Civic & Government

Mission Viejo Schools

Public – Saddleback Valley Unified School District schools*

Elementary Schools

  • Cordillera – 25952 Cordillera Drive
  • Del Cerro – 24382 Regina Street
  • Del Lago – 27181 Entidad
  • de Portola – 27031 Preciados Drive
  • Glen Yermo – 26400 Trabuco Road
  • La Tierra Early Education Center – 24150 Lindley Street
  • Linda Vista Magnet – 25222 Pericia Drive
  • Montevideo – 24071 Carrillo Drive

Intermediate Schools

  • La Paz – 25151 Pradera Drive
  • Los Alisos – 25171 Moor Ave

High Schools

  • Mission Viejo – 25025 Chrisanta Drive
  • Trabuco Hills – 27501 Mustang Run
  • Virtual Academy – 25632 Peter A. Hartman Way

Alternative Schools

  • Esperanza Education Center – 25121 Pradera Drive
  • High School Credit Recovery – 25632 Peter A. Hartman Way
  • Silverado – 25632 Peter A. Hartman Way
  • Virtual Academy K-8 – 21001 Rancho Trabuco Road

* Saddleback Valley Unified School District offers school choice for residents within the District to include schools in the nearby communities of Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita, Trabuco Canyon and Foothill Ranch.

Private Schools – Independent, Secular, Christian/Denominational

  • Agape Academy (K-12 Christian) – 23632 Via Calzada
  • Appletree Montessori (Pre-K Secular) – 25542 Jeronimo Road
  • Fusion Academy (6-12 Secular) – 23456 Madero, Suite 140
  • Halstom Academy (6-12 Secular) – 26440 La Alameda, Suite 150
  • Leport Schools (K-8 Secular) – 22081 Hidalgo
  • Mission Viejo Christian (K-8) – 27192 Jeronimo Road
  • Mission Viejo Montessori (Pre-K-3 Secular) – 23581 Madero, Suite 108
  • Pillars Academy (PreK-6 Secular) – 23581 Madero, Suite 104
  • Saddleback Christian Academy (K-12 Home School) – 25991 Pala
  • Sonrisa (Independent K-12 Special Education)– 26502 Pepita Drive
  • Stratford Academy (Pre-K-8 Secular) – 24741 Chrisanta Drive
  • Sunflower Montessori (K-1 Secular) – 28251 Marguerite
  • Umana Academy of Fine Arts (Pre-K-6 Christian)


Saddleback Community College – 28000 Marguerite Parkway

Part of the California Community College system and awards over 300 associate degrees, academic certificates, and occupational skills awards in 190 programs. Established in 1968, Saddleback Community College is the oldest and southernmost institution governed by the South Orange County Community College District.

City of Mission Viejo Government, Agencies, and Community Resources

City Government

The City of Mission Viejo is governed under the Council-Manager model. Five elected council members serve two-year terms. Council members rotate the positions of City Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem.

The current Council members are:

  • Trish Kelly – Mayor
  • Wendy Bucknum – Mayor Pro Tem
  • Brain Goodell
  • Greg Raths
  • Ed Sachs

Mr. Dennis Wilberg is the City Manager.

Law Enforcement

Since 1988, The Orange County Sheriff’s Department has provided contract law enforcement services to the City. The Orange County Sheriff does not maintain a substation in Mission Viejo, however, an operations site is maintained in the City Hall building, 200 Civic Center.

County Government

The County of Orange is governed by an elected Board of five supervisors representing five districts. Mission Viejo is in the 5th District currently represented by Lisa Bartlett.

State Congressional District Representation

Mission Viejo is in the 36th Senate District and the 73rd Assembly District. Current officer holders are Senator Pat Bates (R) and Representative Laurie Davis (R).

National Congressional Representation

State Senators are currently Diane Feinstein (D) and Alex Padilla (D).

Mission Viejo is represented in Congress by the 45th Congressional District. The seat is currently held by Katie Porter (D).

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