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.

Balboa School

English/Mandarin Dual-Curriculum

Balboa School is excited to announce the opening of our dual-curriculum elementary school! The program is designed for optimal achievement in Mandarin and English languages, where students can achieve sophisticated language development through direct instruction, engaging classroom activities, and songs, in a caring environment with active student involvement and participation. We are located just half an hour away from the beautiful city of Carlsbad.

Classroom instruction in our elementary school 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 of the day to teach Chinese language arts, including reading, speaking, writing and listening, while integrating elements of Chinese literature and culture. Both teachers 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. 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 that has been teaching students from across the county, including GATE and gifted students, for over twenty years. We are located half an hour away from Carlsbad. Our elementary school 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 Carlsbad, and would like to have your child excel at our private Elementary school, please visit us at:

855 Brotherton Rd.,
Escondido, CA. 92025

For information about employment opportunities,
or General Information about Balboa School,
Please email: ncaddleson@nullbalboaschool.com.

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

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English/Mandarin Dual-Curriculum

Balboa School is excited to announce the opening of our dual-curriculum elementary school! The program is designed for optimal achievement in Mandarin and English languages, where 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 classroom 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 of the day to teach Chinese language arts, including reading, speaking, writing and listening, while integrating elements of Chinese literature and culture. Both teachers 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. 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 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 Elementary school, please visit us at:

855 Brotherton Rd.,
Escondido, CA. 92025

Please contact us at 760-294-4490 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, or General Information about Balboa School,
Please email: ncaddleson@nullbalboaschool.com.

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Elementary School Program

It is important to teach elementary students that we never stop learning. Balboa School is proud to give our future leaders the right program and environment to excel. Our private elementary program prepares them for the next step by teaching fundamental knowledge, learning habits, and critical thinking skills to produce hard working individuals.

With a population of more than a million in San Diego, we are making sure we impact the future of our local residents in a positive way by providing the best education. We do this by designing an elementary program elementary program that fosters development through hands-on activities and student involvement in the science and language courses. Our campus also provides low stress classrooms. We keep class sizes small to ensure that students can learn more effectively through direct instruction, peer interaction, and classroom discussions. This also allows us to tailor our program to better meet the needs of each student.

We introduce our elementary school students to daily computer exercises for essential word processing and computer skills in our ever-growing high tech reality. We believe being adaptive at an earlier age will help students in the long run when they are familiar with technology.

At our Balboa School Elementary Program, we introduce students to hands-on activities in fundamental science and engineering, along with reading, writing, and literature. Our school will be engaging to students as much as it is for our teachers who love to make a difference in a school setting. Teachers challenge and support every learner until they master the content. We strive to ensure that students will learn to work at or above grade level in most academic classes.

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
For information about employment opportunities,
or General Information about Balboa School,
Please email: ncaddleson@nullbalboaschool.com

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

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Balboa School is one of the top private schools in Escondido. This is a modern school with a sophisticated and positive educational philosophy.

Our teachers are top-notch and dedicated to their field, which makes learning transparent and effective. They continuously engage and always challenge students to do their best. They focus teaching and nurture students to become smart, confident leaders, and excel academically.

The staff is supportive and caring to all students. They have a low-student to teacher ratio, which makes discussions received from students effectively, and worthwhile for teachers to really focus on how their students are progressing. It’s no wonder most students prefer smaller classes, as this helps them to learn and earn good grades.

Another integral part of our learning culture is our athletic programs and sports teams on campus. We promote our students to exercise the body and the mind. Our students can also join in their chosen school organization or a school club (the options are growing!). We have a new facility and use top of the line Apple computers for each of our students, which will give our student’s an advantage of the familiarization of technology is they develop throughout their school career.

Another important attribute to note is that our curriculum rigorously manages to prepare students for standardized examination. Our school ensures that there is adequate support for all our student’s success.

For more information about Balboa School or to schedule a tour, contact Monica Castro at 760-294-4490.
855 Brotherton Rd,
Escondido, CA. 92025
Phone: 760-294-4490
Fax: 760-294-4209

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

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Balboa School welcomes the newest members of the campus at their student orientation, The first day of school starts on August 15, 2018.

New School Year 2018-2019

Balboa School offers a broad array of programs within an international student community in one of the most enriching areas of Southern California. Small class size, one-to-one communication, interesting and exciting learning opportunities that stimulate passion and the desire to learn. Fully engaged students are happier and look forward to new and interesting learning experiences every day here at our school.

Our teachers, course work, and SAT preparation develop the fullest potential in our students as they prepare for college and a life of learning in an ever-changing world. Students know our faculty in such a way that the sharing of ideas, working as a team for a common goal, and sophisticated conversation with peers becomes second nature.

We teach within a framework of traditional values and evolved curriculum that provides students the individual attention needed to achieve personal goals while developing the academic skills and study skills necessary to succeed in college, career, and civic life.

Our school goals for students is to achieve high academic standards, create work that demonstrates innovation and originality, cooperate in the classroom, and develop a sense of community. Balboa school is unique and emphasize strong educational programs that reflect the needs and interests of children and families. We are the cornerstone of the community that provide support and continuity for families.

As always, we extend our invite to new students who want to join the Balboa School learning experience for the next upcoming school year.

For Admission procedure please click Balboa School Admissions Application Procedure or simply contact the school for a tour and enrollment information.

