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Principal's Message

Welcome to Lexington School!

I am most proud to say that, authorized since 2007, Lexington, a California Distinguished School, is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP). Incorporating California Common Core State Standards with Los Gatos Union School District (LGUSD) adopted curriculum, teachers at Lexington School provide a challenging programme of inquiry, which is transdisciplinary and concept-based to K-5 students.

 

Lexington was the ninth elementary school in the state of California and the first (non-private or charter school) in Northern California to become authorized as a PYP World School. Lexington, the oldest school in the district, has an interesting history. The school was completely rebuilt and opened its new doors in fall of 2014. Lexington is a unique and wonderful school situated in a truly beautiful setting.

 

During their years at Lexington, students develop a curiosity about, knowledge of, and a sense of responsibility toward other people, cultures, and ideas. Students learn to apply acquired skills and knowledge to real-world issues and problems. As a result of their inquiries, Lexington students are empowered to take thoughtful and appropriate action that extends their learning. Lexington School is clearly a leader in preparing globally aware students for the 21st century.

 

Parents in our community provide tremendous volunteer and financial support. Their assistance permits the school to offer a vast range of programs. All K-5 students receive instruction in Spanish as a second language from Lexington’s credentialed bilingual teacher. Credentialed music teachers provide music instruction and a credentialed physical education teacher supplements classroom P.E. instruction in grades 4-5.

 

All students at Lexington use technology in their classrooms through the use of laptops and iPads, engaging in creative learning experiences that help to prepare them to be ethical members of our globally connected society. Visual arts lessons are provided through a credentialed art teacher and LGUSD Art Docents.

 

At Lexington, the entire community strives to exemplify the attributes of the IB learner profile (principled, caring, inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, open-minded, courageous, balanced and reflective) in an effort to be global citizens.

 

Our Mission Statement:

Lexington Elementary School aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, Lexington encourages students to become ethical citizens of the world who are active, compassionate lifelong learners.

 

Lexington is truly an exceptional place and a part of my heart. Please browse our website to get a better understanding of what makes our school special and feel free to email me at lhonda@lgusd.org with any questions you might have.

 

Sincerely, Lauren Honda Principal