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Welcome to The Grauer School!

As a premier private school in San Diego, we are steadfastly dedicated to preparing tomorrow’s leaders for roles in our global community. The Grauer School was founded in 1991 by Dr. Stuart Grauer to provide teens with an environment to develop their own empowered voices. Our green, six-acre campus in Encinitas, California offers diverse programs accommodating approximately 150 students in grades seven through 12.

Our Socratic learning environment allows our students to stand on their own two feet while developing critical thinking skills necessary to meet the unique challenges of a rapidly changing society and world. Our curriculum allows students the flexibility to take classes for fun, learn how to make mistakes, become confident pursuing their passions, and ultimately follow their hearts doing things they are drawn to, rather than plotting out preordained or controlled paths they have little or no control over.

At the Grauer School, we believe our students achieve more enduring outcomes by cultivating independent thinking faculties necessary for self-empowerment, which includes formulating core values like personal motivation, freedom, and courage. Our innovative curriculum has resulted in many students matriculating to the nation’s finest colleges and universities. As an inclusive private school in San Diego committed to celebrating diversity in all forms, we welcome students of many cultural and social backgrounds throughout the United States and across the globe.

A visit here could easily change the way you see great education

An Inclusive Private School in San Diego

96% Acceptance rate to the

top two colleges of choice

176 Sister schools worldwide

(UNESCO Associated Schools)

41Countries students
have travelled to on expeditions

Top 10 Places to work in the U.S.

-Outside Magazine

70% Student body participation in team sports

Grauer Events

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Dream Dinners Encinitas, 339 A North El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024
The Class of 2019 will be hosting a private event fundraiser at Dream Dinners in Encinitas (339 A North El Camino Real). This is an opportunity for the entire Grauer community to come together, make healthy meals together, and to socialize while supporting Grauer's seniors. The Grauer senior class will host the fundraising event at Dream Dinners, where each attendee will receive three, 3-serving meals for the payment of $34.99 per person making the meals. $10 per purchase will go back to the senior class; an additional $20 will be given to the senior class should anyone sign up for a month of meals.

This event will be held on Friday, September 21. Each session is approximately 60 minutes long and can accommodate 10-12 guests comfortably. Sessions will be available at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, and 6:00pm. There will also be a make-up day on Saturday, September 22 (time to be determined). Student Lead: Rhian B.; Faculty Sponsor: Dana Abplanalp-Diggs
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Our annual Picture Day will be on Wednesday, October 3. The photo company will be taking individual photographs of all students, as well as grade-level group photographs and an all-school photo. We would appreciate it if all students would dress professionally for this day; gentlemen, please wear collared shirts. If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Ahrens at tracyahrens@grauerschool.com.
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