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Gault is a neighborhood public elementary school serving Seabright and Midtown in Santa Cruz. With a rigorous curriculum & a whole-child developmental approach, Gault students enjoy a hands-on learning model & close community connections.

We are here to empower

Gault welcomes our students and our families into a unique community of encouragement, partnership and support.


Our learners are rigorously pushed to their highest potential of excellence with a diverse curriculum and unique enrichment opportunities. We support students with a system dynamic instruction that combines classroom work, small groups and on-on-one attention.

We are here to push, to encourage, to teach and to help students become themselves. That means supporting and engaging with families as well, and building a place to belong together.



"We love our school and our Gault Community!

Monce Zamaripa 

"Our daughter is thriving - she loves her teachers, and we've been thrilled at how invested the staff is in her success!

Jacquie Benetua 

"Gault teachers utilize a hands-on approach that allows for total differentiation—similar to Montessori based schools.

Gault is an amazing, magical place!

Bunny tessier 

“Gault school encourages kids to exceed their potential & be a positive addition to their community.”

Nadia Krilanovich 

school offers more

We have the deepest roots in our Santa Cruz community, the most experienced teachers, the most student supports, the most mental health supports, the most partnerships with local resources and opportunities.

As our students move into the secondary, we have the most college prep courses, the most career paths, the ​most extracurriculars, the most leadership opportunities.

We have the most diversity, the most community and the most history. We have the most help for those who need it, the most challenges to motivate developing minds.

And you, like all, are welcome.

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