Cambrian Academy
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4340 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118
408.833.7050


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Get into college the right way! - - - Qualified & Prepared
100% of our graduates are accepted to college...most with multiple offers...most with scholarship offers...many finish college in three years.

Is your child already in high school? Call to schedule an info session and learn how transferring to an excellent small private school can improve your child's chances of top-tier college admission tenfold. No "learning centers" or expensive "consultants" will be required.

Is your advanced child being well served at your current school? Cambrian Academy helps capable middle school students attempt and complete some of their high school credits before officially entering grade 9. We provide BOTH the opportunity AND the safety net to make this possible. For example, some of the 10-year-olds we accepted six or seven years ago have now been accepted to top universities, including Columbia, Duke, George Washington, UC Berkeley, and Michigan. Our youngest graduate (16 years old, class of 2017) was accepted to MIT.

Even "average" students can perform well above your expectations when in the right learning environment.

Cambrian Academy students have been accepted to the following schools (some of the merit scholarships are also noted).

UC Berkeley ($2,000 to Full Ride)
UC Santa Cruz ($30,000)
UC Irvine
UC Davis
UC Santa Barbara
UC LA
UC San Diego
UC Riverside
UC Merced
CSU San Bernardino
CSU San Francisco (San Francisco State University)
CSU San Jose (San Jose State University)
CSU Chico
CSU Monterey Bay
CSU Sonoma
CSU Channel Islands
CSU East Bay

American University ($60,000) (26% acceptance rate)
Arizona State University
Austin College ($96,000)
Barry University ($32,000)
Bradley University ($56,000)
California College of the Arts ($84,000)
California Institute of Technology
California Lutheran University ($48,000 to $110,000)
California Polytechnic State University – SLO
California Polytechnic State University – Pomona
Central Michigan University
Clarkson University
Columbia University
Creighton University ($84,000)
Dalhousie University
Dominican University of California ($48,000 to $96,000)
Drexel University
Duke University
Earlham College ($98,000)
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University ($64,000)
Emory University
FIorida Institute of Technology
George Mason
Georgetown
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Hawaii Pacific University ($50,000)
Hobart and William Smith Colleges ($100,000)
Hofstra University ($86,000)
James Madison University
Johnson & Wales University ($40,000)
Kettering University ($58,000)
King’s College ($76,000)
LeTourneau University
Loyola Marymount
Maine College of Art (MECA)
Menlo College ($80,000)
Millersville University ($20,000)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Montana State University
Northern Arizona University
Notre Dame de Namur University
Occidental College
Ohio Northern University ($40,000)
Oregon State University
Penn State University
Pepperdine University
Pitzer
Pomona College
Purdue University
Quinnipiac University (7% acceptance rate)
Rutgers University
School of the Art Institute of Chicago ($25,200)
St. John’s University ($26,000 to $112,000)
Saint Martin's University
Saint Louis University
Suffolk U Boston ($16,000)
Temple University – Fox School of Business
The College of Wooster ($152,000)
The George Washington University
The New School ($13,000)
The Ohio State University
The University of Auckland
The University of Rhode Island
The University of Utah
Truman ($26,000 to $28,000)
Union College
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Dayton ($70,000 to $90,000)
University of Evansville
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Minnesota Rochester
University of Minnesota Duluth
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Oregon
University of Otago
University of the Pacific ($26,000 and $40,000 to $80,000)
University of Portland ($84,000)
University of San Francisco ($60,000)
University of Saskatchewan
University of Southern California
University of Toronto
University of Victoria
University of Washington
Wells College ($68,000)
Whittier College
Willamette University ($96,000)
Woodbury University ($24,000)


No bribes, scandals, or controversies. Each student's college path is customized to match academic skills, personal interests, and long-term compatibility. It's not only about getting into good colleges. We want our students to succeed in good colleges. Sometimes a smaller college with a large scholarship is the best match. Sometimes a suburban environment works better than an urban environment, or vice versa.



At age 16, Jenna is both a National Merit Scholarship winner
and accepted to MIT.

If you wish to visit the school, please call ahead. We want to make enough time available to answer all your questions. (We also need to ID all adults entering the campus.)



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Admissions Process for Middle School
View the Public Version of the Year Book
Read a few success stories
WARNING: CA High School Diploma Requirements DO NOT Meet CA State College Admission Requirements