High Bluff Academy

High Bluff Academy offers a high quality college preparatory program for students who desire a more personalized approach to education.
Our small group classes range from 3-12 students and all classes are also available on a one-to-one basis.
Our curriculum and schedule closely follow those of Torrey Pines High School and 150 to 200 students from the public schools attend our group classes each semester.
Our full-time high school program is limited to 40 students in grades 9-12.
High Bluff Academy is approved to issue F-1 visas to foreign students.
We welcome students of all nationalities.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported ADD, ADHD, Mild Learning Differences, ESL/ELL
Year Founded 2002

Student Body

Total Students 40 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade High Bluff Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 6 students
Number of AP Courses 7 courses
Average SAT score 1800
Average ACT score 25
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,000
Tuition Notes International student tuition is $19,500. Students requiring one-on-one courses will pay an extra fee per course.
Admissions Director Jill Duoto
Admissions Associate Nancy Novotny

School Notes

  • High Bluff Academy offers three types of programs to fit the individual needs of our students. Traditional Schedule Students in this program attend group classes from 7:45am to 2:30 pm Monday-Thursday and from 8:30 to 12:00 on Fridays. Students take up to seven academic courses and two electives during the week. In our Academic Success class, students learn study skills and get help with homework. Students can also sign up for private or small group tutoring during their school day. Juniors and seniors can take our College Success class, which includes SAT and ACT test prep and takes them step-by-step through the college selection and application process. Physical education classes are taught at the nearby Pacific Sports Resort with a certified personal trainer. Flexible scheduling option Students can opt to create their own school schedule with a combination of our group classes and one-on-one courses. High level athletes, models, and actors usually choose this option in order to accommodate their training, competition and work schedules. Snowboarders and skiiers can even arrange their semesters to begin and end around the ski season. Hybrid program This program is designed
  • for students with a history of sporadic attendance. usually related to a medical condition. Students can  learn at their own pace by combining on-line and independent study with face-to-face teaching.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is San Diego Jewish Academy (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Del Mar Pines School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Del Mar Highlands KinderCare (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Diego
    Grades: K-6 | 151 students
    0.8 miles
    3975 Torrington Street
    San Diego, CA 92130
  • San Diego
    Del Mar Highlands KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    0.4 miles
    3790 Townsgate Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92130
  • Del Mar
    Del Mar Hills Nursery School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 53 students
    0.5 miles
    13692 Mango Dr
    Del Mar, CA 92014
  • Del Mar
    Del Mar Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: K-8 | 26 students
    0.6 miles
    Del Mar Heights Road
    Del Mar, CA 92014
  • San Diego
    Grades: NS-12 | 550 students
    1.2 miles
    11860 Carmel Creek Road
    San Diego, CA 92130

School Reviews

We couldn't be more happy with High Bluff Academy. The teachers are amazing and work with the individual needs of the student. They make learning an enjoyable experience. My daughter comes home from class animated and upbeat instead of stressed out!!
- Posted by Parent, 09/19/15
Motivated and knowledgeable teachers and administrators, friendly students and small class sizes. My son loves every hour he spends there. Highly recommended!
- Posted by Parent, 10/06/12
I have two sons that currently attends Torrey Pines High School. My oldest son struggled academically in math and science courses so he attended High Bluff and excelled in a smaller ratio environment and got an "A". My younger son is currently attending High Bluff and I know he will be successful as well. The teachers take the time to make sure the students understand the material and do well on test. Jill is very knowledgable in education. I like her hands on approach in guiding parents. I highly recommend High Bluff to any parent who want the best education for their kids.
- Posted by Parent, 07/27/12

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