Our District

Big Sur Unified School District serves students in preschool through twelfth grade. Our district boundaries stretch 60 miles along the Pacific Coast from Anderson Canyon to the southern Monterey County line. We provide a small student population with personalized attention, helping them grow both academically and socially.

The Big Sur USD was first established as the Pacific Valley School District in the 1950's and later changed its name to Big Sur Unified School District in 2012. Our district embraces unique educational programs and projects that help our students become environmentally conscientious, contributing members of this 21st century community.

BSUSD’s only public school, Pacific Valley School, is located on Highway 1 in Monterey County. Nestled between Los Padres National Forest and the Pacific Ocean, our surroundings foster a proud tradition of environmental awareness.

We offer comprehensive educational programs based on the very highest academic standards. 

If you are interested in an alternative style of education, our district is the authorizing agency for the Big Sur Charter School, which offers quality education with a home-school approach.

The BSUSD Commitment

The Big Sur Unified School District reaffirms its policy that students and adults in both schools and offices should treat all persons equally and respectfully and refrain from the willful or negligent use of slurs against any person on the basis of race, language spoken, color, gender, religion, handicap, national origin, immigration status, age, sexual orientation, or political belief.