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.

Science Program


After graduating from the University of Michigan with an Engineering Physics degree (B.S.E. Physics), Mr. Stamnitz came to S. California to work for the US Navy.  He worked for Naval Ocean Systems Center and/or SAIC in San Diego on undersea fiber-optic/sensor communication systems..  To fulfill a life-long dream, he subsequently studied graduate physics at UCSD, UC-Santa Barbara, and worked as a Teaching Assistant (2007-09) while obtaining an MS in Physics at the University of New Hampshire. Mr. Stamnitz has taught high school science and/or math since 2009; including physical science, physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, environmental science, calculus, geometry, and algebra.