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2a Liberty
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
About The Discovery Preparatory School...

Applying

Application Deadline
February 28
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
Yes
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Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$22,500
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid
$6,850
From The Discovery Preparatory School

The Discovery Prep School is buzzing with Expeditions, Quest Projects and our upcoming the upcoming winter musical. Our thriving students are being challenged in an environment that supports and unfolds the whole child. Peers and Teachers are alive with the feeling of camaraderie, school spirit and purpose.

The Discovery Prep School, located in Aliso Viejo, an independent school for grades six through twelve, is a compassionate and high-impact, college-preparatory school whose Quest-based Curriculum fosters creativity, collaboration, curiosity, and joy. Our future-forward curriculum is delivered in a blended, socratic, environment that emphasizes mastery. We strive to provide a contemporary and personalized academic experience at the heart at which lies student interest, passion and relationships.

Academics

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Quest-based Learning: Projects and Mentorships

Quest-based Learning Experiences are divided into two Expeditions and six Quests on which we build our school calendar. These experiences offer valuable opportunities to practice Discovery Prep’s philosophy of resourcefulness, entrepreneurship, compassion, and services to others. Quests offer all students the opportunity to sink their teeth int0 an area of personal interest and inquiry.

Culture & Safety

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    Students

    Diversity
    NG
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    Students
    25
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    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
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    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A-
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    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
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    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
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    1. Cost of Living
      D+
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      C+
    Median Household Income
    $106,353
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $2,092
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $582,300
    National
    $184,700

    The Discovery Preparatory School Reviews

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    This is one amazing school! A Warm and inviting community of quirky, fun and deeply engaged students and faculty. The Quest-based learning platform developed by the head of school, inspires and motivates our son and daughter to try out so many academic, artistic and athletic opportunities. We are so excited to be a part of this growing community!
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    At Discovery Prep the learning is high-engagement, immersive and conducted by teachers who truly care. This contrasts starkly with our son’s experience at our local public school where he was “bored”, felt “anonymous” and felt like his teachers “didn’t care” about him or about teaching.

    The curriculum exceeds Univ of CA requirements. Small class sizes enable teachers to run seminars and conduct exceptional projects with the students.

    The Discovery Prep faculty mentor students and partner with families in the common mission of helping our teens build confidence, character and purpose.
    High expectations that the students seem eager to rise to. Our 9th grader has always loved learning, but at Discovery Prep she has a heightened level of engagement in, commitment to, and joyfulness about school. Very happy with our choice of this special little school!