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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.


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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 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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