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Message From The Principal



Welcome to the 2022-23 school year at Valinda School of Academics. I am honored and proud to serve in my eleventh year as principal at this wonderful school. I am pleased to be part of a faculty and community that is committed to providing the best education for every child in a safe and nurturing environment. I look forward to building on the academic successes and further preparing our students development through New Pedagogies for Deep Learning.

Valinda School of Academics is a Pre-k-8th grade elementary school, in La Puente, California. We are proud to be able to offer Dual Immersion, Robotics, Band, Sea Perch, Journalism, ASB, C-STEM, Speech and Debate, and various other extended learning opportunities for our students. Our teaching and learning is focused on meeting and exceeding the California State Standards for every child. It is our belief that varied levels of instruction provide a framework to challenge every student.

It is our intention for each one of our students to leave Valinda prepared for higher education, equipped with critical thinking skills, and empowered with a love of learning. By collaborating with the strong group of parents, guardians, grandparents and extended families who make up our community, we will accomplish this goal.

Our teachers invite ongoing communication with families and my door is always open to offer assistance. I appreciate your input, and look forward to working with you and your child in these very important years of school.



Elizabeth Bermejo