ABOUT US Founded in 1988, Excelsior Academy is a non-profit school dedicated to serving K-12 students with learning disabilities throughout San Diego County.
Our Mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment wherein students become literate, thinking, independent and productive citizens.
Excelsior Academy has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, National School of Character and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Enrollment: 58 students
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
ADD, ADHD, Autism, Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1988
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
58 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
51%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Excelsior Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
9 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Katie Wilson
Admissions Associate
Jeannie Bailey

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Aquaponics/Gardening Club, Board Game Club, Relaxation Club, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Yoga

School Notes

  • As a private, nonpublic school, Excelsior serves students with learning differences in the San Diego area. Founded in 1988 and certified by the State of California, the Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Excelsior students are of average and above average intelligence in grades kindergarten through twelve whose needs fall within the areas of processing, memory, language, organization, attention, and socialization. The majority of Excelsior students have the potential to attend college. Consequently, the goals of the school are to guide students to understand their learning styles and learning differences and to achieve academic success, thereby realizing their potential.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Enrollment: 58 students
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average acceptance rate in San Diego County, CA is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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