The Rock Academy

  • The Rock Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC); Is an Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) member; Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC)
  • ESL support and courses
  • Beautiful private school campus in sunny San Diego, California
  • Small class sizes for personalized instruction

Located in San Diego, California, the Rock Academy is a private Christian school situated on a beautiful campus offering a rigorous academic program, competitive athletics, and small class sizes.

The school has created a specific International Program which cares about each individual international student. The desire s for each of them to succeed at the school and transition successfully into a four-year American university.

Each student in this program is required to take an English Language support class until the coordinator deems appropriate. Throughout the year, the coordinator provides opportunities for students to partake in activities outside of school, in a fun or educational manner. Activities include, but are not limited to: bowling, ice skating, visiting Old Town and an international food festival, where students can invite an American friend.

The Rock Academy has also established a mentor program for new international students. He/she will be mentored by a Rock Academy American student in collaboration with the ASB international liaison. They will be able to approach this student for questions about their schedule, classes and any help they need. There will also be opportunities for social times and the hope of a lifelong friendship.

The Rock Academy is approved to issue I-20s for potential students to obtain an F1 visa. The school currently has international students from 3rd-12th grade and works with selected partner agencies for recruitment. Under very limited circumstances, the school will allow students to apply without the assistance of an agency only if the student can prove that he/she will be living with an immediate family member for the entire duration of their study.

The Rock Academy requires a certain level of English proficiency that is determined from your provided TOEFL test score and the subsequent Skype interview during the admission process. We do offer Sheltered and ESL classes for high school international students.

Needed for Admission:

  • TOEFL Test Score: Score of 60 for incoming 9th – 10th graders; Score of 75 for incoming 11th – 12th graders
  • Official Transcript in English
  • Math Recommendation (a picture of current math book/work is recommended)
  • International Student Questionnaire
  • Affidavit of Support
  • Passport Copy
  • Bank Statement in English and must match Affidavit of Support
  • Immunization Records (In English)
  • $350 application fee

Needed Post-Admission:

  • Skype Interview

Once a completed application has been received, Administration will determine whether the student is accepted.

  • The Rock Academy is fully accredited in grades K-12 by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The core subject, high school classes are certified by the University of California, fulfilling the “a-g” subject requirements for admission to the University of California, and by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
  • The Rock Academy is also a member of the Association of Christian School International (ACSI).
  • Average class size: 10
  • AP classes offered: biology, calculus, English language, English literature, Spanish, statistics, US history, world history
  • 95% of graduating seniors were accepted into either a two-year or four-year university.
  • Alumni have gone on to attend prestigious schools including Dartmouth, Texas Tech, UC Berkeley, USC, Notre Dame, and Westpoint.

The Rock Academy is in the CIF Coastal Conference and offers a variety of sports for its students. Each one is centered on teaching the athletes how to be champions on and off the field.

Rock Academy CIF Sports are:

  1. Volleyball
  2. 8 Man Tackle Football
  3. Basketball
  4. Soccer
  5. Softball
  6. Baseball
  7. Track
  8. Cross Country
  9. Wrestling

The Rock Academy also offers a wide range of special curricula and programs, including:

  • Bible classes
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Computer lab
  • Home economics
  • Yearbook
  • Apprenticeship program
  • ASB (student government)
  • High school retreat
  • Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University
  • Missions trips


2277 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA, USA

School Details

School Type:Private, Co-ed
Total Enrollment:405