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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


Grauer Events

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This is our annual Spring Expeditions Week. Faculty Lead: Patricia Young
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This is our annual Spring Expeditions Week. Faculty Lead: Patricia Young
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The Grauer School's Middle School and High School Archery Teams will be competing in the Olympic Archery in Schools (OAS) California State Competition. The event will take place at the Easton Archery Center for Excellence in Chula Vista. Faculty Lead: Trevor Olson.
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We will be hosting a faculty workshop today to debrief last week's expeditions week and prepare to wrap-up the remainder of the school year. There will be no classes for students.
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We will be operating under a 7-Period Day schedule today.

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Today's assembly is a regularly scheduled assembly running from 12:30 - 1:25.  After our all-school meeting and announcements, individual expedition groups will meet with their teams.

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We will be operating under an Even Friday schedule today.  Students will attend periods 2, 4, 6, and 5.