List of Programs

  • WASC accredited 1-12 program
  • Small class size ensures optimal support from teachers
  • College-preparatory curriculum, including honors & AP courses
  • Diverse international student body
Diversity. Creativity. Mastery. The mission of Balboa School is to provide a diverse educational environment that promotes high academic standards, cultivates creativity, and builds the skills necessary for college, career and civic life.

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According to Vicki Palmer, “When children are young, they are learning sponges. Every new experience, every word they learn, every behavior they adopt, is an investment in a more fruitful future.” There is truly no better way to describe the learning stage of children during their early childhood education and how crucial this stage is when it comes to creating a great foundation for his/her development. This also provides a building block for their lifelong learning and learning activities. As a matter of fact, it was stated that the most critical brain development in children takes place before they even reach kindergarten as they are being honed or molded during this stage.

It is safe to say that enrolling children in kindergarten will help reinforce and build on what they learned during preschool stage. Up until today, there is still a debate when it comes to when the right time really is, or what the right age would be for enrolling your kids in kindergarten. According to a medical practitioner, age should not be the only basis for the decision making; other factors such as social and physical factors should also be considered.

Benefits of Enrolling your Child in Kindergarten

Early childhood education is recognized as an integral part of a child’s development as it has lasting benefits and contributes to their future success. This is the stage where they learn the skills that they will use throughout their life. Based on an article, your children will be able to develop and enhance their communication skills, build self confidence, and learn creativity by enrolling them in kindergarten.

Essential skills that will also be learned during this stage in accordance to the article are the following:

1. Social Skills
2. Self-awareness
3. Respect for Others
4. Emotional Skills
5. Language, Literacy, and Numeracy Skills
6. Exposure to New Ideas and Concepts

Choosing the Kindergarten

As kindergarten provides a safe and enjoyable environment for your children to maximize their growth and development, it is vital that parents should assess carefully the school that they will choose for their child. Before making that final decision make sure that you have done your research, toured the school, and spoke with faculty. All these factors will help you make that decision and assure that it will benefit your child at all levels and is suitable for his/her needs.

What Balboa School has to Offer

With a mission to provide a diverse educational environment that promotes high academic standards, cultivates creativity, and builds the skills necessary for college, career and civic life,
Balboa School has been teaching students from across the county, including GATE and gifted students, for over twenty years. They have created a positive learning experiences that encourage students to actively engage with the curriculum and work towards mastery of academic goals.Students at Balboa School are challenged while being provided the guiding support necessary for high achievement. In terms of certification, Balboa School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and AdvancED, the world’s largest education organization.

For Balboa School’s kindergarten program, they offer the following:

1 Dual Language program (English and Mandarin)
2. Age appropriate materials
3. Differentiated Instruction
4. Sensory Activities
5. Balance of Academic learning and social play

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With the opportunity to empower young minds through technology, STEM Program is now implemented in the curriculum of numerous schools. STEM is the integration of four disciplines namely: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in a cohesive method of learning.

In order to help students to be successful in a global society, Balboa School integrated STEM Program into their core curriculum for both Middle School and High School. According to Alex Cohen, there are certain reasons why STEM training should start in middle school.

 

  1. Programs in middle school help students understand the relation between STEM and real life. It makes science and math feel relevant and keep them engaged and interested.
  2. During middle school years, students are able to form opinions about future career ideas.
  3. Students can learn and hone valuable skills such as analytical reasoning and problem solving that will be useful in whatever field they end up choosing.
  4. Hands-on learning is critical in middle school. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aside from Math and Physical Science, Balboa School offers accredited STEM classes which includes coding and programming. Balboa School also have a dedicated Robotics club to provide a more hands-on experience. Discovery Techbooks are intended for all Science courses. Techbooks are utilized so that students have the opportunity to engage in virtual science labs. Balboa School strives to provide outstanding growth by teaching in small class sizes in order to give 1 on 1 attention to the needs of each student. 

 

 

 

If you’re from beautiful San Diego and would like to have your child excel at our private Middle School, please visit us at:

855 Brotherton Rd.,
Escondido, CA. 92025

Please contact us at 760-294-4490 or email info@nullbalboaschool.com for more information, or to schedule a tour of our campus North County Escondido, California. We’re excited to meet you!

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Balboa School is thrilled to announce the opening of our English-Mandarin dual-curriculum kindergarten! This program is designed to achieve advancements in both Mandarin and English language. The dual-curriculum program also allows students to achieve language development through direct instruction and engaging classroom activities in a caring environment which strives for active student involvement and participation.

