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.

Chris Dudley

Chris Dudley

San Diego, CA

It used to be called "Chocolate City"

My Grandparents

Trailblazers and Knicks

Bobby Clarke

The Godfather


1st player in the NBA with Type 1 Diabetes

Chris Dudley is in his first year as Assistant Coach at Balboa School. He played high school basketball at Torrey Pines and later went on to play collegiately at Yale University. He was first team All-Ivy League 3 times at Yale and was the nation’s second leading rebounder his Senior year. After graduating from Yale, with a degree in political science and economics, Dudley was drafted by the Cleveland Cavs in 1987. Dudley played 16 years in the NBA, retiring with the Portland Trailblazers in 2003. While in the NBA he was the recipient of the NBA’s J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award and the USA Today’s Most Caring Athlete Award. He is one of just 14 NBA players on the top 100 list for rebounds and blocked shots per 48 minutes.

Chris and his wife started the Chris Dudley Foundation in 1994 and have run a basketball camp for kids with diabetes since 1995. He has coached at several different levels since retiring from the NBA, including at Lake Oswego High School where he won a State Championship while mentoring Kevin Love and Santa Fe Christian where they won the San Diego D1 CIF Championship. He is married to Chris and they have 3 children, Charles, Emma and Sam.