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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.


Students Gain Insight into Research Labs, Careers

Eleven Preuss students participated in an intensive two-week summer research program at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute.

Alumna Gets Second Boost from Longtime Preuss Supporters

Indira Esparza, an alumna of Preuss and UC San Diego, will begin grad school at UC San Diego with the inaugural Weil Family Teacher Preparation Fellowship.

Students Participate in Seabass in the Classroom Program

Four Preuss students completed a months-long animal husbandry project by releasing 40 tagged fish into Mission Bay.

Preuss Ranked Best High School in San Diego County

U.S. News & World Report ranked the school best in the county, 5th in California, 9th best charter school in the country and 39th overall in the nation.


June 26 – August 14, 2015

Summer Break

August 17, 2015

First Day of School