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Welcome to The Grauer School!

As a premier independent 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 160 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 independent school 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

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An Inclusive Independent Private School in San Diego


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96% Acceptance rate to the

top two colleges of choice

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176 Sister schools worldwide

(UNESCO Associated Schools)

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41Countries students
have travelled to on expeditions

Top 10

Top 10 Places to work in the U.S.

-Outside Magazine

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70% Student body participation in team sports


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Today is the last of four mastery learning days of the school year. High School students may get signed out on Thursday, allowing them to be excused from school for the day. Middle School students will be operating on a 7-period Half Day schedule; they may be released at noon if all work has been submitted to mastery.
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We will be hosting structured Final Exam review from Tuesday, May 28- Friday, May 31.
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We will be hosting structured Final Exam review from Tuesday, May 28- Friday, May 31.
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The 2023-2024 Yearbooks will be handed out at lunchtime, and we'll will have a signing party so all of the students can sign their friends' yearbooks. Faculty Lead: Johnny King
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The 8th grade Theatre Class will be producing the one-act play "An Adventure With Sherlock Holmes" on Wednesday, May 29, at 4:00-4:45pm. Faculty Lead: Erin Langen

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The 8th grade Theatre Class will be producing the one-act play "An Adventure With Sherlock Holmes" on Wednesday, May 29, at 4:00-4:45pm. Faculty Lead: Erin Langen

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We will be hosting structured Final Exam review from Tuesday, May 28- Friday, May 31.
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We will be hosting structured Final Exam review from Tuesday, May 28- Friday, May 31.
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We will be operating under an Odd Friday schedule today. Students will attend periods 1, 3, 7, and 5.

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We will be hosting second semester Final Exams from Monday-Thursday of this week. Exams run until 12:15pm daily.
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We will be hosting second semester Final Exams from Monday-Thursday of this week. Exams run until 12:15pm daily.
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We will be hosting second semester Final Exams from Monday-Thursday of this week. Exams run until 12:15pm daily.