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Mission Statement

Our mission is to create a collaborative environment that fosters lifelong learning for all children, inspires students to reach their highest potential, and empowers them to achieve their goals. The Carver student becomes a highly literate individual who is an effective writer and communicator, critical thinker, and problem solver who can combine these skills with technological expertise to attain personal goals in a culturally diverse world. What distinguishes our school is the balance of academics, character-building, age-appropriate activities, and personalized attention.


K.L. Carver Elementary School is located in San Marino, which is east of Los Angeles, near the San Gabriel Mountains. Carver School opened in its present location in 1952 and is one of two elementary schools in the district, which also includes one middle and one high school. The schools in the San Marino Unified School District (SMUSD) are an integral part of a community that provides ongoing support in terms of volunteer service and financial commitment. .

Carver School is known as the "Carver Family." We embrace cultural diversity and pride ourselves on the caring relationships we develop with our students and their families in this close-knit community. The Carver faculty provides a welcoming, nurturing environment designed to enable our 600 students to be successful learners. Innovative and creative teaching and learning occur in an environment where positive attitudes, behavior, and high academic standards are expected, reinforced, and achieved. Parent involvement is exemplary, as evidenced by the tens of thousands of hours volunteered by PTA and families every year. Student activities are academically focused, and enhanced with enriching opportunities in each school day. State content standards are taught in creative ways. Most important, our children thrive at Carver School and are motivated to learn!


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