I-20 Questions or Concerns:
PDSO: Monica Castro mcastro@nullbalboaschool.com or 760-294-4161
DSO: Natalie Addleson ncaddleson@nullbalboaschool.com or 760- 294-4170
College Counselor: Ashley Jones ajones@nullbalboaschool.com or 760-294-4120

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In a recent article from The San Diego Union Tribune, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Clarkson stated, “I challenge educators, parents, students, and community leaders to continue the hard work needed to help every student graduate… and to make a special effort to raise graduation rates for English learners and Latino and African American students.”

“It is our mission to provide a diverse and educational environment that promotes high academic standards, cultivates creativity, and builds the skills necessary for college, career, and civic life.”

This mission affects the way our teachers and staff work here at Balboa School. In San Diego county alone, about 80% of students graduate after four years of high school. While this number may seem high, we continually strive to better our staff and students to contribute positively to the statistics. At Balboa School we help each other for the common goal: to learn, grow, and succeed.

It is important to instill the mindset of never stop learning, which can aid students in the right direction when decisions are made about their future. Our college-preparatory curriculum, including honors and AP courses, will challenge high school students and prep them for their next destination in their academic career.

If you’re up to the challenge, and ready to learn more about our private high school, please contact Monica Castro at 760-294-4490 for more information, or to schedule a tour of our campus in beautiful Escondido, California.

You can find us at:

855 Brotherton Rd,
Escondido, CA 92025
For information about employment opportunities,
or general information about Balboa School,
Please email: ncaddleson@nullbalboaschool.com

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It is important for us to teach elementary students that we never stop learning. Balboa School is proud to give our future leaders the right program and environment to excel. Our private elementary program prepares them for the next step ahead by teaching fundamental knowledge and learning habits, producing hard workers, and the necessary critical thinking skills throughout their lives.

With a population of almost a million in North County, we are making sure we impact the future of our local residents in a positive way by providing the best education we can. We do this by designing a program that involves development with language and courses through student involvement and hands on activities. Our campus also provides low stress classrooms, and introducing our elementary school students to daily computer exercises for essential word processing and skills in our ever-growing high tech reality. We believe being adaptive at an earlier age will help students in the long run when they are familiar with technology.

Other notable courses we provide here at our Balboa School Elementary program is introducing students to hands on activities in fundamental science and engineering, along with reading, writing, and literature. Our school will be engaging to students as much as it is for our teachers who love to make a difference in a school setting. Every aspect of Balboa School is backed by our talented staff and learning environment – all while being challenged on the daily.

If you’re from beautiful North County 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
For information about employment opportunities,
or General Information about Balboa School,
Please email: ncaddleson@nullbalboaschool.com

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

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At Balboa School, we invest in our future students. As a part of our mission, we focus on the students and make sure they are receiving the tools for the next step in their school career. The junior high grades is the best time to build invaluable skills as a student, while providing the best atmosphere for the teens in our community. We welcome everyone to our premier Private Junior High School!

Due to the special staff we have teaching at Balboa School, students receive personal attention to ensure growth and development in the right direction as a teen. Alongside being able to learn traditional core subjects such as Mathematics, English Literature/Writing, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, we also provide Foreign Language classes.

Student culture is one of Balboa’s strongest assets, and we believe everyone fits in our institution. At Balboa School, you can count us to keep your loved ones in a safe and learning environment, and always allowing your child to be themselves at any given time.

Every student needs to think critically, and we help students with all facets of their daily education here at our international private school – with an importance placed on creativity. The knowledge and creativity is unmatched at our North County San Diego campus in Balboa.

With our solid class structure, incredible teachers that connect with the students, personal achievement goals, and creative efforts, we extend our helping hand and encourage your loved ones to excel in our school. We welcome you to visit and take a look for yourself on a scheduled tour!

Please contact Monica Castro at 760-294-4490 for more information, or to schedule a tour of our campus in North County Escondido, California.

855 Brotherton Rd,
Escondido, CA. 92025
For information about employment opportunities,
or General Information about Balboa School,
Please email: ncaddleson@nullbalboaschool.com

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Why International Students Choose to Study at Balboa School?

Balboa School is a WASC accredited private elementary, middle and high school in San Diego, California.

Balboa School is certified by the California Department of Education, and The Department of Homeland Security has cleared us to accept qualified foreign students and issue I-20’s through SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information Systems). We are open to accepting students from all countries and backgrounds and have successfully received students from India, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Taiwan and Pakistan, China, England, and Italy.

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Mission Statement

The mission of Balboa School is to inspire students who desire intellectual stimulation, academic achievement, and creative avenues of expression in order to contribute as meaningful members of a diverse global community.

Our Mission Statement reflects our essential core values. It reflects the passion and the commitment we have as administrators, staff, and teachers to inspire our students every single day. It represents our intent of instilling in them an intrinsic desire to contribute significantly and meaningfully to the betterment of our local and global community.

About Balboa School

Balboa School is an accredited, K-12 private school in San Diego offering college preparatory curriculum in smaller classes. For new students, school rapidly becomes an experience they actually look forward to. Rules, expectations, and lessons are completely explained. Homework is well communicated and teachers strive to ensure that parents are well informed about when assignments are due. We create positive learning experiences that encourage students to engage in curriculum and work towards the mastery of academic goals. Read more about Balboa School…

 

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