To get started, call or text: 858.255.8135 or email:  [email protected]

We offer remote and in-person services, at our locations or your home:

1:1 instruction

1:5 Level Up sessions

Small group specialized classes

Full private school option

All current CDC health protocols for essential businesses followed for in-person sessions. 

Instruction is individualized so each student progresses at their own pace for optimum growth. 

Snacks, prizes, brain breaks, friends, and fun provided to ensure a captivating and transformative experience.

Primary Grades: 

7717 Fay Avenue

La Jolla, California 92037

Grades 4 – 12:

7817 Herschel Avenue

La Jolla, California 92037

Services

It’s prep for life.

Daily: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Custom learning opportunities at a 1:1 or 1:5 ratio

Primary Grades: 7717 Fay Avenue

Grades 4 – 12: 7817 Herschel Avenue

Rates:

One-to-one instruction: In your home or our location.

$80/hour

Level Up sessions 1:5 ratio or less to build skills and autonomy in an ideal setting:

  • Rates are per family to allow for flexibility, any child in the family may attend, grades K – 12. 
  • Additional hours are easily added at your standard rate. 
  • One-time $110 enrollment fee per family. 
  • Start and pause service at any time to meet your needs and summer schedule. 
  • Change service level at any time.
  • This is the advantage you want for your child. Enrollment is limited to ensure an exceptional experience. Call today.

Up to 64 hrs/month per family:  $1280 (20/hr)

Up to 32 hrs/month per family:  $800   (25/hr)

Up to 24 hrs/month per family:  $600   (30/hr)          

Up to 12 hrs/month per family:  $420   (35/hr) 

Up to 8 hrs/month per family:    $320   (40/hr)

Drop-in Level Up rate: $60/hr

Enroll by June 30 to receive one week of July free.

Refer a friend to receive a second week free.

Partial list of Level Up services:

Primary Grades:

  • Reading readiness platform
  • Math concepts and skill building, concrete and abstract transition
  • Writing development, content, clarity, word usage and description
  • Penmanship and pencil grasp
  • Multi-sensory spelling and vocabulary development
  • Expert guided reading for comprehension, literary device, and fluency development
  • Shared reading and big book creation 
  • Access to our wonderful primary grades literature and guided reading library
  • Hands-on science and scientific publishing
  • Social studies publication
  • Full or partial private schooling option for 2020 – 2021 school year: Call or attend an Information Meeting to learn more

Grades 4 and up:

  • Expert reading instruction for comprehension, literary device, and fluency development
  • Critical directed reading-and-thinking skills 
  • Expert writing instruction and advance composition, book publishing
  • Math foundations, math facts, critical-thinking and problem solving in math
  • Accuracy and speed balance to show-what-you-know on tests
  • Organization, test prep, study skill and executive function development
  • Interventions and skills development for specific learning issues
  • Executive function and self-regulation strategies for school and family life
  • School and exam-specific test-taking skills
  • ISEE, SAT, ACT, John Hopkins test prep
  • College entry essay development
  • Integrity Curriculum: one lesson per session and spiral integration for all students
  • Report Card Rescue
  • Hands-on science and scientific publishing
  • Social studies publication
  • Access to our wonderful chapter book and non-fiction library
  • Custom program to meet your child’s needs
  • Full or partial private schooling option for school year: Call or attend an Information Meeting to learn more
  • Diagnostic assessment for all or specific areas

Family Coaching and Retreat Opportunities with Cara Day $200/hr

To get started with Day Prep, call or text: 858-255-8135 or email:  [email protected]

Summer classes:

The suggested grade level listed is the level your child will be in Fall of 2020. Space is limited for each class to ensure an exceptional experience. Students taking more than one week of the same class will build upon their skills each week.

Class and Class Size Remote or In-person Grade Level in Fall Description Meeting days and times Fee

Math Launch 

Limited to 8 

In-person

Thomas Day 

3 – 5 Addition & subtraction mastery to 20, multiplication mastery to 12, place value, long division, average/mean/mode, factoring, prime and composite, estimation, fractions/percentages/decimals, raiots, PEMDAS, coordinate plane, real-world problem solving, showing what you know on a test, Day Prep Math Hacker.

9a – 12p

M, T, W, Th, F

15 hours

Weeks of:

June 22, 29

July 6, 13, 20, 27

Aug 3, 10, 17

$375 

Math Launch

Limited to 8

In-person

Thomas Day

6 & up Addition & subtraction mastery to 20, multiplication mastery to 12, place value, long division, average/mean/mode, factoring, prime and composite, estimation, fractions/percentages/decimals, ratios, PEMDAS, coordinate plane, real-world problem solving, showing what you know on a test, Day Prep Math Hacker.

