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  • Is Pioneer Programs right for my child?
    The Community School of San Diego serves a diverse population of students with various diagnosis and education levels. As a result, we design education programs specific to each child’s needs. The best way to know if the Community School is right for your child is to come in for a visit, which can be arranged by calling the front office and setting up a visit with our director.
  • How is Pioneer Programs different from other schools?
    We capture the true essence and philosophy of individualized education. The key to our success is our commitment to a small student body and a diverse team of educators and therapists. We have chosen to keep our student body at approximately 50 students, which is why it is possible for our staff to know our students and their goals in a purposeful way. Due to our small size, many say the Community School has a “homey” feel to it.
  • What is a Non-Public School?
    California’s nonpublic schools (NPS) are specialized private, nonsectarian (nonreligious) schools that provide services to public school students with disabilities when a district is, for various reasons, unable to provide an appropriate educational program for a student. Unlike other private schools, when placed by a school district, a student’s tuition is the responsibility of the sending school district. Another difference is that a nonpublic school is certified and monitored by the California Department of Education, whereas a private school that is not a NPS is not monitored. For more information on sending your child to a NPS, contact your local school district.
  • Can I visit the school for a tour?
    To take a tour of our school, call the front office at (619) 758-9424 and ask to speak to the director for an appointment.
  • How do I enroll my child in Pioneer Programs?
    The enrollment process simply starts with a phone call and a visit to our school. For an appointment, please contact the front desk at (619) 758-9424.
  • Is there a dress code?
    We want our students to be comfortable. At times, specific clothing is required for community field trips or high levels of physical activity, however, we are very mindful of our student’s sensory issues as they pertain to clothing.
  • Are you hiring?
    Check out our Career Opportunities page to learn more.


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