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Day-McKellar Preparatory School, La Mesa:
Day-McKellar Preparatory School in La Mesa in San Diego County, Southern CA, is an accredited private school for children in grades Kindergarten through to 12th. At Day-McKeller, the emphasis is on critical thinking and reasoning skills. Our classrooms are designed to suit each subject and its optimal teaching and learning experience. Day-McKellar Preparatory School is an inspiring educational community where families cultivate integrity, self-awareness and appreciation for all of life's wonders so they can create an inspired life spent realizing their dreams.

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Accreditation:

Photo of Private School in La Mesa, CADay-McKellar Preparatory School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

"I have never visited a school where the environment is so nurturing, healthy and everyone is striving to create a loving, caring learning environment for their students."
- WASC Report excerpt from WASC Visiting Committee.

Cara Day-McKellar, M.A. Founder and Head of School:
Starting college at 16, Cara knew she would have her own school one day, but wanted to add the science to her gift. She completed her credentials and master's degree at SDSU, and then taught in the La Mesa Spring Valley and Jamul-Dulzura School districts. In 1997, Cara developed a program for families that was adopted by the San Diego Council on Literacy, the third largest literacy organization in the world.

The practices, curriculum, and philosophy of Day-McKellar Preparatory School are based on Cara's vast experiences in the field of education, her work with hundreds of families, and from motherhood of her own four children. Every detail reflects a piece of wisdom about what children and their families need to regain their once naturally profoundly curious state, so they can live with enthusiasm and delight.

Education Programs:

- Kindergarten through to 12th grade
- Ideal 1:8 faculty-to-student ratio
- Individualized education for every child
- Constructivist, or experience-based, learning
- Emphasis on critical thinking and reasoning skills
- Expert writing instruction
- Harvard Math Standards
- Classrooms designed to suit each subject

School Location:
Our school is located at 5300 Jackson Drive in La Mesa in San Diego County.

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Address: 5300 Jackson Drive, La Mesa, San Diego County, California , USA
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