Learn about our Open Enrollment Visits


LdV Enrollment Process for Prospective 2023-2024 Families

School Mission: Leonardo da Vinci tK-8 School is a community dedicated to the development of the whole child as a literate, curious, and inventive person, responsible for preserving and creating beauty in cultural and natural environments.  LdV fosters this Renaissance child of the Arts and Sciences model through Integrated Thematic Instruction.

School History: Leonardo da Vinci School (LdV) was established in 1989 as a kindergarten through 8th grade school site and today there are now 886 students enrolled.  The student makeup includes one early kindergarten class, four classes at each grade level from kindergarten to third grade, three classes for each grade level from fourth to sixth grade, and 156 middle school students. Students in middle school grades 7 and 8 rotate to six different classes and are taught by teachers who hold single subject credentials and experience teaching high school.  Students are taught through board-adopted texts, thematic instruction (Highly Effective Teaching formerly called Integrated Thematic Instruction), and mastery projects (long term, in-depth projects supported by written report and oral presentation). In addition, LdV incorporates the following into thematic units used at every grade level: 8-10 learning field trips, large end-of-unit projects, research projects, oral presentations, science instruction, social science curriculum that connects to the English Language Arts Program, and math that covers the four common core domains. We are dedicated to educating the whole child through Integrated Thematic Instruction.


We are an Open Enrollment/Waiting List School.

In order to join our community and sign up on the waiting list or sign up for the lottery, parents must attend one of our Open Enrollment tours, 9:15-11:15 AM on:

October 14th

October 28th Middle School Visit for current LdV 6th grade students

November 4th

December 16th

January 13th Middle School Visit for 7th/8th grade students

January 20th

February 3rd

February 10th

At the end of the presentation, interested families will be offered a Waiting List Form. This will be a google document. For parents of children entering tK-8th grade for 2023-2024, they will need to fill out a district open enrollment lottery form. The district open enrollment forms will be available February 2023. For LdV current Transitional Kindergarten students- the students will move into kindergarten. For LdV siblings, they need to complete the Open Enrollment Lottery form for tK-8th grade. We will discuss the enrollment, lottery, and waiting list process at the presentation. 

Enrollment: At this time, every class in the school is full and we have a waiting list. If you are interested in filling out a waitlist for the 2022-2023 school year, please email donna-roots@scusd.edu. 

While it may seem challenging to join the school, we have 886 students and over 400 families. Please join us! Come to our meeting, learn about LdV, and find out how to enroll your child. We hope that if our school philosophy is aligned with your interest areas for your child’s eK-8th grade education- you will start the process to connect with this amazing school community.


Warm Regards,


Devon Davis