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Principal's Welcome


At Sun Valley School, parents and staff work together to develop a nurturing learning environment promoting positive self-esteem, fostering intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and motivating students to develop to their fullest potential intellectually, socially, and emotionally in order to become cooperative, productive citizens and lifelong learners.

Sun Valley School recognizes the unique value of each individual and is dedicated to high academic standards for instruction in an active, safe, and supportive learning environment. Every staff member facilitates this mission on a daily basis. We value education as a process of opening students’ minds to critical thought and creative activity.   In addition to our highly qualified staff, one of our assets is our parent community. We have a volunteer program that encompasses over 200 parent volunteers. Our classroom programs are as successful as they are largely due to the support of the parent volunteers. Parents help in the classrooms, chaperone on field trips, organize and participate in fundraising and special projects on a regular basis. Teachers and parents work together for the common goal of creating an environment to maximize enthusiasm and commitment for a successful educational process.   

Our school community works together to create a special place for children to learn and grow. We take pride in being recognized as a California Distinguished School, knowing that we put students first, and believing that all students can and will learn. We are committed to providing students with the best possible educational experience.      

Julie Harris  

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