single subject. Or extend our school day with Level Up added instruction. We build confidence, helping students remove blocks and gain mastery. And we often cut homework time in half, improving skills and removing distractions. Enrich. Enjoy. Excel!

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Bring a Day Prep teacher into your home or commercial space. Several families interested? Create a pod for our expert to teach a multi-age group. Three, four, and five hour day available. 

Why Day Prep?

We draw on an overall philosophy and a desire to see students . . .

     • Become joyful lifelong learners
     • Develop agile minds and 21st century skills
     • Practice emotional regulation and executive functions
     • Self-evaluate and become experts at taking initiative and solving problems
     • Adopt keystone habits of sleep, nutrition, and exercise

Whether in-home or at our private school, each academic plan we forge includes a social/emotional component. No “character trait of the month” is taught here. For us, learning to regulate emotions, communicate, manage stress, overcome obstacles, and work and play with others is central to a student’s wellbeing and academic growth.

Education is a profession. So you can leave it to us. We want families to enjoy their time together, not to have to manage schooling or unnecessary homework.

Mostly we believe in setting children and families up for success, removing barriers with adaptable teaching, project-based learning, and engaging instruction.

” . . .what we found is a program, an educational leader, and a community that would not only preserve the magic of education in uncertain times, but a curriculum and education style that is revolutionary.”

~Parents with two enrolled children, La Jolla, CA

“After a review of [our daughter’s] natural skills and knowledge, a tailored program was created and so professionally delivered . . . I watched my child blossom into a confident, less anxious child. Now she is at the top of her class—a status which, for my husband and me, is not important. However, her social/emotional acumen is also soaring.”

~Megan, San Diego, CA

“Cara Day is a practical genius at teaching not only parents, but students and her fellow practitioners. She has revolutionary, yet proven methods that transform lives. Her parenting philosophy and methods are in-depth, yet practical, tangible, and immediately usable. A breath of fresh air.”

~Member of the San Diego Unified School Board

Personalized Plans

Complete Assessment

Personalized Plans

Personalized Plans

We Produce Top Scorers

Accredited Curriculum

Our Skills Translate Into Life Skills

Our Skills Translate Into Life Skills

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