Education in the Manhattan Beach Area is provided by the Manhattan Beach Unified School District and many other private Manhattan Beach schools.
The Manhattan Beach Unified School District manages eight schools – one preschool, five elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The district received a score of 926 on the 2010 California Academic Performance Index, ranking it as California’s 3rd best scoring school district.
The private schools include Manhattan Academy, American Martyrs Catholic School, Journey of Faith Christian School, and Montessori School of Manhattan Beach.
The Manhattan Beach Preschool
This school provides education to children between the ages of 2-5 years. The schooling hours are flexible. There is even a pick-up and drop-off facility.
The staff are screened and hired by the MBUSD. The teacher to child ratio is low, which helps to maintain optimum interaction.
Manhattan Beach Preschool – (310) 546-7655
1431 15th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Grand View Elementary School
Grand View Elementary – (310) 546-8022
455 24th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Pacific Elementary School
This elementary school has a science lab and technology lab. There are also special programs such as Young at Art, ‘Walk through California’ for 4th graders, and ‘Walk through the American Revolution’ for 5th graders.
There is a program called Panther Buddies where a class is partnered with another class of a different grade. The two classes will meet many times during the academic year and engage in activities such as art, writing projects, and reading.
Pacific Elementary – (310) 546-8044
1200 Pacific Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Pennekamp Elementary School
Pennekamp Elementary – (310) 798-6223
110 S Rowell Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Meadows Elementary School
Meadows Elementary School admits pupils from Kindergarten to 5th grade. The school has several programs such as Growing Great, Grades of Green, Young at Art, Reflections, and Cultural Arts.
Events are scheduled throughout the year such as Student Store, Meadows Volunteer Fair, Meadows Spring Skate, PTA meeting, Meals for Meadows fundraiser, and Richstone Pier to Pier Walk.
Meadows Elementary School – (310) 546-8033
1200 North Meadows Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Robinson Elementary School
Robinson Elementary – (310) 318-5120
80 S. Morningside Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Manhattan Beach Middle School
The Manhattan Beach Middle School is known for the exemplary education it provides. The school began in 1998. The school curriculum includes science, social science, English, physical education, and exploratory.
Students from the 7th and 8th grade can enroll for Mandarin, French, or Spanish classes. Students can also choose to learn a musical instrument in the exploratory section.
Manhattan Beach Middle School – (310) 545-4878
1501 N Redondo Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Mira Costa High School
Students can enroll in grades from 9th to 12th. Approximately, 2450 students are enrolled in the school. From spring 2015, the school will start offering a six year term. The school has three different departments – Academic, Educational support, and Sports.
Academics include computer technology, foreign language, science, mathematics, visual, performing arts, and many more. Students can take part in more than 16 sports including popular ones such as golf, tennis, football, badminton, lacrosse, and volleyball. There is also a summer school program which students can attend.
Mira Costa High School – (310) 318-7330
1401 Artesia Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
The American Martyrs Catholic School was started in the year 1947, with 235 students. Now there are more than 600 students on the school’s rolls. The school has programs from pre kindergarten to 8th grade.
American Martyrs Catholic School – (310) 545-8559
1701 Laurel Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Manhattan Academy, a private school is nearly 40 years old. It has four campuses which are the Infant center, the Toddler center, preschool to kindergarten, and finally the elementary school and middle school campus. The school has six playgrounds, an art studio, a swimming pool, computer labs, a gymnasium, and many more facilities.
Manhattan Academy – (310) 374-1804
1740 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Journey of Faith Christian School – (310) 374-0583
1243 Artesia Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Montessori School of Manhattan Beach – (310) 545-8104
2617 Bell Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
With so many educational facilities, you can be sure that your child’s needs are going to be fulfilled in one of the Manhattan Beach schools.