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We are excited that we have hosted thousands & thousands of visitors since August 2014. We have hosted Tour Groups from 6 of the 7 different continents on earth! We have been blessed to connect with educators from as far away as South Korea, Ethiopia, Australia, Brazil; and as close as throughout San Diego, and of course across the US & Canada. 

We believe in being open source about practices & resources, and we are excited to share our story! We are also excited to learn from others as we continue to grow & reiterate our practices.


We run tours Tuesday - Friday.

We run both Educator Tours & Prospective Family Tours.

Educator Tours run from September - December and March - May 15th.

Family Tours run from January - February to coincide with the VUSD Magnet Application window. We understand that missing class time for prospective students is difficult, but we insist that to "feel" and "see" if a school is truly the best fit for a student, they need to actually see students in action.

The beginning time varies dependent upon the size  of the group and school events.

Due to the high volume of guests on campus, we typically only tour our Design Lab classes. One could imagine the negative impact of an average of 1,000 guests a year touring core content areas. Visits to core content area classrooms are typically reserved for:

  • The Press & Filmakers
  • Regional, State & National Dignitaries
  • National & Industry Partnerships
  • University Researchers