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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.



Preuss Promise

At The Preuss School UC San Diego, we develop thinkers and problem-solvers, confident colleagues and citizens — changemakers committed to making a difference.

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Aug 8
New Scholar Orientation Day
Aug 10
First day of school (distance learning)
Sept 7
Labor Day holiday (no school)


Sept 17
Virtual Back to School Night
Nov 11
Veterans Day holiday (no school)
Nov 23-27
Thanksgiving Break (no school)

Community Food Distribution

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

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.

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 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meals are provided for any child age 18 or younger. Meal pick-up locations can be found here.

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


The Preuss School welcomes principal Matthew Steitz

Matthew Steitz Named Principal of The Preuss School UC San Diego


Student Stories Captured in a Vibrant Mural at UC San Diego

Graduating students

Preussline – Summer Edition 2019

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