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Vision and Mission

School Mission

The mission of Ponderosa Elementary School is to develop a caring community of life-long learners that fosters continual growth.

School Vision

Ponderosa Elementary School is a diverse and inclusive school community, committed to academic excellence. We provide instruction in a respectful, responsible, safe and kind learning environment through collaboration with faculty, families and community.

Our School

Ponderosa provides our students with a strong academic curriculum in a safe and caring environment, supported by an enthusiastic, hard working parent community, many business partners and a talented and devoted staff. 

Each year we welcome about 100 new families to Ponderosa, many from countries around the world.  Ponderosa's diverse student population includes 23% Asian Indian, 20% Asian, 26% Hispanic, 0.7% African-American, 4% Filipino, 25% Caucasian, and 1+% other/declined to state (2019-20 data). There are over 30 different languages spoken by our students.  All students leave Ponderosa well prepared for their higher education. Our International Night events are one fun way to celebrate the diversity at our school.

We strive to educate the whole child who will be equipped with competitive life skills for the future.  We are proud to be a part of one of the most progressive school districts in our nation.  

We look forward to a productive and memorable year together.  We will keep you up to date with our weekly Ponderosa Press