A father and daughter sitting outside at a table on the grass creating colorful crafts at an event. The girl is wearing a mask .

Thank you for giving the tour, it was so fun! Hopefully I can come back in the Fall so I can see the purple flowers. They sound beautiful.

Second Grade Student, The Children's School   


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School Visits

School visits and tours of our historic site are available for students in grades kindergarten through college! Tours can be customized to meet the needs of your class, addressing regional history, architecture, oral history and more. To learn more and reserve a tour for your class today, please contact the Office and Events Manager.

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Young Architects Summer Program

The Young Architects Summer Program is for youth in grades 7 through 12.  Two one-week sessions are taught, and each session is a full five days. 2024 program scheduling for middle school students and high school students will be announced soon.  Students are introduced to the architectural history of La Jolla, learn space and layout planning, and develop architectural drawing, modeling, and computer skills.  The program is related to possible higher education interests in architecture, architectural history, interior design, and construction-related careers.  Students learn about residential buildings in La Jolla that exemplify the work of extraordinary architects from different eras, and visit the studio of a local architect and a construction site.  Each student is provided a learning packet that includes model kits, sketchbooks, and drafting equipment.  Students work with Sketch-Up computer design software, and each student designs a structure on a designated site using design criteria specified by the instructors. The students present their designs by Powerpoint to the class, instructors, and parents.  This is the only architectural design and planning summer program available to youth in San Diego County, a unique program offered, organized, and taught by volunteer practicing architects in La Jolla and San Diego.  La Jolla architect Laura DuCharme-Conboy, AIA, LEED AP, is leading the two session series. YASP 2024 sessions will be conducted in compliance with public health guidelines related to the COVID pandemic. 

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