"We are best known for academic rigor and spiritual vitality."
Students enrolled 200
Hours 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Jean Kim
Transportation options None
After school Yes

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12855 Black Mountain Road
San Diego, CA 92129

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4 stars
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October 15, 2014
The best school in San Diego! It's an amazing thing when you see something actual live up to and exceed all the hype: welcome to The Cambridge School! My middle school age son is being challenged for the first time after attending several other Christian schools in the area and is loving it! He is taking Latin, Logic, Mandarin, Geometry, Poetry, Bible, History covering the Graeco-Roman era, Literature, Art, Speech & Debate, Physical Science and Physical Education. He's also participating in school athletics. He describes school as fun and the discussions around our dinner table have been transformed through the delight all three of our children experience each day at Cambridge. I have two middle school age sons and I can't tell you how thankful I am as a dad for the strong male leadership in the school partnering with me in the training of my boys to become virtuous men. The school is consistently Classical in its curriculum & pedagogy and deeply committed to the historical, living Christian faith. I've seen a lot of Christian schools but never one like this that held to a deep, theological faith combined with academic rigor. It's amazing! And, that's why this school is great!

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2014
My wife and I moved to San Diego two years ago. We have kids in 6th and in 4th grade at The Cambridge School. I was blown away from day one at how welcoming the other students were to my kids. They actually said, "You're the new girl, the one we have been praying for". I was relieved and thankful for such a loving environment for my children. Now that we are in our third year at Cambridge we can really see the benefits of this classical Christian education. Our children have become deep thinkers, analyzing everything they see and hear through the filter of the true, good, and beautiful. They can identify the story of Christ in every movie they see and book they read. They are excited about learning new things. They are excited to read again. And, they are excited about Mandarin, Latin, Progymnasmata (composition), grammar, science, math, history and how they are all integrated, because all truth is God's truth. We love the teachers, who know our kids well. We love the community. We love the curriculum. We love the mission and vision of the school. My kids are not just learning information, but they are learning how to think, reason, and clearly articulate their ideas.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2014
We have been at this school for many years and have multiple children here. While no school is perfect, there is a lot that is going right here in the areas that we care about most--teachers who care about my children academically, personally and spiritually, a solid, thoughtful curriculum and a community we really enjoy and appreciate. My kids love to go school each morning and come back excited about what they've learned both in and out of class. What more could I ask for!?

