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K-6
Public charter
Palm Springs, CA
Students enrolled: 541
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After care: Yes

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650 South Paseo Dorotea
Palm Springs, CA 92264

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(760) 416-8250
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August 05, 2014
Truly the top school in the PSUSD area. Cannot be more impressed with the teachers and their level of commitment to their students and their learning. They go above and beyond. School got the highest test scores for 2013 in PSUSD. Technology is impressed to all students, they have music and band services to students, and their level of parent commitment is profound. So happy they currently are up to 6th grade, and our hope is that one day they will be 7th and 8th so we don't have to move to a middle school. The principal and vice principal are open, innovative, and support all their staff well, which creates a very positive environment. Thank you Cielo Vista Charter for your amazing standards for our children

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2014
In life I feel it is one of the best decisions made and mainly for the development of my daughter, the director that the head of the campus and there all his team have a very important purpose, to train children with character and hence is derived all the system of education. my daughter from kindergarten does not have a day of school she wants to stop going. That says to me that she is in good hands and forming a "EXCEPTIONAL" educational future as they learn and I learn from her mother. I thank God for being people like you who love their work. I am very proud that my daughter belongs to the class of Mrs. Jarecki, is an excellent teacher and his vocation for teaching person is unique. Thanks for all Principal and Staff

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2011
I have a 3rd and 5th grader at the school, this is our first year at Cielo VIsta. I was working for the district when I first heard about this school. I didn't think there would be a difference. Well, I was so wrong, I can honestly say that all the teachers are great. I have always been weary about my children getting a random teacher, so I have always requested the teachers I have wanted. This is not a problem here. Everyone is always so friendly, and the parents are encouraged to be there. Everyone is so involved. The PTG is wonderful and their doors are always open to parents who want to help, or just to sit and listen to what's going on. I am so glad my boys got into this school. They are really happy there too!!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2011
Principal, staff, and teachers are involved in the learning of each student -- they've created a "family" at CVC. We love it!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2011
I am a new parent to the public school system, so I had some reservations. I am so impressed with the school, and it's progressive learning. Teachers work as a collaborative team, and through the continuous support of the principal are encouraged to teach to their strengths. I learned charters can allocate funds to meet their needs, such as aides in 1st grade, full time PE/Nutrition and music teacher. The charter has an innovative learn by doing approach and project based learning. The school has a 24/7 laptop program for upper grades taught through macs and ipads! Kindergarten is full day. Charter has added another 40 mins to their school day for "eagle hour" where emphasis is placed on students academic needs. They work on building character through academics and community service programs! I love the emphasis on citizenship and helping others in the community. There is strong parent involvement. I realized it's not all about test scores. High performing teachers, technology, teaching methods that think outside the box, community service and emphasizing character can outweigh gov test scores! We are in our 2nd year and are beyond impressed! Excited for the years to come

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2011
So happy we could get our granddaughter in this school. We look forward to the coming years for sure! The teachers and staff are phenomenal!!

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2011
As an experienced educator, I can without reservation say that Cielo Vista Charter is the greatest school I have ever seen. First, the leadership from the top is unparalleled. The principal works harder than anyone, genuinely cares about the children and staff, and sets the bar beyond high for her knowledge of education and her professionalism. The staff is of the highest caliber - educators from various backgrounds all working collaboratively. It is obvious they view the students as "our students", not merely "my class" or "his/her class". Ideas are shared, data is analyzed, programs are improved, and they don't accept anything other than complete student achievement. Lastly the students - they are wonderful, nice, hard working kids.... makes me feel optimistic about the future with a group of young people like this as our next generation of Americans.

