The Winston School has been in Del Mar since it opened in 1988. Its unique location one block from the bluffs offers views and sounds of the Pacific which are both relaxing and stimulating for the educational environment. During a team-building activity at Powerhouse Park, one could see the students connecting with new friends in the fresh air and watching the dolphins breeching just offshore. At the Torrey Pines nature preserve, students work with their science teacher to map the frequency of assigned aquatic species. Our students are inspired by the scenery, relaxed by the breezes and challenged to aspire to great things by the artists and entrepreneurs who comprise the downtown village of Del Mar.
Winston looks forward to a long relationship with the community and makes its meeting space available for public meetings and some community events. The attached article from the Sandpiper shares some of Winston’s vision for its future campus on this site. Our quad is open for daily visits from the neighborhood dogs and their two-legged friends. We participate in community life by displaying student art work at The Del Mar Art Walk, providing volunteers to the Del Mar Village Association Holiday event, cleaning busses for Del Mar Community Connections and stuffing envelopes for the Del Mar Foundation mailings.
The Campaign for Del Mar Shores was a joint venture of the Del Mar Community and The Winston School, dedicated to raising the funds required by the City to acquire in 2008 the 5.3 acre old Shores School property on Ninth St. and Stratford Court. Our common goal is to preserve and protect the only playing fields, school site and last available recreational open space for children and families in our community. Our joint actions ensure that the property will not be sold for development and lost forever.
The Winston School is now in the early stages of planning a new campus with some facilities to be made available to the community when not in school use.