Information for the residents and those looking to relocate in San Juan Capistrano



Schools in San Juan Capistrano

Capistrano Unified School District

CUSDís mission, in partnership with the home and our richly diverse community, is to educate students and to assist them in realizing their full potential as responsible, productive, and contributing members of society by providing an educational environment in which students are challenged, excellence is expected and differences are valued.

- Featured SJC Private Schools -

Mission Parish School

Catholic Parochial school with single grade classrooms from Junior Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Founded in 1928, Mission Parish School is steeped in a rich heritage begun over 200 years ago.

St. Margaret's Episcopal School

Founded in 1979, St. Margaret's Episcopal School is the premier coeducational, independent, college-preparatory day school in Orange County serving 1,250 students in preschool through grade 12. Our mission is to educate the hearts and minds of young people for lives of learning, leadership and service. St. Margaretís is a diverse community dedicated to developing the whole child. We nurture spiritual growth, an appreciation for life-long learning, the courage to lead and a responsibility to give to others. Our graduates are independent thinkers of integrity and compassion who reveal their resilience and collaborative nature in the face of challenge and opportunity.

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Nearby Colleges

Rancho Santiago Community College District Santa Ana & Santiago Canyon

Opening the door to higher education with state-of-the-art facilities, top ranked programs, and award-winning faculty, RSCCD is home to Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College. Educational programs are designed to provide academic transfer to four-year universities, courses for professional and personal development, and career training for business and industry. Friendly and helpful counselors will assist you in choosing from over 300 subjects to earn an associate degree or vocational certificate of competency.

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Saddleback College
Mission Viejo

Dedicated to provide access to learning opportunities that promote student success; to foster intellectual growth, individual expression, and character development; and to support a dynamic environment of innovation and collegiality.

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Nearby Preschools

Marina View Preschool and Kindergarten
Laguna Niguel

Providing a Safe Environment for Children to Learn and Have Fun. Offering full and half day programs. Marina View's teachers are degreed teachers not baby-sitters. Their year round school with summer camp features computer lab, foreign languages, art music and movement, phonics and reading, math, science, geography, gymnastics and dance. Also provides potty training.

Saddleback College
Mission Viejo

Dedicated to provide access to learning opportunities that promote student success; to foster intellectual growth, individual expression, and character development; and to support a dynamic environment of innovation and collegiality.


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Educational Programs

2-Way Language Immersion Program Exclusive to Las Palmas and San Juan Elementary Schools

Help your children learn to think, read, write and speak naturally in two languages! Capistrano Unified School District's intensive 2-Way Language Immersion Program is designed for students to:

  • Achieve proficiency in English and Spanish while developing high level academic skills
  • Build strong thinking and reasoning for problem solving in math and science
  • Provide them with the cutting edge for admission in colleges and universities that value and promote biliterate, multicultural and global learning
  • Perform at or above grade level in academic areas
  • Prepare them for a real world with positive opportunities and challenges

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Education Funding

Get College Funding

GetCollegeFunding is a non-profit, public benefit company committed to educating parents, grandparents, students and educators with the facts about College Funding and Financial Aid. Many of their services are free, including seminars, ongoing private consultations, financial aid forms review, and downloadable resources from their website.

For families who want them to take care of the entire College Funding element - from start to finish - they offer a fee-based all-inclusive-service.

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Educational Camps & Classes

Acting Academy for Kids

Are you looking for the perfect place for your child to create lasting summer memories? Are you seeking a venue in which your child can become more confident while growing their repertoire of skills at the same time? Look no furtherÖ Campers are guided through a full theater-immersion experience via daily classes (acting, music, & dance), and at the end of the week, the culminating event will be a performance for parents, family, and friends. Every student will perform in their very own production based on a popular Broadway musical or musical theme at Camino Real Playhouse! A child can participate for one week, the entire summer, or anywhere in between! Itís time to watch your star shine!

SCORE! Educational Centers

Pre-Kindergarten - High School Research shows that kids lose an average of one month of learning over the summer break. Help your child retain and gain knowledge in an engaging environment with a SCORE! Summer Program featuring math, reading, writing and more. All SCORE! programs combine fun learning with serious progress and will help your child start the school year with confidence!

Mission Summer Camps

Beginning in June, Mission San Juan Capistrano features summer camps for children. Camps include Ceramics/Clay instruction, Science Camp and Discovery Camps.

For registration and information please call Regina Lozic at (949) 234-1318

Ocean Institute Camps

Pilgrim Overnight Camp, Blue Whale Safari, Tallship Adventure Camp, Surf Zone Science Camp and Marine Sciences Careers are some of the camps available for those interested in learning about and experiencing the sea this summer.

Offering single day programs, week long camps and overnight camps throughout the summer months.
24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: 949-496-2274

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SCORE! Educational Centers

At SCORE! we assess childrens' strengths and areas of challenge to address specific academic goals in reading, writing, math and more. Academic Directors - graduates of the nation's top universities - serve as positive role models and help students improve confidence and motivation. Step through our doors and you'll see the SCORE! difference: kids love to learn in our unique, vibrant environment.

We have a variety of SCORE! locations throughout Orange County, call 949-363-5367 to find a SCORE! center near you, or visit our SCORE! Website

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