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Urban Discovery Academy is a free-public charter school serving TK through 8th grade students in the heart of the IDEA District, in the East Village neighborhood of Downtown San Diego. Urban Discovery Academy recently added the first Design-Thinking focused High School in San Diego, IDEATE High Academy, also located in Downtown. The UDA schools provide a rigorous continuum of education that develops the whole child as a scholar, athlete, artist, and democratic member of society, infused with project-based learning, design-thinking interdisciplinary challenges, college prep, and most importantly empathic social responsibility and innovative thinking.


THANK YOU to our Sponsors!

Thank you to the following sponsors for their generous support at our 2018 Rooftop Celebration to benefit Urban Discovery Academy schools!

PLATINUM - $5000
Carleton Management
MAR Group

SILVER - $1500
BakerNowicki Design Studio
KCM Group
Torrey Pines Bank

Alliance Residential
Direct Embed Coatings
UCSD Extension

PARTNER - $750
Charter Tech Services
Chicago Title Company

FRIEND - $500
John Buza Construction

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Summer Kick-Off Family Social

The Network is hosting a fun, picnic style family social to celebrate our amazing 2017-18 school year on Saturday, June 9. We hope to see you there! (Click the headline for more information)

Free Goody Bags on June 2!

This year, as a thank you for coming to our biggest fundraising event of the year, every attendee will receive a goody bag valued at over $300! Click the headline for more information.

Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair

The final Scholastic Book Fair of the year will run from May 29- June 1 in the library! For more information on book fair hours and volunteering, click the headline.

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