Welcome to Malibu Elementary School

  • MES Principal Christopher Hertz

    Welcome to Malibu Elementary

    Malibu Elementary School is a TK-5 school that is part of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. We were founded in July 2019, by merging Juan Cabrillo Elementary and Point Dume Marine Science School. 

    Having brought the best practices of both schools together, MES honors the rich traditions that our school is built upon while preparing students to flourish in our ever-changing world. Set on a multi-acre campus in the heart of Point Dume, MES’s commitment to academic excellence is supported by an integrated marine science program (with an on-site aquarium), computer lab, music, performing and visual arts, an organic garden, a newly revamped library and an on-campus Boys and Girls Club with plans to build a STEM-lab in the near future. 

    The sprawling, parklike campus shaded by eucalyptus trees and set against the backdrop of the Santa Monica Mountains has a large grass soccer field, a track, a gaga court, a blacktop for tetherball and basketball, swings and a state-of-the-art playground. The TK and Kindergarten programs have their own special playground and blacktop. 

    With beloved teachers who have taught at our school for decades, our low student-teacher ratio allows our experienced educators to truly engage with every child and understand their specific needs. MES also employs more Instructional Aides in each classroom than any other school in the district, which enables us to offer more individualized and differentiated curriculums that best suit our student’s needs.

    MES is a true community school where neighbors come together to create a warm and welcoming environment and where families play an integral role in their child’s success. Parents and other family members are encouraged to volunteer in the classroom, on campus and at events organized by our PTA, such as the pancake breakfast, the holiday concert, jog-a-thon and Bingo nights. Programs such as the 3rd Grade-TK Buddies and other school-wide events (such as our weekly assemblies, where students are awarded for acts of kindness) provide further opportunities for community building throughout the student body. The result is that MES students are kind, respectful and capable learners who are well-prepared for the next step, whether they matriculate to a private school or continue in Malibu’s public school system. 

    We hope you will continue to learn more about our school by scheduling a campus tour or requesting to connect with a current parent.

    Thank you for your interest in Malibu Elementary School. We truly look forward to getting to know your child and your family!

    With Gratitude,
    Principal Christopher Hertz
    310-450-8338 x78202