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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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedAcademically advanced students
Year Founded1980

Student Body

Total Students300 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size18 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,820
Tuition NotesTuition 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 DirectorJenni L Beadle

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Encinitas
    Grades: PK-8 | 432 students
    1.5 miles
    3616 Manchester Avenue
    Encinitas, CA 92024
    (760) 942-1111
    1.5 PK-8
    432
  • La Jolla
    Grades: NS-8 | 230 students
    12.9 miles
    2225 Torrey Pines Lane
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    (858) 454-0184
    12.9 NS-8
    230
  • Encinitas
    Grades: K-12 | 75 students
    2.5 miles
    679 Encinitas Blvd.
    Encinitas, CA 92024
    (760) 634-1188
    2.5 K-12
    75
  • La Jolla
    Grades: K-6
    14.1 miles
    6510 La Jolla Scenic Dr S
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    (858) 459-2066
    14.1 K-6
    n/a
  • San Diego
    Grades: K-6 | 152 students
    5.5 miles
    3975 Torrington Street
    San Diego, CA 92130
    (858) 481-5615
    5.5 K-6
    152

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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