The Balboa School’s athletic program directly addresses the root causes that result in highly-gifted, at-risk youth athletes becoming disengaged with academics – insecurity with subject matter, poor decision-making skills, and lack of motivation and positive reinforcement.
Balboa School’s Force Sports focuses on academic and technology readiness, social and emotional well-being, cultural diversity, creativity and leadership. We teach these gifted student-athletes how to successfully apply their on-court intelligence, discipline and creativity to their academic coursework, ultimately demonstrating that academic achievement and success on the basketball court are not mutually exclusive.
Balboa School – a renowned, fully accredited private 1-12 college preparatory institution – specializes in finding latent talent in its students. The school provides a structured environment within which students may pursue their interest in computers, music, art and writing. Many of these brilliant athletes, when given the chance, will show the same self-discipline and drive in the classroom as they do on the basketball court.
Balboa School’s reputation for excellence is firmly established in San Diego, and the school continues to achieve national and international acclaim. Balboa School offers an array of courses, state-of-the-art facilities and extremely dedicated teachers. Highlights include:
- A six-to-one student/staff ratio.
- A one-on-one counseling program.
- College preparation accelerated learning courses.
- Capstone Project
- Internship programs.
- SAT preparation courses.
- Life skills course.
- A 2,000 square foot media and computer programming room.
- Classes in robotics, video game development, and multi-media and software programming.
Cultural field trips.
The school’s program methodology focuses on key directives, which combined with yearly assessments and counseling, ensures that each student continues to make acceptable academic and social gains. The directives include: one-on-one instruction, classroom instruction, personal accountability, and skills instruction focusing on organization, social interaction and effective study habits.