Bunny's School of Dance 8062 la Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA91942 Bunny's School of Dance offers ballet, tap and tumbling. The children's dance school is located on the…More second floor of a large retail plaza just off of La Mesa Blvd. The school also offers an adult ballet class in the afternoon on Wednesdays. Bunny's is a family-owned and -operated business.
Kempton Elementary School 740 Kempton St, Spring Valley, CA91977 Since 1960, Kempton Elementary School has been a place for families in the Spring Valley community to come together. As…More a school, a resource center and a gathering place, the faculty and staff help students strive for high level achievement. The school, located next to the Spring Valley Public Library, has many programs for adults as well, including ESL classes and parental workshops. According to Principal Elisa Holston, it is the only school in the La Mesa-Spring Valley District to offer a biliteracy program, encouraging students to learn both English and Spanish. With approximately 700 students, it is also the largest elementary school in the district.
As part of the Cajon Valley School District, Anza Elementary School faithfully serves the El Cajon and Mount Helix…More communities.</p>
<p>It was built in 1960, and since then has provided its students with a high-quality education.</p>
<p>The school tries to engage with the community and surrounding areas by hosting events for parents and students, such as the Fall Festival. The school also has two pre-school programs that have almost 50 children enrolled.</p>
Helix Montessori School is a small, residential building with an enclosed backyard. The backyard houses a play place…More for its school children, complete with a small slide, clubhouse and sandboxes. Students at the school practice the "Montessori method," a way to teach children that emphasizes "self-learning" and encourages a sense of independence. It is a private school with a capacity of 35 students.</p>
<p>The small amount of students provides a close, nurturing atmosphere, where strong relationships can be developed. The school is owned and operated by Madhavi Shah.</p>
The Mountain Empire School District charters this school, which opened for the first time in September 2010. It…More includes students from Jamul, Santee, Lemon Grove and San Diego. The school occupies the lower level of the Church of Christ.</p>
<p>The school has uniforms, but they are not mandated and there is a parent-teacher association. The school also partners with the La Mesa library to provide a bookmobile twice a month.</p>
Since 1970, Avocado Elementary School has been educating children in the Mount Helix and La Mesa areas. It has a very…More involved PTA with parents who frequently volunteer at the school.</p>
<p>It is a California Distinguished School, and is headed by Principal Ryan Burke, who has been at Avocado for three years. The most recent API score for the school was 865, which is 62 points higher than the score from just two years ago.</p>
Warren-Walker Lower School 5150 Wilson St, La Mesa, CA91941 This is a non-denominational elementary school, located on the grounds of St. Luke's Lutheran Church on Wilson St. …More Students range from Pre-K to 5th grade. The school emphasizes community service.
A Better Canine School for Dogs 7330 University Ave, La Mesa, CA91941 David Ruiz is the owner and author of "The ABC's of Dog Training ... and You." He guarantees that you will be…More satisfied with his program at A Better Canine School for Dogs. In his book there are stories of how successful his clients have been with the training they have received at his school.
La Presa Elementary School 519 la Presa Ave, Spring Valley, CA91977 La Presa Elementary School serves Spring Valley children from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school offers a library…More with more than 14,000 books and such activities as academic contests, student council, P.E. classes, art classes and soccer.
La Mesa Christian School 9407 Jericho Rd, La Mesa, CA91942 This school accepts preschool- through high school-age children. It is part of the Jericho Road Baptist…More Church. Situated atop a hill, it features large play areas.
Maryland Avenue Elementary School 5400 Maryland Ave, La Mesa, CA91942 This small school is taking big steps to attract new students from outside its enrollment boundaries — planning a…More Spanish-immersion program for native English speakers — possibly in the 2010-2011 school year. A PeaceBuilders school (focusing on character-building and anti-bullying efforts), Maryland Avenue also offers a Special Day Class program for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Campus hosts the SmartSteps Preschool, with 2-, 3- and 5-day programs at various fees.
Shepherd of the Hills Evangelical Lutheran Church & School 9191 Fletcher Pky, La Mesa, CA91942 With a great view above Fletcher Parkway, this Lutheran church and school has expansive grounds featuring a patio…More with picnic tables, playhouses, a basketball court area and a large parking lot. The church was established in 1965, and the school was established eight years later. The K-8 curriculum at the school reinforces Christian values, and extracurricular activities in the arts, music, theater, sports and science are encouraged.
