• Welcome 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 too! 
    Principal, Ada Harris
    Lifelong Learning | Contributing Citizens | Educational Excellence