Aptos is an unincorporated area of Santa Cruz County. Residents of Aptos enjoy close proximity to the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park and Seacliff State Beach. Aptos is proud to be the home of historic Aptos Village which is the gateway to the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park. Aptos includes Rio Del Mar, Seacliff and Seascape areas.

Aptos Village Plan

Recently the property owners and neighbors of Aptos Village along with county government agencies have developed a plan to update the village with new streets and housing. Click here to view the plan.

Public Education

Aptos has three elementary schools, one junior high school and one high school, all within the Pajaro Valley School District. To find out more information about Aptos schools visit the PVUSD website 831-728-6200

Higher Education

Cabrillo Community College is located in Aptos with an expansive veiw of the Monterey Bay. Cabrillo is home to a newly constructed Horticulture Center, Cabrillo Stage Professional Theater and and the Central Coast Small Business Development Center. Cabrillo recently went through an 84 million dollar expansion project and looking forward to completion with a new library and resource center. 831-479-6100

Private Education

Santa Cruz Montessori School serves students from pre-K through junior high school. 6230 Soquel Drive, Aptos. 831-476-1646 Serves students from pre-K through junior high school.

The Aptos Academy is located at 1940 Bonita Avenue in Aptos. The academy has classes from Pre-K through eighth grade and also offers a summer program.831-688-1080