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At A Glance
- Serving T/K-12th Grades
- Open to the Public
- Enrollment is Free to All
- Located in Downtown San Diego
- We Operate Two Campuses
- Award-Winning Design Thinking
- Innovative Project-Based Learning
- 100% of Students Complete Internships
- 95% of Students Graduate
- 92% of Students are College-Bound
DESIGNED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
On October 1, 2021, the State of California announced that the COVID-19 vaccine would be required for all public and private school students.
Urban Discovery School is the first school in San Diego County to require kids 12 and older get their shots by late November or convert to online learning at that point if they have not.
Sept. 23, 2021 - Urban Discovery Schools takes the lead in safety protocols with an evidence-based approach to vaccination policies for students 12+.
Sept. 27, 2021 - The Board of Trustees recently adopted a resolution adding the COVID-19 vaccination for eligible students 12 and older.
A message from Dr. Loescher on the passage of the resolution to add the COVID-19 vaccination for eligible students.
Aug. 27, 2021 - A message from our CEO, Dr. @shawnloescher, on the opening of schools and our health and safety standards.
Aug. 26, 2021 - A message to the parents / guardians of UDS students from our CEO Dr. Shawn Loescher on your right to enroll in independent study for the 2021-2022 school year.
Aug. 21, 2021 - Announcement from our CEO about COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Employees and Learning Options for Students 2021-2022.
June 25, 2021 - The latest updates from the California Department of Public Health regarding face covering guidance and Urban Discovery's response.
"As a parent, we are diligent about ensuring that our children attend a school that helps prepare them for whatever tomorrow will bring. Frankly, we need all the help we can get so they become confident, resourceful individuals, because what tomorrow looks like is constantly changing. We are truly grateful to the highly motivated, skilled, caring teachers, leaders and staff that inspired our daughter during her 7 wonderful years at UDS. - Bennett & Lilia, Parents
"I feel so grateful for my time at UDS. There, I was encouraged to find confidence in my interests, in how I identify, and in where I come from. The mentorship that I received in high school prepared me wonderfully for college, but more importantly, I was taught to be kind, inclusive, socially conscious, and to thrive in a world beyond the academic. Now that I’m at USC and living by myself for the first time, I see that college requires life skills as much as study skills." - Nicolette, Class of 2020
"Our son has completed 12 years at UDS. We’ve loved watching him grow and they’ve allowed us to grow alongside him. The entire staff at UDS has taken a vested interest in our child and want him to succeed. What an opportunity we were given in Urban Discovery Schools!" – Mark and Leslie, Urban Discovery Parents
“At the start of the pandemic, Urban Discovery Schools redesigned their district structure in one of the most innovative ways I’ve seen, keeping student and family needs first.” - Stephanie NG, TED-Ed’s Director of Programs for TED Conferences
"The best thing about Urban Discovery Schools is how adaptive their education system is. The teachers and staff take into account how each student learns and makes sure that we learn as effectively as possible. The student life is vibrant and friendly. Overall my experience with UDS has been amazing, for both me and my family. " - Seth, 2021 Urban Discovery Schools Graduate