By Will Borger


So you’ve just been assigned to Marine Air Station Miramar. There’s a ton of things for you to do, but if you’re a parent, one of the first things you need to determine when relocating to a new area is to figure out what your options are when it comes to childcare and schools at MCAS Miramar. You’ve got several choices here, whether you opt for a public or private school. Choosing the right school district is a big part of that. Luckily, you have a couple of options.

Suggested Read:

MCAS Miramar: In-Depth Welcome Center

MCAS Miramar Child Care

hildcare is available through the Child Development Centers (CDC) on base and through Certified Child Development Homes (CCRR). The Regional Childcare Resource and Referral Office oversees the waitlist for the six centers located in Metro San Diego. The centers are located on Naval Base San Diego, Naval Base Point Loma, MCRD, MCAS Miramar, Naval Medical Center and Murphy Canyon housing area. The office also maintains a list of Navy licensed Child Development Home providers that offer in-home care. Interested parties call the MCAS Miramar CDC at 858-307-4144, (DSN) 312-267-4144.

Schools in MCAS Miramar

There are non DoD schools at MCAS Miramar, so all students attending public schools will be enrolled in one of two school districts: San Diego Unified School District or Poway Unified School District.

Miramar Elementary Schools

All elementary schools are off the installation and are listed below.

Miramar Middle Schools

All middle schools are off the installation and are listed below.

Miramar High Schools

All high schools are off the installation and are listed below

Schools Near MCAS Miramar

1. San Diego Unified School District

The first is the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD).

San Diego Unified School District

4100 Normal Street San Diego, CA 92103


1 (619) 725-8000 The San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) serves over 135,000 students and has been serving San Diego students for more than 150 years. The district's educational facilities include 118 elementary schools, 24 middle schools, 29 high schools, 35 charter schools, and 15 atypical or alternative schools. The district’s site has a tool to locate the schools nearest you based on your new address.

2. Poway Unified School District

Any students who do not attend school in the San Diego Unified School District will attend one of the schools in the Poway Unified School District.

Poway Unified School District

15250 Avenue of Science San Diego, CA 92128


1 (858) 521-2800 The Poway Unified School District is located in the northern part of San Diego County. The district covers more than 100 square miles. The district’s schools are located in suburban San Diego and the more rural city of Poway. The Poway Unified School District 23 elementary schools (K-5), six middle schools (6-8), four comprehensive high schools (9-12), and one continuation high school. Twenty-three of the district's schools are located in San Diego, while the remaining 11 are in Poway. It is the third-largest school district in the United States and serves around 33,000 students. Private Schools Near Marine Air Station Miramar

Private Schools Near Marine Air Station Miramar

Parents who opt to send their children to a private school near Marine Air Station Miramar will have no shortage of options. According to the Private School Review, there are 33 private schools in the area. While there are several that are religiously affiliated, many are nonsectarian. Here are some of the best private schools near MCAS Miramar.

1. Reformation Lutheran School

4670 Mount Abernathy Ave San Diego, CA 92117


1 (858) 279-3311 Reformation Lutheran School was established in 1970 and serves students from pre-school to 8th grade. The school serves 165 students. There are only ten teachers on staff and an average of 18 students per class.

2. Future Academy

9915 Mira Mesa Boulevard, Suite 210 San Diego, CA 92131


1 (866) 402-1699 Future Academy is an accredited college private school in Mira Mesa that offers a 1-on-1 instruction for students in grades 6-12. Futures can benefit students who struggle in a traditional class, such as those with ADHD, Dyslexia, or social anxiety, or students with unique schedules.

3. Maria Montessori School

4544 Pocahontas Avenue San Diego, CA 92117


1 (858) 270-9350 Maria Montessori School is a non-sectarian school that was founded in 1975. The school serves students from pre-k through 8th grade. The school is noted for academic excellence, but it also offers small classes with about twenty students per class.

4. Good Shepherd Catholic School

8160 Gold Coast Dr San Diego, CA 92126


1 (858) 693-1522 Good Shepherd Catholic School is affiliated with the church of the same name and known for its commitment to academic excellence. The school serves students from pre-K to 8th grade and has a rather large population of 361 students. The ratio of students to teachers, however, is rather high at 26:1. Miramar Schools

5. Children’s Workshop

9524 Kearny Villa Rd San Diego, CA 92126


1 (619) 521-3990 Children’s Workshop is dedicated to students with special needs, such as autism and other developmental disorders. The school uses the latest research-validated teaching methods and keeps classes small, with about four students per class.

6. Fusion Academy University City

5060 Shoreham Place, Suite 130 San Diego, CA 92122


1 (858) 677-9279 Fusion Academy offers 1-on-1 instruction for students in grades 6-12. The structure allows instructors to personalize instruction for each student. Students can enroll at any time and take classes at any time of day that works for them. The campus environment features a recording studio, mixed-media art studio, and a Homework Caf, where students can finish their homework before going home for the day. Daycares Near MCAS Miramar

Daycares Near MCAS Miramar

Making a decision about who should take care of your child can be hard. When you’re on the hunt for the right daycare facility or in-home daycare service, it helps to search for places like Care.com and Yelp for reviews. It also helps to visit any facilities you might be considering, as well.


Moving can be stressful, and finding the best school or daycare for your child can be a time-consuming process. Thankfully, there are plenty of options in and around Marine Air Station Miramar and the larger San Diego area to make sure your child’s mental and physical well-being is taken care of. We hope our suggestions help make your search easier and allow you to spend more time with your family as you settle in.




Get the latest news and military discounts