High Bluff Academy

12707 High Bluff Dr.
San Diego, CA 92130
     Tel: (858)509-9101
Grades: 9 - 12 | 40 students
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 Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 90%
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 Schools:

The nearest high school is San Diego Jewish Academy (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Del Mar Hills Nursery School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Del Mar Hills Nursery School (0.5 miles away)
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School Reviews

1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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.
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