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Recognized by Newsweek as the top transformative high school in the nation for three years in a row, The Preuss School UCSD is a unique charter middle and high school for low income students who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college. With nearly 100 percent of our graduates going on to higher education, Preuss shapes more than minds, we shape futures.


Preuss School student performs at special 'Hamilton' performance

Heaven Dawit was selected to perform her original poem about the American Revolution-era hero Thomas Paine, before a special performance of "Hamilton."

Teaching the Joy of Coding

Students are huddled over one smart phone, poking at the screen and laughing. But in this class, they’re not being disruptive —they’re testing a game app for smartphones that they programmed themselves.

Ninety-Four Percent of Preuss Seniors Accepted to Four-Year Institutions

The entire class of 102 graduates will pursue higher education, attending schools including Harvard University, UC San Diego and the University of Southern California.

Teacher Anne Artz Receives Fulbright Award

Artz is one of nine U.S. citizens selected to participate in the prestigious program.

Student and Teacher Named Bezos Scholars

Eric Tran is the third Preuss student to be selected for the prestigious leadership development program.


February 8

Perfect Attendance Celebration

February 9

Preuss Night at the Theater

February 16 - 19

No School - Lincoln/Washington Days