San Pasqual Union School

  • San Pasqual Union School reflects all that is good in San Diego’s past, present, and future. As our one-school district recently celebrated its 100-year anniversary, we are reminded to honor our rich past while embracing a future of limitless opportunity. Born from a 2-room schoolhouse in the heart of Escondido’s San Pasqual Valley and growing into our current 27-acre campus, San Pasqual Union School provides a quaint and inviting backdrop for inspired teaching and learning. The modern facilities of San Pasqual Union include 29 classrooms with an art room, two science labs, an 18,000-book library, a kitchen, and the towering red “Barn” which serves as our gymnasium and theater. Our Board Room, affectionately known as Trussell Hall, is a replica of our original schoolhouse and appropriately bears the name of one of our founding educators. Additionally, the grounds of San Pasqual Union, including 18 acres of athletic fields, playgrounds, and gardens, are impeccably maintained to provide ample opportunities for outdoor learning and play.

    San Pasqual Union maintains a rigorous academic program in which students consistently perform above state and county averages. Teachers work collaboratively to prepare engaging lessons and utilize student data to drive instruction. Core academic programs in the elementary grades are enriched via physical education, music, and library rotations.  In the middle school, exploratory classes encourage students to find new and varied areas of interest as they prepare for high school and beyond.

    Student experiences are enhanced through strong partnerships with our families and communities. Volunteer groups such as the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), SP School Foundation, Red Barn Arts, SAGE garden, School Site Council (SSC), and our District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC) volunteer time, raise much-needed funds, and sponsor school events to enrich the learning experiences for all our children. Further, our strong partnership with the San Diego Zoo Safari Park provides unique opportunities for applied learning and hands-on research as students are directly connected with the conservancy efforts of experts in the field.  It's no wonder that San Pasqual Union School continues to garner awards and recognition for providing an exemplary model of teaching and learning.  

    Both students and staff are encouraged to S.O.A.R., demonstrating that they are Safe, On-task, Accepting, and Respectful/Responsible in words and deeds. Consistent with having all Saints SOAR, we are building students of character through the six core pillars of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. These pillars promote our overarching mission to ensure all children receive an education that builds the character, confidence, knowledge, and skills to prepare them to be competent and compassionate life-long learners.

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