CORONADO SCHOOL OPTIONS NEAR NAS NORTH ISLAND
By Tracy Fuga
IntroductionCongratulations on being assigned to Naval Air Station North Island. You’ll be happy to know that there are a ton of things for you to do in San Diego County. But first, if you’re a parent, you probably need to narrow down the many options for childcare services or find the right Coronado school options for your children. There are a few fantastic choices while stationed at NAS North Island, whether it’s for private schools or day care or public options. Read on for more information on Coronado school options and more facilities nearby. Suggested read: NAS North Island: In-Depth Welcome Center
NAS North Island Child CareChildcare is available at NAS North Island through the Child Development Centers (CDC) on base and in the surrounding installations in San Diego County. Interested parties should call the NAS North Island CDC at 1 (619) 545-0259. For those seeking help with the transition to a new area or school, contact the NAS North Island school liaison officer.
Schools in NAS North IslandThere are no DoD schools at NAS North Island, so all students attending public schools will be enrolled in one of two school districts: Coronado Unified School District or San Diego Unified School District. There are many amazing San Diego and Coronado school options out there, so let’s look at a few of them.
Schools Near NAS North IslandAny students who do not attend school in the Coronado Unified School District will attend one of the schools in the San Diego Unified School District.
1. Coronado Unified School District
Coronado Unified School District201 Sixth St. Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: 1 (619) 522-8900 The Coronado Unified School District is located in Coronado, a small city in San Diego County reached via the Coronado Bridge. The Coronado Unified School District has two elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and a specialized school. It is one of the top-rated districts in San Diego and serves around 3,100 students.
2. San Diego Unified School District
San Diego Unified School District4100 Normal Street San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 1 (619) 725-8000 The San Diego Unified School District is one of the largest (and oldest) in the state of California and has over 135,000 students. The district boasts more than 115 elementary schools, nearly 25 middle schools, about 30 high schools, three dozen charter schools, and a number of alternative schools. SDUSD also offers a handy tool to help parents locate schools in your district.
Elementary Schools Near Naval Air Station North Island
1. Silver Strand Elementary School
District: Coronado Unified School District 1350 Leyte Road Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: 1 (619) 522-8934 About five miles from Naval Air Station North Island sits Silver Strand Elementary School. The school serves 360 students from kindergarten through fifth grade. Silver Strand offers a variety of programs that address the unique needs of military students, including a Military Family Life Counselor, military spouse support groups, and mentoring programs (Operation BIGs and PALs).
2. Village Elementary School
District: Coronado Unified School District 600 Sixth St. Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: 1 (619) 522-8915 Village Elementary School serves approximately 795 students from kindergarten through fifth grade. NAS North Island is less than a mile away, and a large majority of the student population has ties to the installation. Students benefit from an emphasis on academics, but there’s plenty of time for fun with special classes like the Innovation Lab, Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA), and the library.
3. Perkins Elementary School
District: San Diego Unified School District 1770 Main St. San Diego, CA 92113
Phone: 1 (619) 344-5300 Perkins Elementary School serves approximately 500 students from kindergarten through eighth grade. Naval Air Station North Island is just over the bridge, about four miles away. The STEM school practices a philosophy that fosters creativity and higher-level thinking in the classroom.
Middle Schools Near Naval Air Station North Island
1. Coronado Middle School
District: Coronado Unified School District 500 F Ave. Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: 1 (619) 522-89150 Coronado Middle School’s approximately 800 students have access to computer labs and the opportunity to join the robotics club, Junior Optimist Club (an extension of the Optimist Club of Coronado), garden club, dance team, jazz band, and more. Those interested in pursuing a televised news career can participate in the school’s daily TV station broadcast.
2. Roosevelt International Baccalaureate Middle School
District: San Diego Unified School District 3366 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 1 (619) 362-3850 Roosevelt International Baccalaureate Middle School provides students with the opportunity to be culturally enriched and well-rounded via Spanish immersion programs, world language, and an eighth-grade project that focuses on the local community. Electives include music education, technology, peer mentoring, and ASB.
High Schools Near Naval Air Station North Island
1. Coronado High School
District: Coronado Unified School District 650 D Ave. Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: 1 (619) 522-8907 Coronado High School is the closest high school to NAS North Island, with more than 1,200 students. Coronado High School students regularly test in the top 5% of students across the county. The school has a lot to offer its students: a STEAM program, advanced placement (AP) classes, an array of electives, year-round athletic programs, and more.
2. Coronado School of the Arts
District: Coronado Unified School District 650 D Ave. Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: 1 (619) 522-4050 Coronado School of the Arts is a school within a school, sitting on the Coronado High School campus. The performing arts school enrolls roughly 150 students in grades nine through 12, the majority of which come from outside of Coronado. The performing arts program is largely after hours, with students focusing on traditional academics during the school day at Coronado High School.
Charter Schools Near Naval Air Station North IslandCalifornia charter schools are essentially public schools that operate independently of public school systems, though they may be connected to a particular district. There is no tuition to enroll in a charter school, and the schools have open enrollment policies. You will find more than 1,300 public charter schools in California, including seven all-charter districts; there are two charter schools located near NAS North Island. For more information about the charter schools in California, visit the California Department of Education’s website.
Phone: 1 (619) 437-7256
Phone: 1 (619) 628-5600
Private Schools Near Naval Air Station North IslandThere is no shortage of private schools for parents who are looking for those options while stationed at NAS North Island. Private School Review indicates that there are a couple of private schools in the area, although you’d find more just over the Coronado Bridge in downtown San Diego and nearby communities. Below are the two private schools found in Coronado.
1. Sacred Heart Parish School706 C Ave. Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: 1 (619) 437-4431 Sacred Heart Parish School serves approximately 300 students from kindergarten through eighth grade. The private school focuses on embracing the Catholic faith and educating the whole person – spiritual, moral, emotional, intellectual, and physical. Sacred Heart has partnered with Monarch School, a school that provides resources and education for homeless children in downtown San Diego.
2. Christ Church Day School926 C Ave. Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: 1 (619) 435-6393 Just down the road sits Christ Church Day School, a small accredited private school in Coronado. The school offers one-on-one instruction for its approximately 100 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The school has been guiding students with stringent academic standards for over 60 years.
Daycares Near NAS North IslandFor parents who want to find a good daycare facility or an in-home daycare service, search Care.com and Yelp for the highest-rated options for your area. Make an appointment to visit any places on your shortlist, as that can help you make the best decision.
ConclusionOnce you’ve secured childcare for your child and/or enrolled them in a local school, you’ll be able to focus on the other parts of moving: unpacking and finding your new favorite place to eat. Parents will find great options near the installation and in the surrounding San Diego area. And if you need additional help, resources are available at NAS North Island. Moving is stressful, but hopefully the above suggestions can make things a little bit easier.
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