K-12 Education

Preparing the Next Generation of World Changers

kidsThe City of Carlsbad is home to four public school districts, all of which are in the top 15% of all public school districts in California.

Quick Facts

  • 13 of our 16 elementary schools rate between a nine and ten out of ten by
  • Carlsbad High School has an award-winning AV/TV production program.
  • The new Sage Creek High School is STEM focused with elective pathways in Biomedical Sciences.
  • Award-winning Pacific Ridge School is one of the most prestigious private schools in San Diego County.

Public School Districts

Carlsbad School District Rankings

Source: School Digger out of 782 California public school districts

School District California Ranking
San Dieguito Union High School District 66
Encinitas Union School District 78
Carlsbad Unified School District 106
San Marcos Unified School District 117


Private Schools

  • Beautiful Saviour Lutheran Elementary School
  • Bright Horizons Carlsbad School
  • Brilliant Kids Montessori School
  • Case Educational Program School
  • Discovery Isle
  • Halstrom High- Carlsbad
  • Montessori Arts and Sciences Elementary School
  • Pacific Ridge School
  • Redeemer by the Sea Lutheran Kindergarten and Preschool
  • Sanderling Waldorf School
  • St. Patrick School
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