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Our Story

Urban Discovery Schools (UDS) is an internationally awarded T/K-12 public school system located in the heart of downtown San Diego, CA. Opened in 2008 as a quality neighborhood school, UDS has two campuses in the heart of downtown San Diego's I.D.E.A. District and Education Corridor. 

Urban Discovery Academy serves grades T/K - 5th, 6th - 8th and 9th - 12th grades. Our school's design thinking approach is hallmarked by students that are creative problem solvers, empathetic contributors, and active members of our academic community. Urban Discovery Schools actively pursue a better tomorrow by empowering our communities with the skills, passion and purpose to make positive contributions to the world around us.
The Urban Discovery difference lies in our commitment to a design-thinking approach. Our environment of project-based learning helps kids bridge the gap between learning and life, developing a mindset of innovation. We're community-centric by nature, and enjoy fruitful partnerships throughout the San Diego region that present our students with unique opportunities for growth and accomplishment.