Halstrom Academy - Carlsbad

705 Palomar Airport Rd., Ste. 340
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Tel: (888)425-7876
Grades: 6-12
Students learn differently, and Halstrom Academy understands that. Since 1985, Halstrom Academy has helped more than 16,000 students achieve educational success with the 1:1 instruction model it pioneered.
For students who struggle in the traditional classroom such as those with ADHD, Dyslexia, or social anxiety, or students with special scheduling needs such as athletes and artists, Halstrom’s personalized approach to teaching and flexible scheduling options helps students in grades 6-12 succeed in school. Halstrom offers open enrollment for full-time students, as well as part-time students who want to remediate or accelerate their traditional school curriculum.
Halstrom offers more than 150 college prep and 18 AP courses, as well as a variety of social activities and clubs.
At Halstrom, you will find a school that fits your needs.
Halstrom is WASC accredited, UC/CSU certified and NCAA approved.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia / ADD / Social Anxiety / Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1985

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Average Class Size 1 students
Number of AP Courses 18 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $1,107
Tuition Notes $1,107 per class/semester or $2,190 per AP class/semester
Admissions Director Rosamaria Pagarigan

School Notes:

  • Dr. Karen Bishop, who founded Halstrom Academy (formerly Futures High School) in 1985, envisioned a private middle school and high school that was committed to fostering academic growth and success for all attending students by providing individualized instruction on a one teacher to one student basis. Because optimum learning occurs when the learner actively participates in the process, instruction at Halstrom focuses on the student's skills, interests, needs, and learning pace. Students and instructors work together to set learning expectations and personalized goals, and develop mutual respect for one another.  In many cases, Halstrom instructors develop mentoring relationships their students. Students quickly learn to take pride and responsibility in the learning process. The self-discipline required to work independently transfers successfully to college and a wide range of careers. 

Profile last updated: 10/13/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Army and Navy Academy (3.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Discovery Isle - Carlsbad (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Discovery Isle - Carlsbad (0.4 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Carlsbad
    Discovery Isle - Carlsbad
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 120 students
    0.4 miles
    6130 Paseo Del Norte
    Carlsbad, CA 92011
  • Carlsbad
    Poinsettia KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    1.1 miles
    1200 Plum Tree Rd.
    Carlsbad, CA 92011
  • Carlsbad
    Carlsbad Country Day School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 195 students
    1.8 miles
    5150 Hemingway Dr
    Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • Carlsbad
    Grades: KG-8 | 464 students
    2.4 miles
    3820 Pio Pico Dr
    Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • Carlsbad
    Grades: PK-K | 32 students
    2.6 miles
    3470 Madison St
    Carlsbad, CA 92008

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.
Area Statistics
Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
November 24, 2015
Many parents search for an answer to the question "How do I provide the kind of religious education I want for my child?" Religious education is a very personal, subjective matter. We explore some of your options.
November 19, 2015
Myths, urban legends and just plain misinformation abound concerning private schools. We shed some light on the facts you may not have known.
October 04, 2015
This A-Z list is designed to make you aware of the many things involved in choosing the right school for your child.