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The Rock Academy

Private | K-12 | 295 students

We are best known for college preparatory education.

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $615,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,490.

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4 stars

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Posted Saturday, August 16, 2014

I am an alum here. The Rock Academy was great until the new administration stepped in when I was about to graduate. A lot of students left because of that. I see one of the reviews here saying that some graduates from the Rock go to Dartmouth and Cal, but this is partially incorrect. No one has ever gone to Cal. I got lucky and currently go to a well-know school, but I honestly feel like the Rock has not prepared me well academically as I am struggling in college. However, I shall point out that some of the teachers here are excellent-- some teachers and admin staff are not. Overall, I have a mixed feeling about my alma mater.


Posted June 27, 2014

This school is honestly the nicest school ive ever stepped into, in both ways. The staff and kids are so helpful and positive, and the campus is small but homely. I love the help they give literally every student to ensure a fantastic education. The only thing they could improve on is connecting the church to the school more. Also, the library is barely used as a library and I love to read on my downtime as a student.


Posted May 8, 2014

The Principal and Student body at this school are the worst. They lack people skills, they bully and have major attitude. If you want to go to a school full of bully's from 6th grade on, then, this is your school. Your child will not be safe at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2011

THE BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL IN THE COUNTY. My children have attended Horizon Christian Academy, Francis Parker, and Torrey Pines High School. When The Rock Academy opened it's doors for the High School I had to give it try, and ever since I have not looked back. Their faith based college prep courses, championship athletics, and elite performing arts are bar none. Let me put it this way, two of my son's best friends graduated last year from The Rock Academy and are attending Dartmouth College and Cal Berkeley... They both have straight A's and are setting the curve in every class. Whether you are Christian or not, the morals and principal's that this school instills in its students of integrity, honesty, loyalty, and hard work, are what is good in society today. It is comforting to know that there are still academic institutions out there such as The Rock that are building tomorrow s leaders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2010

We have been at The Rock Academy for two years. The teachers are great and the academics are EXCELLENT! The admin people are great as well and they are tight on security. My children are ahead of other children we know around their age group. I highly recommend this school to parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

My son attended the preschool for 2 years and is beginning his first year of kindergarten. We are very happy with the education he is receiving and the environment he is in while at school. Our friends have 3 children - 3rd, 4th, and Sr and they all love the Rock!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

I am starting my third year at The Rock and going into 9th grade. The school is well organized and has an amazing academic program. I have never been great at math but The Rock teachers will sit down with you and go through the material until it clicks. I have always been very reserved and not really open to talk with other people unless ive known them for a long time. The Rock has changed that mentality for me. Yes, they can be too on your case and not very open but, overall its a great school...as a student I definetly reccomend it...
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2008

I am very happy with the school environment, academics, social beat, and staff. My son has been there since Kindergarten and he's well mannered, well educated, and enjoys going to school. Parents and kids there are all great. This is definitely not a place for the uninvolved though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2007

Our daughter has just begun this year at The Rock, and so far things have been great. She is academically challenged, the teachers and administrators are excellent and dedicated, and the school is amazingly organized and efficiently run. I will recommend The Rock to anyone who is looking for a safe, well run and academically challenging school for their kids to attend. Great grown ups and friendly students!
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 40% 26%
Two or more races 21% 3%
Hispanic 15% 52%
Black 14% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation University of San Diego
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Berkeley
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Hebrew
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Scott Marshall
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (619) 764-5201

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Core knowledge
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Hebrew
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer time after school
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Financial aid offered
Yes.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of San Diego
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Berkeley
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
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2277 Rosecrans Street
San Diego, CA 92106
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Phone: (619) 764-5200

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