Excelsior School

  • Excelsior School is a small, independent high school that offers a rigorous, college-preparatory education, and our school has established an excellent track record of graduates matriculating at distinguished colleges and universities.
  • Our program is designed to develop an awareness of their potential.
  • Commitment to community service and individual responsibility are also strongly emphasized. An in-depth, enriched curriculum, close faculty-student relations, diverse activities, and a variety of special programs and traditions support these goals.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded1986
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students102 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
60%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeExcelsior School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
100%
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP English, AP European History, AP Government and Politics, AP Human Geography, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Statistic, AP US History, AP World History,
Average SAT score1350
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,500
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTimothy Lee

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Cross Country, SoccerBadmintonBasketball,
Cross CountrySoccer,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Basketball, Choir, Drama, Key Club, Model UN, Newspaper, Speech, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Excelsior School is a small, independent high school that offers a rigorous, college-preparatory education, and our school has established an excellent track record of graduates matriculating at distinguished colleges and universities. Our program is designed to develop an awareness of their potential. Commitment to community service and individual responsibility are also strongly emphasized. An in-depth, enriched curriculum, close faculty-student relations, diverse activities, and a variety of special programs and traditions support these goals.

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The teachers are very helpful. They are very patient. I learned a lot at Excelsior. I lived in school for two years. The dormitory is roomy, comfortable and clean. The camp is so beautiful. School counselors guided every student step by step for college application. I got accepted by many top universities.
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