According to the studies conducted by Harvard University, the creativity, critical thinking skills, and flexibility of the mind develop if children learn a second language at a young age. Such studies show how essential it is to encourage them to learn a second language while they are young.

The English/Mandarin dual-curriculum program provides a fun and entertaining approach to learning a second language. The classroom instruction hours for the English-Mandarin dual-curriculum program is evenly divided between two highly qualified teachers who follow a 50/50 English/Mandarin model. The English-speaking teacher focuses on the English language arts curriculum. On the other hand, the Chinese-speaking teacher focuses on Chinese language arts which includes reading, speaking, writing, and listening while integrating elements of Chinese literature and culture. Students will also conduct hands-on activities that will allow them to have fun while they are learning and developing a wide range of skills at a young age.

english chinese school

Mandarin schools are proven to have plenty of benefits for students. According to Social Moms, some benefits of enrolling your child in a dual language program include the following:

1. Pairing with children from another culture leads to open-mindedness, flexibility, and acceptance of others.
2. Learning a second language builds the cognitive part of the brain. This increases abstract thinking, math and logic skills, as well as problem-solving skills.
3. Studying two languages allows children to learn in one language and transfer those skills. 

Balboa School is a fully accredited private school that has been teaching students from across the county, including GATE and gifted students, for over twenty years. Students at Balboa School are challenged while being provided the guiding support necessary for high achievement. We are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and AdvancED, the world’s largest education organization.

If you’re from beautiful San Marcos and would like to have your child excel at our private Kindergarten school, please visit us at:

855 Brotherton Rd.,
Escondido, CA. 92025

Please contact us at 760-294-4490 or email info@nullbalboaschool.com for more information, or to schedule a tour of our campus North County Escondido, California. We’re excited to meet you!

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Balboa School is thrilled to announce the opening of our English-Mandarin dual-curriculum kindergarten! This program is designed to achieve advancements in both Mandarin and English language. The dual-curriculum program also allows students to achieve language development through direct instruction and engaging classroom activities in a caring environment which strives for active student involvement and participation.

According to the studies conducted by Harvard University, the creativity, critical thinking skills, and flexibility of the mind develop if children learn a second language at a young age. Such studies show how essential it is to encourage them to learn a second language while they are young.

The English/Mandarin dual-curriculum program provides a fun and entertaining approach to learning a second language. The classroom instruction hours for the English-Mandarin dual-curriculum program is evenly divided between two highly qualified teachers who follow a 50/50 English/Mandarin model. The English-speaking teacher focuses on the English language arts curriculum. On the other hand, the Chinese-speaking teacher focuses on Chinese language arts which includes reading, speaking, writing, and listening while integrating elements of Chinese literature and culture. Students will also conduct hands-on activities that will allow them to have fun while they are learning and developing a wide range of skills at a young age.

english chinese school

Mandarin schools are proven to have plenty of benefits for students. According to Social Moms, some benefits of enrolling your child in a dual language program include the following:

1. Pairing with children from another culture leads to open-mindedness, flexibility, and acceptance of others.
2. Learning a second language builds the cognitive part of the brain. This increases abstract thinking, math and logic skills, as well as problem-solving skills.
3. Studying two languages allows children to learn in one language and transfer those skills. 

Balboa School is a fully accredited private school that has been teaching students from across the county, including GATE and gifted students, for over twenty years. Students at Balboa School are challenged while being provided the guiding support necessary for high achievement. We are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and AdvancED, the world’s largest education organization.

If you’re from beautiful Rancho Santa Fe and would like to have your child excel at our private Kindergarten school, please visit us at:

855 Brotherton Rd.,
Escondido, CA. 92025

Please contact us at 760-294-4490 or email info@nullbalboaschool.com for more information, or to schedule a tour of our campus North County Escondido, California. We’re excited to meet you!

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Balboa School is thrilled to announce the opening of our English-Mandarin dual-curriculum kindergarten! This program is designed to achieve advancements in both Mandarin and English language. The dual-curriculum program also allows students to achieve language development through direct instruction and engaging classroom activities in a caring environment which strives for active student involvement and participation.

According to the studies conducted by Harvard University, the creativity, critical thinking skills, and flexibility of the mind develop if children learn a second language at a young age. Such studies show how essential it is to encourage them to learn a second language while they are young. 

