La Jolla Presbyterian Church Preschool




Thank you for your interest in La Jolla Presbyterian Church Preschool! We are so excited for the 2017-18 school year, our staff and leadership are hard at work to make this the best year ever. Here are some key dates for the first month of school:

PARENT ORIENTATION (Mandatory) Wednesday, Aug. 30th 6:00pm – 8:00pm Adults only, children are invited to meet their teacher(s) on Thursday morning.
CHILD MEET AND GREET Thursday, August 31st 9:30am – 11:00am Children and parents meet their teacher(s) and visit their classroom.  (Parent orientation is scheduled for Wednesday evening, Aug 30th.)
ALL SCHOOL PICNIC Thursday, August 31st 11:00am – 12:30pm All families are welcome to bring their lunch and a blanket for a picnic at the Rec Center across the street.
School Closed Monday, Sept. 4th School Closed Labor Day Holiday
First Days of School Tuesday, Sept. 5th and Wednesday, Sept 6th 9:00am – 12:00am Please join us upstairs in Room #24 for Coffee and Community on Tuesday and Wednesday morning after you drop off your child for his/her first day of school.
First Day of Early Morning Care Monday, Sept. 11th 8:00 – 9:00am
Mon. – Fri.
Early Morning Care is offered for all age groups with a flexible arrival from 8:00am to 8:45am.
($10 daily fee billed monthly)
First Day of Lunch Bunch Monday, Sept. 11th 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Mon. – Fri.
Lunch Bunch is offered for all age groups.  ($10 daily fee billed monthly)
First Day of Specialty Classes Monday, Sept. 11th 12:00 – 2:00pm Specialty Classes are offered for Threes and Fours Classes. Registration required for each 5 or 6-week session. (Includes Lunch Bunch)
First Day of Fours Enrichment Program Tuesday,
September 12th
12:00 – 3:00pm Enrichment Program is offered for the Fours Class T/W/Th. (Includes Lunch Bunch)
Preschool Staff Meeting Monday Oct. 2nd 1:00pm – 3:00pm Specialty Classes will not be offered on this day.

For more information about enrolling your child, please call 858-454-2677 or complete the form at the bottom of this page

A Christ-Centered, Child Oriented, Program of Christian Nurturing

Half day Preschool for children 2 – 5 years old

7715 Draper Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037

(858) 454-2677 Barbara De La Loza (Etienne), Director

Our Philosophy

To offer a program of Christ centered, child oriented Christian nurturing in a church environment.

Our Program

Classes are open to children two to five years of age. We operate on a nondiscriminatory basis, providing equal treatment and access to services without regard to race or religion.

Classes of children are grouped by age and are in session from 9 AM to 12 PM. All children, except those in the Toddler Classes, are expected to be toilet trained.

Our school meets the licensing requirements of the State of California. Our license allows for 64 children in attendance each day. We are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

We are a PRE-SCHOOL. We have consistently sought to make it more than a nursery or child-care center, and at the same time resisting any inclination to become too much like a kindergarten.

The keynote of our work with children is discovery. It is our desire to begin with each child where his/her interests lie and to create the kind of environment that encourages and stimulates discovery.

Our dedicated staff is the background of our program. Meet them here

2017-18 Tuition

Class Schedule Yearly Tuition* 9 Monthly Payments
Twos Class 2-Day, T/Th $3,900 $434
Twos Class 3-Day, MWF $5,750 $639
Threes Class 2-Day, T/Th $3,950 $439
Threes Class 3-Day, MWF $5,500 $612
Threes Class 4-Day $7,300 $812
Threes Class 5-Day $9,100 $1,012
Fours Class 4-Day $6,750 $750
Fours Class 5-Day $8,050 $895

*A 4% discount will be applied towards yearly tuition when paid in full prior to Jun. 1st, 2017
*A 10% sibling discount will be applied towards the lowest yearly tuition for one child.

School Calendar

Our school closely follows the calendar of San Diego City School District. Our calendar for the coming school year will be announced later.

Wait list

To be added to the wait list, download the wait list form here and pay a $25 wait list fee. You can email the completed form to Barbara Etienne at or mail it in with a check. You can also pay the fee online be registering for a secure account here.

Online Payments

Once you have registered for a secure online payment account, you can also make tuition payments easily online. Click here to get started.

For more information please, call Barbara Etienne at 858-454-2677 or email

Early Morning Care:
8:00–9:00am, Monday–Friday
Flexible arrival. $10 daily fee/20% discount provided for monthly enrollment.

Lunch Bunch:
12:00–1:00pm, Monday–Friday
Children bring their own lunches. $10 daily fee/20% discount provided for monthly enrollment.
EXPANDED PROGRAM to include all age groups five days per week!

Specialty Classes:
Available for Threes and Fours Classes.  Includes Lunch Bunch.
Tuition: $30 per class and will follow a five or six week rotation.

Fours Enrichment Program:
Designed to serve as an in-depth extension of the morning Fours Classes with a focus on fun and creative small group activities in the areas of language, math, science, writing, music, art, literacy, and problem solving.
Yearly Tuition for the Enrichment Program includes Lunch Bunch:
Three Days: $2,800
Two Days: $2,200

For additional information or to set up a tour:

Wait list

To be added to a wait list, download the wait list form here, and return it to the preschool with a $25 wait list fee.

Sunday Service Times

Traditional Service
8:45am in the Sanctuary

Contemporary Service
10:00am in Fellowship Hall

Traditional Service
11:00am in the Sanctuary


Our campus is located at 7715 Draper Ave, in the heart of La Jolla, CA at the corner of Kline St. and Draper Ave., an easy drive from most of San Diego. There is easy underground parking in our garage accessible from Kline St.

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