- submitted by a teacher
September 04, 2010
As a new parent to Cielo Vista Charter I am thrilled with how excited my son is about learning. The staff is very dedicated and goes above and beyond other schools we've visited. The principal is caring and very involved in the classrooms. My husband and I couldn't be happier about the education our son is receiving.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2010
All of the staff is dedicated to giving our students what they need to be successful in the future. They are all committed individuals.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2010
As a parent with three students at the new charter school I am truly please with the parent involvement. I must also say that the principal enjoys what she does and is actively involved in all classrooms. The principal stated, "I love children and watching them improve academically and socially." I recommend anyone that is available to tour the school to do so. If you have 6th graders who want to academically exceed in all state standards this is the school for you. Do not miss out on this once in a life time experience. Your children will be happy and enjoy school. Isn't that what we all want? Children to love school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
My son is in 2nd grade in Cielo Vista and not only is he learning the important basic math and reading skills but he is also learning the importance of being a kid of character! He is thriving in this school! I am very pleased with his teacher and all the staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
Cielo Vista is a California Distinguished School and an Apple Distinguished School. Cielo Vista has a caring, family feel when you walk on campus. The school is a No Excuses University School and teaches character through the Character Counts program. The school teaches technology across the grade levels with computer carts and 24/7 laptop program.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 30, 2010
I love cielo vista because all the teachers are real friendly,& they care about the kids.Also they are very cabable of teacher.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Great teachers....genuinely care about the students. Principal works extremely hard to make Cielo Vista the best. The staff as a whole is like an extended family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Cielo Vista is wonderful school and the staff members have been part of my family for about 15 years.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
The teachers are awesome and caring. The students are hard working, and the parents are extremely supportive. They work together as a family. Principal truly cares about each member of the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Cielo Vista Elementary is an outstanding school. The atmosphere is once of caring for the individual as well a setting high academic standards for all students. The principal of this school and her staff should be commended for their hard work on behalf of the children and their families. Their caring ways are genuine and they will do everything possible to help each child excel not only in academics but also in life. This is a great place for learning! As an educator and grandmother, I want to thank you all of you who go the many extra miles to make this such a wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Very involved principal and teachers are fantastic. Many awards for Most Distinguished school. Also has a great technology program, students have their personal laptop to work on.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
Cielo Vista School is a family. Teachers, parents and staff work together for the success of each student that attends Cielo Vista.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
Cielo Vista promotes a fun learning environment for it's students. The teachers are dedicated to their students and thrive on teaching the students to be kids of character. Excellent school that I am proud to be a part of!!!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 27, 2010
The teachers go above and beyond to inspire their students to be lifelong learners. The principal is very proactive. She instills the importance of being a person of 'character' into everyone at the school. The school has a great sense of community that will only improve now that it has been approved as the first charter school in Palm Springs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
This is a wonderful school with a fabulous caring staff, from the teachers to the support staff and everyone in between. The principle Mrs. Lake is the best Principle she cares about the kids and the school and does everything she can to make it a safe and caring environment for the kids to learn in. They are also a Character Counts School and help teach the kids not only about education but on how to be a good caring person who cares about themselves and others. Children now a days really need to learn how to respect themselves and others and Cielo Vista is doing a GREAT JOB with this big problem.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
I believe that while school is primarily for a child's education, it should also teach the social skills that children will need when they encounter the different phases of life in general. Cielo Vista implements their Character Counts program which is a great stepping-stone for the students to learn how to be a better person as they get older. The teachers and staff really care about the well-being of the students. Ms. Lake is a wonderful principal whose leadership and efforts have not only secured Cielo Vista's future as the first Charter School in Palm Springs but has also been recently honored as one of California's Distinguished Schools.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Lovely teachers and The best principle. Dicipline us a must and The kids take it very seriously which is good

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
the have the best GATE program in the valley - our daughter blossomed there - awesome school

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2008
I think this is a wonderfull school. I love the web page!

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 27, 2008
This school is very nice, the teachers are very good and the principle is great too. I've unfortunately delt with many schools and this one is at the top. They challenge the kids, keep parents informed, and it has a very safe environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2008
This is an awesome school with terrific staff and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2005
Wonderful teachers, Ms. Lake, the principal, is awesome, very involved parents, great kids, safe environment, 2 thumbs up, and 4 stars!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
My kids were assigned to Landau Elementary but through word of mouth I heard the teachers at Cielo Vista were great! My children were fortunate to have such wonderful teachers from K-2. The principal Mrs. Green is the best! She knows every parent practically by first name and if she doesn't she knows who your child is. Mrs. Skinner, Mrs.Schroeder both kindergarten teachers. The best! This school gets a thumbs up!

- submitted by a parent
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Cielo Vista Charter School
650 South Paseo Dorotea, Palm Springs, CA  92264
(760) 416-8250
Last modified Cielo Vista Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cielo Vista Charter School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top