General Information

About Our School


  • Academic and artistic development via the computer center, closed-circuit TV, music studies, and instrumental music for Grades 4-5
  • Gifted cluster program (Grades 3-5) and seminar classes (Grades 3-5) for qualified students (see programs)
  • A computer lab and art studio
  • Recognition as a California Distinguished School

The Arts

Zamorano is a TK-5 Visual Arts Magnet School. Our school is an exciting and innovative place for children to learn and grow. We provide students with an excellent opportunity to learn various art forms along side a standards based curriculum. In addition, students have the opportunity to learn from numerous resident artists.

Zamorano Fine Arts Academy must be seen to believe the beauty and art found on campus. Zamorano provides students with the opportunity to develop artistic knowledge and art appreciation, specifically in the visual arts. With the assistance of professional artists-in-residence and our highly trained faculty, students learn two- and three-dimensional art, textile and graphic arts, weaving, painting, drawing, art history, sculpture, photography, and pottery wheel ceramics.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in the annual Celebration of Art and exhibit original artwork throughout the community. The integration of art into an already rigorous curriculum enhances visual awareness and provides students with a stimulating and creative environment.


The school's student population is ethnically diverse. Approximately 400 children are enrolled as nonresident magnet students. Attendance is excellent, with a 95.26 percent daily average attendance. Enrollment stability is high, at about 88 percent. Approximately 33 percent of the more than 1,146 students attending Zamorano have limited English proficiency.


Zamorano Fine Arts Academy is named after Augustin Vicente Zamorano, a Spanish artist who became California's first elementary textbook printer. Zamorano opened on September 9, 1986 in its current location in the South Bay Terraces of the Paradise Hills area of San Diego. Read more about the history of Zamorano.

Students in computer lab

Our School

Zamorano Fine Arts Academy
2655 Casey Street
San Diego, CA 92139
(619) 430-1400 (main)
(619) 430-1402 (fax)
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  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th
  • Hours: Bell schedule, Parking lot
  • Calendar: Single Track Traditional
  • Enrollment: 1,150 avg
    (see SARC for more details)
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  • School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
  • School Board Nominating District: E
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