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Dear Torrey Pines Elementary School Families,

Thank you for visiting our school website. I am delighted you have chosen to learn more about our special school. Whether you are a new or a current family, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Torrey Pines Elementary School, located close to UCSD in La Jolla and the UTC area and part of the San Diego Unified School District. I am confident you will find our classes challenging and engaging and the school atmosphere enriching and supportive.

At Torrey Pines Elementary School we strive to provide academic, social and physical environments that foster students’ imagination and creativity, encourage their inspiration and collaboration and enhance the critical thinking and innovative skills. I hope your family’s experience at Torrey Pines exceeds your expectations, and I encourage you to share with me any suggestions and ideas that might assist our efforts in providing you with the highest quality education.

Once again, on behalf of our staff, I welcome you to Torrey Pines Elementary School and wish you a successful and enjoyable school year. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time with questions or concerns.

Nona R. Richard, M.Ed., M.A.
National Board Certified Teacher Early Childhood Literacy