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Are you considering buying a home in Newport Beach and wondering about school options for your kids? As one of the top real estate agents in Newport Beach, I'm here to give you the inside scoop on the best public and private schools this coastal paradise has to offer.

Schools in Newport Beach: A Guide for Families Buying a Home

Public Schools in Newport Beach

Newport Beach is served by the award-winning Newport-Mesa Unified School District. NMUSD operates several highly-rated public elementary schools right here in Newport Beach, including:

  • Mariners Elementary (K-6): Known for its strong academic programs and oceanfront location, Mariners is a California Distinguished School.
  • Newport Coast Elementary (K-6): This modern campus in the Newport Coast community offers a well-rounded education.
  • Newport Elementary (K-6): Centrally located near the Newport Pier, Newport El boasts high test scores and a diverse student body.
  • Harbor View Elementary (K-6): With stunning views of the harbor, Harbor View provides a nurturing learning environment.

For secondary students, Newport Harbor High School is the main public high school serving Newport Beach. Part of NMUSD, Newport Harbor is known for its excellent academics, championship athletics, and wide array of extracurricular activities. The school is situated on a beautiful 23-acre campus overlooking the Back Bay.

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Soak up the sun and surf in Newport Beach! (After homework, of course.)

Private Schools in Newport Beach

In addition to top-notch public schools, Newport Beach is home to several prestigious private schools:

  • Sage Hill School: Located in Newport Coast, Sage Hill is an independent college preparatory school for grades 9-12 known for its rigorous academics and 30-acre state-of-the-art campus.
  • Newport Christian School: This private K-12 school in Newport Beach provides a faith-based education with a low student-teacher ratio.
  • Carden Hall: Situated on 8 acres in Newport Beach, Carden Hall is a private elementary and middle school that has been educating students since 1963.

St. Andrews Presbyterian Preschool: For the littlest learners, St. Andrews in Newport Beach offers a play-based preschool program for ages 2-5.

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Newport Beach schools offer top-notch education to prepare students for success.

Finding Your Perfect Home in Newport Beach

No matter what type of school you’re looking for, Newport Beach has options to fit every family’s needs. And with its stunning beaches, world-class shopping and dining, and year-round perfect weather, Newport Beach is an incredible place to call home.

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Discover the perfect Newport Beach neighborhood and school district for your family.

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If you’re ready to find your dream home in Newport Beach, give us a call today. As a top Newport Beach Realtor with over 20 years of experience, Andy Stavros and team have the local market expertise to help you find the perfect home in the ideal neighborhood and school district for your family. From cozy Newport Beach condos to spacious luxury estates, we’ll help you navigate the competitive Newport Beach real estate market to secure your slice of paradise. Let’s connect soon!


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