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About This School

Cal Coast Academy is a private high school in Solana Beach. The principal of Cal Coast Academy is Jan Dunning, who can be contacted at JDunning@calcoastacademy.com. 65 children attend Cal Coast Academy and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. The student to teacher ratio at Cal Coast Academy is 2:1. Santa Fe Christian Schools is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • Cantonese
    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 96%
Hispanic 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Asian 0%
Black, non-Hispanic 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Ms. Jan Dunning the who woman runs this school is AWFUL!!!! TERRIBLE!!!!! NObody likes her!!!!!!!!!!

  • (11 months ago)

    This school is very unique for quite a few reasons. First there are no more than six students per class. Second the teachers are very caring and engaging. My son has difficulty focusing and because of the small class size he is able to do the work without the use of ADD medication. Also the ambiance at the school is very much about acceptance of differences. In the past my son dreaded going to school but now he refuses to miss any days and I think that says it all. Finally the education is tailor-made. My son is advanced in a lot of subjects so he's able to take the level of class which suits him best while at the same time having a great deal of support in his weakest subject. If you're looking for a school that will get your child excited about education look no further.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our experience with this school was average at best. Tuition is steep and does not include all of the extras such as uniforms textbooks after-school homework help class trips etc. Our daughter came to this school because of social issues at her prior school. She is a good student academically. She worked very hard while at Cal Coast Academy and earned good grades. She was frustrated though because she had classmates who she said didn't not try very hard at all and were still earning the same grades as her. It became clear that parents send their children to this school to pay for good grades. Another complaint of our daughter's was the lack of resources in the classroom. Almost once a day she would have to go in search of chairs for her classrooms and there were never enough. This was baffling considering what we were paying. We were also asked twice during the school year to donate money via school fundraisers without knowing how the money would be spent. Needless to say we did not find it necessary to give the school more than what we were paying in tuition. Neither my husband or I were impressed by what we saw when were went into the school. It was very messy!

  • (1 year ago)

    Cal Coast Academy truly does provide education as unique as each student's fingerprint! Cal Coast Academy is education as its finest! Cal Coast Academy is saving lives one student at a time!

  • (3 years ago)

    This school and the vision of it's director and staff should be shouted from the roof tops! Special education and students who learn differently are all too often considered lazy or unintelligent. It is unfortunate that most students who have special needs will not have the opportunity to learn in an environment that is equipped to help students with learning disabilities before reaching an age where they are considered to be lost teenagers. The public school system is in need of much prayer and educators who have passion for their positions and compassion in helping students who struggle. This is why the vision of Cal Coast Academy is full of hope innovative educational ideas supportive staff who are selected not only by their qualifications but most importantly their enthusiasm and commitment to make a difference. I cannot express enough how this school and their staff changed my son into a student who has hope to attend college someday. He has goals and for me and family that is considered to be priceless. Thank you Cal Coast Academy you are a burried treasure but hopefully not for long! This school will someday soon be on the map for a remarkable educational experience.

  • (3 years ago)

    Cal Coast Academy REALLY makes a difference in students lives. The staff love what they do & it truly shows. Hands down it's the most amazing school I've ever come in contact with.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love Cal Coast Academy because it allows students to explore their true potential.

  • (3 years ago)

    Cal Coast saved me at a time when public schools just wouldn;t work. The care that the staff take towards each individual students is overwhelming and I know that this school could benefit countless kids. This is not only a place of learning academics but also a place of developing character responsibility acceptance and care.

  • (3 years ago)

    Both of my children have attended Cal Cal Coast Academy. Our son has graduated and now attends his first choice college. The education he has recieved has prepared him well for college. He has made a sucessful transition. Our daughter is a cu7rrent student at Cal Coast Academy. She enjoys the school tremendously. Jan Dunning is a true educator. She has the best interest of each child in mind. Her staff is very well qualifued and shares in her philosophy. Our children have recieved an individualized and personalized education at Cal Coast Academy

  • (3 years ago)

    The individual attention to each student. CCA tailors the instruction to the individual needs of each student and failure is not an option.

  • (3 years ago)

    Under the leadership of veteran educator Ms. Jan Dunning Cal Coast Academy provides the highest level educational experience to the students it serves. Her outstanding faculty is hand picked and shares her strong core values. As a team they provide an outstanding educational experience. Preparing students for leadership and life and providing service to the community are provided in addition to an excellent proprietary curriculum. The fact that students come back to visit after graduation is a great testament to Cal Coast's success! I have personally met and worked with this amazing staff and can't say enough about what this school means to parents and students alike.

  • (5 years ago)

    The best thing about Cal Coast for our family has been the ability to get a quality education that allows for the individual needs of our son. He is smart but not always motivated and the teachers and staff of Cal Coast work hard to figure out what will help each student to thrive. We are very pleased with the school and with our son's educational and personal growth in the two years he has been there.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter has been attending Cal Coast Academy since her freshman year and is now a senior. Cal Coast has been very influential in helping her succed in school and getting into the college of her first choice. The faculty found and helped her get into a summer program at UC Davis which was a tremendous experience for her. I would highly recomend Cal Coast Academy as a top college prep school. Sincerely Julie Herrick

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent but also a senior educator for over 25 years. This school is instrumental in the education of my son. He has some specific learning needs. This school has made his educational journey a success! I have nothing but respect and admiration for the dedication leadership and care that the principal demostrates to my son' s education. Thanks and that you continue improving the educational system with a diverse educational approach to meet the needs of all students gifted and students with specific needs.

  • (5 years ago)

    Jan Dunning is a true leader and educator and has developed a fine example of quality education. The personal care and attention to the students needs and the daily accountability of each students learning process has given my son an esteem level not attained in public school. She and her fine staff of teachers and administrators is top drawer excellence. Michael Callaway Parent

  • (5 years ago)

    We are very happy that we moved our son from public school to CCA. Though he had lots of homework in public school he works harder at CCA because he feels it pays off. He also is more interested and engaged. The teachers are fabulous and the leadership of Jan Dunning inspires confidence.

  • (5 years ago)

    We feel so fortunate to have found Jan Dunning and her staff at Cal Coast Academy. The personalzed attention and care that is given to each student is unheard of in the education system today. Every kid deserves the chance to thrive and feel successful and Cal Coast Academy is one of the only schools out there making it happen. Thanks Jan!!!!

  • (8 years ago)

    Jan Dunning has achieved the impossible at Cal Coast Academy. She has with a nurturing and caring staff created an environment that meets the needs of every student. The very first day my son stepped foot in Cal Coast for tutoring he came out wanting to attend full-time because he knew he could be successful. He has proved that and had fun learning along the way.

  • (8 years ago)

    We have had nothing but positive results from Cal Coast. My son was struggling and overwhelmed at his prior school and was therefore not caring nor attending. With the individual help he gets at CCA he is thriving. He's a much happier kid. - Mr. & Mrs. Rolf Benirschke San Diego Chargers

  • (8 years ago)

    Cal Coast Academy has afforded my son freedom to become 'The Gifted Thinker' God has created him to be. He feels very much at home there and is always inspired to reach his highest potential.

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