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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 Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony



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.


The Preuss Promise

At The Preuss School UC San Diego, we have made a promise to prepare low-income, first-generation students to succeed in college and career. We do this through a unique partnership with a world-class university, longer learning times, experiential internships and a college mentorship program.

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June 3
Fashion Club Pride Event (3 p.m. - 4 p.m.)
June 4
Shakespeare Festival (7 p.m.)
June 7
Chelsea's Light Peer Corps Interviews
June 8
Salute to the Stars, Senior Awards Night
June 14 - 16
Textbook & Technology Return
June 18
First Day of Summer Break


Graduates at 2019 Commencement at The Preuss School

Ninety-Six Percent of Seniors at The Preuss School UC San Diego Accepted to a University

Student in classroom

Preuss Holds Vaccination Events for Students and Families

The Preuss School welcomes principal Matthew Steitz

CBS8 News: Curiosity compels students at the Preuss School

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