1 p – 4 p

M, T, W, Th, F

15 hours

Weeks of:

June 22, 29

July 6, 13, 20, 27

Aug 3, 10, 17

$375

Reading for Meaning:

Analyzing Characters and Self

Limited to 8

Remote

Bethany Baptiste

3 – 5

Learn how to understand and analyze text in a meaningful way. Integrity lessons are embedded into lessons for your child to better understand themselves, which leads to  deeper insights of both the world and novels. 

Focus: Analyzing Characters and Self

(Two more Reading for Meaning clinics offered!)

8:00 – 10:00 a

M, T, W, Th, F

10 hours

Weeks of:

June 1, 8

July 13, 20

$400

Reading for Meaning:

Analyzing Characters and Self

Limited to 8

Remote

Bethany Baptiste

6 – 8

Learn how to understand and analyze text in a meaningful way. Integrity lessons are embedded into lessons for your child to better understand themselves, which leads to  deeper insights of both the world and novels. 

Focus: Analyzing Characters and Self

(Two more Reading for Meaning clinics offered!)

10:00 – 12:00 a

M, T, W, Th, F

10 hours

Weeks of:

June 1, 8

July 13, 20

$400

Reading for Meaning:

Analyzing Plot and Conflict

Limited to 8

Remote

Bethany Baptiste

3 – 5

Learn how to understand and analyze text in a meaningful way. Integrity lessons are embedded into lessons for your child to better understand themselves, which leads to  deeper insights of both the world and novels. 

Focus: Analyzing Plot and Conflict

(Two more Reading for Meaning clinics offered!)

8:00 – 10:00 a

M, T, W, Th, F

10 hours

Weeks of:

June 15, 22

July 27

August 3

$400

Reading for Meaning:

Analyzing Plot and Conflict

Limited to 8

Remote

Bethany Baptiste

6 – 8

Learn how to understand and analyze text in a meaningful way. Integrity lessons are embedded into lessons for your child to better understand themselves, which leads to  deeper insights of both the world and novels. 

Focus: Analyzing Plot and Conflict

(Two more Reading for Meaning clinics offered!)

10:00 – 12:00 a

M, T, W, Th, F

10 hours

Weeks of:

June 15, 22

July 27

August 3

$400

Reading for Meaning:

Analyzing Themes and Life Lessons

Limited to 8

Remote

Bethany Baptiste

3 – 5

Learn how to understand and analyze text in a meaningful way. Integrity lessons are embedded into lessons for your child to better understand themselves, which leads to  deeper insights of both the world and novels. 

Focus: Analyzing Themes and Life Lessons

(Two more Reading for Meaning clinics offered!)

8:00 – 10:00 a

M, T, W, Th, F

10 hours

Weeks of:

June 29

July 6

August 10, 17

$400

Reading for Meaning:

Analyzing Themes and Life Lessons

Limited to 8

Remote

Bethany Baptiste

6 – 8

Learn how to understand and analyze text in a meaningful way. Integrity lessons are embedded into lessons for your child to better understand themselves, which leads to  deeper insights of both the world and novels. 

Focus: Analyzing Themes and Life Lessons

(Two more Reading for Meaning clinics offered!)

10:00 – 12:00 a

M, T, W, Th, F

10 hours

Weeks of:

June 29

July 6

August 10, 17

$400

Writing Clinic

Limited to 8

In-person

Teacher varies

4 – 12 Learn a proven writing approach enabling your child to write a cohesive, top-notch essay for school and any entrance exam. Learn to gather, synthesize, and create engaging, evidence-based, descriptive content. Publish a hardbound book on a self-selected expository (non-fiction) topic in one week.

9a – 12p

M, T, W, Th, F

15 hours

Weeks of:

June 22, 29

July 6, 13, 20, 27

Aug 3, 10, 17

$375

Reading Jumpers

Limited to 6

In-person

Teacher varies

PreK & K The advantage you want. Guided reading with a Master Teacher of Literacy. Reading readiness platform, sound/symbol, alphabetic principle, phonemic awareness, and concepts about print foundation. Includes guided and interactive writing and sight word mastery. Poems and song.

9:30 – 11:30 a

M, T, W, Th

8 hours

Weeks of:

June 22, 29

July 6, 13, 20, 27

Aug 3, 10, 17

$425

Reading Jumpers

Limited to 6

In-person

Teacher varies

1 – 3 The advantage you want. Guided reading with a Master Teacher of Literacy. Includes guided and interactive writing, sight word mastery, expert skills for unlocking new words, fluency, and comprehension focus. Instruction is heterogeneous and individualized.

