The Compass School

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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.
The Compass School is a non-profit private school accredited through the WesternAssociation of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We are committed to improving access tohigh-quality education for students around the world and have had the privilege of teachingstudents from 13 different countries across 4 continents.
Education exists in many forms, and at Compass, we are shaping its future.
Our accredited program offers 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 provide 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.
We provide a fully customized 1-on-1 K12 virtual school program and academic services to support our students and their families. Our customized 100% live online courses allow us to completely tailor our courses around individual learning needs.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • School Type: Online School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 43 students
  • State Accredited: Yes
  • Live Instruction: Yes
  • Rolling Enrollment: Yes
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,000
  • Acceptance rate: 15%
  • Average class size: 1 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:

Category
Attribute

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
43 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
The Compass School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
2:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
1 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
$18,000
% on Financial Aid
10%
Acceptance Rate
15%

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 13 different countries across 4 continents.

We utilize leading education pedagogy and technology from the United States and abroad to provide a fully customized 1-on-1 K12 virtual school program and academic services to support our students and their families. Our customized 100% live online courses allow us to completely tailor our courses around individual learning needs. Teachers work closely with our students throughout their K12 education pathway, giving them 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.


With rolling admissions the school's enrollment numbers may fluctuate. They can also include students enrolled in courses through partners.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Compass School cost?
The Compass School's tuition is approximately $18,000 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of The Compass School?
The acceptance rate of The Compass School is 15%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. The Compass School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in California with low acceptance rates.
What is The Compass School's ranking?
The Compass School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Lowest average acceptance rates and Most AP courses offered.
When is the application deadline for The Compass School?
The application deadline for The Compass School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is The Compass School located?
The Compass School is located in the Financial District neighborhood of San Francisco, CA.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (10 reviews)
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Participating in a virtual program has helped my daughter become more independent. She has learned about time management and is now responsible for her own schedule. She has learned new skills, especially when it comes to technology. She is really good at finding information now and navigating the internet and various platforms. I think this in itself is a great skill to have these days and a benefit of the Compass program. As for classes they are well structured and productive, which is totally different from the online learning we experienced during the pandemic. Now I feel virtual learning is more efficient and gives my daughter more time for hobbies and doing things she enjoys. I am happy with this program.
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Both of my kids are enrolled at Campus. After the pandemic a lot of kids fell behind (to no surprise) and I feel like those gaps can only be addressed with an individualized approach. I like the recommendations the Compass teachers were able to provide students and parents, which allowed our kids to get back on track. They were taught effective concepts in class and assigned independent work to reinforce them. Having a routine and study time helped them immensely. Outside of class, they could also easily reach out to their teachers with questions through the learning portal. Would definitely recommend this program.
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5  
One of the great things about Compass is that they essentially have an unlimited selection of courses, which even include all of the AP, honors, and elective courses. We were able to talk with the administrators who provided my daughter with valuable suggestions that ended up working out very well with her interests and goals. We have never had this many options for courses at any school previously.
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5  
The Compass School has been terrific for my daughter. Their teachers are very experienced, and their curriculum is always engaging and interesting. The customized one on one courses allows my daughter to learn at the pace that is right for her. Keep up the good work!
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5  
My son`s previous school was not meeting our needs and I was surprised when I first came across this customized program. My son was having challenges with some of his subjects and his teachers at The Compass School were able to assess the areas that needed the most focus. Since enrolling he has caught up and is now excelling with his school work.
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5  
The academics at The Compass School are great, but as a virtual school, I was very happy to see how much they also focus on social interaction for the students. This gave my son a great balance between his schoolwork and making friends.
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5  
We changed schools mid-year and the administrative team was very helpful in getting us enrolled. We worked with them to tailor the class schedule and get our online accounts set up. The teachers did a review for each subject to make sure my son transitioned into his new curriculum. Thank you.
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5  
This is a great program that prepared my daughter for college courses and admissions tests. The advisors helped us select the right universities and guided us through the entire application process.
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5  
We love the flexibility this program offers. Our family travels a lot and my teenagers are still able to keep up with schoolwork and attend classes. Plus, we`re always able to pause classes if needed. I like that about this school- never once have I encountered a program that offers live interaction with this much flexibility.
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One of the most important aspects of the Compass program for my child is the relationships he is able to build with his teachers. That alone enhances the learning process immensely. For example, humanities teachers are able to not only highlight my son`s strengths and correct weaknesses but also pick content that is interesting to him. He is very active, so including texts about sports automatically sparks more of an interest in him. It doesn't mean they don`t read texts on a variety of topics but still, the mere fact that some crucial skills can be learned with great interest is essential. The teacher is always able to tell how engaged he is and adjust the tasks accordingly.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • School Type: Online School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 43 students
  • State Accredited: Yes
  • Live Instruction: Yes
  • Rolling Enrollment: Yes
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,000
  • Acceptance rate: 15%
  • Average class size: 1 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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