Our Story

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.