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.

Scholarship

A $21,000 scholarship to talented students worldwide!

As a school we recognize the importance of focusing on finding excellent students, and
helping them achieve excellence in their lives through study, sport, extracurricular activities and
community service. We recognize there are some very special individuals around the world that have
the ability to change the world but often they don’t have access to the education that can make a
profound difference in their lives. Balboa School offers scholarship to the talented students worldwide.

For more information: Call (760) 294-4490

Recommended Cumulative GPA minimum of 3.7 on last 3 years of school records

  • Freshman – Juniors only
  • 2 letters of recommendation from previous teachers (one from an English teacher and one from
    other content/subject)
  • Community contribution and/or awards that reflects either: diversity, creativity, mastery,
    innovation/originality, and/or high academic standards
  • The ability to show academic excellence in home country (through school study/ through student
    ranking/ through principal recommendations/ through middle or high school test ranking or by
    other means).
  • Involvement in extra-curricular activities
  • Interview with Executive Director or President
  • Suggested Minimum TOEFL or IELTS (SLATE, TOEFL Interview or Oral interview may be
    accepted).
Grade LevelTOEFLIELTS
Grade 9

 

856.5
Grade 10

 

906.5
Grade 11

 

957

CRITERIA FOR MAINTAINING STATUS:

  • Cumulative GPA minimum of 3.5
  • Must maintain 10 hours of community service each semester
  • Must lead at least one student club
  • Letter of recommendation from a minimum of (2) Balboa teaching staff

APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • Fill out the online application, on the tab below or fill out a paper application.
  • Indicate on the application (where applicable) that the student is applying for the Change a Life Scholarship.
  • In addition to all standard procedures, the student will have a personal Interview with the CEO or Executive Director of Balboa School.
  • The Scholarship Selection Committee will vote on candidates with the majority prevailing.

Follow the procedures detailed on the Balboa School website (paper applications also available if
needed) Download Paper Application

Change a life scholarship application

Only students who meet the criteria will be considered. All sections must be filled out. Write N/A if the information is not applicable.

STUDENT INFORMATION

FAMILY INFORMATION

SCHOOL INFORMATION

Previous School(s) & year(s) attended

MEDICAL INFORMATIONN

All medications must be turned into the office along with a prescription medication form (available in the office).

In case of an emergency, I give permission for Balboa School to seek, authorize, and consent to any medical treatment or care necessary
for my child. This authorization, hereby granted to Balboa School, shall continue in effect until such time as I make direct contact with
the treating doctor. This authorization in no way obliges Balboa School or its authorized representatives, to pay or be liable for any costs
or expenses incurred in the care of or treatment of my child; and I agree to pay all costs and expenses incurred for the treatment and case
of my child.

For Student to answer:

PROGRAM PARTICIPATION

I understand:

Throughout the course of the year, students at Balboa School take a variety of field trips. These trips range from visiting museums to
touring college campuses. We consider it an integral part of our program that students become exposed and interact within the
community around them. Students will either walk, take a taxi, or ride with parent volunteers. I understand my child will go on off
campus field trips with Balboa School. I understand that the staff of Balboa School will take reasonable care of my child, but I also
recognize that they will be off campus and may occasionally encounter hazards beyond the staff’s control. I agree to be fully responsible
and hold harmless Balboa School, and any of its employees and parents, from any and all liability for any and all harm arising to my child
as a result of participating. This will hold true while my child attends Balboa School.

Balboa School maintains the right to all student-generated work produced, created, or developed at Balboa School by my child. It also
maintains the right to use my child’s image in stills, video tape recordings or other media, such as the internet and/or yearbook, in such a
way as it deems fit for now or in the future for publicity or other purposes. My child’s name may be used in conjunction with Balboa
School events, publicity and other ways as it deems fit now or in the future for publicity or other purposes. Balboa School has my
permission to use photos and student-generated work.

CHANGE A LIFE SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Minimun cumulative GPA of 3.7 on the last 3 years of school records
  • Applying for grade 9, 10 or 11
  • Submit a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation from previous teachers (1 from an English teacher and 1 from other
    content/subject).
  • Participates in community service and can provide proof of awards that reflects either: diversity, creativity, mastery,
    innovation/originality, and/or high academic standards
  • Ability to show academic excellence (through school records/student ranking/principal recommendations/test ranking, etc.)
  • Involved in extra-curricular activities
  • Minimum TOEFL score of: 40 for English 9, 40-50 for English 10, 50-60 for English 11 (for international students)
  • Minimum IELT score of: 6.5 for English 9, 6.5 for English 10, 7 for English 11 (for international students)
  • Meet with Executive Director or President

CRITERIA FOR MAINTAINING STATUS

  • Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Must maintain 10 hours a semester of Community Service
  • Must lead at least one Student Club
  • Must provide letters of recommendation from a minimum of 2 Balboa School teaching staff

I confirm my child meets the above criteria. I also understand and agree to the criteria for maintaining status.

I confirm I meet the criteria. I also understand and agree to the criteria for maintaining status.

All information on this application is complete and factually presented.

THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS ARE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

ASSESSMENT INFORMATION


Upon enrollment all students are assessed/ For assessment purpose, please answer the following


Speaking
 
Writing
 
Reading
 
Listening

CURRENT I-20 INFORMATION

If you are currently in the US now, please complete below before going on to the next section. If not, please skip to the next section.

AGENCY INFORMATION

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

You may refer to Balboa School’s estimated annual cost to calculate total expenses.

Consequent to any payment made to Balboa School, I understand and agree I will not receive a refund.

HOMESTAY RELEASE

I agree to be fully responsible and hold harmless Balboa School, and its representatives from any and all claims, demands, costs or
damages incurred by my child or out of the actions of the Homestay family. I also agree that at my own expense to defend any suit or
action brought against Balboa School instituted upon the claim of such damage to persons or property. This will hold true while my child
attends Balboa School.

I-20 HANDLING

If my child is accepted, I wold like his/her I-20 mailed to the foreign address listed on this application.

All information on this application is complete and factually presented.

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