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About / The Rock Difference

We care about
who your child
will become.

We are committed to providing
a unique partnership with
parents and students.

Here, we don’t compartmentalize your child’s learning. We take a collaborative approach to your child’s education by partnering with you and them, to ensure their success in every aspect of who they are. With individualized academics and a faith-focused environment that celebrates the strengths and gifts of each child, we provide a unique environment that ensures your child is known and loved.

What Makes the Rock
Academy Different

A tight knit, ethnically diverse, loving community

Proven college prep academics

A re-imagined education approach that inspires a passion for learning

A Christian worldview interwoven into all subject matters

An engaged student body where 90% participate in athletics or visual & performing arts

Our Educational Support Program for struggling students

A central urban location in the heart of San Diego.

The Rock Academy sits in Liberty Station, in the heart of San Diego. We provide an accessible location to families from all over our city, creating a diverse, inclusive community that is representative of and serves the broader region of San Diego.

The Rock Academy at Liberty Station

FAQs

The Rock Academy student body is growing! We have experienced a 10% growth each of the past 3 years and believe that we will continue to expand. Currently 250+ students attend grades K -12, another 110+ children attend the Early Educational Center.

The average class size at the academy is 18.

Our student-teacher ratio is currently 9:1. Because of this, our teachers have the opportunity to truly know and understand each child, allowing them to build lasting relationships and help develop each child’s gifts and abilities fully.

The Rock Academy prides itself on being truly reflective of the community we serve:

  • Ethnically Diverse: Our student population roughly matches that of San Diego.
  • Social-Economically Diverse: Our tuition plans are tailored to each family’s budget, and roughly 1/3 of our families receive needs-based tuition assistance.
  • Academically Diverse: We set the bar high! While rigorous and college preparatory, our program also offers individualized academic support plans for students who are challenged with mild to moderate learning difficulties.

We believe that co-curricular enrichment is a necessary part of a well-rounded education. Elementary students have the opportunity to participate in school-wide drama production, and grades 4 -6 can play on one of our athletic teams that compete against other schools. In the middle school and high school there are a plethora of artistic opportunities and athletic teams. Learn more on our Student Life page.

Yes. Students at the Rock Academy wear a comfortable uniform that consists of shorts, pants, skirts, polo shirts and jackets. Uniforms reduce clothing-related peer pressure, creates uniformity between socioeconomic classes, and tend to cost less than traditional youth clothing.

Tuition varies depending on the age or grade of the student. See tuition rates here. Tailored tuition is available for families who need financial assistance. More info here.

Yes. Although giving your child the gift of a Christian education can be costly, we believe it is a lasting investment worth making. With that in mind, we understand that not all families can afford tuition. Our hope is to partner with you to make becoming a part of the Rock community a possibility. We encourage families with financial concerns to apply for our Tailored Tuition program.

The Early Education Center is open from 7am – 6 pm.
Grades K -6 starts at 7:45 and ends at 2:25
Grades 7 -12 starts at 7:45 and ends 2:15
Students grades K – 12 may be dropped off as early as 7am. After school care is available for students in grades K – 6 through 6pm.

The Rock Academy is fully accredited in grades K-12 by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Our 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 Early Education Center (preschool) is fully licensed through the Child Care Licensing division of the California Department of Social Services.

The Rock Academy is also a member of the Association of Christian School International (ACSI).

Yes, the Rock Church & Academy is a certified 501(c)3 organizations. Donations to the the Rock Academy are tax deductible as allowed by law. Tax ID# 33-0888725

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