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About Our School


San Juan Elementary School is a Title 1 schoolwide program and serves as our schoolwide plan. Our school is located

directly across from the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano and reflects California’s diversity, as well as, its vibrant future. One of

California’s 140 original restructured schools, San Juan Elementary continues to develop a model instructional program for

approximately 800 Kindergarten through fifth grade students. Our instruction highlights second language acquisition, literacy,

STEAM instruction and integrated technology with individual Chromebooks for each student in grades 3-5. Students are able to

participate in two hands-on school gardens where, in addition to learning natural science standards, they become aware of actions

they can take to help improve our earth. Besides the district-adopted math curriculum, ST Math from the MIND Institute is

implemented across all grade levels. Music education is a priority and students can take advantage of our celebrated Disney

Musicals for Kids Performing Arts Program.

Our Two-Way Language Immersion Program is a unique educational model where children learn to think, read, write and

communicate naturally in two languages: English and Spanish. Native Spanish- and native English-speaking students study together

beginning in Kindergarten in this intensive K-12 program, to be biliterate in both languages.

Our staff recognizes the importance of working collaboratively and providing an atmosphere where high academic and behavioral

standards are encouraged. The on-site Center for Student Success, in collaboration with community resources, provides many

services to our students and their families, including an on-campus parent information center for counseling, health, academic

interventions, and student enrichment opportunities. San Juan also hosts an on-campus, state-funded preschool program, fee-based

preschool dual immersion classes, the Learning Link program, as well as, an accredited YMCA day care and program center, and a

grant-funded after school program.

Students at San Juan Elementary School are held accountable for their own learning and are given support, as necessary, during the

regular school day and in before and after-school language, reading, and math classes. The Character Counts! Program and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) are the basis for student behavior. Students are recognized for demonstrating scholarly attributes and anti-bullying lessons are presented to all grades throughout the year. Students who excel academically are recognized each trimester in school-wide assemblies.

At San Juan School, students are preparing to be the leaders of the future!

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