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 elementary school, one intermediate school, 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 further information.
Additional quality education is also available through private schools in Duarte, including Duarte Montessori School, Foothill Oaks Academy, Little Scholars Montessori Preschool, Maryvale Family Resource & Early Education Center, and Opportunities for Learning Public Charter Schools.