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
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE The mission of Balboa City School is to provide a diverse educational environment that promotes high academic standards, cultivates creativity, and builds the social skills necessary for college, career and civic life.


Balboa City School is a private 1-12 independent college preparatory school in the heart of the cultural center of San Diego. Our mission is to fully engage our students in learning activities so that they may acquire the skills needed to be successful in life. To do this we address the core values of:

  • Academic and Technological Readinessstudents
  • Social and Emotional Well Being
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Social Leadership and Creativity

Balboa City School offers a broad array of programs within an international student community in one of the most enriching areas of southern California. Small class size, one-to-one communication, interesting and exciting learning opportunities, such as founding a business or developing skills in our computer lab, stimulate passion and the desire to learn. Fully engaged students are happier and look forward to new and interesting learning experiences every day.

Here is a list of the various programs we offer:

Our teachers, course work and SAT preparation develop the fullest potential in preparation for college and a life of learning in a world in which change is a constant. Internships in the community foster confidence, creativity, and real life experience. Students know our faculty in such a way that the sharing of ideas, working as a team for a common goal, and sophisticated conversation with peers becomes second nature.

We teach within a framework of traditional values and evolved curriculum that provides them the individual attention needed to achieve personal goals while engaging in the task of developing the academic skills, course requirements, and study skills necessary to succeed in college.

2 studentsBalboa City School is a fully accredited, 1-12, international, private school located on the western edge of Balboa Park, near downtown San Diego. We are approved by the University of California system as a college preparatory high school. We are also cleared by the Department of Homeland Security to teach foreign students.

Please visit the 1,700 acre Balboa Park campus and explore the cultural and learning opportunities which are at our doorstep, when you come to visit our campus. Call 619-298-2990 to schedule a tour and interview.

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