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2014
Above and beyond expectations! I have heard great things about The Cambridge School over the years but it wasn t until we arrived this fall that I was finally able to taste and see how incredible this school really is. I have watched in just 6 short weeks each of my three children come to life as they engage around their studies. My oldest is especially riveted by his passionate educators and has already made it very clear that he must graduate from this fantastic school. I love that there is a strong male presence in the upper faculty for my growing boys to be mentored and instructed by on a daily basis. As The Cambridge School continues to build their upper school, their mission and goal for all graduates is that they would be contagious Christians, virtuous scholars, humble servants and equipped stewards. What a beautiful portrait of what is being cultivated in the minds and souls of our children! I give thanks for all those who have sacrificed so that a school such as this could be available to us.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2014
We are not angry parents or trolls. We are parents who wish to express our honest assessment of our years at Cambridge. We agree with previous postings about excessive teacher turnover. It is undeniable and one only need ask how many teachers are new this year, last year, or have left in the past 5 years. We also saw 3+ dozen children leave last year and many more great families leave in previous years due to systemic problems. Again, fact not fiction. Our personal experience was riddled with an administration that lacked compassion/concern for our children/family. The only focus is on the upper school. And the growth has been TOO FAST, leaving the K-5 program with incompetent leadership, all kinds of behavioral/bullying issues that go unaddressed, and a curriculum that is not being executed with the rigor that was promised. Many families, including ourselves gave so much to this school in personal time, financial support, etc. and we feel truly taken. Do not be wowed by the heavy marketing or eloquent speeches. There is an ugliness at this school that is like a virus and further evidenced by the recent, nasty attacks on families leaving less than 5 star reviews.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2014
Our family has been involved with The Cambridge School for almost eight years. It has exceeded our expectations year after year as our student has flourished in mind and spirit in this loving educational community. The faculty is exemplary due to the Head of School's outstanding diligence in seeking out exceptionally qualified teachers who are committed to excellence in teaching classical education in a way that makes school fun and exciting from pre-kindergarten upward. It is no wonder the parents, relatives and friends who visit the school and see what is being taught and how is is presented very frequently respond, "I wish I could go back to school and learn like this!" as they observe students truly loving to learn. Having had a student at the school these many years, we have closely observed that the administration under the leadership of the Head of School has integrity, honesty and sacrificially gives the students' development priority in all respects. It is very much a learning community where students and their families thrive.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2014
It's always a shame when people troll the internet to spew some hatred with silly gossip. Someone is married to a board member? Wow! Turn the other cheek? Those without sin...? Get a life and move on? LOL Hands down, if you let 3 bad eggs make your decision for you about this awesome school, then this school isn't for you. I usually don't leave reviews but I read some of the silly nonsense that a couple of trolls posted about Cambridge. I would like to "ECHO" the previous 5 star reviews and tell you that this school is the best, period. Great teachers, students, faculty, staff and so on... The school has grown so well over it's short 8 years and has not lost their way in any way or form. Come to the school and do a walk through and make your own decision based on what you see and not what you read from trolls. This school is focused on their students and not Friday night football or talking the talk of the Christian person but actually walking the talk. My children have been to other private school that are established here in San Diego before switching to Cambridge and there is no comparison. Cambridge is driven by a strong foundation and will succeed regardless of trolls.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2014
I would like to echo the previous poor reviews... And add that the favoritism towards particular families and a conflict of interest, non-independent Board(Chair is married to Head of School) makes this school a disappointment in too many ways to list here.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2014
The review that was last reported is obviously from an ANGRY and HOSTILE parent. Sadly... when a family has issues, they feel the need to POST their opinion on social media. This, in turn, hurts the entire staff, faculty, and parent community. I feel VERY badly for this family - I have a feeling that they will not be happy with any school that they attend. The Cambridge School is AMAZING!!!! Everything about the school has met our needs to absolute PERFECTION!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2014
How do I love the Cambridge School? Let me count the ways!There wouldn't be enough space on this entire website to accurately hold all words that could communicate my deep affection for this institution. We are beginning our third year at TCS and each year gets better and better. We came to TCS from the East Coast having been firmly planted in a very well-established classical school. We were nervous that such a young school could be as 'truly classical' as our previous school. We were blown away. The depth in the curriculum is amazing. All subjects are integrated. I am impressed by my 11 and 9 year olds' abilities to analyze and synthesize subject matter. Due to Latin, they have a rich vocabulary. I love that they are taught how to learn- by using grammar, logic and rhetoric for each subject. My 6th grader is being taught how to take Cornell Notes, what her study style is and how she learns. My 4th grader blows me away with his ability to see through shallow arguments and make logical analysis. And besides the academics have a wonderful community! Kids who are age-appropriate, parents who help each other out and teachers who truly love and know their students. We are blessed!

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2014
Classical education can be wonderful. However, due to poor management, a revolving door of teachers and a curriculum that is not well developed or executed - the program at Cambridge is sub-par. For several years, our teachers were always new (or newer) to the school or were teacher's aides the previous year - not acceptable at this price tag. We found an "us" versus "them" mentality with the administration, not the partnership that was promised. There are serious behavioral issues with many children and the young, inexperienced aides are not equipped to handle problems. Academically, we have found huge holes in our children's education since leaving. Cambridge prides themselves on being ahead of other schools, but what that has translated to is core concepts in math, grammar/writing, reading, science, Latin, etc. that have actually not been taught well or reinforced. Unfortunately, we also saw favoritism of certain families by the administration, an attitude of boastfulness among children AND parents that Cambridge is superior and families that are highly competitive with one another. Cambridge fell far short of their marketing to create life-long learners and virtuous scholars.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2014
Best school in the county without exception. We are beginning our sixth year at The Cambridge School with continued enthusiasm. The teachers, curriculum and culture has catalyzed our children's intellectual curiosity and diligence as well as fostered good character. I am convinced they can recall, analyze, and communicate in writing and verbally far better than if they matriculated at any other school in the area. The teachers are talented and devoted. Class levels are small. Bonds of friendship are very strong. School leadership is unquestionably committed. Growing a school in this day in southern California is extraordinarily difficult. To do it and re-cultivate the same pedagogy that shaped the minds and hearts of some of the greatest leaders in western civilization has been humbling to watch and exhilarating to support. I am so grateful for the wonderful way my children are being slowly transformed into virtuous scholars.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2014
The Cambridge School is a one of a kind school and I'm glad our kids are students there. I am so happy that they are learning things they can't get anywhere else... logic, rhetoric, and how to apply those methods to every subject they study. This school not only values a rigorous academic standard, but also seeks to develop the student's Christ-centered character, to equip them to be virtuous scholars who love those things that are worth loving and are ready to serve others.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2014
At The Cambridge School, our children have the advantage of a rigorous classical education taught through a biblical and Christ-centered worldview. The school's vision is to mold students into virtuous scholars. Even at a young school (the school is working up to preK- 12th grade, and this year it is preK- 9th grade), we have seen our children becoming virtuous scholars and life-long learners. We are thankful to see the teachers and staff partner with us to provide this kind of education and nuture to our children. We love this school for our family!

