Mt. Helix Academy

5955 Severin Drive,
La Mesa, CA, 91942-0921
Tel: (619)243-1400
Grades: PK - 9 | 184 students
Helix Academy is a private, Trans K – 9, preparatory school that is co-educational and nonsectarian.  We are a positive, safe, and nurturing school.  Our highly skilled teachers use evidence-based methods with the result that our students love learning and our graduates excel in high school and college.Mt.
Helix Academy received the highest level of accreditation that is ever awarded by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).Mt.
Helix Academy is in the family of schools operated by The Institute for Effective Education.
TIEE, an equal-opportunity organization, is nationally recognized and is a leader in the San Diego area for the use of evidence-based teaching methods.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 9
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1983

Student Body

Total Students 184 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Mt. Helix Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,000
Admissions Director Alison Young-Assistant Director


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Associated Student Body (ASB), Roots and Shoots Program, Supervised study hall, Various After-school clubs, Various Intramural Sports Associated Student Body (ASB),
Roots and Shoots Program,
Supervised study hall,
Various After-school clubs,
Various Intramural Sports,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Foothills Christian High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Applied Scholastics Academy Of San Diego (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Childrens Creative & Performing Arts Academy (1.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • La Mesa Applied Scholastics Academy Of San Diego
    5911 Severin Dr
    La Mesa , CA , 91942
    0.1  mi  |  15  students  |  Gr.  K-5
  • La Mesa
    Shepherd Of The Hills Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    9191 Fletcher Pkwy
    La Mesa , CA , 91942
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    0.5  mi  |  26  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • El Cajon Foothills Christian High School
    2321 Dryden Rd
    El Cajon , CA , 92020
    0.8  mi  |  237  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • San Diego Childrens Creative & Performing Arts Academy
    Montessori School
    6365 Lake Atlin Avenue
    San Diego , CA , 92119
    Montessori School
    1.1  mi  |  260  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • El Cajon Our Lady Of Grace Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    2766 Navajo Rd
    El Cajon , CA , 92020
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.1  mi  |  289  students  |  Gr.  K-9

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