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Playa Vista Elementary5
Posted November 24, 2014
- a parent
We are very happy with the administration and teacher. This has been a huge transition for a first time kindergarten family. Feedback from teacher has been outstanding on every level. Feels like a partnership.
Playa Vista Elementary is truly wonderful school. We are now in our 3rd year (14-15) and have had some growing pains over the first 2 years. However, with a new and energetic, engaged Principal, we have seen the STEM Curriculum come into sharper focus and our partnership with LMU has shown incredible benefits. Most importantly our 2 children both attend PVES and love it there. They are offered challenging schoolwork in a supportive environment. Moreover, the teachers are truly exceptional in their credentials, dedication and commitment to our children and the school itself. We look forward to our future years at PVES.
The support from parents, LMU, the community, local businesses and mother nature make this idyllic STEM based school a delight. To get to school each day, most families walk or ride bikes and soak up the wetlands scrubbed fresh air and Platinum LEED certified "school of the future". With an emphasis on ecology, any given day may include a visit from NASA, Google, an Olympic athlete, a local professional sports team, chess, yoga, phenomenal teachers and a stellar principle. Dreamy and free, with the exception of the suggested donation per year of $1250 that funds TAs, the computer and science labs, music programs, arts and the library.
PVES is thriving. Under new leadership, great teachers, amazing parental involvement and a strong partnership with LMU, it is more like a private school, but in a genuine community setting. What a difference a new principal makes. Boosters and parent volunteers make a huge difference too. We feel lucky to able to send our child to PVES.
I have a 2d grader and a Kinder at PVES. I couldn't be happier at this school. It is one of the few LAUSD schools with such a large amount of parent involvement. The community is so involved, its wonderful. The school's new Principal (Ms. Johnson) is fabulous, hands on and works her tail off. The implementation of the STEM program is realized daily. These kids have it great here. My only issue, is what LAUSD middle school will live up to this school?
My daughter just started Kindergarten this year and we could not be more pleased. Her teacher is so warm, organized and is great with the kids and parents. The principal is a dynamo, forever engaged, very approachable and is doing amazing throngs for the school- namely implementing a cutting edge STEM curriculum. The school community is very close knit and very involved- there are all sorts of fun things for families to participate in though out the year, such as a Halloween Festival, Picnics, Open House etc, The booster club does an amazing job with fundraising as well. The campus is new and beautiful too.
This is my sons second year at PVES and we could not be any happier! He is thriving in every way academically and socially. The teachers are all wonderful and the parent group is strong and extremely supportive. Amazing school and we are blessed to be a part of it!
PVES is an amazing school and I am very proud to have my daughter attend this school. The parents are a strong group and the teachers have an amazing wealth of knowledge and a passion for children. Now that the district is allowing us to upgrade our leadership I, as a father, am hoping for a male influence to complement the terrific ladies of PVES! Go Osprey!!!
Playa Vista Elementary is a wonderful school with excellent teachers, staff, and high parental involvement. I have two children who have been at the school since it opened almost two years ago and they have both had great experiences. It is in a beautiful location and the partnership with LMU is a real benefit as well. My husband and I plan to keep our children there through fifth grade.