High Bluff Academy welcomes students from all nations. This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students on F-1 student visas. For those students coming alone, guardianship and housing can be arranged through local homestay companies.
San Diego has the ideal climate of any city in the United States. High Bluff Academy is located near beautiful beaches in a charming seaside resort town. Visitors from all over the world flock to San Diego for its outdoor-lifestyle and fun attractions. To find out more about San Diego, please visit http://www.sandiego.org.
High Bluff Academy accepts students entering grades 9 through 12 who have some proficiency in English. Students can submit any English test scores including TOEFL, TOEFL Jr. Duolingo or IELTS. If a student is not able to take one of these tests, their language ability can be assessed by our staff over Zoom. Students who do not meet the English language requirements for regular group classes may be accepted into the ESL program which incurs an extra tuition fee.
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High Bluff Academy is a small-scale elite high school that truly embodies the advantages of private high schools in the U.S. It is an ideal choice for international students who plan to study abroad in the U.S. From our own experience, my child had enjoyed his experience at High Bluff Academy and got accepted to a top 50 university in the U.S. The teachers and faculties are well qualified, responsible, and caring about the students. Students received personalized education and attention from each teacher because of low teacher-to-student ratio. The school director Jill has a deep understanding of the international students, especially the students from China. She is deeply involved in promoting active learning among students, encouraging international students to participate in a variety of activities, maintaining effective communication with parents of international students. High Bluff Academy is definitely a great private high school to recommend.