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With an unmatched commitment to preparing the skilled workforce and leaders of tomorrow, Santa Clarita Valley boasts several exceptional choices for elementary, high school and higher education.
With nearly two-thirds of our elementary schools having been named a California Distinguished School at least once and several being National Blue Ribbon Schools, it is easy to see why companies choose the Santa Clarita Valley as their home. Additionally, Santa Clarita Valley's elementary schools are known for their high academic performance index (API) scores, passionate teachers and high level of interaction with the community. To learn more about Santa Clarita Valley's elementary schools, visit the Elementary School Districts page.
Junior High & High School
Encompassing six junior high schools and ten high schools, the William S. Hart High School District serves over 23,000 Santa Clarita Valley students in grades 7-12. With a strong commitment to academic performance, every high school within the district has maintained average SAT scores well above the Los Angeles County and State average.
Part of the Santa Clarita Valley Community College District, College of the Canyons has distinguished itself as one of the leading community colleges within California. The College now serves over 24,000 students in nearly 150 degree and certificate programs on two campuses.
The college also is a participant in several innovative partnerships that have redefined the traditional role of community colleges. Academy of the Canyons, a combination college/high school experience, operated by the William S. Hart High School District, opened on the College of the Canyons campus in 2002. The college also operates the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, a state of the art, 886-seat live performance space, in partnership with the City of Santa Clarita.
College of the Canyons also oversees the new Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, where a collection of public and private universities are housed to offer advanced degree programs on the college’s campus. Also operating at the college are the WorkSource Center, the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies and the Employee Training Institute, all of which have helped local businesses recruit, hire and train employees in the latest industry fields. Additionally, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the i3 Advanced Technology Center, work to leverage college resources in providing assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Focused on education with a spiritual foundation, The Master's College offers students a premier inter-denominational Christian education, and over fifity-five academic programs in undergraduate, graduate and adult professional training programs. The Master's College is accredited by Western Association of Schools & Colleges.
California Institute of the Arts or [CalArts] is internationally-renowned as one of the leading and most innovative centers for undergraduate and graduate study in the performing and visual arts. CalArts offers degree programs in dance, music, art, film, video, animation, theater, puppetry and writing. Several graduates have gone on to success in the entertaiment industry, such as filmmaker Tim Burton, director Gary Trousdale (Disney’s Beauty & the Beast and The Hunchback of Notre Dame), writer Pete Docter (Monsters Inc. and Toy Story), former Universal Studios President of Production Sean Daniel and writer/director Andrew Stanton (Academy Award Winner for both Finding Nemo and Wall*E), among others.
Other Colleges & Universities
Within 45 minutes of the Santa Clarita Valley are 15 of the largest, public and private, Universities, Colleges and Community Colleges in Southern California.