Welcome to Monte Vista, a vibrant school community with dedicated teachers, staff and parents. We are a National Blue Ribbon, California Gold Ribbon and a 2018 California Distinguished School. In addition to academic success, we pride ourselves on being a community school with a variety of programs to meet the needs of all our students.
Citizenship, respect and kindness are valued by our school community and supported via PBIS (Positive Behavior and Response System), a district-wide endeavor. Students are taught the expectations identified by staff which support positive behavior choices. Both consequences and reinforcement strategies are used to encourage positive behavior.
The arts are a strong area of focus and is supported by both GUSD and our site PTA. Meet the Masters, Primary Chorus, Upper Grade Orchestra, 3rd Grade Recorders, Musical Theatre and a robust ceramics program are just a few examples of how visual and performing arts are integrated into the school program.
Monte Vista is home to a Korean FLAG program (Foreign Language Academies of Glendale) in grades K-6. Technology continues to be a strong area of focus with a 1:1 ratio of Chromebooks in grades 2-6 and state-of-the-art monitors in more than half of our classrooms. Our PE program provides specialized instruction in physical education, team building for all students from kindergarten through 6th grade.
The Monte Vista PTA and parent community provide resources, assemblies, classroom materials, technology, classroom support and volunteering for the many school wide events which enhance our school environment. The community at large also supports Monte Vista with programs such as Crescenta Commons Kids, Boy and Girl Scouts, Glendale Educational Foundation, CV Town Council and Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis.
Finally, academics are supported through newly adopted math (Envision) and language arts (Benchmark Advance grades K-5; Springboard grade 6) curriculum, updated library, supplemental instructional materials and opportunities for enrichment. We hold high expectations for our students in academics, citizenship and creativity. Monte Vista is an incredible community that prepares our students for their next steps at Rosemont Middle School, Crescenta Valley High School and beyond.
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STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973): The Board of Education prohibits, at any district school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying targeted at any student by anyone, based on the student's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District will take steps to assure that the lack of English will not be a barrier to admission and participation in district programs. Complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy of nondiscrimination should be directed to Dr. Lena Richter, (818) 241-3111. A copy of the District's Uniform Complaint Policy is available by calling (818) 241-3111, ext. 1457. The District's Title IX Coordinator is Dr. Kelly King, (818) 241-3111. The District's 504 Coordinator is Beatriz Bautista, (818) 241-3111.
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