Malibu Public Schools

Public schools in Malibu are part of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD). In addition to the high school (Grades 9-12) and middle school (Grades 6-8) , which share a campus, Malibu has three public elementary schools (Grades K-5):

30215 Morning View Dr

30215 Morning View Dr

30217 Morning View Dr

6955 Fernhill Dr


3602 Winter Canyon Rd

310-457-6801

310-457-6801

310-457-0360


310-457-9370


310-456-6494

Malibu Pathway

On May 3, 2018, the SMMUSD Board of Education adopted plans for the future of Malibu schools, named Malibu Pathway, including:

  • Merging of Juan Cabrillo and Point Dume Marine Science Elementary Schools beginning in the 2019-2020 school year
  • Establishment of a Malibu Middle School campus, separate from Malibu High School
  • Reconstruction of Malibu High School
  • Formation of a Malibu School Facilities Improvement District (SFID) to be funded through a school bond that could be placed on the November 2018 ballot
  • Hiring of a Director of Malibu Pathway, a newly created position to oversee district functions in Malibu, effective July 1, 2018

These major decisions for Malibu schools are detailed in a June 2, 2018 email from Superintendent Ben Drati to the Malibu community.

The District also created a Malibu Pathway section on its Let's Talk web portal where community members can provide feedback on plans for the Malibu schools.

Separation from SMMUSD & Formation of Malibu Unified School District

In January 2016, the City of Malibu and SMMUSD approved the formation of the Malibu Unification Negotiations Committee to engage in negotiations in an effort to resolve financial concerns regarding the potential unification of a separate Malibu Unified School District.