Our School

Loma Portal Elementary School is located in the Point Loma area of San Diego. Our school is a warm, vibrant, and active learning community supported by strong community involvement and an excellent teaching staff.

Built in 1914, Loma Portal has a long history of nurturing excellence in education. Our dedicated staff members are committed to providing a quality education for all students.

Our active foundation, the Loma Portal Foundation, made up by parents and staff members, supports teaching and learning in our classrooms and sponsors a number of evening family events, which students and their families are able to enjoy. The Foundation has also supported and funded on-going technology at our school site.

Loma Portal Elementary School continues to provide an academically rich and dynamic education to all of its students in its unique, historic atmosphere. Over the years, its students have became astronauts, doctors, civil engineers, architects, Board of Education members, and swimmers of the English Channel....and they continue to change the world every day.

Loma Portal's Mission Statement

The Loma Portal educational community exists to inspire all students to realize and achieve their optimal potential to be productive citizens in a global society.

Loma Portal's Vision Statement

We will promote an atmosphere that fosters creativity, self-reliance, and academic success. We will implement State Standards and encourage the development of responsible students who are learning and working cooperatively in a safe environment.

Students on the Playground

Students Eating Lunch Outside

Our School

  • Grades: UTK-4
  • Point Loma Cluster School
  • Traditional August - June Calendar
  • Bell Schedule 8:20 AM - 2:40 PM
  • Thursday Minimum Day: 8:20 AM - 12:35 PM
  • Breakfast & Lunch M-F, including Thursdays
  • Total Enrollment: 375
  • Special Program Offerings:
    • STEAM
    • Music
    • Art
    • Gifted and Talented Education
    • Everyone-a-Reader
    • Garden

More about Loma Portal Elementary:

Loma Portal Elementary School is a vibrant, family-oriented school with a mission to inspire all students to achievement their optimal potential and to be productive citizens in today's global society. Instruction is focused on every student reaching or exceeding Common Core Standards. Teachers create rich, warm learning environments that invite and nurture Loma Portal students to do their best.

Loma Portal is a school that has fostered excellence since 1914. The school community earned the California Distinguished School award in 2010. We have an active Foundation that supports our students with many ongoing activities and fund-raisers such as the Monster Bash, Multicultural Festival, Silent Auction, Holiday Gift Shop, andJ og-A-Thon.

Our programs include:

  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Workshop
  • Music for all students from The Center for World Music
  • State of the Art STEAM lab
  • Library lessons for all students
  • Support for English learning students
  • After school programs such as chess, soccer, basketball, Girls on the Run, Spanish, Legos, Art, and more.
  • Before school Run For Life jogging program
  • A dynamic school garden
  • Klassic Kids before and after school childcare
  • Field trips to city arts events such as the SanDiego symphony, ballet, and theatre.

We have many opportunities for parents and community members to serve our students such as:

  • Our amazing Loma Portal Foundation
  • "Everyone A Reader"
  • One-on-one reading volunteers
  • School governance (SGT) and School Site Council (SSC)
  • Special events committees
  • Our exceptional Dad's Club

Loma Portal's mascot is the DOLPHIN. As with all dolphins, our Loma Portal Pod has strong social bonds and demonstrates positive, intelligent behavior in accord with the dolphin reputation of being one of the most complex and advanced animals in the animal kingdom

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