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Malibu, CA
Students enrolled: 256

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30237 Morning View Drive
Malibu, CA 90265

(310) 457-0360
(310) 457-0367
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April 11, 2014
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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March 30, 2014
Juan Cabrillo is an excellent school. We have loved all of the teachers, and the home town family feel of the school overall. Both of our daughters attended Juan Cabrillo. We transferred from another Malibu elementary school because we felt that Juan Cabrillo is more eclectic and provides excellent special educational services.

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May 12, 2011
WE LOVE Juan Cabrillo! My Kindergartener and 1st grader can't wait to go to school every day. They love their teachers and all of the fun extra activities they are involved in. They just completed an entire school art project working with a world renowned artist and are currently taking an after school "architect lab" from a prominent Malibu architect - all at no cost. Field trips to the beach, cool musical concerts, interesting science projects, fun PE, exciting computer lab, great after school program, amazing special ed program - it's such a wonderful school! I love the friendly and casual atmosphere and the outstanding parent involvement! The teachers truly care about each student and the proof is happy kids that enjoy their school!

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April 08, 2011
I transferred my daughter to Juan Cabrillo school from a local private school. I never knew that teachers and a principal like this existed. The kindness I was shown was incredible. My only regret is that I did not do it sooner. My daughter's test score has shot through the roof! I love Juan Cabrillo Elementary.

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March 25, 2011
Great school, atmosphere and fantastic teachers. Children are happy, challenged and engaged. In regards to the comment below, yes the diversity in this school is better than other Malibu schools. But I am confused by your comment, "Hispanic children of workers in Malibu." I am a Hispanic parent who lives in Malibu, middle class and works in another city entirely.

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September 17, 2009
Both of my sons attended Juan Cabrillo and felt that the teachers were so supportive. Juan Cabrillo teaches students from all 'walks of life.' There are children of white middle class families, Hispanic children of workers in Malibu, handicapped children and some celebrity children who attend. This is quite a mix in a classroom and the teachers and administration handle it all so well. We are very proud of our school!

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September 17, 2009
We have a very diverse school that has an amazing special education program and our very own OT clinic on site. We have wonderful and compassionate teachers who love their students.

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December 09, 2008
I have a daughter attending Juan Cabrillo and she has made many friends and so has my wife and I. The teachers are very easy to talk to. They have kept us aware of my childs academic and social improvements. I am very happy with the extracurricular activities that are offered. I also like the diverse population of the school as it teaches my daughter diversity. I had the opportunity to have my daughter attend Point Dume but chose to send her to Juan Cabrillo

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November 25, 2006
This is a fabulous school. Although our ratings are lower than Webster or Point Dume, we have the highest diversity of students out of all three Malibu school. Our parent involvement makes our school unbelievable. You know everyone and everyone knows you and your child. It is a warm and inviting community. We have music, art, computer, among other activities.

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December 15, 2005
The greatest thing about our school is the community. Malibu is like a small town with it's support for the schools. The schools are all on the same street so all of my kids stay close by and the schools support each other. And because we are in Malibu, alot of our funds are private. The PTA alone funds about $300,000 worth of programs including music, science and art! Our motto is that 'it takes a village to raise a child'. Comparing it to the other schools in our city, I prefer Juan Cabrillo because there is more diversity. We have a larger 'English Learner' & special needs population than the other schools in our area.

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June 14, 2005
This school is amazing. They academics are up there with private schools. There are many extracurricular activities. For example; my son is is a drumming class at the school. The level of parent involvement is also very high.

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August 27, 2003
Three of my children attended this school. It is the best of what public school can be. It has excellent leadership and high quality teaching. You'd expect that in an affluent community. What Cabrillo has additionally, however, is a wide diversity in student body, including minority students and special ed. children. All of this is combined in a campus that feels like home. You get a real sense of family at Cabrillo. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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Juan Cabrillo Elementary School
30237 Morning View Drive, Malibu, CA  90265
(310) 457-0360
Last modified Juan Cabrillo Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Juan Cabrillo Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top