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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 Student Wins 2016 Natural High Video & Essay Contest

Van Nhi Huyn was named Grand Prize Winner and will serve as the Natural High Student Ambassador for 2016.

Finding Success – Through Failure – in AP Classes

The Washington Post talks to Preuss teacher Anne Artz who offers insight into how AP classes benefit students at Preuss.

Robotics Team Shares Love of Science

The Preuss Midnight Mechanics hosted a day of exploration for other young learners at the Kids Who Code event.

Local Rotary Awards Scholarships to Students

Congratulations to Preuss students Ihan Nunow, Stephanie Silvar and Carlos Pedroso who received scholarships from the Rotary Club of La Jolla.

Preuss Ranked One of America’s Most Challenging High Schools

The Washington Post ranked Preuss one of the most challenging high schools in California and #39 in the nation.


June 27-July 17, 2016

Summer School

June 27-August 12, 2016

Summer Break

August 15, 2016

First Day of School