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Excellent educational facilities, combined with a safe community setting, give peace of mind to parents and plenty of opportunities to excel for students attending Cambria schools. Visit the Coast Unified School District website ( to learn more about the four schools that make up the K-12 district. Cuesta Community College ( and California State Polytechnic University ( in San Luis Obispo offer a full range of higher educational opportunities and cultural resources for the region.

Cambria Grammar School
Cambria Grammar School (K-5) started classes at the new hilltop campus in September 2005. A state-of-the-art environmentally conscious design features rainwater catchment basins to irrigate the playing fields throughout the year. Student enrollment is approximately 367 with an average class size of 29. Sixteen full-time teachers are assisted by a full support staff of psychologists, music specialists, speech therapists and ESL aides.

Santa Lucia Middle School
Santa Lucia Middle School (Grades 6-8) offers a full curriculum for its enrollment of approximately 184 students. Pupils here regularly achieve awards in the National History Day competition. Hearing and vision screenings, speech therapy and part-time counselors and nurses assure each child’s needs are being met so they can excel.

Coast Union High School
Coast Union High School (9-12), in its pastoral country setting up Santa Rosa Creek Road, is the perfect size to allow plenty of room for individual attention to its approximately 350 students. This accredited, fully staffed school has excellent academic and athletic programs and ranks well below the national average drop-out rate. Students on the playing fields can hear cows mooing in the surrounding hillside pastures and sea lions barking at the beach!

Leffingwell Continuation High School
Leffingwell Continuation High School, adjacent to Coast Union High, has an enrollment of about 55 students annually. Curriculum tailored specifically to meet the needs of individual students with challenges to achievement. 927-7148

New Dawn Montessori Center
New Dawn Montessori Center accepts students from 3-9 years old. Based on the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori and other innovators in the field of education.

Camp Ocean Pines
Camp Ocean Pines is a non-profit camp and conference center focused on environmental and arts education. They host numerous seminars and conferences throughout the year for children and adults.


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