11555 Clews Ranch Road
San Diego, CA 92130-0920
Tel: (858)481-0882
Grades: 6-12 | 55 students
Cal Coast Academy is a college preparatory WASC Accredited, UC Approved, and NCAA Certified private school serving students in grades 6-12.
The faculy and staff members at Cal Coast Academy are committed to helping students learn in new ways, enabling them to become independent, self-directed learners and self-advocates.
Cal Coast Academy's dynamic academics, unparalleled faculty support, and customized educational plans are ideal for every type of learner.
It is the mission of Cal Coast Academy to prepare a diverse community of young people for a lifetime of intellectual exploration, academic growth, and social responsibility.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other special emphasis association(s)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National Independent Private Schools Association
Other school association(s)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia
Year Founded 1997

Student Body

Total Students 55 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade CAL COAST ACADEMY Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 6 students
Number of AP Courses 15 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Economics, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, European History, French Language, Italian, Physics, Spanish Language, Statistics, United States Government & Politics, United States History, World History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $2,075
Tuition Notes Tuition for full-time students enrolled in grades 6 through 8 costs $2050 per month, tuition for students enrolled in grades 9 and 10 costs $2075 per month, and tuition for students enrolled in grades 11 and 12 costs $2100 per month. Annual tuition costs
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $750
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Haile Brooke


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Crew, Dance, Sailing, Snowboarding, Surf Team, WeightliftingCrewDance,
Surf TeamWeightlifting,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. C3 (Cal Coast Cares), CCASB (Cal Coast Associated Student Body), Equestrian Team, LOL (Learn on Location), SIBS (Students in the Business of Service), Surf Team, Yearbook Club Surf Team, Yearbook Club, C3 (Cal Coast Cares),
CCASB (Cal Coast Associated Student Body),
Equestrian Team,
LOL (Learn on Location),
SIBS (Students in the Business of Service),

School Notes:

  • Cal Coast Academy believes that the individual student is the guiding principle in the evolution of our Schools educational programs. Our instruction is tailored to students learning styles and flexibility drives all of our aspects of academia. Our small class size (6:1 student/teacher ratio) facilitates individualism. Cal Coast Academy embraces change and innovation in the service of fulfilling our commitment to our students.
  • Cal Coast Academy believes that our students succeed in college and later in life because they are comfortable, valued, and unconditionally embraced academically, socially, creatively, and emotionally in our learning environment. This empowers our students to strive for excellence to experience the value of hard work, to think critically, to collaborate productively, to express themselves thoughtfully, and to overcome the challenges they encounter in life.
  • Cal Coast Academy believes that the interconnectedness of countries and cultures and the profound impact of our collective actions on the world around us highlight the importance of instilling in our students a sense of global awareness, humanity exercised through social responsibility, and environmental stewardship.
  • Cal Coast Academy cherishes the variety of perspectives, personalities, and passions that our students bring, and we believe that this diversity makes our school a community where each can learn from all.
  • Cal Coast Academy believes that talented, dedicated, and passionate teachers, who hold high expectations for all, engage in communication with parents, and find fulfillment in their work are the greatest resource we have to call upon in educating our students.
  • Cal Coast Academy is privileged to be educating the next generation of leaders, and we know that their success depends upon their honor and moral integrity, their capacity for managing complexity, their versatility and resolution, and their confidence in embarking on ambitious endeavors; all learned given proper support and modeling.
  • OUR NETWORK OF SUPPORT: Cal Coast Academy’s Faculty & Staff members dedicates themselves to identifying the best personal learning style for each one of our students and provide them with the tools they need to succeed. This is an ongoing process. It is interactive. It is personal. Our Faculty and Staff members also address each of our student’s immediate needs while cultivating long term skills in studying and all academics. Cal Coast Academy’s homework help is another supportive tool we offer. Our teacher directed homework help is offered Monday-Friday from 2pm-4pm. 

Profile last updated: 07/31/2014

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The nearest high school is Santa Fe Christian Schools (0.2 miles away)
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