Van Ness Avenue Elementary is a small, LAUSD neighborhood school where every student and their family is known, valued, and respected. We empower and encourage children to think critically, express themselves creatively, and care for others. Through rigorous academics, STEAM initiatives, Project-Based Learning and Restorative Justice, we strive to prepare the whole child for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
We believe in Inclusive Education. Through purposeful and intentional integration, our diverse population of students learn and grow together. We foster citizens who strive for the best in themselves while caring about their fellows. Our community school develops and nurtures learners who will be able to face the challenges of the future with determination, thoughtfulness and compassion.