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COVID-19/Coronavirus Information

We hope you are staying safe as the COVID-19/Coronavirus situation unfolds. Grauer’s campus is currently closed to all non-essential visitors. For the meantime, our main office will be open from 9 AM to 3 PM during all scheduled school days. If you have any questions, refer to our "Coronavirus Resources" webpage or contact the Grauer office at info@grauerschool.com or (760) 944-6777.

Welcome to The Grauer School!

As a premier private school in San Diego, we are steadfastly dedicated to preparing tomorrow’s leaders for roles in our global community. The Grauer School was founded in 1991 by Dr. Stuart Grauer to provide teens with an environment to develop their own empowered voices. Our green, six-acre campus in Encinitas, California offers diverse programs accommodating approximately 150 students in grades seven through 12.

Our Socratic learning environment allows our students to stand on their own two feet while developing critical thinking skills necessary to meet the unique challenges of a rapidly changing society and world. Our curriculum allows students the flexibility to take classes for fun, learn how to make mistakes, become confident pursuing their passions, and ultimately follow their hearts doing things they are drawn to, rather than plotting out preordained or controlled paths they have little or no control over.

At the Grauer School, we believe our students achieve more enduring outcomes by cultivating independent thinking faculties necessary for self-empowerment, which includes forming core values like personal motivation, freedom, and courage. Our innovative curriculum has resulted in many students matriculating to the nation’s finest colleges and universities. As an inclusive private school in San Diego committed to celebrating diversity in all forms, we welcome students of many cultural and social backgrounds throughout the United States and across the globe.

A visit here could easily change the way you see great education

An Inclusive Private School in San Diego

96% Acceptance rate to the

top two colleges of choice

176 Sister schools worldwide

(UNESCO Associated Schools)

41Countries students
have travelled to on expeditions

Top 10 Places to work in the U.S.

-Outside Magazine

70% Student body participation in team sports


The Grauer School, operated by the Grauer Foundation for Education, admits students and hires employees of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students and employees at the school. Within its mission and normal programming, it does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, genetic characteristics, race/national origin, religion, actual or perceived gender or sexual orientation in administration of its hiring policies, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Grauer Events

We will be hosting an all faculty workshop today from 9:00am-Noon to discuss our re-opening plans for the 2020-2021 school year. Please see the Teacher's Lounge for the agenda and Zoom link. Faculty Leads: Dr. Stuart Grauer and Dana Abplanalp-Diggs
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Meyer Hall
We will be hosting the second of our two New Student and Parent Orientations today from 9:00-10:30am. Students will learn more about what to expect tomorrow (Daily Schedule, Dress Code, Lunch) and will get their schedules. Ambassadors will be on hand to give our new students short tours so that they know where to go tomorrow. Faculty Lead: Dana Abplanalp-Diggs
Read More about New Student and Family Orientation