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2014
Excellent leadership, strong faculty, and academic rigor is why our family joyfully begins our 2nd year at The Cambridge School. After continued frustrations with our local public school and homeschooling, we were so trilled to find a a place in San Diego that not only strives to educate in the classical traditions, but a place where our children have been awakened not just academically but also in body and soul. A great school indeed!

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2014
The Cambridge School is the best private education in San Diego. I have three children who attend The Cambridge School and they all love it. The education that my children are receiving cannot be compared to any other school. The teachers love teaching as much as the students love learning.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2014
The Cambridge School has been a blessing to our children in countless ways. They come home from school excited about what they are learning and frequently conversation revolves around the amazing artist they are learning about or the time period of history they are studying. My older child is so excited to share with his younger sibling the exciting things she has to look forward to in her grade. My children are definitely challenged here, yet there is a wonderful grace and desire to help them be their best. It is a special environment.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2014
Our family is so thankful for The Cambridge School community. We are just starting our 5th year with the school and are enjoying every minute. The teachers each year dedicate themselves to educate not only the students but also partner well in education with the parents. It is a great fit for our family because we agree wholeheartedly with the mission and vision of the school. Each year the teachers have really connected with my children's hearts and cared for their academic as well as character development. In our family, character is equally if not more important than academics because we want to enjoy being around our children and for other people to enjoy them as well in community.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2014
We have been part of this school for many years. It breaks our heart to see the continuous struggles the school faces. We finally had to leave this year due to high teacher turnover, poor school management, poor quality/rigor of the curriculum & tuition of $15k per student (grossly overpriced for what we are getting). Classical education can be phenomenal, but this school is very young (8 years) & has not yet been able to produce a stable faculty nor a rigorous classical program. Poor leadership & management of the school leads to questionable policies, unresolved issues & excessive gossip. The financial instability leads to heavy handed fundraising efforts & many additional costs to parents that far exceed the tuition. Parents must pay or provide for everything - incl. many field trips, all holiday/school events, educational events, feast days, etc. While there are a few outstanding teachers, many of the great ones are gone. For several years in a row now, 1/3 of the faculty have left. This year over 35 students also left. Bright children are not challenged & must supplement at home (very common at this school). In sum, the school markets itself well, but just does not deliver.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2014
Sadly, we recently moved from San Diego and ended our time with The Cambridge School (TCS) for now. After studying Latin for 3 years at TCS, our 4th-grade twins walked into their first-ever Spanish class at their new school for gifted students and used Latin training to pick it right up. Their new Spanish teacher is thrilled! Also, because of TCS's excellent elementary Mandarin classes, they are already at or near the top of their class at the new school. In addition, they are among the top students in math, reading, and writing in their new school. But most of all, their new teachers are quite taken with the twins' personalities. They describe them as calm, confident, well-spoken students who bring a "light and joy" and a love of learning to their classes. We feel strongly that TCS played a big role in this. And we would add "God Loving" to that description as well! TCS is that rare gem of academic rigor, character focus, and Classical Christian training rolled together with parent involvement. We recommend it and its outstanding teachers and staff without reservation. Embrace this school if you get a chance. There are few like it anywhere and we miss it tremendously.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2013
Our family is so fortunate to have found The Cambridge School. This school has been such a blessing to us. My son (Kindergarten) has flourished here at TCS. The curriculum (especially for K) is amazing and you can tell that the administration has put in a lot of time researching and developing what they believe will work best in educating young minds. He even teaches me Mandarin and Latin vocabulary! My son's teacher has always been very accessible (email, phone, and conferences). When speaking to her, I can tell she has put a lot of thought into my son's progress, his strengths and things he could work on. The teachers here are phenomenal. Although my son is only in Kindergarten, after school one day I happen to be speaking to one of the second grade teachers. I shared with her that I was impressed with the second grade sentence diagrams and that I wasn't sure if I could possible do it...well she enthusiastically told me she would teach me if I had time and she started clearing off a space at her desk! This enthusiasm for teaching is inspiring and you can feel it from all of the teachers. Everyday I drop my son off at school I am at peace knowing he is where he should be.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2013
Some of the negative reviews from 2007 and 2008 have everything to do with our having been a brand-new school and nothing to do with the mission,vision and values espoused and instilled throughout the curriculum and culture. It is reasonable and safe to say that in its 7th year of existence, The Cambridge School is everything all these positive reviews have to say and more! Also, just FYI, with God's blessings, we will be receiving our WASC accreditation in July of the year of this review.

