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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 forming 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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Today is our first Mastery Learning Day of the school year. It is also the end of the first academic quarter. Middle Schools students may be dismissed at noon if they have earned signatures from all teachers indicating that all work has been completed; high school students may be dismissed once they have signatures from all teachers indicating that all work has been completed and submitted.
Read More about Mastery Learning Day/End of First Quarter
Meyer Hall
The High School ASB/Leadership class will be hosting their first dance of the year, the Dance of the Black Lagoon. This dance will serve as a fundraiser for Oceans United, an environmental organization dedicated to reducing plastics in the ocean. The dance will be held in Meyer Hall from 7:00-9:30pm; chaperones will be Dana, Christina, Shelley, and Clayton. Student Lead: Mia Ba.
Read More about The High School ASB Presents a Halloween Dance: Creature from the Black Lagoon, 7:00pm