Schools in the Palos Verdes Unified School District rank among the top public schools in the nation. Home buyers are drawn to Palos Verdes for the quality of lifestyle paired with quality of education. There are two public early learning schools, ten elementary schools, three intermediate schools, and two public high schools in the Palos Verdes area.
Because of the high demand for Palos Verdes schools, it is important to first locate your zoned school using the district's school locator tool, then verify with the district that there is room at the zoned school for students to enroll and attend. It is not uncommon for a student to be zoned for one school, but placed into another because of enrollment limits. Once students reach the high school level, they have a choice of attending with Palos Verdes High or Penninsula High, both of which excel in academics and sports programs.