77 out of 10GreatSchools

Juan Cabrillo Elementary School

Malibu, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 198


Juan Cabrillo Elementary School
30237 Morning View Drive
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 457-0360
Juan Cabrillo Elementary School is located in Malibu, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 7 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
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Reviews8 Reviews

My experience was at Juan Cabrillo was “Second to none!”
Juan Cabrillo is a wonderful school. First of all it is located in the wonderful Malibu Park neighborhood right across Zuma Beach with easy access from PCH. The principal Dr. Pam Herkner is outstanding. She is loving and caring and simply one of a kind. The teachers and staff are wonderful. They are creating a compassionate, kind and caring environment for all. The school has a wonderful diverse group of kids and very supportive parents. We love their "bucket-filling" philosophy. All kids and teachers know each other. Everyone is included. If you are looking for a 'neighborhood-school' where you can feel "at home" and where you can be involved in your kids education JC is the school for you. JC offers different after school programs and programs for special needs kids.
Juan Cabrillo is an amazing school. We moved here so our daughters could specifically attend Juan Cabrillo because we loved the 4/5 grade program to have smaller class sizes for core classes, the science lab/program, art and music curriculum and the general warm embracing environment that is possible at a small school. The community of devoted parents, PTA, teachers and wonderful principle has gone well beyond our expectations over the years. All of the teachers are incredibly devoted, encouraging and really care about the students progress and overall development. Our kids can't wait to go to school and are eager to learn in such a supportive respectful environment. Our oldest daughter just started at Malibu Middle School and was so well prepared having gone to Juan Cabrillo that she has excelled in every class and LOVES school. Not to mention that both schools have a wonderful reasonable after-school program through the Boys and Girls Club - a great place for kids to socialize, do their homework and play in a very positive supervised environment.
Juan Cabrillo is the most amazing school. I have had the opportunity to talk to parents for many elementary schools in the LA area and I am always surprised at how many extra experiences Juan Cabrillo offers for their students compared to other schools. Our teachers, PTA, and principal work together so effectively to ensure that our kids have the best school experience. We have a 'real PE' program with plan sports segments where the kids learn the basic skills of these sports; a choral program and percussion program for all grades (2 performance a year) as well as special music programs for 4th and 5th graders (strings, brass, wind, or choral);a science lab 1x week to reinforce the science in the classroom; an outdoor science & gardening program; an art lab 1x week with a school art show; technology lab 1x a week (the kids learned how to set up their own website last month); and finally we have worked out a way to continue to have small classroom sizes for core learning in the upper grades (4, 5th) when all other public schools are being forced to have 30+ kids in a class. Everyday we are greeted by everyone we see with huge smiles and the kids are always happy and smiling.
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