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About Our School

Canyon Vista Elementary School is nestled in the hilltop community of Aliso Viejo, adjacent to Soka University. With a breathtaking view of Wood Canyon and the hilltops of Laguna Beach, the school opened its doors in August of 2002.
As a walking school, all of the families live within the local community and walk in neighborhood groups to the beautiful school. The facility is comprised of thirty classrooms, a multi-purpose room, large library and a computer lab featuring the latest in state of the art technology including internet access in every classroom and an emphasis on multimedia and integration of technology into the curriculum. 
Our organic gardening program gives students an opportunity to connect with the earth, learn outdoors and experience the excitement of eating fruits and vegetables grown right here on our campus! Canyon Vista also features a beautiful Butterfly Garden that is home to Monarch and Painted Lady Butterflies each year. 
In partnership with Soka University, Soka students volunteer to assist teachers in classrooms. Canyon Vista serves as a professional development site for California State University Fullerton. Staff members serve as mentors and trainers for teacher trainees.
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