99 out of 10GreatSchools

Canyon Elementary School

Santa Monica, CA
  • Charter
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 398


Canyon Elementary School
421 Entrada Drive
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 454-7510
Canyon Elementary School is located in Santa Monica, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 9 out of 10
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Reviews16 Reviews

I spent 11 years with three kids at Canyon. One with an IEP, the issues were discovered by the teachers. The help was tremendous in his acedemics and school experience. I couldn't have asked for more involved teachers and supports. Very friendly.
My daughter attended k through 3rd grade at Canyon. This school has a lovely campus, nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains, and a small town feel, with the old schoolhouse serving as the library, but that were the warm and fuzzy feelings end. The school has a very wealthy, and minimally diverse demographic, and does not make students who get in on the lottery system (as opposed to those who live in the neighborhood) feel very welcome. The teachers do not diviate at all from the common core method, even if a child would benefit from a different teaching method. I was told by a teacher at Canyon that most parents get tutors if your child can't learn they way Canyon teaches. That shows the sort of expectation of wealth that is the norm at Canyon. The pressure put on students to perform well on standardized tests is not appropriate for grade school students, and the amount of homework given daily was huge cause for stress in my child. I do not recommend this school for creative children or parents who want their child to enjoy being a child.
LOVE this school! My son is finishing up his first year there and we couldn't be happier. Amazing teachers, professional staff, truly caring community. Thank you Canyon!
My son just graduated from Canyon (he went K-5) and have to say it was an amazing experience for our whole family. Great students, teachers, parents! The school is very well funded by the caring community. Community is the word here. Roll up your sleeves and get ready for bake sales and Fiesta volunteer work if you are planning to attend this very high ranking school.
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