About Old Town Academy
"We are the leaders of tomorrow, with the skills and competencies to be collaborators, communicators, critical thinkers, and problem solvers. We are risk-takers who learn from experience in order to succeed in an ever-changing world."
Old Town Academy is a K-8th grade charter school, with our charter petition approved by the San Diego Unified School District. We have a maximum number of 270 students, in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, with a maximum number of 30 students in each class. Our latest API score (in 2013), was 901, with a statewide ranking of 9 out of 10. Our demographics continue to move towards matching those of the SDUSD district, and we are striving to create a diverse learning environment, promoting equity and excellence for all students. We are a uniform school, with strict adherence to the dress code and high expectations for positive behavior, assuring students are safe, respectful, and responsible. There are 11 Guiding Principles that represent the expected behaviors of each and every OTA stakeholder(students, staff and parents): communication, collaboration, curiosity, courage, responsibility, reflection, persistence, integrity, compassion, transparency, and accountability.
At Old Town Academy, we are focused on Core Knowledge, Project-Based Learning, and Digital Literacy. Our emphasis is on the process of learning, and developing high-achieving independent learners, who will be prepared for success in high school, that will enable them to be college and career ready. We offer an extensive after school enrichment program, with offerings in ballet, violin, Spanish, piano, karate, soccer, tennis, yoga, volleyball, STEM, chess, robotics, and more. Our enrichment program is an extension of classroom learning, and leads to further development of well-rounded students who will become active thinkers and lifelong learners.
If you’d like to learn more about Old Town Academy, please contact the principal, Jon Centofranchi, at 619 574-6225 or [email protected]