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 Captivating. Transformative. Irresistible.

We offer a full, in-person private school option for the 2020-2021 school year as well as program support for those attending other schools.

You may enroll at our locations, or create a group for pod learning in your area, regardless of where you live. Day Prep Private School pods can be established in-home or in a location we open for you. Our teachers, methods, accredited curriculum, and materials can be provided in your location or ours. We are currently setting up pods in more than 10 cities and five states. Bring us to your city!

Find out why families are picking Day Prep for the 2020 – 2021 school year at one of our infomational meetings.

Upcoming Informational Meetings

(Approx. 2-hour meeting)

We will be posting dates for additional upcoming informational meetings soon. Currently, we are placing teachers for our current enrollment in our locations and for our pod families.

UPDATED 8.6.20

Day Prep 2020 – 2021 Summary and Parent Preferences 8.6.20

Day Prep Enrollment Application

Can I still enroll even if I do not attend an informational meeting?

Yes, many families have spoken with others or are already familiar with our program and have enrolled without attending an informational meeting.

Should I choose morning or afternoon? 

Each of us is affected differently by the diurnal patterns of the earth and by our own biology. So, some of us learn and retain information better in the morning and others in the afternoon. If your child is a “toast” who pops up every morning ready to go, morning instruction may be a good choice. If your child is a “waffle” who likes to wake up and get ready more slowly, an afternoon program may lead to better learning outcomes.

The afternoon is beneficial for children who need more “wake up” time. It can lead to a more relaxed morning, energy burning and outdoor time first thing (so beneficial for physical health and mental focus), as well as morning reading time. The afternoon session also lends itself to adding Level Up hours right after school. Finally, depending on your plans for next year, it may be the only chance your family has the opportunity to experience this type of schedule! What a treat.

Current Openings in Our Locations

The following times/grades/cities have openings for students for the 2020 – 2021 school year:

  • Morning/Kindergarten – Grade 2: La Mesa, Encinitas, Beverly Hills, Newport Beach
  • Morning Grade 3 – 12: La Jolla, La Mesa, Encinitas, Beverly Hills, Newport Beach
  • Afternoon Kindergarten – Grade 2: La Jolla, La Mesa, Encinitas, Beverly Hills, Newport Beach
  • Afternoon Grade 3 – 12: La Jolla, La Mesa, Encinitas, Beverly Hills, Newport Beach

If you are ready to enroll in our La Jolla, Encinitas, or La Mesa locations for K – 12, please send an email to [email protected], requesting a link for the deposit payment, or you may request to pay in full. (For our in-location learning, there is no charge for a payment plan.)

Current In-Home Pod Learning Opportunities

Morning Session Pods: We have currently PAUSED the establishment of morning session pods
Afternoon Session Pods: We are establishing afternoon session pods, held 12:30 to 3:30 PM. (Also can be lengthened to a 4- or 5-hour day).

Day Prep can provide a credentialed teacher to teach our accredited program, a hybrid, or your child’s school curriculum—at your home or a location of your choosing. Pods have been formed in the following cities: La Jolla, La Mesa, Encinitas, San Diego Beverly Hills, Studio City, Newport Beach as well as outside of California in Boston, MA; York, PA; Manhattan, New York; and surrounding communities.

If you are interested in forming or joining a pod with other families in your area, please do the following:

  • Use the contact form below to submit your information.
  • To include more detailed information, please print, scan, and email THIS FORM to [email protected] When completing the form, please include your zipcode.
  • For each family, please list: Parent name, Parent email, Child name, Child grade level
  • Please include  the day you would like to begin: August 31 or September 8.

General Inquiries

For additional information, please send your question(s) in an email to i[email protected]. This is the fastest and most efficient way to communicate with us and get your questions answered. Please include your phone number so a team member can call you directly if needed. Your email will be seen, processed, and responded to as quickly as possible, typically within 24 hours or less.

What Attendees Are Saying

“I am so incredibly impressed with Cara’s vision for children’s education. Her programs are organized and well-thought-out and are ideal for both younger and older children looking for more personalized in-person education, which is even more important during these difficult and unknown times. I have amazing respect and admiration for the work that she has done to build this unique and special niche in K-12 education.” 

~Lauren Weiss, Ph.D., M.Ed., mother of 2 enrolled children, ages 10 and 12

“The shadows of virtual learning and further school closures were looming over us. At the very least, I wanted someone to take ‘homeschooling’ off my plate. However, 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. One that I’ve been itching for, always knowing in my heart, ‘it could be done so much better.’ Thanks to Cara, I’m now going into Fall 2020 with excitement and pure confidence that we have preserved the magic and stability of school in these unpredictable times. I suspect we will never go back to the status quo.”

~Enrolled family with two children

“We learned so much about the concept of school and how children learn in general. Wow. Just didn’t know what we didn’t know.”
~Parents of 2

“Our kids do not want to do online learning. We are done with that. This is a way for our children to not only stay on track but get ahead and in meaningful ways, not busy work, worksheets, and the c%$# they were doing. My kids are going to be publishing books, doing math at their level, and actually getting time to read in school. The social/emotional curriculum is so strong and that really stood out. Day Prep has been there for us for 4 years, and now it will be our school home. Grateful.”
~Family with 3 children

“I like that there are several options and there is flexibility built-in as things change with COVID. Day Prep is responding to the emotions and the academics. My girls will love the fact that science and social studies are project-based, not just textbooks and worksheets. They are beyond excited. I love it.”
~Mother of 2

“This meeting affirmed much of what I knew to be true but couldn’t put into words. I have a clear path forward now, feeling much better if you can believe that. We have enjoyed the newfound time with our kids and the Level Up program is perfect for us.”
~Father of 3

“We see this as a real growth opportunity for our child for at least this next school year. We can see after that.”
~Parent of primary grade student

Thank you, parents!!

Please fill out one of the following forms below. You will receive a reply or phone call.

Private Pod Request in your location:

Day Prep Location Request (whether you form your own pod or join a pod):