The English/Mandarin dual-curriculum program provides a fun and entertaining approach to learning a second language. The classroom instruction hours for the English-Mandarin dual-curriculum program is evenly divided between two highly qualified teachers who follow a 50/50 English/Mandarin model. The English-speaking teacher focuses on the English language arts curriculum. On the other hand, the Chinese-speaking teacher focuses on Chinese language arts which includes reading, speaking, writing, and listening while integrating elements of Chinese literature and culture. Students will also conduct hands-on activities that will allow them to have fun while they are learning and developing a wide range of skills at a young age.

english chinese school

Mandarin schools are proven to have plenty of benefits for students. According to Social Moms, some benefits of enrolling your child in a dual language program include the following:

1. Pairing with children from another culture leads to open-mindedness, flexibility, and acceptance of others.
2. Learning a second language builds the cognitive part of the brain. This increases abstract thinking, math and logic skills, as well as problem-solving skills.
3. Studying two languages allows children to learn in one language and transfer those skills. 

 

Balboa School is a fully accredited private school that has been teaching students from across the county, including GATE and gifted students, for over twenty years. Students at Balboa School are challenged while being provided the guiding support necessary for high achievement. We are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and AdvancED, the world’s largest education organization.

If you’re from beautiful San Diego and would like to have your child excel at our private Kindergarten school, please visit us at:

855 Brotherton Rd.,
Escondido, CA. 92025

Please contact us at 760-294-4490 or email info@nullbalboaschool.com for more information, or to schedule a tour of our campus North County Escondido, California. We’re excited to meet you!

 

 

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charter schools

Charter schools are often mistaken to be the same as private schools. Like private schools, charter schools are independently run, but like public schools, they are publicly funded. In exchange for exemption from many of the regulations that apply to public schools, charter schools are bound to a contract or a charter. Their contract is authorized by an authorizing body such as a state agency, university, and school district.

Small Class Sizes

In many ways, charter schools are similar to private schools like Balboa School. The classes at private schools and charter schools are much smaller than in public schools. In order to foster greater growth, our students are taught in small class sizes, where teachers are able to give personal attention to the needs of each student. The average teacher to student ratio at Balboa School is 1:10. With less students to teach, our faculty is able to spend more time with students and this makes it easier for students should they want to reach out to their teachers. Studies have shown that private school and charter school students tend to fare better than their public school counterparts in standardized test scores.

Teaching Certification

In both charter schools and private schools, teachers are not required to be certified. One may argue that it is better to attend public schools because public school teachers are required to attain or to be working towards teaching certification. At Balboa School, we believe that  candidates with degrees in their subject area of teaching have the advanced knowledge necessary to help students succeed. All Balboa School teachers are qualified professionals who are dedicated to the academic and emotional growth of our students.

Flexible Curricula

Although they have many similarities to private schools, charter schools are still bound to more regulations and terms. As a private school, we are not bound to any contract to an authorizer. We have flexible curricula. As a result, we are able to rethink education and mold our curriculum to better fit our students’ growth. We believe that every student is unique, each requiring a different pace and thriving in different learning methods.

Balboa School

At Balboa School, we integrate learning with classroom activities. We strive to create positive learning experiences that encourage students to actively engage with the curriculum and work towards mastery of academic goals. Students at Balboa School are challenged while being provided with the guiding support necessary for high achievement.

At the end of the day, it is best for you to visit schools and see what the teachers and staff are like. Be sure to ask them plenty of questions to get to know the school better.

If you’re from beautiful San Diego and would like to have your child excel at our private school, please visit us at:

855 Brotherton Rd.,
Escondido, CA. 92025

Please contact us at 760-294-4490 or email info@nullbalboaschool.com for more information, or to schedule a tour of our campus in North County Escondido, California. We’re excited to meet you!

For information about employment opportunities, please email: ncaddleson@nullbalboaschool.com.

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san diego private school rankings

The 2019 Best Private Schools in San Diego have just been announced by Niche, and we’re proud to announce that Balboa School has been ranked as one of the top 10 private schools in San Diego.

Niche is a website that helps connect people to schools, neighborhoods, and workplaces that best suit their needs. The San Diego private school rankings were calculated by analyzing public data sets and taking into consideration several factors including state-level test scores, student-teacher ratio, and millions of reviews.  

Balboa School is one the best private schools in San Diego. We are a K-12 school, providing accredited education programs from Kindergarten to Grade 12. We strive to create positive learning experiences that encourage students to actively engage with the curriculum and work towards mastery of academic goals.

Small Class Sizes

We know that each student is unique. It has been our experience that given the right motivation and environment, each student can achieve academic success well beyond traditional expectations. In order to foster greater growth, our students are taught in small class sizes, where teachers will be able to give personal attention to the needs of each student. Students will also be fully engaged in learning activities in the classroom.

