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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 169 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,872
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Year Founded
1991
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
169 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
The Grauer School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
86%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
All college preparatory courses approved for honors, Virtually all courses may be taken for honors
Average SAT score
1255
Average ACT score
26
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Humble. No logos.)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$10,000
Acceptance Rate
45%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Tricia Valeski
Admissions Associate
Akemi Dyer

Sports

Extracurriculars

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

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

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Audio Visual, Music, Recording Arts, 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
Profile last updated: 09/22/2021

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Great communication at this school. Teachers and administrators really know your child and care about them. High academic and personal achievement in a low pressure, supportive, environment.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 169 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,872
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in San Diego County, CA is $13,477 for elementary schools and $19,746 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Diego County, CA is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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