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The Compass School Photo #1 - The Compass School is an online K12 School. We offer hundreds of live online courses with expert faculty (over 95% of our teachers have a Masters Degree or Higher). Our affordable homeschool program gives students a flexible high quality schooling option that can be taken from anywhere.
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The Compass School Photo #1 - The Compass School is an online K12 School. We offer hundreds of live online courses with expert faculty (over 95% of our teachers have a Masters Degree or Higher). Our affordable homeschool program gives students a flexible high quality schooling option that can be taken from anywhere.
Education exists in many forms, and at Compass, we are shaping its future.
We offer families virtual learning opportunities at a first-class educational institution that is an alternative to the traditional school building, school day, and school setting.
We believe that The Compass School can offer more benefits to students: more options in course offerings, more freedom in daily schedule and living, more personalized attention to individual needs, and more flexibility for parents and students to find their own academic path to success.
The Compass School is the K12 division of Universal Education a leading online education provider that offers hundreds of live online courses to students, professionals, and institutions around the world.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • School Type: Online School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 650 students
  • State Accredited: Yes
  • Live Instruction: Yes
  • Rolling Enrollment: Yes
  • Yearly Tuition: $2,691
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Compass School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
2016
Summer School Offered
Yes
State Accredited Program
Yes
Accreditation Notes
The Compass School is a non-profit private school accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Personalized Content
Yes
Live Instruction
Yes
Rolling Enrollment
Yes
Flexible Class Schedule
Yes
Accelerated Offerings
Yes
Classes for Credit/Part Time Options
Yes
Dedicated College Counselor
Yes
Tutoring/Mentoring
Yes
Community Clubs/Activities Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
650 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
40%
Students by Grade
The Compass School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
300 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
2:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
95%
Average Class Size
5 students
Number of AP Courses
37 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
$2,691
% on Financial Aid
50%
Acceptance Rate
100%

School Notes

About The Compass School

The Compass School is a non-profit private school accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We are committed to improving access to high-quality education for students around the world and have had the privilege of teaching students from 10 different countries across 4 continents.

We utilize leading education pedagogy and technology from the United States and abroad to provide a premium K12 virtual school program and academic services to support our students and their families. Our 100% live online courses allow us to work closely with our students throughout their K12 education pathway and give us an opportunity to highlight their true capacity and bring forward well-rounded, bright, enthusiastic learners. 

Our online classroom has interactive tools the teacher and students can use to simulate a real classroom environment, so it feels like they are working together in-person. This gives students the convenience and flexibility of learning online without sacrificing the experience of in-person learning.

The Compass School offers a wide range of courses including core curriculum, electives, test preparation, and concurrent enrollment undergraduate courses. Unlike most online programs, we offer courses like arts, music, dance, theatre, physical education, in addition to various clubs and extracurricular activities. Our Family Wellness Program curated by the school counselors offers Compass families the support they need on their education journey. 

Every Compass School teacher is a credentialed U.S. teacher; 95% of our faculty have a Master`s Degree or higher. We are one of the few virtual schools that provide synchronous accredited K12 and undergraduate courses.

Our Mission

At Compass, we strive to equip students with: 
  • the ability to think creatively and globally.
  • the mindset to become adept problem-solvers that would be leaders of the worldcommunity.
  • the 21st century collaborative skills by working with peers and teachers from aroundthe world.
  • the vision of the potential of diverse avenues toward personal and professionalsuccess and readiness to seize upon the myriad of available opportunities.
Our Core Values 
  • PERSPECTIVE: We believe that the world is a mixture of varying perspectives-on life and living, on business and culture, on thinking and thought-and our aim is to cast the widest net possible for our students to embrace a broad range of ideas, thoughts, and points of view. 
  • ADAPTABILITY: A fast-paced, quickly changing global environment means that our students must be equipped to see the changes coming and have the willingness and know-how to adjust to those changes. 
  • PERSISTENCE: Success and accomplishment are often not achieved on the first try. That`s why we strive to instill resilience in our students when faced with adversity. So if at first, they may fail, they will have the wherewithal to re-evaluate their plan, make adjustments, and try again. 
  • PASSION: Passion in life creates fulfillment, enjoyment, and is a key ingredient to success. We want ourstudents to be motivated by their passions and achieve success at the highest level, whatever that may be for each of them. 
  • INTEGRITY: It is our belief that in life, nothing is achieved without sincerity and honesty in every endeavor.We promote academic and personal integrity at its highest value to produce ethically soundstudents who are prepared to lead the world in a positive direction.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • School Type: Online School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 650 students
  • State Accredited: Yes
  • Live Instruction: Yes
  • Rolling Enrollment: Yes
  • Yearly Tuition: $2,691
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in San Francisco, CA is $23,118 for elementary schools and $33,159 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Francisco, CA is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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