Our School Overview
The school continues to provide an academically rich and dynamic education to all of its students in its unique, historic atmosphere. Over the years its students have became astronauts, doctors, civil engineers, architects, Board of Education members or swimmers of the English Channel....and they continue to change the world every day.
The Loma Portal educational community exists to inspire all students to realize and achieve their optimal potential to be productive citizens in a global society.
Loma Portal’s Vision Statement
We will promote an atmosphere that fosters creativity, self-reliance, and academic success. We will implement State Standards and encourage the development of responsible students who are learning and working cooperatively in a safe environment.
2015-16 Parent/Student Handbook
More about Loma Portal Elementary:
Loma Portal Elementary School is a vibrant, family-oriented school communitywith a mission to inspire all students to the achievement of their optimalpotential to be productive citizens in a global society. Instruction is focusedon every student reaching or exceeding California State Standards. Teacherscreate rich, warm learning environments that invite and nurture Loma Portalstudents to do their best.
Loma Portal is a school that has fostered excellence since1914. The school community earned theCalifornia Distinguished School award in 2010. We have an active Foundation that supports our students with manyongoing activities and fund-raisers such as the Monster Bash, MulticulturalFestival, Silent Auction, Holiday Gift Shop, andJog-A-Thon.
Our programs include: GATE Seminar andGATE Cluster classes, music for all students, artist-in-residence programs(drama, music and visual art), computer lab and library lessons for allstudents, second language learner support, after school language programs suchas Spanish and Chinese, chess club, cheerleading, golf, Lego club, a beforeschool Run For Life jogging program, an all-school garden, Klassic Kids beforeand after school childcare, and field trips to city arts events such as the SanDiego symphony, ballet, and theatre.
We have many opportunities for parents and community membersto serve our students such as “Everyone A Reader” one-on-one readingvolunteers, the governance and school site council, special events committees,and our exceptional Dad’s Club.
Loma Portal’s mascot is the DOLPHIN. As with all dolphins, our Loma Portal Podhas strong social bonds with positive, intelligent behavior in accord with thedolphin reputation of being one of the most complex and advanced animals in theanimal kingdom.