Award-Winning Schools

The City of Santa Clarita consistently ranks among the top California communities for families because of the area’s high ranking, high performing public schools.

Nearly two-thirds of Santa Clarita’s elementary schools having been named a California Distinguished School at least once, if not several times, for a total of nearly 90 individual awards of recognition since 1986.    Santa Clarita schools consistently rank among the top 10 percent in the state. 

Santa Clarita’s elementary schools are part of the following school districts: Newhall School District, Saugus School District, and Sulphur Springs School District.

Santa Clarita is home to programs like Academy of the Canyons, a unique high school experience for grades 9-12 that allows students the opportunity to complete high school graduation requirements while attending college.  In 2010 the program was recognized with a bronze medal from U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s top high schools.  The area also offers several charter school options, including the Albert Einstein Academy and SCVi Charter School (classroom-based) and Mission View Public School and Opportunities for Learning (independent learning).

Junior and senior high schools are operated by the William S. Hart School District.

The William S. Hart High School District has won the coveted Golden Bell Award for its diversity awareness and anti-bullying programs, for its summer Intensive Literacy Program, and for the exemplary physical education program at Sierra Vista Junior High.

A variety of private schools are also available in Santa Clarita, including Legacy Christian Academy, Monticello Preparatory SchoolOur Lady of Perpetual Help School, Pinecrest Schools, Santa Clarita Christian School, and Trinity Classical Academy.

Lifetime education is a priority in Santa Clarita.  Not only home to more than 50 primary education sites, Santa Clarita boasts three secondary education facilities, including: College of the Canyons, one of the best community colleges in California with more than 24,000 students and 150 degree and certificate programs; California Institute of the Arts, one of the world’s best and most innovative centers for undergraduate and graduate studies in the performing and visual arts; and The Master’s College, offering more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs with a spiritual foundation.

A complete list of schools with website links is available here, and as a new resident we encourage you to contact your school district to determine which school serves your neighborhood.

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