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Students watering the school garden

Gardens of Learning

Montemalaga students working together in the school garden.

PVHS Golf Team CIF Champions

CIF Champions!

Congratulations PVHS Golf Team

Archaeology dig at Dapplegray school

"The Big Dig"

Archaeology Hands on Learning Project at Dapplegray Elementary School

Students sitting down reading

Celebrating Dr. Seuss

Stop, Drop and Read Program at Lunada Bay Elementary School

Preschool graduation


Valmonte Early Learning Academy Graduation

School assembly at Mira Catalina

School Spirit

Mira Catalina's Friday Assembly

TED conference at PVPHS

Voices of Our Future

PVPHS' Service Learning Special Event

Special Olympics Unified Athletics Competition

Amazing Athletes

The Special Olympics Unified Athletics Competition

Students pose for picture in photo wall at Rancho Vista World Fair

Learning About Global Diversity

Students at Rancho Vista World Fair

Students Competing at High School Surfing Championships

Scholars and Athletes

State High School Surfing Championships

Students with teacher and Spirit of PV peacock award.

Celebrating Staff

Spirit of PV Recognition (read more...)

Miraleste students holding award at VEX robotics competition.

Robotics Winners

Miraleste teams win VEX competition.

Students present colonial museum at Cornerstone Elementary

History Comes Alive

Colonial Museum at Cornerstone Elementary School

PVHS students pose with 1st place medals at CSULB Math Day

1st Place at Math Day

Palos Verdes High Students take home 1st place at CSULB's Math Day

Students peforming in PVHS' Little Shop of Horrors

Amazing Talent

PVHS and PVPHS High School Drama Departments

Peninsula High School's Academic Decathlon Team

Academic Excellence

Peninsula High School's Academic Decathlon Team

RDMHS students


Rancho del Mar HS Students

U.S. Coast Guard pilot and helicopter on the field at Silver Spur Elementary School.

Military Appreciation Day

Silver Spur Elementary Hosts Annual Event

Students holding PEF signs at Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

Thanks for Supporting PVPUSD Schools

Skechers Pier to Pier Walk

Adult and child holding hands.

PVPUSD Expands Counseling Services

District Announces Additional Resources Read More.

Diagram of proposed facilities master plan at Dapplegray elementary school.

Planning for the Future

Developing the PVPUSD Facilities Master Plan

Custodian mopping floor.

Green Cleaning

Chemical cleaners swapped for non-toxic alternatives. Read more.

Military symbols and family holding hands.

Welcome Military Families

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Education Insights

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Healthy Pathways and Support
It’s impossible to read the news recently without feeling a need to help our kids discover healthy pathways to reach their goals in an increasingly complex world.  In high-achieving communities, our students are increasingly aware of their strengths, weaknesses, and ability to compete for admission to the most competitive colleges and universities.  While our school district has forged a stellar national reputation for preparing our students academically, we must be mindful and vigilant about protecting our students with social and emotional supports and helping more students to realize their full potential.
Many of our residents are aware that our students routinely account for nearly 2,000 Advanced Placement (AP) exams each year and over 80% of our graduates complete the challenging requirements necessary to gain eligibility to the University of California system.  Most people are less aware of our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) that addresses the needs of all students, including an investment in mental health.
The LCAP addresses criteria defined by the California Department of Education (CDE) through the lens of local governance and stakeholder input.  Our plan addresses the needs of special education students, English Language Learners (ELL), first generation college students, low-wealth families, Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) students, foster youth, and dives deep into the areas of Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS), and personal well-being.
Our Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District is known for academic excellence, rigorous curriculum, robust math and science programs, and a community built by engineers and entrepreneurs.  Those pillars will remain intact and our school system will continue to produce students capable of changing the world in positive and powerful ways. 
It is our aspirational goal to increase the breadth of our success through purposeful recruitment of students into engaging programs and courses, targeting interventions, and developing healthy habits and supports for all students.  The road to World Class has no finish line.  I would encourage our parents and community to explore our work with the LCAP and social and emotional supports.  Please share your thoughts and insights with us to help identify the next right answers for PVPUSD.
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Information, Updates and Timelines
The Board of Education has begun the search process for a Superintendent.  A Superintendent Search web page has been created to provide news, information, updates and timelines throughout the recruitment and hiring process:
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