Mission Bay High School

A Mission Bay graduate is a literate and ethical citizen who is prepared to enter higher education and the workplace in a ever-changing digitally connected world.   Here at Mission Bay, we strive to provide a peaceful and rigorous learning environment with our International Baccalaureate program. We are one of two IB schools in San Diego Unified to offer these engaging and challenging courses designed to prepare students for university level work.    As MBHS students become 11th-12th graders, they have the opportunity to take our rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) courses. High school students who have taken DP courses are not only more competitive candidates for admission to universities throughout the United States as our own IB graduates attest that these courses were instrumental to their success in college.  

Pacific Beach Middle School

For more than 60 years, our school has been the heart of a picturesque neighborhood within view of the glittering Pacific Ocean. Our students, girls and boys 11-14 years of age, get a sense of history when they step on our campus. Our families are part of something that is long-lasting. PB Middle alumni are part of an established school with deep roots in the community.

Our public school is part of the San Diego Unified School District. We have a reputation for academics that are challenging and engaging. PB Middle's academic program helps students develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills necessary to be part of the fast-changing global economy. In 2007 we earned the prestigious title of International Baccalaureate World School from the IB headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Pacific Beach Elementary School

Pacific Beach Elementary offers a unique, challenging, and highly motivational curriculum that nurtures critical thinking skills and enhances the educational experience for children at every grade level.  Our superb staff, active and supportive parents, and high-achieving students make our school one of San Diego Unified School District's best kept secrets. PBE offers:

  • Differenitated instruction for all learners, including GATE and GATE/Seminar
  • A new Science Lab and Maker-Space 
  • A mission and vision that aims to realize worth and potential of all learners
  • The Arts Attack program which won praise from the San Diego Unified School District’s VAPA organization
  • A garden science program with each grade level planting, tending and sowing vegetables, herbs, native plants, fruits and cotton

Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School

 The Mandarin Chinese immersion program gives students from Kindergarten through grade 5 instruction in core academics in both English and Mandarin Chinese. Students are immersed in Mandarin Chinese during portions of the school day, with some subjects taught in Mandarin, others in English. Enrichment units include study of Chinese literature and culture.Since 2007, Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy has been a unique school that is helping the next generation learn a new language (or grow in their native language) and be better prepared to be part of the global economy as an adult.Barnard offers:

  • Challenging and rigorous academic curriculum and assessment;
  • i21 Technology-equipped classrooms;
  • Rich teaching resources with a Balanced Literacy Approach (Better Immersion-Chinese);
  • Academic and cultural exchange with students of sister schools in China and Taiwan;

Crown Point Junior Music Academy

 CPJMA educates children to be critical thinkers and problem solvers in a highly motivating, riorous environment where academic growth is strengthened by the integration and study of music.Crown Point Junior Music Academy (CPJMA) is a neighborhood/magnet school located in beautiful Pacific Beach, a neighborhood in San Diego. Students not only come from within our neighborhood boundaries, but also from all over the county to attend our school because of its focus on strong academics through music education.Our music academy opened its doors in 2008, implementing Suzuki violin. CPJMA is best known for its rigorous academics, increased attendance, bridging the language and cultural gaps, and a music program that has cultivated students who appreciate the visual and performing arts. Our school offers full-day Transitional Kindergarten and currently has one TK class on campus forming the foundation of our school program. We are a TK-fifth grade school, taking students from their ABC's all the way to Pre-Algebra. 

Kate Sessions Elementary School

 Kate Sessions is a small neighborhood school serving northern Pacific Beach. Our learning community is a blend of local students, students who live in military housing, those who attend through enrollment options and Special Education students who choose our school because of its programs.Our vision is to become a world-class school where we create learning experiences that foster student inquiry by promoting critical thinking, problem-solving and developing moral integrity to support decision making and actions based upon honesty, fairness, justice and respect.We are an authorized  International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Our instructional program is an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. The state standards are the foundation of our curriculum. Teachers incorporate a global perspective, along with a real world application of concepts and skills.