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Welcome to HTeM!

HTe Mesa is located at
5331 Mt. Alifan Drive, Bldg 200, San Diego, CA 92111


High Tech High will be opening HTe Mesa, in August 2019 beginning with kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade.

High Tech Elementary Mesa is a project based learning community established along the design principles of equity, personalization, authentic work and collaboration. Every member of our community is a learner and together we collectively marvel at and study the world around us. We believe that to teach someone is to care for them, to take the time to see who they really are, and to guide them in line with that knowledge. Teaching and learning at Mesa are pivoted on self actualization. We aim to create an environment where our young ones develop positive identities in relation to the world around them and where teachers and other education practitioners feel empowered and equipped to provide optimal support for our growing learners. Given that we at Elementary Mesa cater to the youngest members of our High Tech High collective, we are committed to providing this segment of our population with a solid foundation in reading and writing, as well as a firm sense of the mathematics, science and artistic concepts that are integrated in our projects. We are proud to emphasize, again and again, that at High Tech Elementary Mesa, each child will emerge as a serious reader, writer, thinker, and problem solver.


About the Founding Director, Monique Knight:

Prior to joining the High Tech High community, Monique taught in New York City public schools for seven years, served as an academic director, and worked as a literacy specialist for ten years at Columbia University’s Reading and Writing Project. In these varied roles, she had the privilege of supporting students, teachers, and administrators across the United States and internationally. Monique is thrilled to bring these experiences to the Clairemont community and looks forward to learning and growing with our Mesa families.


Below are some answers to questions you may have about the new HTH Mesa campus:

Where is the HTH Mesa Campus be located?

  • The address for the new campus is: 5331 Mt. Alifan Drive, San Diego, California 92111.
  • The new campus is be located on a twenty (20) acre parcel of land that will be refurbished with additions to outfit a campus that will house an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school.
  • Amenities on this site will include several firsts for HTH including, a regulation size soccer field, a gymnasium with seating and changing areas, an auditorium with fixed seating for 700, and a new kitchen facility.


When is the new Elementary School going to open?

The projected opening date  (kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade only) is August 26, 2019.


When will the other K-12 grades be opened at HTH Mesa?

The build out plan for the three new schools has been designed with the ambition of pacing growth to support the development of a sound, and robust academic program and school campus culture. The proposed build out plan is as follows:

  • Year 1: 2018-2019

High School opens with 9th grade only (about 100 students)

  • Year 2: 2019-2020

High School grows to serve 9th and 10th grades

Middle School opens with 6th grade

Elementary opens with kindergarten, 1st grade, and  2nd grade

  • Year 3: 2020-2021

High School grows to serve 9th, 10th, and 11th grades

Middle School grows to serve 6th and 7th grades

Elementary grows to serve K through 3rd grades

  • Year 4: 2021-2022

High School grows to serve 9th-12th grades

Middle School grows to serve 6th-8th grades

Elementary grows to serve K through 4th grades

  • Year 5: 2022-2023

High School serving all grades

Middle School serving all grades

Elementary serving all grades



High Tech High Mesa

Artist rendering of future Mesa school building