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Monte Vista Elementary: Where Leaders Grow

At the core of our vision, we believe that every student can be a leader. We build leadership by helping students uncover their unique strengths, interests, and values and providing experiences across a wide variety of disciplines, including music, art, and our incredible Innovation lab.

Our Story

About Us

Since Since 1963, Monte Vista has built a legacy of community and service to our Vista families. Our vision for the future honors this legacy by cultivating student leaders that are prepared for the challenges of our 21st century world. In March of 2020, Monte Vista was officially recognized by Franklin Covey and the Leader In Me Organization as a Lighthouse School. We join a select number of schools across the nation that implement exemplary leadership programs. We will continue to deepen our work by guiding students to uncover their strengths and interests, and build connections to college and career.


We care about you. Check out our most frequently visited links below. 

About Us

Learn more about our program!

Innovation Lab

Where children explore interests, strengths, and values through innovation & design thinking.

Calendar and Bell Schedules

Click here for district calendars and bell schedules.


Vista Unified is proud to be the largest employer in Vista, California. Do you share our values of Respect, Trust, Collaboration, Equity and Kindness? Join our team and apply on EdJoin!

Child Nutrition Services and Menus

Child Nutrition Services  (CNS) is powered by our infamous Wavecrest Cafe! Check out their website for menus and more!

Parent Portal

Parent Portal is an important place to connect with your child's school. Update emergency contacts, monitor your child's grades, and view your child's schedule. 

School Board Meetings and Agendas

Click here for board meeting dates, locations, agendas, and board policy docs. 

Enrollment and Transfers

Click here for enrollment information, transfers, magnet applications, and more!

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Report A Safety Concern

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VUSD at a Glance


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$4 Million +

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Scholarships Awarded Annually


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Teachers & Staff


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Committed to Student Success

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