The Grauer School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Year Founded1991
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students169 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade The Grauer School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
86%
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAll college preparatory courses approved for honors, Virtually all courses may be taken for honors
Average SAT score1255
Average ACT score26
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Humble. No logos.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / Jan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$25,580
% on Financial Aid
21%
Average Financial Aid Grant$10,000
Acceptance Rate
58%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions AssociateOlivia Kleinrath

Sports

Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsArchery, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Sailing, Soccer, Surf Team, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballArcheryBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Flag FootballFootball,
GolfSailing,
SoccerSurf Team,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Film, Z. New clubs added by student interest

Club or Organization:
Cooking, Gardening, Leadership, National Honor Society, Robotics, Service Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Audio Visual, Music, Theatre

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Sports, Tennis

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

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