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About Us

About Our School

Mountain Elementary School District, located in the redwoods above Santa Cruz County's quaint Soquel Village, is a small, one-school district serving students from kindergarten through sixth grade. All students are provided with challenging collaborative academic opportunities that are enhanced by the integration of music, visual and performing arts, physical education and community building into the curriculum.

Megan Tresham, Superintendent/Principal


Mission Statement

It is the shared responsibility of the entire Mountain Elementary School community to provide all students with a high-quality education by creating a rich, safe, joyful and diverse learning environment.

We celebrate each individual's uniqueness and challenge all to reach their highest potential. Our community is based on mutual respect and inspires a life-long love of learning.

We provide opportunities for all students to expand their creative abilities and attain maximum academic growth in accordance with their individual needs and interests. We empower students by encouraging them to take responsibility for their own learning.

We believe that excellence in education depends upon a quality instructional program provided by teachers and administration and supported by parents. We use our collective resources to create an effective, challenging and stimulating learning climate of academic excellence.

We believe that:

  • a physically and emotionally supportive atmosphere is essential to a quality learning environment.
  • each child should develop academic, social, physical and emotional growth to their highest potential.
  • diversity is a valued resource necessary to develop tolerance, respect and greater understanding.
  • a key to a quality education is the regular monitoring of student progress, utilizing our identified grade level assessments.