About Us

McDowell School is excited that you have chosen to explore our website for your children’s educational needs.

For more than 35 years, McDowell School has been successfully caring for and educating the children of Laguna Niguel in South Orange County, California. Recognizing the need for quality education in a beautiful setting for learning and exploration, McDowell School quickly grew with our enrolled children, from loving infant care to the premier private preschool, kindergarten and elementary school in the area. We made a commitment to instill children with a positive attitude toward learning that would last a lifetime, a commitment that continues today.

Located in a quiet neighborhood, the McDowell School campus is set up as two schools in one building, with age-appropriate classrooms from infants through elementary grades. We are focused on retaining the “family” feel on the campus with a strong parent support organization and nurturing faculty.

From a challenging, accelerated academic environment, combined with a character education program that is focused on creating kind and thoughtful global citizens to a faculty that knows all the children on campus…these are just a few of the qualities that sets McDowell apart from other schools.

If you are interested in visiting our campus, please contact us.

Our Vision

At McDowell School, our community of parents, staff, and students partner to create a culture which inspires academic excellence while instilling character traits necessary for our future leaders in an ever changing world.

McDowell School students emerge as self-reliant, yet collaborative, individuals who possess independent, critical thinking skills. They will build on their strong educational foundation to become citizens who will excel in the 21st Century.


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