PEC Programs

Art Literacy– The Art Literacy Program’s mission is to offer students an opportunity to explore great artists, other cultures, and art history as it relates to their own lives today. Our aim is to expose students to projects and discussions, while assisting them in achieving greater success in all aspects of their educational experience and their lives. Aligned with the K-6 grade curriculum, lessons are taught weekly in each classroom. The success of this program is designed around the artistic process over time, not the completion of ‘perfect’ works of art.  Considering our ever-changing world, this constantly evolving program demonstrates to students that they can, and do, change their lives through the process of art.

Playground Partners – Volunteers come out once a week to play with the students at lunch – learn more by clicking here

Running Club – Club for students who like to run as part of The 100 Mile Club. The 100 Mile Club gives the opportunity for our kids to run or walk 100 miles at school during a single school year which improves school readiness to learn, creates better educational outcomes, building self-esteem and the overall health in the lives of children and others. Click here for more information.

Science – Built upon a foundation of inquiry and discovery through investigative experiences, we don’t just read about science, we  “do” science with the help of diverse hands-on learning opportunities including Life Lab, a garden-based program developed by UC Santa Cruz; and MARE, a program developed by UC Berkeley that transforms the classrooms into laboratories for the exploration of the ocean.  In addition to these programs, our 5th & 6th grade classes participate in inquiry-based labs developed and led by students from UC San Diego’s Chemistry & Engineering Departments.

School as a Garden – Through the use of inquiry-based curricula from Edible Schoolyard and Life Lab from UC Santa Cruz, we have developed an excellent standards-based K-6 program. Our students, teachers, and parents bring amazing energy to the gardens, and in just a short amount of time, we have been able to build several different educational gardens that serve as the foundation for our garden curriculum.