About Us

Vistamar Today

Overview

Founded: 2005
Type of School: Coed college preparatory day school
Grades: 9-12
Faculty: 76% hold advanced degrees, including 9 Ph.D.s.
Student:Faculty Ratio: 8:1
Average Class Size: 14
Approximate Enrollment: 270
Location: 737 Hawaii Street, El Segundo CA (Vistamar is located at the intersection of four cities: Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hawthorne and El Segundo)


Finances

Tuition (2019-2020): $38,600
Moderated Tuition: 33% of Vistamar’s families participate in our Moderated Tuition program


Curriculum Features

Vistamar draws from the best practices worldwide to create a rigorous and innovative curriculum with a global perspective. Our curriculum fosters: critical thinking, collaborative and independent problem solving, self-reflection and leadership, advanced writing, language and technological fluency.

Some specific program features include:
  • Modular science curriculum
  • Integrated mathematics curriculum (VistaMath)
  • Mandarin and Spanish language proficiency requirement (based on ACTFL standards)
  • Senior capstone projects
  • Life Planning practice
  • 19 College Board advanced placement courses


Student Leadership

Honor Council
Student Events and Activities Council
Vistamar Ambassadors
Health & Wellness Teaching Assistants

Recent Demographic Profile

Our students come from 50 different zip codes.
African American - 10%
Asian American - 6%
Caucasian - 51%
Latino/Hispanic American - 11%
Multi-racial - 12%
Int’l Exchange - 5%
Other - 5%


Accreditation and Membership

Fully accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Member of the National Association of Independent Schools
Council of International Schools
Independent Schools Business Officers Association of California


Athletics

20 sports teams including:
Baseball*
Basketball*
Cross-country*
Fencing
Flag football
Golf*
Soccer*
Swimming*
Tennis
Track*
Volleyball*

*CIF Interscholastic teams


Student Clubs

Approximately 30
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