Welcome to Grauer School Admissions! We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about our school. The Grauer School uses an inviting, relationship-based process to identify candidates who are well-matched for our balanced, humanitarian, college-preparatory program. We recognize that families have many options in the San Diego area when selecting an independent school for their children. So, why choose Grauer?

Group-3 GirlsThe Grauer School offers unmatched relationship-driven education. In our optimal small class sizes of twelve students, teachers and students cultivate deepening relationships and students develop their strengths and passions. Teachers engage students in Socratic-style learning experiences that foster critical thinking and prompt each and every student to develop his or her own voice. The connections our students have with each other and their teachers are simply unparalleled.

The Grauer School’s expeditionary learning program reinforces our core values of resourcefulness and compassion. For one week in the Fall and one week in the Spring, our entire student population ventures off on a variety of experiences around the state, nation, and world that incorporate cultural immersion and humanitarian service. Year-round, in and out of class, teachers find locations and resources to enable students to encounter the world, first-hand. It’s no wonder one parent called Grauer, “An oasis of heartfelt education.”

Please read more about Dr. Grauer’s philosophy and explore our academics and programs to learn more about The Grauer School difference.

Thank you so much for your interest in our school. Please don’t hesitate to contact us via email (, phone (760-260-2116), or an Admissions Inquiry if you have any questions about The Grauer School or our admissions process.


Olivia Kleinrath and Tricia Valeski


Matriculation Policy
To remain enrolled at Grauer, a student must take four or more courses, consistent with the requirements of the A-G curriculum approved for, and on target toward, the goal of graduation. Matriculated students are eligible for graduation, counseling, college placement services, and participation in all school events and ceremonies.

Privacy Policy
All the information that you provide to us, or that is provided by others on your behalf, is held in the strictest confidence.

Nondiscrimination Policy
The Grauer School, operated by The Grauer Foundation for Education, admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.