- submitted by a teacher
October 01, 2012
We came to Cambridge from another top Christian School in the area and we are just truly amazed by this school. The curriculum is like nothing we've ever seen - a rigorous Classical Christian Education - that our kids just love and thrive on. The faculty are phenomenal. All of the teachers we have encountered are so passionate about what they teach and so passionate about our children. The Administration fosters a culture of partnering with families and takes the time to really get to know and understand each family. The other families are so genuine and real...we feel like we are really part of a community here. There is strong emphasis on character and virtues incorporated at every level of this school from academics to athletics, even enrichments - which creates a peaceful, loving environment. We feel so enriched as an entire family to be part of such a stellar academic and spiritual school the has the education and values in exactly the right place!

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2012
Our two sons attend The Cambridge School. One is going into 2nd grade, the other into K. This school is amazing. Just yesterday both of our sons received letters from their teachers expressing their excitement for the upcoming year, how they have been praying for my kids and how they look forward to what they will learn this year. The small class sizes along with a teacher's aide in each classroom provides our kids an optimal learning environment. That along with the classical christian approach to education is putting our kids on the path to become life-long learners. They also provide other learning opportunities to round out our kids' skills including athletics, academic competitions and clubs/activities (such as fencing: what 5 and 7 year old boy would not enjoy learning how to use a sword!). Very thankful to have found this school and be a part of something great!

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2012
Our daughters are entering 3rd and 6th grade this year, and we couldn't be more pleased with The Cambridge School. Our elder hated being in front of a crowd; after six months at TCS she was volunteering to enter a recitation contest. Our younger daughter is a firecracker; we are thankful that at TCS developing godly character and cultivating the virtues is as important as developing ones mind and have seen her learn to love to do both. Having homeschooled, I found TCS uses all my dream curriculum (including Singapore Math and Institute for Excellence in Writing). The teachers love their students and love learning themselves. The 20 minute drive each way is worth it.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2012
Fantastic school! I have a child in the first grade and K4. They love it here. Mrs. Lowing in K4 just loves her kids and really reached out to them. Mrs. Clevenger spends quality time with the kids in first grade. The class sizes are small and a room mom or aide is usually in the room. My son started to read this year in first grade and is constantly buying books when we go out and reading them. My daughters energy level is sky high with excitement to attend school everyday. Both my children hate holidays because they really enjoy going to school here. My son told me the other day, I can't wait until Friday!! Why? I love Latin!! Other parents are pretty easy to approach and are outgoing. I haven't noticed any stuffy crowds. Most parents are really involved with the school and tend to volunteer when needed. Sean Giles is a huge asset. Barbara in the front office is Ms. Courtesy of the year. Always willing to help out. We love this school and so do our children.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2012
We moved 2 of our children to this school last year (2010) and had such a great experience that we decided to move our other child there too starting in 2011. We moved from an "excellent" public school to The Cambridge School. The difference is unbelievable! I expected to see a change for my children who needed smaller class sizes and someone to help them get excited about school. What I didn't expect was the change for my child who I thought could do fine anywhere. I didn't even realize that she had lost her love of learning. She is so energized about school now that her joy is evident all weekend long. I could go on and on about the curriculum, teachers, and the Christian values but fundamentally if you want your children to love to learn, this is the place for them!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2011
The Cambridge School is amazing - it has actually exceeded our expectations! We never imagined educators who care so much about our child. It has developed a dynamic vision of education and has hired talented, passionate teachers to carry it out. Their system works. Our daughter learned more in the first 9 months of school at Cambridge than she did the entire previous 4.5 years spent at another private school. I believe this school offers some of the finest, if not the finest, primary school education in the San Diego area. This makes their tuition a surprisingly good value for our family. And given their commitment to my child's spiritual development as well, Cambridge is in a class of its own. Icing on the cake: Our daughter loves going to school!

