The Grauer School

1500 El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024-0920
Tel: (760)944-6777
Grades: 7-12 | 164 students
The Grauer School has been the North County's premier, independent, college preparatory institution for twenty three years and the region's only UNESCO-affiliated school.
The school's mission is to promote and maintain an environment of academic excellence, to help students develop as caring and compassionate individuals, and to build awareness of their responsibilities to both local and global society.
To accomplish this, we seek students who are able and ready to perform in a college preparatory environment, engage actively with both peers and mentors, and embrace leadership and service opportunities.
The Grauer School focuses on balancing academic rigor with expeditionary learning and Socratic teaching.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1991

Student Body

Total Students 164 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade The Grauer School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses All college preparatory courses approved for honors, Virtually all courses may be taken for honors,
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Humble. No logos.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $22,583
Tuition Notes 13% receive scholarships.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,660
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Associate Olivia Kleinrath


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Archery, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Flag Football, Football, Soccer, Surf Team, Tennis, VolleyballArcheryBasketball,
Cross CountryEquestrian,
Flag FootballFootball,
SoccerSurf Team,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Audio Visual, Cooking, Dance, Film, Gardening, Gym Fitness, Kids Korps, Leadership, Martial Arts, Music, National Honor Society, Robotics, Rocketry, Service Club, Sports, Tennis, Theatre, Yearbook, Z. New clubs added by student interest Audio Visual, Cooking, Dance, Film, Gardening, Gym Fitness, Kids Korps, Leadership, Martial Arts, Music, Robotics, Rocketry, Service Club, Sports, Tennis, Theatre, Yearbook, National Honor Society,
Z. New clubs added by student interest,

School Notes:

  • personalized college placement
  • teachers who are mentors -- great relationships
  • enriched academics
  • tutoring, on-line learning, and expert mentoring available
  • a center for peace and humanitarianism
  • 6% international students, from Asia, Latin America and Europe

Profile last updated: 08/31/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Pacific Academy (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sanderling Waldorf School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Sanderling Waldorf School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Encinitas
    Sanderling Waldorf School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-6 | 180 students
    0.3 miles
    1578 S El Camino Real
    Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Encinitas
    Lighthouse Christian School
    Daycare / Preschool (Pentecostal)
    Grades: NS-PK | 9 students
    0.4 miles
    510 South El Camino Real
    Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Encinitas
    Grades: PK-8 | 454 students
    0.7 miles
    3616 Manchester Avenue
    Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Encinitas
    Bethlehem Community Early Chil
    Daycare / Preschool (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    Grades: NS-PK | 180 students
    0.9 miles
    925 Balour Dr
    Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Encinitas
    Grades: K | 45 students
    1 miles
    141 S El Camino Real Ste E
    Encinitas, CA 92024

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Great communication at this school. Teachers and administrators really know your child and care about them. High academic and personal achievement in a low pressure, supportive, environment.
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