Outside Magazine Names The Grauer School as One Of America’s Best Places To Work In 2013

The Grauer School was named to Outside Magazine’s sixth annual “Best Places to Work” list

Online PR News – 08-August-2013 – Encinitas, CA – The Grauer School was named to Outside Magazine’s sixth annual “Best Places to Work” list. The Grauer School was ranked No. 10 out of 100 selected companies. The Grauer School was the only school in California to make the list. The full list of the top-ten-performing small, medium, and large companies will be published online on August 1st at OutsideOnline.com/bestplacestowork.

The Grauer School offers world-wide travel opportunities to its employees through its expeditionary learning program; has a large fund dedicated to teacher development; and has an open-proposal policy that allows students and teachers to create new clubs, classes, and trips at will. These highlights, coupled with a school philosophy and tradition of balance and a focus on gratitude integrated into all programs, lead to uniformly high teacher satisfaction and connectedness. In a time when nationwide teacher satisfaction is at a 25-year low, The Grauer School defies attrition trends and elevates teacher engagement and sense of purpose.

Outside’s “Best Places to Work” project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group. The yearlong selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in an office in the United States. Participating companies were sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. The experts at the Best Companies Group then analyzed the results and selected the companies that best enable employees to pursue active lifestyles while also supporting their social and environmental contributions.

"The Grauer School is honored to be ‘discovered’ by Outside Magazine, a publication which inspires us continually with their passion for authentic learning in the natural world. We share their passion and know of no higher purpose in education,” said The Grauer School’s Founder, Dr. Stuart Grauer.

"We're proud to publicize the efforts of these 100 companies," said Outside editor Christopher Keyes. "They each show a real commitment to creating active, healthy work environments and put a premium on innovative benefits. Year after year, Outside's Best Places to Work program demonstrates that America's most successful companies are the ones that consistently promote true work-life balance for their employees."


The Grauer School, founded in 1991, is a grades 6-12 private, college preparatory school located in Encinitas, California. The Grauer School focuses on the unique blend of college preparation balanced with expeditionary learning and Socratic-style teaching. True to the small school model, there are 150 students enrolled at The Grauer School with a teacher to student ratio of 1:7. The school is accredited by WASC and CAIS, and serves as a successful educational model for hundreds of private schools around the world through the Coalition of Small Preparatory Schools (CSPS), established by Dr. Stuart Grauer in 2011. To learn more about The Grauer School, visit www.grauerschool.com, call us at 760/944-6777, or visit us on Facebook.


Outside is America¹s leading active lifestyle brand. For more than 30 years, Outside has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world outside. The Outside family includes Outside magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, and Outside Books. Visit us online and on Facebook.


Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.


Founded in 1989, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the premier trade association for companies in the active outdoor recreation business. OIA provides trade services for over 4000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the outdoor industry. Outdoor Industry Association seeks to ensure a healthy and diverse specialty retail and supply chain based on quality, innovation and service. To this end, OIA works diligently to raise the standards of the industry; increase participation in outdoor recreation to strengthen business markets; provide support services to improve member profitability; represent member interests in the legislative/regulatory process; promote professional training and education; support innovation; and offer cost-saving member benefits. Search for outdoor-industry jobs is at OIA’s career center:www.outdoorindustry.org.