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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.


Conference Week

Please note that conferences will be held from the 13th to the 15th. On those days, school will dismiss at 12:00.
Monday, the 12th, is a holiday. Friday, the 16th, is a staff development day. There is no school.

Support our Annual Fund!

Please support our Annual Fund drive this fall. Family donations will support classroom supplies, programming, and field trips for our students. We are aiming for a fundraising goal of $150,000 this year to help fill the gap between state funding and our innovative programming.

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No School- Fall Break
Date: 11/20/2018
No School- Fall Break
Date: 11/21/2018
No School- Fall Break
Date: 11/22/2018
No School- Fall Break
Date: 11/23/2018
School Informational evening and tour
Date: 11/27/2018, 5 PM 6:30 PM
Location: Hive

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