9:30 – 11:30 a

M, T, W, Th, F

8 hours

Weeks of:

June 22, 29

July 6, 13, 20, 27

Aug 3, 10, 17

$425

Poetry Anthology

Limited to 8

In-person

Teacher varies

4 – 12 Explore and write in 12 poem formats, learn the tricks and habits of seasoned poets, contribute to and illustrate a beautiful poetry class anthology published into a full-color hardbound book. Culminates with Poetry Slam Tea for parents and grandparents on last hour of last day.

9a – 12p

M, T, W, Th, F

15 hours

Weeks of:

June 22, 29

July 6, 13, 20, 27

Aug 3, 10, 17

$375

Science: Physical Science Delve

Limited to 8

In-person

Megan Paternoster

6-8 Explore states of matter, pH acids and bases, germs, and macromolecules found in food. Your child will keep a lab notebook of engaging experiments to practice using the scientific process. Take home activity opportunities  are included!

9a – 12p

M, T, W, Th, F

15 hours

Week of:

August 10

$425

Spanish:

¡Hola Español!

Limited to 6

Remote

Angela Letelier

K – 2 ¡Hola! Do you like to sing? Do you like stories? Do you want to learn another language? If your answer is YES, this is the class for you! In this Spanish introductory class, young learners will be introduced to Spanish through singing, storytelling, dancing, games, and engaging activities that will make your child’s first experience with Spanish a fun and memorable one. 

8a – 9a, 9:30-10:30a

M, T, W, Th, F

5 hours

Weeks of:

June 22, July 20, Aug 10

$210

Spanish

Limited to 10

In-person

Alex Keefer

3-5 Your child will have fun while developing basic Spanish skills in a safe, positive environment by completing activities, watching videos, having conversations, presenting projects and learning about the culture. They will gain confidence through language acquisition, and feel prepared to continue their language studies. Greetings, descriptive language, basic verb conjugation, weather, conversation, writing, geography, practical vocabulary, common phrases, culture, Kahoot, games, and project presentation. 

2p – 4p

M, T, W, Th, F

15 hours

Weeks of:

June 22, 29

July 6, 13, 20, 27

Aug 3, 10, 17

$325

Art

Limited to 8

In-person

Georgia Flynn

All grades Sculpture, Painting, and Drawing: Beginning to advanced welcome. Your child will learn new ways to express themselves in an energetic and positive environment with an expert artist and teacher of art and architecture.

9a – 12p, 15 hours

M, T, W, Th, F

Weeks of:

June 22, 29

July 6, 13, 20, 27

Aug 3, 10, 17

$375

I am a Happy Kid Class with Miss Day

Limited to 6.

In-person Grades K – 2 Learn social and emotional skills in a fun and interactive setting to build emotional expression and regulation, interpersonal skills, manners, compassion, and integrity. I am a Happy Kid book.

9a – 11a

M, T, W, Th, F

Week of June 22

$450

Integrity Class with Miss Day

Limited to 8

In-person Grades 3 and 4 Learn social and emotional skills in an interactive setting to build integrity through self-regulation, personal accountability, manners, emotional expression and regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. 

9 a – 11a

M, T, W, Th, F

Week of June 29

$450

Integrity Class with Miss Day

Limited to 8

In-person Grades 5 and 6 Learn social and emotional skills in an interactive setting to build integrity through self-regulation, personal accountability, manners, emotional expression and regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. 

9 a – 11a

M, T, W, Th, F

Week of July 6

$450

Integrity Class with Miss Day

Limited to 8

In-person Grades 7 and 8 Learn social and emotional skills in an interactive setting to build integrity through self-regulation, personal accountability, manners, emotional expression and regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. 

9a – 11a

M, T, W, Th, F

Week of July 13

$450

Integrity Class with Miss Day

Limited to 8

In-person

Grades 

9 – 12

Learn social and emotional skills in an interactive setting to build integrity through self-regulation, personal accountability, manners, emotional expression and regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. 

9a – 11a

M, T, W, Th, F

Week of July 6

$450

 

Summer Class Registration:

 

To register for a summer class, call 858.255.8135 or email:  [email protected]

 

Buddy/sibling rate: Sign up at the same time as your friend or sibling and receive a $50 discount each. Note your friend’s name in your registration email or call.

 

FAQ:

 

How much time should my child spend doing “school work” over summer?