Chase Ranch Montessori School 1090 S Anza St, El Cajon, CA92020 The Chase Ranch Montessori School has been in business and located at its current El Cajon address for more than 10…More years. The director of the school is Jill Lutz. Before coming to California, "Miss Jill" studied in Michigan and later went on to study at San Diego State University. The school is complete with two large classrooms and a playground area. The staff at the facility understands that their personalities and attitudes will affect the children they encounter. Therefore, they all make sure to work together to create a warm, loving and understanding environment for all of the children they teach.
Since 1958, Emerald Middle School has been faithfully serving the El Cajon community.
It is a STEM Magnet…More School offering students in the community a high level of achievement in various aspects of learning in mathematics, science, engineering and technology.</p>
<p>As a California Distinguished School, its unique block schedule allows for more intensive learning and a more focused aproach to the classroom.</p>
<p>The principal is Dr. Kathy Skube.</p>
Opened in 1961, Monte Vista High School is serves the Spring Valley community. Its students reside from all over East…More County, including La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Rancho San Diego, El Cajon and Spring Valley.</p>
<p>Monte Vista is a part of the Grossmont Union High School District. It is the home of the Monarchs. The school colors are crimson and gold. The principal is Randy Montesanto.</p>
Established in 1959, Avondale Elementary School has long served the Spring Valley Community.
According to…More Principal Claudia Burris, it is only one of two schools in East County with a PEI program (Prevention and Early Intervention). The school is a Title 1 school, meaning it is eligible for federal funds when they are available.</p>
<p>The school is in a residential neighborhood of Spring Valley and is surrounded by a large chain-link fence that helps secure the facility.</p>
<p>Last year the school received a state award for student achievement, and it offers grant money to qualifying families for after-school care.</p>
This school prides itself on its parent volunteers as much as its academics. Parents put in 10,000 volunteer…More hours during the 2009-10 academic year, which is about average for Glenn E. Murdock. The school received a recent API score of 918, which was among the highest in the area.</p>
<p>Halloween Happenings (with carnival rides, game booths and a cake walk) and Spring Fling for parents involve the community. The school also holds a science and math night. </p>
<p>The PTA puts out a monthly newsletter called Mustang News and presents Honorary Service and other awards. The school is named for Glenn E. Murdock, who served for twenty-four years as superintendent of the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District. Students are encouraged to wear the school colors (red, white and blue) on Fridays.</p>
Highlands Elementary School 3131 S Barcelona St, Spring Valley, CA91977 Established in 1962, Highlands Elementary School is appropriately named, as it lies near the top of a large hill in the…More Casa de Oro community. Three years ago, the school took in one-third of the students at the former Spring Valley Elementary School. Led by Principal Eileen Cotter, the students are encouraged to be children of great learning, but greater character. The school often partners with businesses in the community to help the less fortunate, and they throw seasonal events that are fun for students and parents alike, including a fall festival, a winter celebration, and a mother-son/father-daughter dance in the spring. A Title 1 school, Highlands was recently re-landscaped and serves as a model school for the district in terms of landscaping.
College Center Montessori School 7484 University Ave, La Mesa, CA91941 College Center Montessori is a small Montessori school emphasizing self-directed activity for children. Children are…More encouraged to experiment, explore and create as part of the learning process. Class sizes are small and there are two playgrounds. Some classrooms feature computers.
Wagner's School of Music 8060 la Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA91942 Wagner's School of Music is located on the second floor of a large retail plaza just off La Mesa Blvd. It is dedicated…More to providing a comprehensive beginning music program for children, with classes that help them develop a love for music and a means of expressing themselves. Wagner's offers lessons for children up to 12 years of age.
Wagner's School of Music 8060 la Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA91942 The early years are the best to expose your young one to music, and inside of La Mesa Springs shopping center, you'll…More find a great spot to do so at Wagner's School of Music. Eight- and 16-week sessions are available for kids and young adults to learn the keyboard and piano during day and evening classes throughout the year.
