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The Preuss School UC San Diego is a unique charter middle and high school for low-income scholars who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college. Located on the UC San Diego campus, nearly 100% of graduates of The Preuss School go on to higher education. Recognized as the best high school in the county by U.S. News & World Report, we are empowering scholars, elevating families and transforming communities.


The Preuss School UC San Diego is actively monitoring the continuing local and global developments surrounding the novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease. Please find the latest information here for parents and students, including school closure starting Monday, March 16.



Applications Open

Applications for admission are now open for The Preuss School. Located on the UC San Diego campus, scholars are immersed in a college-bound culture through a unique partnership with a world-class university, longer learning times, experiential internships and a college mentorship program. The application deadline for the 2021-22 school year is December 18.

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Dec 1
PTA Executive Meeting
Dec 5
Saturday Enrichment Academy (On Zoom)
Dec 10
BOD Engagement and Philanthropy Meeting


Dec 12
PTA General Meeting
Dec 12
Virtual Girls in STEAM Conference
Dec 21 - Jan 1
Winter Break

Community Food Distribution

There are numerous locations throughout San Diego County offering free meals to families and children during the pandemic.

San Diego Unified School District

San Diego Unified Food and Nutrition Services is conducting a drive-through and walk-up distribution of daily prepared meals, free of charge, on Monday through Friday from Noon to 2 p.m. Meals are provided for any child age 18 or younger.

Please note important dates below:

  • Aug 26-28: All meal pick-up sites will be CLOSED to prepare for first day of school.
  • Aug. 31: Families are asked to pick up from the designated “primary” meal pick-up site assigned to The Preuss School UC San Diego with PROOF OF ATTENDANCE such as school ID. 

San Diego Food Bank

Emergency food packages are available at 80 different locations across San Diego County each month. In addition, fresh produce can be accessed through the Neighborhood Food Distribution Program. And emergency supplies such as diapers for families with infants and toddlers are also available. To learn more visit the San Diego Food Bank website.


Feeding San Diego

Feeding San Diego offers a mobile pantry that travels throughout San Diego County to reach areas with limited access to transportation. Text “food” or “comida” to 877-877 to find the nearest site, or call 211 to talk to a resource specialist. All emergency food distribution sites are updated here daily.

Find additional COVID-19 Food Resources here.


Additional Information


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