Schools in the area are part of the prestigious Poway Unified School District. Many of the schools in the area have been recognized as Blue Ribbon Schools, which are distinguished as being among America's best.

Rancho Bernardo has several elementary schools with children moving on to Bernardo Heights Middle School, then Rancho Bernardo High School.

Higher education opportunities are available at local campuses for the Palomar College Rancho Bernardo Education Center and National University.