BALBOA CITY SCHOOL

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525 E HAWTHORN ST
SAN DIEGO, CA 92101
Phone: 619-298-2990
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 12th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 5:1
  • Students/Grade: 6.5
  • Number Students: 85
  • Number Teachers: 20
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Stephen Parker
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (36 ratings)
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    School Reviews (62 Reviews)
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    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-02-17
    "I have taught (substitute) all over San Diego and Riverside Counties. I have been to many public schools, charter schools and private schools, but the culture, student population, teaching approach and leadership at Balboa City School is unique and effective. The class sizes are small, giving the teachers a lot of time to learn about their students as individuals. The access to technology is top of the line. There is a sense of community that I have not seen at other schools, clearly the atmosphere is not lost on the students, because they are all highly motivated young adults. The diversity of the student population is interesting because it gives students from different types of backgrounds a chance to intermingle in an intimate setting without the judgement of peers that often comes with larger public schools. Overall, this is a great environment both academic and social."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-01-23
    "After trying two different private schools and touring many public & charter schools in our area we finally found the perfect fit. The small class size allows for individual attention. The director & teachers are creative, 'out of the box' thinkers - tapping into what makes a child 'tick' and getting the lesson through in an innovative way. This school is located right next to Balboa Park - they expose the children to this San Diego gem often. My daughter has already been to the symphony, museums, theater (twice) and the ballet all before January! I am very pleased with the school and would highly recommend it to others."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-12-21
    "We searched and searched for the perfect school, and we finally found it! I have one child enrolled currently. I love the small class sizes! My child is in 5thth grade, and in addition to their amazing classroom teachers they have robotics class, a rocketry club, a PE coach, and a science class that makes science so interesting. They get to go to Mad Science too! How many elementary students get to do that?"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-12-17
    "I made the mistake of sending my child to Balboa City School. Had I known what type of kids they cater to I would never have put my child there!!!!! My daughter did not receive any of the services promised to her. Once enrolled I was told she would only get the promised services if I paid hundreds of dollars per week on top of the regular tuition."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-12-05
    "Great place to send students with violent tendencies, behavior problems, and emotional disorders. The the teachers do their best to control the students but they are overwhelmed. Focus is on behavior and not on academics."
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