Vistamar School

Founded in 2005, Vistamar is a college preparatory day school serving 240 students in grades 9–12. Vistamar’s curriculum combines best practices of American independent schools with methods drawn from top educational systems around the world, enhanced by a wide range of extracurricular activities. 

Describe your academic approach.

Vistamar’s academic programs prepare students for success in a globalized world. The modular science program—inspired by successful global models—covers physics, chemistry and biology in the first two years, enabling advanced study by 11th grade. The integrated humanities program deepens understanding of history, geography and politics, fostering cultural awareness. The problem-based math program develops real-world mathematical and critical thinking skills that go beyond the classroom.

Our exceptional faculty members, 80% of whom have advanced degrees, inspire students and instill a love of learning and discovery. With a 7:1 student-teacher ratio and class size averaging 14 students or fewer, every student is mentored and seen. Vistamar’s teachers encourage students to think expansively, find connections with others and consider their role as global citizens.

What do students love about Vistamar?

Vistamar students embrace the challenge of broadening their perspectives through the people they go to school with and the work they do in and out of class. Founded on principles of equity, inclusion and belonging, Vistamar’s multicultural curriculum, active student co-curricular life, lively family engagement and educational programming foster a community where students continuously learn from one another’s varied backgrounds and perspectives.

How do you prepare students for college and beyond?

College prep at Vistamar is a four-year process. By the time they reach the college selection process, students are self-aware, authentic applicants choosing colleges where they can thrive and excel and that are worthy of their achievements. Our alumni report that the collaboration, creativity and communication skills acquired at Vistamar give them a distinct advantage in college. They graduate with the confidence and strength to become leaders in college and beyond.