Cambrian Academy

Cambrian Academy students have been accepted to UC Berkeley, USC, Emory, UC Santa Cruz, Penn State, UC Irvine, UC Davis, San Jose State, Hofstra, St. John's, Pepperdine, UOP, James Madison, Drexel, UC Santa Barbara, UC Merced, Furman University, Clark University, University of Hawaii, UC Riverside, University of Oregon, Oregon State, SUNY, Pomona, Pitzer, George Mason, Georgetown, UNLV, Arizona State, George Washington, UNC (Charlotte and Chapel Hill), Barry, University of Washington, UC San Diego, Northern Arizona University, Hawaii Pacific University, Michigan, Colorado State, and others. (The video below was recently created by one of our students, so we thought it would be nice to share it.).

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Year Founded 2008

Student Body

Total Students 140 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Cambrian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 8 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 1 / Apr. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,500
Tuition Notes High School is $15,500 per year. Scholarships of 50% are available for local students with good grades.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $4,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mr. Jesse Warner


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Badminton, Dance, Golf, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Soccer, TennisBadmintonDance,
GolfRock Climbing,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess, Go Kart Racing League, Guitar, Interact, Media Internships, National Honor Society, Oceanography, Outdoor Adventures, Robotics, Sailing, Stage Band, Student Council Chess, Guitar, Interact, Oceanography, Robotics, Sailing, Stage Band, Go Kart Racing League,
Media Internships,
National Honor Society,
Outdoor Adventures,
Student Council,

School Notes

Our Education Model ensures that all students participate and all students learn. Courses are taught around a table in groups of 6-12 students. Teachers are participants in classroom discussions, guiding students without always lecturing. Our focus is on AP and Honors courses.
  • Superb High School Academics
  • Highly qualified instructors
  • Seminar style teaching
  • Class sizes of 6-12
  • Focus on Advanced Placement and Honors
  • International students welcome
International Students
  • We are authorized to issue I-20 visas to qualified students, grades 6-12. I-20 Visas permit foreign students to study in the United States legally. A mix of local and international students provides a rich, cultural experience.
Specialty Golf Program
  • Academics scheduled around practice
  • Hi-Tech interaction with faculty
  • Performance scholarships available
Tennis, Sailing, and Motorsports

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School Reviews

5.0 Stars   04/09/12
Here are just a few of the many reasons I believe Cambrian Academy is the best school in the area. 1) The teachers are incredibly dedicated. They cheerfully give my child extra help during lunch breaks and after school. They love to teach and it shows in their preparation, presentation of subject matter, and enthusiasm. 2) The class sizes are small.The average is 10 per class. Students sit around a conference table so everyone is fully engaged in the discussions. 3) The administration cares about meeting the needs of every student. Because of the school size, it is able to help nurture each person's strengths while addressing his weaknesses. 4) Students are placed according to ability, not age. This has resulted in some being accelerated by 4 or 5 grades. 5) Communication from administration and teachers is superb. My child's grades, attendance, and homework are all accessible online. Just a few clicks of the mouse and I can view her progress or contact any teacher. If you believe the skills necessary for success are obtained through stellar education given by knowledgeable, caring teachers, I urge you to take a tour.
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The average private school tuition in San Jose, CA is $10,492 for elementary schools and $15,464 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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