Why Choose Excelsior?



Excelsior Academy has helped hundreds of students over the past 25 years to find success and to reach their full potential.  Combining high quality academics with support in developing social and emotional skills has been the key to helping our students thrive.

“Excelsior Academy has changed my son’s life forever.  He started at the school not trusting anyone and not willing to learn, with no friends.  Now he has trust in his teachers, friends, and wants to learn and attend school.”

Parent of 11th Grade Student

“Our son has been attending Excelsior Academy for his entire high school career and we can honestly say he looks forward to attending school every day!  Not many high schoolers would say such a thing.  The smaller size classes and the individualized instruction have made all the difference in the world for his educational development.  Given his language based learning disability, he would have been lost in the shuffle in a larger generic classroom. The teachers have always been very open to giving and receiving feedback.  As a bonus, he’s had the opportunity to learn the value of team work and has improved his self confidence through being a leader in their very active sports programs.”

Parent of 12th Grade Student

“I’m so glad that my son is in a nurturing environment where instruction and supports are tailored to each individual student’s needs and strengths. He is learning and growing tremendously, both academically and socially.”

Parent of 4th Grade Student

“We searched SD County for schools that specialized in learning disabilities and visited several.  When we visited Excelsior Academy, it felt like we had arrived home!! Here was the wonderful, safe, caring, nurturing and quality environment that I wanted my son to be involved with, a place where he could flourish and reach his full potential…Excelsior’s attention to detail means that your child really DOES get an INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PROGRAM built specifically for them.  The small class sizes with Special Ed teachers and aides allow the children to get the focus and attention they deserve.”

Parent of 11th Grade Student