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Our Story

In early 2008, a group of passionate parents, teachers and community leaders gathered together to discuss their hopes and dreams for a charter school for downtown San Diego. The concept for this school is to provide innovative learning opportunities for students fully utilizing the vast resources of the downtown San Diego urban landscape, a school where community service would be valued and fostered. We had a dream of teaching children through urban discovery.

By February 29, 2008, Urban Discovery Academy had filed its charter petition with San Diego Unified School District. We have assembled a strong team – on the board of trustees, in our retained professionals, in our teaching faculty, and in our parent body. We also have many talented supporters from the community at large upon whom we can draw expertise.

We are excited and forever grateful to San Diego Unified School District for granting our petition. We believe that all children can grow and thrive in our classrooms through urban discovery.
The school now, about to enter its seventh year of operation, has classrooms that are full with a wait list for every grade! With API test scores in the high 800's, UDA is a model charter school, fiscally sound, a great reputation with the school district and amongst the charter community.
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Fall Festival

UDA's annual Fall Festival: Friday, October 23rd from 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm at SILO Makers Quarter

Support UDA's Golf Fundraiser!

The UDA Annual Golf Tournament is in full swing! The tournament and dinner will be held on Friday, November 6th at the Carlton Oaks Golf Club. The tournament will feature a field of up to 144 golfers, and will include a cocktail hour and awards reception. The subsequent dinner will feature a silent auction, raffles, food, and fun.

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Girls' Volleyball Practice
Date: 10/8/2015, 3:30 PM 5:30 PM
Picture Day: Free Dress
Date: 10/12/2015
SAC Meeting
Date: 10/13/2015, 5 PM 6:30 PM
Location: UDA Conference Room
Early Release Day
Date: 10/14/2015, 8 AM 12 PM
UDA Board Meeting
Date: 10/20/2015, 5:30 PM 8 PM
Location: UDA 2nd floor, The Board Room