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2011
We are very blessed and honored for our daughter to attend The Cambridge School (TCS); she is now in her third year. TCS is truly in a class by itself and offers no less than a transformational learning environment. The combination of a classical education (eg, math, science, arts, languages) coupled with a Christian worldview is powerful to affect both the hearts and minds of the students. The TCS environment is academically rich and nurturing, so students are not just informed with facts and knowledge but transformed in this setting. TCS sets a high standard for the faculty who have advanced degrees and a strong creative passion for teaching the classical-Christian curriculum. The teachers also love and pray for each student and work closely with parents on their child s progress. TCS lays a solid foundation and love for learning for life; students are challenged to excel but also have a lot of fun in the process. As a parent, it s also awesome to be a part of the greater Cambridge community of families and friends. Through the mission and work of TCS, students lives, families, churches, and society are truly being impacted eternally for the glory of God!

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2011
Our daughters transferred to The Cambridge School this year (grades 2 and 5) and are very happy. They are up and ready even before I wake them up. The teachers are loving, patient, and pass on their love of learning. I helped in the classroom on a group project recently and was impressed by the students' kindness to each other. Plus they are learning immense amounts while simultaneously developing a servant's heart. Friday morning Memory Time is worth attending to see the learning in action.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2011
We are completing our first year at Cambridge and are very happy of how the year went. We were not really looking for a school that had a religious base as much as we were for one that had a very sound academic program. The Classical way of teaching was new to us and we did a lot of research prior to attending Cambridge. We stay on top of our children's education and have been pleased with the Mandarin and Latin teaching-which has been fun for my kindergartner. We were also new to the Singapore math method, but aware that America's traditional way of teaching math is failing. The Singapore method does appear slow in kindergarten and I had concerns regarding whether or not they were teaching all the concepts necessary, but after doing research, I learned that this is a typical experience and that it all comes together in first and second grade. If you were to change schools early on that might be a problem. The reading and writing programs are very strong. We have also been pleased with History and Science which we were evaluating closely based on the fact that a lot of religious schools are weak in this area. We will continue to evaluate-but over all are very pleased.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2011
We weren't looking for just an average Christian school. We looked for a school with strong academics to challenge our curious son and that also teaches that all of creation belongs to God and all knowledge is His. This school does that and with teachers who have cared not only for our child's mind but his soul. We're in our second year here. After being at two other Christian schools, we've seen nothing that comes close to comparing.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2010
The Cambridge School has instilled a love of learning in my child. They employ innovative teachers who cultivate curiosity in the children with an organized logical approach to learning. The school is very pro-family as they do not fill the students' (and thus the parents') nights and weekends with meaningless projects and homework. Since time is not wasted during the school day, homework is meaningful and moderate. Prior to finding Cambridge my child fought me every morning because she did not want to go to school. At Cambridge, she is sad when there is a day off. High academics, innovative teaching, wonderful families -- I have found Cambridge to be all it proclaims to be!

