The Rhoades School

Rhoades School students are creative, curious and independent thinkers who exhibit an enthusiasm and passion for learning.
At Rhoades, students set high expectations for themselves and welcome the opportunity to dig deeply into subject matter, whether questioning if mathematics is really about numbers or examining if literature can serve as a vehicle for social change.
The faculty at Rhoades engage in instructional practices that emphasize collaboration and discussion; Rhoades is an environment where student engagement and participation flourish.

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Academically advanced students
Year Founded
1980

Student Body

Total Students
300 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition rates differ for Elementary School and Middle School. Please visit the school's website for detailed information.
% on Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$4,500
Acceptance Rate
55%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jenni L Beadle

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

School Notes

  • Rhoades School students are creative, curious and independent thinkers who exhibit an enthusiasm and passion for learning. At Rhoades, students set high expectations for themselves and welcome the opportunity to dig deeply into subject matter, whether questioning if mathematics is really about numbers or examining if literature can serve as a vehicle for social change. The faculty at Rhoades engage in instructional practices that emphasize collaboration and discussion; Rhoades is an environment where student engagement and participation flourish.

School Reviews

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A couple years ago my daughter, then in sixth grade, was attending what we felt was a good north San Diego County private school. She approached me one day toward the end of that school year and complained that she felt she wasn't being challenged enough academically in just about every subject. She asked me if we could consider looking for an alternative school that would be more committed to academic excellence. I agreed, and we started looking at and visiting just about every school in the area. After several field trips and talking to many neighboring parents and students, we both concluded that the Rhoades School in Encinitas was the finest lower and middle school in North County. My daughter applied for and fortunately was admitted to the Rhoades School's 7th grade the following year. She is now in 8th grade and has been attending Rhoades for almost a school year and a half and it has been EVERYTHING she had hoped for. She has been far more challenged and is learning so much more in every subject including math, science, the humanities and technology. Her math and writing skills have improved tremendously. She entered her first science fair ever and went to the county and regional finals. She has learned incredible programming skills on multiple platforms and has thoroughly enjoyed it. She was encouraged and supported to enter a regional creativity contest combining the humanities and arts disciplines and won an award there as well. In short, my daughter's entire scholastic experience at the Rhoades School has been INCREDIBLE: incredibly challenging, incredibly fulfilling and incredibly fun.
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The average private school tuition in San Diego County, CA is $13,144 for elementary schools and $19,441 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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