as one of the prominent environmentally friendly municipalities all over the US
. it is bordered on three attributes by the city of Los Angeles — Pacific
Palisades on the northwest , Brentwood on the north , West Los Angeles on the
northeast , Mar Vista on the east , and Venice on the southeast.
combination of successful , single-family regions , renters , surfers , young executives
, and students . The Census Bureau 2010 inhabitants for Santa Monica is 89 ,736
. Santa Monica is named after Saint Monica of Hippo while the neighborhood wherein
the city is now situated was initially visited by Spaniards on her feast day .
a famous vacation spot town by the early 20th century . The city has encountered
a growth since the late 1980s through the revitalization of its city center
with major employment progress and improved tourism .
Elementary and secondary schools
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District caters
public education at the elementary and secondary levels. In addition to the
conventional model of early education school houses, SMASH (Santa Monica
Alternative School House) is “a K-8 public school of choice with team
teachers and multi-aged classrooms.”
The district maintains 8 public elementary schools:
Edison Language Academy, Franklin Elementary School, Grant Elementary School, John Muir Elementary School, McKinley Elementary School, Roosevelt Elementary School & Will Rogers Learning Community
The district maintains 2 public middle schools:
The district maintains 2 high school:
Olympic High School and, Santa Monica High School.
Private schools in the city include:
Carlthorp School, Santa Monica Montessori School, Crossroads School, Saint Monica Catholic
Concord High School, Pacifica Christian High, St. Anne Catholic School, Saint Monica Catholic High School & New Roads School
Santa Monica College is a junior college originally
founded in 1929. Many SMC graduates transfer to the University of California
system. It occupies 14 hectares and enrolls 30,000 students annually.
The Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School, associated
with the RAND Corporation, is the U.S.’s largest producer of public policy
The Art Institute of California — Los Angeles is also
located in Santa Monica near the Santa Monica Airport. L.A. Leadership College,
an online institution, for underprivileged young adults, is located in Santa Monica.
Universities and colleges within a 22-mile (35 km) radius
includes: Santa Monica College, Loyola Marymount University, Mount St. Mary’s
College, Pepperdine University, California State University, Northridge,
California State University, Los Angeles, UCLA, USC, West Los Angeles College,
California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Los Angeles City College, Los
Angeles Southwest College, and Los Angeles Valley College.