Monte Vista Elementary School

A National Blue Ribbon School

Message from Principal

  • Thank you to all the parents, teachers, staff, students and community that allow Monte Vista to be named the 2015 Finest Elementary School in the Crescenta Valley be the CV Weekly.


    I HEART Walking to School!

    What is the best way to start your child's day? Walking to school, of course! In honor of Valentine's Day, let's HEART walking to school this week! The weather is great, the air is clear, grab your sneakers and walk to school! Don't live close? Park at Two Strike Park and make the short trip to school on your feet! Traffic in Monty Lane bringing you down? Make our school community cleaner, safer and healthier by walking to school.

    On one random day this week, all walkers will receive an incentive for walking to school. Join us all and walk!!!


    March 2016
    March 4  Minimum Day
    March 18  "Sports Day" sponsored by Student Council

    March 21-25 Spring Break
    March 28  No School, Staff Development Day

    GUSD Instructional Calendar 2017-2018
    On January 12, 2016 Dr. Maria G. Gandera, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources presented the process for development of the 2017-2018 Instructional Calendar and Beyond.
    • Three Community Meetings:
         Hoover High School 2/4/16
         Glendale High School 2/17/16
         Crescenta Valley High School 2/23/16
    Online survey on District website  2/1/16 through 2/19/16
    • SCCD meetings February 2016 through May 2016





    Welcome to Monte Vista Elementary 

    Monte Vista is a vibrant school community with dedicated teachers, staff and parents.  We pride ourselves on being a community school with a variety of programs to meet the needs of all of our students.  The arts is 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 also hosts Korean FLAG (Foreign Language Academies of Glendale) in grades K-5. Technology continues to be a strong area of focus with six Chromebook Carts, Robotics Program, an up-to-date lab and SmartBoards in every classroom. Our PE program provides specialized instruction in physical education, team building for all students from kindergarten through 6th grade  Finally, academics is supported through the Common Core State Standards, newly 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, Crescenta Valley High School and beyond.

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    2620 Orange Avenue, La Crescenta, CA 91214  
    (818) 248-2617, Fax (818) 248-5263
    Glendale Unified School District  (818) 241-3111 



    GUSD 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 District does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic group, actual or perceived sexual orientation, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability. 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. Cynthia McCarty-Foley. A Copy of the District's Uniform Complaint Policy is available by calling (818) 241-3111. The District's Title IX Coordinator is Dr. Maria Gandera, (818) 241-3111. The District's 504 Coordinator is Dr. Amy Lambert, (818) 241-3111.

Upcoming Events

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  • Sign up for the Science Fair before March 11th 2016.  More information on the STEM page or in Paw Prints.  

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  • We have had some complaints about damage at Crescenta Commons. This is a community park. Our community purchased the plants, placed the rocks and continue the upkeep. Please supervise your children and ensure trash is not left behind, rocks are not moved, and pathways are not scattered. We want to keep the park looking nice for your enjoyment. Thanks!

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