This elementary school near the San Diego border prides itself on its WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)…More program, a safe-school initiative of the National Center for Fathering that involves fathers and father figures spending "meaningful time with their children as well as 500 others in our school setting." </p>
<p>The school promotes character education by spotlighting one trait a month: responsibility, respect, fairness, caring, trustworthiness and citizenship. It also is a PeaceBuilders school, an anti-bullying program.</p>
<p>One of Rolando's second-grade teachers, Mark Arapostathis, is a La Mesa city councilman and head of the Peter Pan Junior Theater.</p>
Established in 1949, Casa de Oro Elementary is one of the oldest schools in the La Mesa - Spring Valley School…More District. The school offers an environment that stresses achievement, both in and out of the classroom.</p>
<p>Some of the special programs offered at the school include the OASIS reading tudor program, an autism cluster and a Garden Club, of which more than 80 students, teachers and communty volunteers are a part.</p>
<p>A California Distinguished School, Casa de Oro's principal is Lisa Conry, who is in her first year at the school after coming from Fletcher Hills.</p>
Sitting atop a hill across from Monte Vista High School, Loma Elementary School has been providing education to…More children in Spring Valley since 1979.</p>
<p>The school tries to engage with the community through many student-parent initiatives, including movie nights, reading programs, community-building lunches and teacher bulletins sent directly to parents.</p>
<p>Principal Julie Bankes leads a diverse student population, which gathers every morning, as the entire school recites the Pledge of Allegiance together, as one.</p>
<p>The school also stresses six important characteristics of its students: caring, responsibility, trustworthiness, respect, fairness and citizenship.</p>
Since 1955, Spring Valley Middle School has been the primary "middle" school in the Casa de Oro and Spring Valley…More areas, serving almost 1,000 students.</p>
<p>In addition to creating an environment of learning, principal Dana Wright stresses the importance of encouraging students to get connected in some way, in these formative years, whether it is through sports, a club, a position of student leadership or through music and the arts.</p>
<p>SVMS is a national demonstration school for AVID, an organization that promotes students pursuing higher education. It is one of the only middle schools in San Diego with a marching band. Its student leadership programs help facilitate many events and outreach programs in the community.</p>
<p>Located next to the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District Operations Center, the school benefits from a diverse population.</p>
La Presa Middle School has been serving the Spring Valley community since 1963.
A program improvement school,…More Principal Mike Allman is proud of the way the API scores have risen at La Presa Middle over the last four years. In fact, with an improvement of 101 points since 2006, La Presa Middle School boasts the highest level of improvement in the District.</p>
<p>That improvement can be attributed to the specific "targeting" of which students need to take which classes, the introduction of longer classes with block scheduling and other factors.</p>
<p>LPMS offers many electives in the humanities like band and dance, as well as technology-based electives. There is an active PTSA, and the school strives to create "a small school learning environment."</p>
Since 1957, Bancroft Elementary School has been an institution of learning, growing, and fostering of relationships…More in the Spring Valley community. The principal is Lois DeKock, who has been serving at Bancroft since 1999.</p>
<p>One of the unique programs at the school is the establishment of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, which teaches students the physical harm and social ramifications of bullying others. The school's motto is "Bee a Buddy, Not a Bully." (A bee is the program's mascot.)</p>
The Grey Rabbit Pre-School 4542 Palm Ave, La Mesa, CA91941 At locally owned Grey Rabbit Pre-School, experienced teachers use a full curriculum of stimulating activities to enhance…More growth and learning amongst its 2- to 5-year-olds. The day may include three sessions: a music circle and learning circle followed by an art project, all with a focus on the developement of social skills, self-confidence and problem solving. Just minutes from Highway 94 and Interstates 8, a rainbow-colored picket fence lends a welcoming facade to children arriving for their first day of school. Tuition includes lunches and snacks.
A California Distinguished School, Chase Elementary School has been serving the El Cajon community since 1952 .
<p>Combining a committed faculty a with a strong desire to strive for achievement, the students are Chase are provided with a quality elementary education.</p>
<p>The staff also strives to build character through extracurricular activities, including a Weekend Food Bag program, which collects food for less fortunate.</p>
<p>Sue Gellar is the school's principal.</p>