Schools (Point Loma)

Point Loma Area 

For more information on local public, private or homeschools, please email your Naval Base Point Loma School Liaison:

Tamara Lo-Ray:

Nakeya Gilmore:

San Diego  County and San Diego Unified School District

Links to the 42 school districts in San Diego County can be found on the San Diego County Department of Education website and the Naval Base Point Loma School Liaison Officer has additional resources to assist families who are relocating to Naval Base Point Loma and San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD).

There are no DoD schools located on Naval Base Point Loma, however, there are many public schools belonging to the San Diego Unified School District located close to many Lincoln Military housing locations, including Gateway Village, Village at NTC, Admiral Hartman, Chesterton and Villages at Serra Mesa. 

Your school is determined by your residence address and you are always guaranteed your neighborhood school site within SDUSD. Determine your neighborhood in the SDUSD at School Finder.  

If you would like to choose a school other than your neighborhood school, please review the Choice Application process and all of your options in the SDUSD Choice Enrollment Guide. Be aware that the Choice application priority period typically opens on/about October 3 and remains open until on/about November 14 to apply for the following academic year.


In San Diego Unified School District transportation services transportation is very limited. Students attending their residence or “neighborhood” school, in most cases, do not qualify. Transportation is also not provided for those attending a school outside of their neighborhood school through the Choice program. Some exceptions include non-public, Special Education and Magnet schools. You may review additional transportation at SDUSD Enrollment Options Transportation Information. Or if your child requires special education services, contact the Special Education office to get started.

Charter Schools 

Public charter schools located in San Diego County can be located at San Diego County Office of Education and California Department of Education. Each charter school of interest should be contacted for individual policies on eligibility, enrollment and application processes/procedures. As with the SDUSD Choice program, enrollment periods for these schools can be as early as a year in advance and some school sites may not have waiting lists.

Independent Study Public Schools

SDUSD offers is a K-12 Independent Study school that offers an alternative to traditional schools at Mt. Everest Academy (MEA). Additional Independent Study schools can be located at California Department of Education Independent Study Schools.

Private Schools

Private school addresses, phone numbers, school administrators, grade span, programs offered, and enrollment by grade can be found on the Private School Directory, which lists private schools that filed the annual Private School Affidavit and reported enrollments of six or more students.


There are no statutes in California at this time dealing specifically and exclusively with private home education or schooling at home.
However, there are four legal alternatives for homeschooling:

1. Home educators may establish a private school, based I their home, but must file a private school affidavit with the Superintendent of Public Instruction of California.

2. Homeschooling parents may enroll their children in a private school PSP (private school satellite program) that has filed a private school affidavit with the Superintendent of Public Instruction of California.

3. A child being taught by a home-schooling parent, who has valid California teacher’s credential.

4. The home-schooled puplil may enroll in a public school independent study program.

For more information visit California Department of Education Schooling at Home.

For special events and networking with other military homeschool families contact the Naval Base Point Loma School Liaison Officer at 619-553-8290. 

Special Education Navigation

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) includes identification of the family member's special needs and enrollment in the program, assignment coordination and family support.

SDUSD Special Education Department The San Diego Unified School District identifies, and assesses all students within the district from birth to 21 years of age who may have disabilities, and providing appropriate support and/or related services to those students determined by an educational evaluation.

Care Options

Visit where you can find comprehensive information on child care programs worldwide, conduct a customized search for the care you need and submit a request for care at any time and from any location.

SDUSD offers the FREE PrimeTime Extended Day Program, for elementary and middle school students with a fun and engaging learning environment during the hours most parents/guardians are working. An application must be filed and be aware that most schools have a waitlist.


For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, visit the California Department of Public Health or SDUSD Enrollment Requirements.

Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten

SDUSD Kindergarten Enrollment Requirements Children entering Kindergarten must turn 5 on or before September 1.

SDUSD Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is offered to children who turn 5 between September 2 and December 2. TK students enter kindergarten the following school year.

School Calendar

Traditional and Year Round SDUSD Academic Calendar(s).

Military Interstate Compact

The Interstate Compact seeks to make transition easier for the children of military families so that they are afforded the same opportunities for educational success as other children and are not penalized or delayed in achieving their educational goals. More information can be found at:

Choosing a School

We know the importance of choosing a school that best meets the needs of your military child(ren). Even though we are unable to make direct recommendations for schools, we are available to help you acquire information and research the schools within NRSW. We can provide overall information on districts as well as help you determine what schools you might be mapped to once you have a residence. Academic, demographic, and fiscal information on California schools can be found using the following resources:
California Dashboard
School Accountability Report Card

What to do if we're on the housing wait-list or am in temporary housing?
In SDUSD you are able to enroll in your neighborhood school site while on a military housing waitlist for up to six months. Please request a letter from your Lincoln Military Housing representative stating you are on the housing waitlist and take it, along with all required documents, directly to the school site to enroll.