to Ada Harris School! Janelle Scheftner, Principal
We are a community of learners here at Ada Harris! The sunny beach community of
Cardiff-by-the-Sea surrounds our school.
While the views and weather make it a lovely place to live, the people
here are what makes it a beautiful place to learn and grow. The partnership between our parent community
and the district keeps our class sizes small, helping our teachers stay focused
on learning that supports the whole child as an individual. Ada Harris is a California Distinguished
School serving students in grades three through six.
Our dedicated staff members work with students to create
experiences that maximize their learning potential. Our staff is committed to preparing our
students for success in middle school, high school, college, career and
beyond. We value academics and are proud
of the fact that Ada Harris students consistently perform well on standardized
testing and we pride ourselves in providing a blended learning atmosphere that
is built around critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity and
choice. We offer specialty courses as
part of our regular school day to all students including music, art, performing
arts, technology, science lab and physical education.
Our learning extends beyond the classroom with technology
and our 1:1 iPad program. Thanks to a
generous partnership between the district and Cardiff SEA, we are able to use
technology to enhance and personalize student learning every day.
The extra-curricular Wildcat Band for students in grades
four through six further enriches the Ada Harris culture. They play throughout the year for the school
and the Cardiff community. Each
performance fills us with pride and we are excited to offer this amazing
opportunity to our students.
Our teachers and staff inspire a love of learning each and
every day with their positive mindset and outlook on life! They are true professionals that love
children and education. It brings me
great joy to be a part of this supportive community and I hope you enjoy it