About Us

A Place for Students to Dream and Achieve

Cabrillo Unified School District schools create a space where your students learn, find their passions and achieve their dreams. School should be a place where students discover their dreams and believe their dreams can come true.

Helping students find their passions and prepare academically for each stage of their educational journey is the most important work we do in the Cabrillo Unified School District (CUSD), from instilling a love of learning in our youngest students to offering the classes and experiences our middle and high school students need to achieve their goals.


Dreams come true on sand


We serve about 3200 students in four elementary, one middle and two high schools in a district covering more than 135 square miles in a rural, small-town setting.  Though we are geographically separated from the hustle and bustle of the San Francisco Bay Area, many of our students’ parents commute to jobs in San Francisco, San Jose, and the surrounding area, and our students benefit from our proximity to a culturally rich and economically-thriving region.


Farallone View students studying together


Our four elementary schools are assigned by residence area, but parents have the option of sending their student to any school in the district boundary that meets their needs.  All of our K-5 schools focus on the whole child and provide social-emotional as well as academic learning. Each school has a unique culture and focus, including exploratory learning, environmental science, multi-age classrooms, and two-way Spanish-English immersion.

Students from all four elementary schools come together at Cunha Middle School and Half Moon Bay High School. For 10-12th grade students who need a smaller, alternative high school setting have the option of attending Pilarcitos High School, which meets a students’ needs with a customized educational plan.


HMB band students