Leucadia has been part of Encinitas since 1986 and lies within the Encinitas Union School District. Capri Elementary is one of nine elementary schools within the district and the nearest one to Leucadia. With high schools such as La Costa Canyon High School and San Dieguito Academy, as well as middle schools such as Oak Crest and Diegueno Middle Schools, Leucadia is one of the most desired school areas in San Diego County. As a beach community with young families, education is a top priority in Leucadia . There are also local community colleges nearby such as a campus of Mira Costa College, as well as extension class opportunities.