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Study in San Diego: primary, secondary, higher education

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Study in San Diego: primary, secondary, higher education

San Diego is California's second largest city with a population of approximately 1.37 million, 25% of whom are foreigners, creating a welcoming and multicultural space to live. Known as one of America's finest cities for its warm climate and 100 km of stunning white sandy beaches. Mexico has a strong influence on local culture: the international border passes here. This beautiful city is full of attractions, entertainment for foreign schoolchildren and students.

San Diego is home to many renowned colleges and universities in addition to its beautiful weather. Higher education opportunities are as diverse as the culture.

Known for its incredible climate with warm summers and mild winters, San Diego has a huge number of beaches to choose from if you enjoy sunbathing. The beaches attract surfers, sunbathers and expats: if you move to San Diego, you will never leave the coast to explore.

San Diego offers the beautiful beaches, hills, lakes and canyons of the Eastern District, countless outdoor activities, and is ideal for hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fishing and wilderness camping. Local natural attractions offer many opportunities for interesting vacations:

  • the Coles Mountains are ideal for hiking
  • Mission Trails Regional Park offers excellent mountain biking trails
  • and Lake Murray or El Capitan Reservoir are ideal for fishing.

For golf lovers, there are 92 golf courses to choose from, 70 miles of coastline offering endless water sports - whether you're fishing, sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding, scuba diving or surfing, you'll have plenty of time. to try your hand at them.

Primary, secondary education in San Diego

Public schools in San Diego are run by independent school districts. Most of the city's public schools are served by the San Diego Unified School District, the second largest school district in California, which includes:

  • 11 K-8 schools
  • 107 beginners
  • 24 medium
  • 13 atypical and alternative
  • 28 medium
  • 45 charter schools.

For the 2021 academic year, San Diego has 105 private schools with 24,441 students. The average private school tuition is $ 8863 for elementary schools and $ 24,175 for high schools.

List of Best Private Schools in San Diego

  • Mater Dei Catholic High School
  • Converse San Diego
  • Fairmont Private Schools
  • Fairmont Academy
  • El Capitan High School
  • Grossmont high school
  • Mt. Miguel High School
  • Valhalla High School.

Best Areas for Families with Schoolchildren

San Diego is an attractive place to live, but the cost of living is 30% higher than the national average, and housing is quite expensive. The Carmel Valley is popular with family tourists, it is in an excellent location, just 8 km from Del Mar with beautiful beaches and close to the Sorrento Valley, where large corporations in the field of high technology, biotechnology, and scientific research are located.

Excellent schools are located here, so if you are moving with your family this is a great place. It has an urban vibe, with open-air parks, hiking and biking trails, restaurants, cafes, outdoor shopping malls, gyms and golf courses in the area.

Higher education in San Diego

As the second largest city in California, San Diego provides ample tertiary education opportunities for international students. Research institutes, humanitarian programs attract more attention than the climate, culture and many attractions of the region.

The largest university in the area is the University of California San Diego (UCSD) . The university is the southernmost campus of the UCLA system and the second largest employer in the city. It is the only university in the city that is classified as "R1: Doctorate - very high research activity", it ranks 7th in research spending in the country. The city has a UCSD School of Medicine, three ABA accredited law schools.

Top Universities in San Diego

  1. California State University - San Marcos
  2. California Western School of Law
  3. San Diego Christian College
  4. National University
  5. Point Loma Nazarene University
  6. San Diego State University
  7. University of California San Diego
  8. University of Phoenix
  9. University of San Diego
  10. Alliant International University
  11. Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  12. Azusa Pacific University
  13. Brandman University
  14. California College San Diego
  15. John Paul the Great Catholic University.

Best Community Colleges in San Diego

  • San Diego Community College District
  • Grossmont College
  • MiraCosta College
  • Palomar Community College
  • San Diego City College
  • San Diego Mesa College
  • San Diego Miramar College
  • Southwestern College.
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Kuban State University, Russia (World Economics); Westminster University (Business & Management).
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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