Grauer School hosts open house Nov. 15


The Grauer School will host an Open House for prospective families from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, on its Encinitas campus. Tours will be conducted every 20 minutes and interested families are encouraged to tour the facilities and meet with faculty, administration, matriculated students, and current Grauer families.

“This year, we are continuing to offer an online registration option on our website that allows families to simply check in and queue up for a tour rather than having to wait in line to register the day of the event,” said Sandy Merten, Associate Director of Admissions.

“At the Open House, visitors will be guided through the campus by Grauer students and will be introduced to faculty, who will explain our academic and extra-curricular programs, including all-seasons athletics, performing arts, robotics, film, leadership, and community service. Our programs attract families who are looking to balance academic rigor with the personal development of each individual student. We also offer outstanding support for independent athletes who need a customized schedule.”

The Grauer School, grades 7-12 college preparatory, is the regional leader in the small schools movement. The Grauer School focuses on college preparatory rigor balanced with expeditionary learning and Socratic teaching. As a small school by design, with approximately 150 students, The Grauer School emphasizes relationship-based teaching that stems from its small class sizes with a student-to-teacher ratio of 7 to 1.

Merten commented that The Grauer School’s feeling of connection is what families most frequently note once they have set foot on campus. She believes the emphasis on relationship-driven education is the reason for the school’s superior college acceptance rates.

“Last year, 89 percent of our graduates received acceptance to their first choice school. These are results that have not been obtained at larger, more impersonal, schools. The data speaks for itself. This year, 100 percent of matriculated students surveyed school-wide indicated that they feel like the faculty really care about them. We believe this connection with mentors is vital to the development of self-advocacy and makes our students highly attractive to colleges and universities.”

Admissions applications are due Jan. 30. To learn more about Admissions Timeline and The Grauer School experience, visit or call 760-274-2116. The Grauer School is enrolling grades 7-12 for the 2014-2015 academic year.