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2010
This school has heavy change over. Their founder recently stepped down and they brought in a new Head Master who is only there for 1 year. The school employees some teachers that are very aggressive and unrealistic. They expect a 4 year old to read/write/sit still non stop. They are also located in an area that doesn't allow growth in class sizes, too small a chapel, no future sports, etc. Some parents never get involved, some never give and the overall attitude is that this school is better than everyone else. The founder gives speeches throughout each school year and it's the same old story.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2010
Cambridge offers a very nurturing environment that gets my son excited about learning new things. He is only 6 and can recite all of the books of the Bible, and he sings hymns that he learns at school throughout the day. He is always doing creative projects that bring learning to life for him. The school has a warm community of parents, faculty, staff and students who work together to make the school excel.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2010
Sadly, we cannot recommend this school. They are 'selling' a program that does not exist. Facts are this school is unstable with a lot of changes at the expense of families. They really should stop glorifying themselves that they are better than other schools. I really do not think that this school is any better than any other local schools they are competing with, private or public.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
We are very happy with our kid's education at the Cambridge School. Each day during our prayers, he would thank God for a fun fun day he had at the school. Although we were newbies in the school, he already feels that all the school mates are his friends, and we are also felt a strong sense of community too. From our observation, their academic is more rigorous than the Montessori school our son origionally attended. And the character training is excellent. The teacher really cares and is available. The student: teacher ratio is also great.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2009
Coming alongside the family and the local church,The Cambridge School operates daily under the premise that she is just one of the 3 legs of a stool that supports our children's growth and development. In an age where families are separated by geography, divorce, and oftentimes just differences in worldview, it is rewarding and comforting to have discovered a school where our goals for our children, to have nurtured within, a lifelong love for learning and also a lifelong pursuit of loving God and serving their neighbor are taken seriously. In our three years as parents of Cambridge School children we have witnessed an unflagging passion amongst faculty, staff and families to see children grow up to be virtuous scholars, preparing them for not only making a living but living a well-ordered life...... respectful, disciplined, thoughtfully and winsomely engaging our world and caring for those who are less fortunate.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2009
Unfortunately, the teaching my child received was below average. Personal experience with leader staff was extremely unprofessional. A small school like this one doesn't afford much choice when teachers aren't meeting your child's need. The kids are wasting precious time instead of learning at the level they crave.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2009
I have no doubt that this is the best school for my son after trying many other school options. Don't get manipulated by some boorish comments. As an experienced, well respected teacher, I recommed this school to the family with high expectaion and value.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2008
Great job Cambridge faculty, staff and admin on a job well done an award well deserved!

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 06, 2008
The quality of this school is severely limited by lack of experience and budget. How long have the teachers have been there and what is the turnover? Instead of focusing on the children, the focus feels more like raising money and putting bandaids on the many disruptions to learning. There are many great Christian schools in San Diego as most people already know. Some of the feedbacks here I noticed are excessive, marketing this school in lieu of being real and honest, and from grandparents or aunts and uncles? If you're pondering which school to send your young child, this is one to avoid.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2008
Comprehensive and rigorous academics, loving and very well qualified teachers, and a loving and committed community of parents, teachers and students make this school a very desirable place to send my kids. I live in Scripps Ranch, where the schools are very well rated. I still chose to send my kids to this school because I want my kids to be educated with a Christian world-view, where they see the world and themselves in light of God and His truth. I can't be satisfied with just strong academics where the truth of God is neglected or often attacked. Don't just read the reviews... I invite you to check out our school website and attend one of our information nights and see for yourself!

