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Urban Discovery Schools (UDS) are internationally award-winning free public schools in the heart of San Diego's downtown I.D.E.A. District. Founded in 2008, Urban Discovery has two campuses that serve students in T/K-5th, 6th-8th and 9th-12th grades. Urban Discovery Schools are thought leaders in educational innovations that are being implemented throughout the world.

Our project-based model of innovation and design thinking empowers educators and students to move away from traditional approaches and lead with a transformative model of education Urban Discovery Schools are designed to make a difference. Our mission is to develop students who actively and passionately contribute toward a better tomorrow for all of us. 



Safe ReOpening Begins March 22nd

Safe ReOpening Begins March 22nd at Urban Discovery Schools

Urban Discovery's Safe ReOpening Plan prioritizes state and CDC health and safety guidelines and offers three learning formats, empowering families with choices where they need it most.

Now Accepting Applications for 2021-2022

Start and Finish STRONG with Urban Discovery Schools!

Urban Discovery Schools are looking ahead to the 2021-22 school year with the success of every student as our foremost priority. Our proven approach to virtual, hybrid and traditional classroom environments supports successful student outcomes for T/K - 5th grade, 6th - 8th grade and 9th - 12th grade.

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Minimum Day
Date: 5/19/2021
Regular Board Meeting
Date: 5/19/2021, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM
TK-5th Spring Exhibition
Date: 5/26/2021
Parent University: Avoiding the Summer Dip
Date: 5/27/2021, 5 PM 6:30 PM
No School - Memorial Day Weekend
Date: 5/28/2021