The Half Moon Bay area public education system is governed by the Cabrillo Unified School District in the north and the La Honda/Pescadero School District in the south. There are also two private schools on the coast.


If you are interested in higher education, there are several universities located within the greater Northern California Bay Area. For local colleges, we recommend that you visit the San Mateo County College District website for information on what is available in San Mateo County.  

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