Education on the Coast

Many wonderful educational options are available on the coast. Both the public Cabrillo Unified School District and the private Sea Crest School have added robotics to their curricula. The study of robotics (the science and technology of robots) combines important elements of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and can boost student’s abilities in all those areas. Additional public and private schools are available in San Mateo County over the hill, just minutes away.

Alvin S. Hatch Elementary, Half Moon Bay K-5 offers both traditional and Spanish Immersion classes. “The Spanish Immersion’s goal is literacy in two languages.”

El Granada Elementary grades K-5 in neighboring El Granada, offers “an exemplary learning community committed to valuing distinct cultural identities.”

Cabrillo Adult Education open to adults and high school students14 years and older. Special instruction for senior citizens and handicapped adults is also available.

College of San Mateo, Coastside community college with local office in Half Moon Bay, offers courses in basic skills, general education, job training, and life enrichment.

Cunha Intermediate School grades 6-8 with a school culture dedicated to educating the “whole” person.

Half Moon Bay High School, collaborates with College of San Mateo, Coastside, to enrich its course offerings.

Kings Mountain Elementary, grades K-5 on Highway 35, an alternative school with four classrooms serving about 85 children.

Pilarcitos Continuation and Alternative Education offers alternative high school and independent study for grades 1-12, designed for people teaching their children at home.

Sea Crest School K-8, a dynamic, accredited, non-sectarian private school in Half Moon Bay.

The Wilkinson School Private pre-school-8, provides “innovative education in an old-fashioned country schoolhouse.”