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At a Glance

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  • 1926

    Year Founded

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  • $5.1 million

    Financial assistance in 2019–2020

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  • 15

    Grade levels offered
    Age 3 (Tiny Torreys)–Grade 12

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  • 1,120

    Student Body

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  • 14–18

    Kindergarten average class size
    (with two full-time teachers per classroom)

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  • 70

    Zip codes represented on campus

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  • 16–20

    Lower School (Grades 1–4) average class size
    (with a full-time teacher plus an associate teacher per classroom)

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  • 233

    Faculty and staff members

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  • 16–18

    Middle and Upper School average class size


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  • Campus

    Campus Size: 24 acres
    Founded in: 1926
    Financial assistance in 2019–2020: $5.1 million
  • Students

    Grade levels offered: Age 3 (Tiny Torreys)–Grade 12
    Student body: 1,120
    First class of graduating seniors: 1964
    Zip codes represented on campus: 70
  • Faculty

    Faculty and staff members: 233
    Average tenure of faculty: 10 years
    Faculty members with postgraduate degrees: 61 percent
    Full-time college counselors: 4 accompanied by an athletic liaison and college essay coach
  • Academics

    Kindergarten average class size: 14–18 (with two full-time teachers per classroom)
    Lower School (Grades 1–4) average class size: 16–20 (with a full-time teacher plus an associate teacher per classroom) 
    Middle and Upper School average class size: 16–18
    AP courses: 29
    AP students with scores of 3 or higher: 92% (The California average is 32% in public schools.)
    The Class of 2020 college acceptances: Over 581 
  • Arts

    Arts performances and exhibitions: Over 50
    Local, National, and International art submissions and exchanges: 16
    Recognition honors and celebrations of the arts: 23
    Advanced, honors, student-run flex-time, and AP art courses offered: 15
    Upper School introductory courses in the arts: 17
    Artist-in-Residence Day and year-long immersive experiences: 10
    After-school art programs: 9
  • Athletics

    Middle School students playing on at least one of the 33 athletic teams: 98 percent
    Upper School students play one or more of 57 varsity, junior varsity and novice athletic teams: 80 percent
    Graduates playing sports in college during the 2019-2020 academic year: 70
    Graduates playing at the professional level: 5
    Current coaches who played at the college level: 49 
    Current coaches who played professionally: 12
  • School Hours

    Main and Division Offices: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    Early Childhood Center and Lower School: 8 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
    Middle School: 8:20 a.m.–3:20 p.m.
    Upper School: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. 
    Due to COVID-19, times may vary by grade for the 2020–2021 school year.

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