 

There are approximately 10 weeks of summer, about 70 days. It’s good to remember there are about 112 waking hours in a week. During normal times, we recommend 4 – 10 hours per week of instruction to maintain skills, while allowing your child and family enough time to relax and enjoy the sun and fun. We recommend more hours if you are looking to remediate areas or advance in a given skill or subject. During Covid times, we recommend 16 hours per week to be ready for the next school year, whether continuing with Day Prep or attending another school in the fall. Instructional hours can be 1:1, 1:5 Level Up program, or small group specialized classes.

 

The summer writing clinic says grades 4 and up? How can my 8th grader work with a 4th grader?

 

The optimal method of writing (or methodology in any subject) does not change across the gradespan. Research supports the benefit of multi-age instruction, as well as smaller schools, which is how “school” originally started. It brings out the best in everyone socially and academically, and the students enjoy it, too. When children attend our writing clinics on an annual basis in this multi-age grouping, we see cumulative and lasting results. They are able to publish their own book by the end of the week, which changes them as a writer and author. In any classroom, for every subject, there is a wide spectrum of ability. Expert teachers differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a varied group of students–every day!

 

What if my child has to miss a day or leave early or arrive late to a summer class?

 

You are welcome to miss session time if needed, however, there are no make-ups for that time. Alternatively, your child can schedule a 1:1 with the teacher before or after to catch up on what they missed.

 

My child is one grade off from the grade levels listed in the schedule, can s/he still attend?

 

We can make accommodations to our recommended grade levels on a case-by-case basis. Just give us a call and we will create a success plan for your child.

 

I want my child to be with his or her friends, how can I do this?

 

Give us a call or send an email upon registration and we will ensure your child and their friends are together.

 

If my child’s friend or relative lives in another state, can they sign up for the remote summer classes?

 

Yes, remote classes are designed to be accessed by children without geographic restriction.

 

Do you offer a homeschool/private school option during the school year?

 

Yes, we provide a full or partial private school option. 

 

You can choose:

 

  1. Day Prep School: Attend our K – 12 school full-time in La Jolla. Attend an information meeting or schedule a private tour by emailing [email protected] or calling 858.255.8135
  2. Partial private school option: Offered in a 1:1 or small group setting, in our location or yours. The full curriculum requires approximately 16 hours per week (64 hours per month) for most students. Or, we develop your child’s learning plan and facilitate the subjects of your choice while you complete the other subjects independently. 
  3. Full homeschool option: A complete curriculum for you to implement with our support as you homeschool your own children for those who enjoy the homeschool process.
  4. School support option: A plan where our teacher(s) help your child complete their enrolled school’s program in a more engaging and efficacious way, meeting the school’s curriculum requirements with optimum methods and best practices.

 

Why Day Prep?

 

Whether you are looking for full educational services, small group opportunities, or specialized individual instruction, Day Prep’s methods, materials and philosophies are what set our services apart.

 

Our social/emotional curriculum, the Integrity Curriculum helps your child develop in the most important area of life–relationships, with self and others

 

Emotional intelligence and maturity

Values clarification and alignment

Dissonance detection and release

Shifting oneself and others: Quiet confidence and inner compass

Effective and courageous communication

Developing life-giving relationships

Boundaries: Honoring and placing boundaries with others

Values-based Keystone Habits: Sleep, nutrition, exercise

Service orientation to self, family, and community

Meditation, grounding skills, and breath work

Development of the “free child”: Curiosity and playing full out

 

Learning without a ceiling

 

In any traditional classroom there is a developmental span of 3 – 7 years in terms of ability, in any given subject. This is what gifted classroom teachers do every day! Individualizing instruction is an important and sizable task, especially with the restrictions placed on classroom teachers in terms of curriculum and methodology, as well as the ratio of teacher to student. 

 

At Day Prep, our curriculum is designed to not have a ceiling, so your child can reach their highest level of achievement in any subject, and with all skills, all the time. The restrictions of grade and age are removed so your child is instructed based on their current needs and abilities. Children in need of additional support receive differentiated instruction specific to their goals. Children who are flying are not held back. Put simply, it is a truly individualized education. Set up an information meeting to learn how we do this in every area. When you learn about what we do, how we do it, and why we do it that way, it will make you want to go back to school yourself!

 

To learn more about our program, attend an information meeting. RSVP required via call or email. 

 

Upcoming Information Meetings:

Wednesdays, June 4 and 25  12 noon

 

Or, call to set up a personal information meeting remote or in-person. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Contact:

Call 858.255.8135

Email: [email protected]