Fine Arts – Music and Art

Balboa School offers multiple art and music classes to bring out the creativity in every student. Through the study of fine arts, our students will also cultivate diligence, patience, and better self-expression. Being in close proximity to the California Center for the Arts, our students are given many opportunities to showcase their talent and hard work through performances and art workshops.  

STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths

In order to prepare students to be successful in a global society, technology is integrated into our core curriculum. We offer accredited STEM classes, including coding/programming, and we have a dedicated Robotics Club to engage students in a more hands-on experience. Students have the opportunity to engage in virtual science labs through the adoption of Discovery Techbooks for all science courses.

Athletic Programs

At Balboa School, we believe in providing a holistic education for our students. Through our athletic programs, we train our students to be team-oriented athletes while teaching them the values of a modern education, such as hard work, self-discipline, teamwork, and time management. Balboa School is NCAA-certified, allowing all student athletes the opportunity to receive athletic scholarships.

Accreditation

Balboa School is a fully accredited private school in San Diego that has been teaching students from across the county, including GATE and gifted students, for over twenty years. Students at Balboa School are challenged while being provided with the guiding support necessary for high achievement. We are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and AdvancED, the world’s largest education organization.

We are honored to be recognized by Niche and, especially, the families who have taken the time to submit their personal and sincere reviews of Balboa School. However, we believe that rankings don’t explain how special and amazing the Balboa School community really is. We invite you to come and see for yourself!

If you’re from beautiful San Diego and would like to have your child excel at our private school, please visit us at:

855 Brotherton Rd.,
Escondido, CA. 92025

Please contact us at 760-294-4490 or email info@nullbalboaschool.com for more information, or to schedule a tour of our campus in North County Escondido, California. We’re excited to meet you!

For information about employment opportunities, please email: ncaddleson@nullbalboaschool.com.


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public schools

The debate between private versus public school has been going on for ages. It seems that each type has its own benefits and drawbacks. While that is true when comparing most private and public schools, Balboa School is a private school without the drawbacks found in other private schools.

Flexible Curricula

As a private school, we are not required to follow the same regulations as public schools, as we have flexible curricula. As a result, we are able to rethink education and mold our curriculum to better fit our students’ growth. We believe that every student is unique, each requiring a different pace and thriving in different learning methods.

Small Class Sizes

Unlike in public schools, the classes at private schools are much smaller. In order to foster greater growth, our students are taught in small class sizes, where teachers are able to give personal attention to the needs of each student. The average teacher to student ratio at Balboa School is 1:10. With less students to teach, our faculty is able to spend more time with students and this makes it easier for students should they want to reach out to their teachers. Studies have shown that private school students tend to fare better than their public school counterparts in standardized test scores.

Teaching Certification

One may argue that it is better to attend public schools because public school teachers are required to attain or to be working towards teaching certification. At Balboa School, we believe that candidates with degrees in their subject area of teaching have the advanced knowledge necessary to help students succeed. All Balboa School teachers are qualified, professionals who are dedicated to the academic and emotional growth of our students.

Balboa School

At Balboa School, we integrate learning with classroom activities. We strive to create positive learning experiences that encourage students to actively engage with the curriculum and work towards mastery of academic goals. Students at Balboa School are challenged while being provided with the guiding support necessary for high achievement.

At the end of the day, it is best for you to visit schools and see what the teachers and staff are like. Be sure to ask them plenty of questions to get to know the school better.

If you’re from beautiful San Diego and would like to have your child excel at our private school, please visit us at:

855 Brotherton Rd.,
Escondido, CA. 92025

Please contact us at 760-294-4490 or email info@nullbalboaschool.com for more information, or to schedule a tour of our campus in North County Escondido, California. We’re excited to meet you!

For information about employment opportunities, please email: ncaddleson@nullbalboaschool.com.


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best private school in san diego

Balboa School is one the best private schools in San Diego. We are a K-12 school, providing accredited education programs from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Rules, expectations, and lessons are well communicated to students and parents. We strive to create positive learning experiences that encourage students to actively engage with the curriculum and work towards mastery of academic goals.

Small Class Sizes

We know that each student is unique. It has been our experience that given the right motivation and environment, each student can achieve academic success well beyond traditional expectations. In order to foster greater growth, our students are taught in small class sizes, where teachers will be able to give personal attention to the needs of each student. Students will also be fully engaged in learning activities in the classroom.

