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27800 Oak View Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

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(949) 234-5941
(949) 360-6273
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September 25, 2014
My daughter started at Canyon Vista this September. I have deep conservative views, and was skiddish about putting my kid into the public school system. What I have found since is that CV isn't any different than the elementary school I attended 37 years ago. The staff is very friendly, the lower grade teachers are fantastic, and I honestly feel this is an excellent environment on par with other private schools in the area. Happy.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
The Principal knows everyone by name. He takes an active roll in knowing the kids & what they like. The staff is always helpful & friendly. My son loves going there!

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2013
The class size is too much for one person -34, 7 year olds and one adult?? They expect parent involvement not taking into account both parents that work. It effect the ones that don't work just as much. Love the Principal!

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2012
I've been going to this school since kindergarden, now I'm in 5th grade and it's been the greatest experience.The teachers there encourage you to be the best you can be, the classrooms and playground is an inviting atmosphere. The principal, Mr. Mahoney, knows the students names and walks around making sure everything's okay and the kids are learning. In 5th grade the teachers are encouraging and tell you what to expect in middle school and give you challenging work. There are fun activities and a great theater for after school who put on great shows every year. I love this school so much I feel very sad to go to Don Juan and leave!

- submitted by a community member
March 30, 2012
I felt I had to write a review after reading the comment posted on March 14, 2012. My daughter had Mrs. Roberson last year for 2nd grade and although every year at Canyon Vista has been a good year, her year with Mrs. Robertson was her best year yet! I am also a very conservative person and NEVER felt that Mrs. Robertson was a "runaway liberal" with a "brainwashing liberal agenda". That's absurd! I will say that she loves the kids in her class and does her very best to make sure they have a great experience. She encouraged my daughter to be creative and gave her the confidence to write and share her stories. She also challenged my daughter which was so wonderful because she can get bored easily in class. We love Canyon Vista and we are hoping to get Mrs. Robertson again next year for the 4th grade.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2012
To the previous reviewer- Are you serious that you would be moving due to 1 teacher. I'm sorry if this teacher didnt conform to your obviously conservative opinions, but all curriculum is standardized by the state of CA. This is our first year at Canyon Vista and have had nothing but good experiences with the teachers, principal and other staff. It is a very supportive environment for the students. The staff has been responsive to any questions/ concerns and open to parent involvement. We have been very pleased!

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2012
Runaway liberal indoctrination by one of the teachers. Our daughter has been going here since kindergarten and up until now we couldn't be happier until a new teacher, Ms. Robertson, decided to force her extreme left wing views onto the students. Her brainwashing liberal agenda curriculum includes: forcing environmentalism through assignments and marking down those who disagree, explaining that teacher unions are only there for the kids, teaching that socialism really benefits this country, and non-stop praise for Barack Obama. We couldn't be more disgusted with this person. Because of this we are moving.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
It's a school striving to do good

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
The test scores are great and teachers are caring and knowledgeable.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
Canyon Vista has caring, giving teachers and incredible parent involvement! Everyone wants all the kids to succeed and build a strong community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
This is our first year at Canyon Vista (kindergarten) and we LOVE it! It looks and feels like a very new school. The teachers are great and there is a lot of volunteer work going on from the parents. It is a GREAT school and I feel lucky to have my son going there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
We love Canyon Vista because the school is great, the principal and staff are wonderful, and the parents are very involved! It provides a happy and positive spirit and environment for my children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
Our school have great teachers that seem to really care for the students, wonderful admin staff and a great principal! We have an awesome PTA and great parents involvement. Our school is in a gorgeous location and is a true neighborhood school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
I love Canyon Vista Schoolbecause it is the learning place for my grand nephew. He's very happy there.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 12, 2010
The teachers and parents work well together at this school, and make it a fun learning experience for the kids. My son loves Kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 04, 2009
My child has been a student at CVES since kindergarten and I am very impressed with her progress. My child entered CVES as an English Learner and has transitioned very well. I attribute her growth to the very competent teachers and their professionalism in implementing an effective scaffolding program! Kudos to all of the CVES staff, you are true professionals inspite of the obstacles that have been presented to you within the past couple of years.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2009
We pulled our son out of the school after grade 1. As stated in another review we found that his teacher was not very caring and not suited to teaching such young children. The classes are getting bigger, the Arts Masters programs are reduced, there is too much testing and too much home work. It's too academic for grades 1 and 2.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2009
Most of the teachers are very nice and caring. A few are not. There is a problem with bullying at recess time because there is not much supervision.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2009
I transfered from private school with my two children and could not be more pleased. I had concerns about public education in today's climate but have been very happy with the teachers and administration. We are blessed to have such a good public school in our area.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2007
I feel so lucky I live in the boundaries for this school. The principal knows the kids by first name. The PTA sponsors many wonderful events. The parents are involved and it shows in the behavior of the children that attend this school. The scaffolding program is amazing because it puts children with like skill levels in the same reading and math programs which allows them to grow at their own levels.

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May 13, 2006
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May 04, 2006
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April 12, 2006
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March 22, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2006
Great school; music is made available to most grades, including selected instruments; parents are very involved

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2006
Strong academics. I like the skafolding program. My son has done well with it. He is in 1st grade and reading at 3rd grade level. Art, music & sports activities are not ignored. But as with most public schools, it it the PTA that funds them and implements the programs. There is huge parental involvement at CVE. Parents are expected to be involved in their children's education. It's great!

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January 25, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2005
This is a fantastic school dedicated to education and children. They gave a very active PTA that does a fantastic job organizing events. Volunteering in the class rooms has been a joy. The faculty is top notch with years of experience! My kids are luck to attend such a fine public school!

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
I had had the wonderful experience to work with this school on a number of levels. I have had three children attend regularly and one child attend through a special needs program. Not only have the staff always gone above and beyond for my children, but the pta and even the parents themselves bless the lives of these children daily. Parents and administration inclding teachers work together in an exceptional way to make it a positive and very effective educaltional and inspirational environment for our children. The staff seems to know each child and understand their personal needs. They never stop looking for new ways to better our chilren's experience. I cannot think of a single negative about this school. I would highly recomend this one.

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March 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2004
Brand new school. Overall good feedback from neighbors who are sending their children there. The Kindergarten is way too short class time.

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Canyon Vista Elementary School
27800 Oak View Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA  92656
(949) 234-5941
Last modified Canyon Vista Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Canyon Vista Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top