LA SCHOOL OPTIONS NEAR LOS ANGELES AFB (SFB): DAY CARE - HIGH SCHOOL
By Sarah Jaudon
IntroductionWelcome to Los Angeles Air Force Base! LA AFB is a United States Space Force Base located in El Segundo, California! If you’re a parent who has just received PCS orders, we know how important it is to find the right place to live with the right school nearby. We've created a list of the best LA school options near base. Let this guide take the stress out of searching for the right place for you and your child. Suggested read: Los Angeles Air Force Base (SFB): In-Depth Welcome Center
Schools in Los Angeles Air Force BaseThere are no schools on base. Military members should reach out to their school liaison officer. The school liaison officer will be your point of contact for all questions regarding school-related matters. They work closely with base leadership, school districts, families, and local communities. They strive to make the transition easier for military students attending the various LA school options and the local civilian community.
School Liaison OfficerBldg. 272 (C1-209) El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: 1 (310) 653-5428
Day Care on Los Angeles Air Force BaseThe Child Development Center offers full-day childcare for both military and DoD civilian families for children as young as 6 weeks to 5 years old. The Child Development Center strives to provide a safe environment, enriching experiences, and attentive care for children at an affordable price. Hourly care is available. Contact the number below or check their website for more information on affordable pricing and hourly care.
Child Development CenterBldg. 281 El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: 1 (310) 653-6800
LA School Options Near BaseSince there are no schools located on base, military students will attend the neighboring districts of El Segundo School District and Manhattan Beach School District. Depending on where you live, your student may also attend school within the Los Angeles Unified School District. Los Angeles Unified School District is the largest school district in California; check their website or call them at 1 (213) 241-1000 for a school near you.
Elementary Schools Near Base
1. Center Street School700 Center St. El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: 1 (310) 615-2676 Grade: K-5 Center Street School is a local elementary school serving the El Segundo community and is a part of the El Segundo School District. Center Street School offers STEAM and GATE programs to help advance students' knowledge and encourage continuous learning.
2. Richmond Street Elementary615 Richmond St. El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: 1 (310) 606-6831 Grade: K-5 Richmond Street Elementary serves 633 elementary-age students and is a part of the El Segundo School District. This school offers the 21st Century Learning curriculum that includes language arts, math, science, and history. Check their website for details on this learning approach.
3. Meadows Elementary School1200 N Meadows Ave. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: 1 (310) 546-8033 Grade: K-5 Meadows Elementary School is a public school with an academic program that is standards-based and student-centered. This school serves 430 students and is a part of the Manhattan Beach School District.
4. Aurelia Pennekamp Elementary110 South Rowell Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: 1 (310) 798-6223 Grade: K-5 Aurelia Pennekamp Elementary is a highly rated public school located in the Manhattan Beach School District. This school serves 480 students from kindergarten to fifth grade with a student-teacher ratio of twenty-five to one.
Middle Schools Near Base
1. El Segundo Middle School332 Center St. El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: 1 (310) 615-2690 Grade: 6-8 El Segundo Middle School is a part of the El Segundo School District. Students who attend are tested intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. This is the only middle school serving the coastal town of El Segundo.
2. Manhattan Beach Middle School1501 North Redondo Ave. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: 1 (310) 545-4878 Grade: 6-8 Manhattan Beach Middle School is the only public middle school serving the Manhattan Beach community and is a part of the Manhattan Beach School District. This school offers a variety of electives alongside the usual emphasis on the core curriculum.
High Schools Near Base
1. El Segundo High School640 Main St. El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: 1 (310) 615-2661 Grade: 9-12 El Segundo High School is the only public high school associated with the El Segundo School District. Interestingly, this high school has been the backdrop to many television series and movie productions over the last few decades.
2. Mira Costa High1401 Artesia Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: 1 (310) 318-7337 Grade: 9-12 Mira Costa High serves over 2,000 students and is the only high school located within the Manhattan Beach Unified School District. This school offers a beautiful campus with a focus on getting students prepared for college.
Charter Schools Near BaseA charter school is a tuition-free public school that offers parents a choice. Charter schools must adhere to the same standards set forth by the district it resides in. There are no charter schools located in the El Segundo School District or Manhattan Beach School District. However, the Los Angeles Unified School District offers charter schools. Check the district's website or the California Department of Education for a list of charter schools near you.
Private Schools Near Base
1. Futures Academy - Manhattan Beach2101 Rosecrans Ave., Ste. 1225 El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: 1 (310) 409-2982 Futures Academy is a non-religious private school catering to grades six through 12.
2. Waterhouse Guild591 East Palm Ave. El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: 1 (310) 339-5045 Waterhouse Guild is a small, faith-based private school located in El Segundo offering classes for students from kindergarten to eighth grade.
3. Manhattan Academy1740 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA
Phone: 1 (310) 374-1804 Manhattan Academy is a private school utilizing the Montessori Method for teaching. They offer infant, toddler, and preschool learning, as well as classes from kindergarten to fifth grade.
Daycares Near BaseChoosing a daycare is top priority when moving to a new duty station, and only you know what is best for your child. Luckily, there are many resources to assist you in making that decision. MilitaryChildCare.com is a secure DoD website offering military-vetted child care facilities in your area.
ConclusionThe coastal cities near Los Angeles AFB (SFB) like El Segundo and Manhattan Beach offer beauty, diversity, and an array of LA school options from daycare to high school. If you still have further questions, be sure to contact the school liaison officer; their job is to aid you in this transition. School closures may also be a possibility during this time. Tutor.com has military families covered with free on-demand tutoring. Check out their website for more information!
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