Education is a cornerstone in the Duarte community. The learning landscape of the city is led by the Duarte Unified School District, a public, K-12 education system serving approximately 4,700 area students each year. The district is composed of five K-8 schools, one high school and one alternative education campus – all of which offer a challenging, 21st century learning environment conducive to student success. As a testament to this, Duarte High School is working in partnership with Citrus College, the area community college, in programs where high school seniors are enrolled in college classes to fast-track the higher education pursuit.
In addition to the mainstream curriculum, the district offers such programs as Head Start/State Preschool, before- and after-school care, adult education and others. Contact the Duarte Unified School District for more information:
Duarte Unified School District
1620 Huntington Dr.
Duarte, CA 91010
P: (626) 599-5000
F: (626) 599-5069
Additional quality education is also available through private schools in Duarte, including Inspire Charter Schools, Wee Care Montessori, Foothill Oaks Academy, School of Little Scholars Preschool-K and Maryvale Family Resource & Early Education Center.
California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley (CSArts-SGV) is a public charter school that provides a creative, challenging and nurturing environment offering bright and talented students a rigorous college-preparatory education and pre-professional arts conservatory training. CSArts-SGV is a tuition-free, donation-dependent program made possible through a unique public-private partnership with the Duarte Unified School District. While approximately 10 percent of students reside in Duarte, CSArts-SGV draws students from more than 80 cities within and outside of the San Gabriel Valley, creating a diverse culture of artistically focused students.