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2008
It's rare to find passionate and gifted lower elementary school teachers with master's degrees and even Ph.Ds who really nurture your kids academically, spiritually and socially, who actively partner with the parents, and who really 'get' the school's Classical Christian vision and execute it with excellence. My kids can't wait to go school, look forward to Mondays, and cry when they have to stay home because they're sick. All this, along with top notch standardized test scores, says a lot about this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2008
It's easy to be effusive about this school. Quite simply, my child is flourishing here and I see the excitement for learning in his classmates as well. My wife and I are both thrilled that every aspect of academics is centered around unwaivering biblical principles. I strongly recommend this school to parents who desire a solid biblical basis for their child's life of learning.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2008
Can't imagine sending my child anywhere else. Other classical Christian schools either provide a strong spiritual component but lack in academic rigor or vice versa. I believe Cambridge does both VERY well. We are very happy with the school, and so is our child!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 21, 2008
Cambridge beautifully and thoughfully weds the pursuit of discipline and academic achievement. Our son receives all the attention he needs to learn, grow, and be challenged both morally and intellectually. We encouraged daily by the staff's commitment and passion to our children and the school's philosphy. We recommend Cambridge to all our neighbors and friends --and not just to those who are interested in private school. In short, Cambridge has a been a true blessing and has helped us become better parents.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2008
As aunt and uncle to two students at The Cambridge School, we have been very impressed with the quality of education, commitment of the teachers and staff, and, most importantly, the enthusiasm of the students for the school, its curriculum, and activities. The students seem to thrive on the academic challenges. As noted elsewhere, this is a new school, but that, in my opinion, has not limited its academic excellence.

- submitted by a community member
November 17, 2008
This school does an outstanding job of executing on its vision. Yes, it's a new school and so has the normal issues you would expect with a new venture. But, the teachers work tirelessly to implement the classical model, the staff are effective and cheerful in their labor, and the head of school embodies the vision through her devotion and passion for God, the students and the school. Give this school a serious consideration.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
November 11, 2008
As a grandparent, I have no words to express my deep appreciation for the functioning of the Cambridge school. My grandchildren receive personal attention from a well-qualified and competent staff. I see contentment and satisfaction on the face of every parent. For any parent who looks for a great school of academic excellence and spiritual values based on biblical standards, this is THE SCHOOL in the area. The staff, children and parents together make a family. My grandkids long to be in the school all the time which speaks for itself. May God bless this school that it will turn out to be a great blessing for the community around.

- submitted by a community member
November 10, 2008
I agree, this is indeed a great school. My children love it! I wouldn't send them anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2008
I was also disappointed with this school. They fell short in all aspects, including the way they treat the children and parents. The curriculum was boring and repetitive. I think the administrators and teachers are young and inexperienced. The parents are also young so they do not see how poor this school fares compared to other schools in San Diego. I do not agree that this school is a top-tier private school with high academic rigor. The level of teaching of foreign language is very basic as is all of their curriculum and activities. Please do not be deceived.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2008
We are a new family to The Cambridge School and are very pleased with the overall quality of the school. The staff is very dedicated and has a passion for the students that shines in all they do. Our children LOVE going to school each day and have already learned quite a bit in Latin and Mandarin as well as the basic subjects.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2008
The Cambridge School is by far one of the most beautiful examples of excellence in teaching and love of learning. Students at The Cambridge School are inspired, encouraged, and work toward excellence while at the same time are pushed in loving care to develop their character. Teachers at The Cambridge School are life-long learners themselves and therefore value instilling a true inquisitiveness in their students. TCS curriculum is academically challenging and well-rounded. The staff are dependable, resourceful, and loving. The parent community is extremely close and supportive. The administration holds in plain sight the goals and execution of a walk towards loving that which is true, good, and beautiful. And at the center of all this noble work is our Heavenly Father. All it takes is a few visits to The Cambridge School classrooms to realize that it is a rare gem in Southern California education.

- submitted by a teacher
August 31, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2008
While this school is young, we have found the teachers deliver well on the classical Christian model of education. The staff is effective. The teachers are exemplary and passionate about their work. The students demonstrate outstanding learning attitudes. All this done in a godly environment!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 20, 2008
Our child loves the school! what more can I say? She is so excited about learning. Finally a school that we can believe in.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2008
My daughter really loves this school. We could not be happier with our choice to send here to Cambridge.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 25, 2007
We tried out this school but found that the school is poorly run and disorganized. Parental input is highly discouraged and I worried about the safely of our child during recess. Academically, it was disappointing as well. I would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
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The Cambridge School seeks to provide a distinctly Christian education in the classical tradition which equips students to know, love, and practice that which is true, good, and beautiful and thus prepares them to live purposefully and intelligently in service of God and neighbor.

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The Cambridge School
12855 Black Mountain Road, San Diego, CA  92129
(858) 484-3488
Last modified The Cambridge School is a Private school that serves grades PK-9
The Cambridge School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 60 reviews. Top