Thank you for visiting our website to learn about the
Cardiff School District! Our outstanding district is located in the lovely
coastal community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea, thirty-four miles north of the city of
San Diego. We are a district of two beautiful school campuses, Cardiff
Elementary and Ada Harris Elementary. Cardiff Elementary serves students in
grades K-3 and Ada Harris Elementary serves students in grades 3-6. Together
our two CA Distinguished Schools proudly educate approximately 750 students.
The Cardiff School District vision is Educational Excellence
| Lifelong Learners | Contributing Citizens. We are about excellence in student
learning, an energized learning environment, active parent and community
engagement, and efficient and effective resource management. Our district is
focused on 21st century teaching and learning through the Four “C’ s
(Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking and Problem
Solving) in order to prepare our students for the global workforce of the
future. All Cardiff School District classrooms reflect a blended learning
environment in which 1:1 iPads, and high quality, CA Common Core State
Standards-aligned content support an age-appropriate, balanced educational
program. We are committed to providing all students with an innovative, high
quality education in a safe and caring environment. We are a community of
learners, and our staff members engage in regular professional development
activities and collaboration to support our district goals. Our teachers,
administrators and classified staff work together to engage students in
meaningful standards-based lessons, projects and activities that support our
educational goals and help all students fully realize their potential.
Cardiff School District staff, governing board, parents and
community members work together to make our schools an outstanding environment
for children to learn. The Cardiff Schools Education Association (Cardiff SEA)
is our parent-staff organization that works tirelessly to provide financial and
volunteer support to our schools and programs. The Cardiff SEA organization
supports small class sizes, technology, and specialty programs such as hands-on
science, music, physical education, performing arts, gardening, art, and more.
Our three largest fundraisers include the Boo-By-The Sea, Cardiff SEA Gala, and
Ice Cream Social. These events provide not only our largest source of
fundraising, but also serve to shape and reinforce the wonderful sense of
family and community involvement that defines Cardiff-by-the-Sea.
We are extremely proud of our community and our great
schools. Please visit the Cardiff Elementary and Ada Harris Elementary home
pages for more detailed information.