Why de Portola?

Top 11 Reasons from Parents

  1. Highly Qualified Teachers – Amazing Teachers – Caring and Passionate
  2. Teachers push and challenge students
  3. Upper Grades do an excellent job preparing students for Intermediate School
  4. de Portola students are ahead of their peers
  5. Incredible parent involvement (In classrooms & PTA)
  6. Diverse Student Body
  7. Innovative Education Curriculum
  8. Warm welcoming community / Strong sense of Community
  9. Top Academics
  10. Small Community – Easy to meet people
  11. STEM assignments and Broadcasting opportunities

Note from a Parent

“You’re going to get a small school experience with teacher, office staff, and a principal that are kind, empathetic, and caring. And you will receive a more hands-on level on engagement, and a personal connection, which larger schools may not be able to offer.”

Technology

•Chromebooks 1:1 in Grades 2nd – 6th

•iPads – At least 8 in each Kinder and 1st Grade Class

•Chromebook Lab with 36 Chromebooks

•Mobile Chromebook Cart

•All classrooms have digital projectors and Apple TV

•Ozobots – 18 Ozo-bits and 12 Evo-bots

•12 Spheros

•10 VEX Robotics Units, 2 VEX Gameboards

Unique Factors and Characteristics

• Google Room featuring flexible seating
• Patriot Game Room
• Big Buddy – Little Buddy
• Great Library – Growing Collection
• Theater, Musicals, and Plays

• Innovative Seating Arrangements