Fine Arts – Music and Art

Balboa School offers multiple art and music classes to bring out the creativity in every student. Through the study of fine arts, our students will also cultivate diligence, patience, and better self-expression. Being in close proximity to the California Center for the Arts, our students are given many opportunities to showcase their talent and hard work through performances and art workshops.

STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths

In order to prepare students to be successful in a global society, technology is integrated into our core curriculum. We offer accredited STEM classes, including coding/programming, and we have a dedicated Robotics Club to engage students in a more hands-on experience. Students have the opportunity to engage in virtual science labs through the adoption of Discovery Techbooks for all science courses.

Athletic Programs

At Balboa School, we believe in providing a holistic education for our students. Through our athletic programs, we train our students to be team-oriented athletes while teaching them the values of a modern education, such as hard work, self-discipline, teamwork, and time management. Balboa School is NCAA-certified, allowing all student athletes the opportunity to receive athletic scholarships.

Accreditation

Balboa School is a fully accredited private school in San Diego that has been teaching students from across the county, including GATE and gifted students, for over twenty years. Students at Balboa School are challenged while being provided with the guiding support necessary for high achievement. We are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and AdvancED, the world’s largest education organization.

If you’re from beautiful San Diego and would like to have your child excel at our private school, please visit us at:

855 Brotherton Rd.,
Escondido, CA. 92025

Please contact us at 760-294-4490 or email info@nullbalboaschool.com for more information, or to schedule a tour of our campus in North County Escondido, California. We’re excited to meet you!

For information about employment opportunities, please email: ncaddleson@nullbalboaschool.com.

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English/Mandarin Dual-Curriculum

Balboa School is one of the first private elementary schools in San Diego to launch a program designed for optimal achievement in both Mandarin and English languages. Students can achieve sophisticated language development through direct instruction, engaging classroom activities, and songs, in a caring environment with active student involvement and participation.

Classroom instruction is evenly divided between two high-quality teachers following the 50/50 English/Mandarin model. The English-speaking teacher uses half of the instruction day to teach English language arts curriculum. The Chinese-speaking teacher uses the other half to teach Chinese language arts, including reading, speaking, writing and listening, while integrating elements of Chinese literature and culture. Both teachers will also teach core subjects such as math, social studies, science, and other topics from the California Core Curriculum.

Students will conduct hands-on activities in fundamental science and engineering, along with reading, writing, and literature. At our private elementary school, you will be amazed at how quickly your child becomes a comfortable and competent Mandarin speaker!

elementary school

Mandarin schools have plenty of benefits for students and parents. “In the last 20 years or so, there’s been a virtual explosion of research on bilingualism,” says Judith Kroll, a professor at the University of California. Research has found the benefits include enhanced:

1. Attention
2. Empathy
3. Reading comprehension
4. School performance and engagement
5. Diversity and integration

Other benefits to language learning and bilingualism, some of which are unique to Mandarin schools, include:

Math skills: Studies indicate that learning Mandarin can help children acquire early math skills. In particular, students learn both basic number concepts and calculation skills (e.g., addition, subtraction, etc.). At Balboa School, students can accelerate their math skills as they learn using Singapore Math®.

Learning music: Mandarin is a tonal language that can naturally help with music abilities. Exposing them to musical tones as young children, can help them learn and develop music skills faster than others. In fact, studies show that learning a tonal language helps kids to better perceive pitch.

Cognitive development: Studying Mandarin opens pathways in the brain which can help improve a wide range of intellectual and academic skills, such as logical reasoning, reading comprehension, and focus. Studying Mandarin stimulates different parts of the brain because it is very different than English in sound, tone, and script. A recent UK study indicated that Mandarin learners use both parts of the brain, unlike English, which focuses on the temporal lobe.

Cultural literacy: Learning a new language exposes students to new cultures. As we become a more global society, students can use their cultural literacy to teach tolerance and help others recognize the importance of treating other cultures equally and fairly.

Balboa School is a fully accredited private school in San Diego that has been teaching students from across the county, including GATE and gifted students, for over twenty years. Students at Balboa School are challenged while being provided with the guiding support necessary for high achievement. We are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and AdvancED, the world’s largest education organization.

If you’re from beautiful San Diego, and would like to have your child excel at our private Elementary school, please visit us at:

855 Brotherton Rd.,
Escondido, CA. 92025

Please contact us at 760-294-4490 or email info@nullbalboaschool.com for more information, or to schedule a tour of our campus in North County Escondido, California. We’re excited to meet you!

For information about employment opportunities, please email: ncaddleson@nullbalboaschool.com.

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