A child’s hospitalization affects all members of a family, including healthy brothers and sisters. That is why San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House offers a variety of free education and enrichment programs that help children continue to learn and grow during this challenging time.
School Away from School
School Away from School is a partnership with San Diego Unified School District. It is free of charge to families residing at the Ronald McDonald House and is open to children grades K-12. Approximately 100 children annually attend for several days to several months. The School Away from School operates from 8:00am to 2:30pm during the usual school year.
Summer and Holiday Programming
During school vacation periods, the Ronald McDonald House has certified teachers that provide free enrichment programming.
- Academic work
- Hands-on science
- Creative arts
- Sports activities
- Field trips to places such as nature centers, cultural centers, and the San Diego Zoo
If you would like to support our education & enrichment programs, we welcome donations. You are welcome to donate online and simply specify that your donation is for “Education Programs” on the donation form.