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Principal's Message

Monte Vista - Success Under Construction!

Welcome to Monte Vista, a vibrant school community with dedicated teachers, staff and parents! We are a 2022 California Pivotal Practice School, 2019 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, and Musical Theatre 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 schoolwide 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 (Pearson) 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!