Alta Vista School is committed to building a community of families who share common values, irrespective of financial means. We set aside 10% of our annual operating income to fund financial aid for families who may need assistance.
Each spring, we come together for a community party and fun(d)raiser to raise money for the Education Fund.
2013: "Educating the Whole Child: The Importance of Emotion and Play in Learning"
Our special guest was Nina Rappaport-Rowen, renowned producer of computer-animated classics like the 1998’s Academy Award® winning best animated short film, Bunny and Despicable Me. She is also the founder of Kimochi and a new voice in emotional intelligence for children. http://www.kimochis.com/main.html
2012: "Education For the Future"
Our with a keynote address by Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media.
2011: "Conversations on Creativity, Innovation & Education"
The event was hosted at Twitter by Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone and featured special guests from The Khan Academy (TED 2011), Peter Gregson, and SF Undercover. It was generously underwritten by Northern Trust. In addition to raising generous proceeds to support the Education Fund, it contributed a matching donation for our Alta Vista student-led support of Bangladeshi students through a partnership with local non-profit Room to Read.
Alta Vista School is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, tax ID#27-2889011. Gifts made to the school are tax deductible to the extent allowed by IRS regulations for charitable donations.