Principal’s Message

Welcome to Montecito School!

Each school year is filled with many opportunities for us to learn and grow together, and we want to ensure that these experiences are the best possible for you and your children. We have many exciting adventures on the horizon and this website will help to ensure you are up to date on the many happenings at our school.

Montecito is a warm, welcoming elementary school with knowledgeable, caring and professional staff, enthusiastic students and supportive parents.  I am very proud to be part of a team that is invested not only in providing a challenging academic program, but also in promoting the positive social and emotional growth of every student.

One of our goals is to make the experience of education a meaningful, challenging and rewarding one for all members of our community. By building on children’s strengths in a caring and dynamic learning environment, we can make your child’s experience at school a positive and rewarding one. Education is truly a partnership; we value and rely on your involvement in your child’s educational program.

We are a community-minded school with the aim of creating an inclusive environment that nurtures both individual student potential, while at the same time, developing a broader sense of community that builds a mutual support network for parents and staff for the benefit of our children.

On behalf of our school staff, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to all of our students and families. Our goal is to help your child be happy and successful in school and to acquire the skills to be successful in life.

I look forward to working together throughout the year.

Fonda Papathanasiou