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Principal's Welcome

It is my pleasure to invite you to Olinda Elementary School. Our Olinda families and staff share a common vision to create a community of life-long learners who possess strong character traits of respect and responsibility. The staff is committed to treating students with dignity and creating an environment that provides maximum opportunities for learning. Our goal is to provide students with a strong educational foundation so they leave Olinda Elementary with educational experiences that have prepared them academically, and instilled the problem solving and critical thinking skills necessary to become successful and responsible members of society. We provide each student with a challenging and rigorous curriculum that addresses the Common Core State Standards. We believe every child can achieve academic success, and our staff is dedicated to providing every student with quality instructional experiences which recognizes, supports, and maintains high student expectations.
Our staff models the belief that learning is a life-long journey and we recognize that to empower our students and prepare them for the demands of the future, we also need to empower ourselves and we do so with a strategic framework for research-based instructional strategies and analysis of student achievement. Technology is used to increase and enhance student and teacher access to information, their ability to use data, their productivity and their creativity.
Olinda Elementary is one of 6 elementary schools in the Brea Olinda Unified School District. Olinda is a National Blue Ribbon School and a California Distinguished School. We are dedicated to ensuring the academic success of every student by providing them with a comprehensive educational experience within a safe environment. Our school mission statement is "Home of the Eagles - Where students are challenged to soar toward personal excellence." Olinda Elementary School is located on the corner of Birch Street and Valencia Street, adjacent to the Brea Sports Park in the City of Brea and serves students preschool age students and students in transitional kindergarten and kindergarten through six grade.
Olinda Elementary School's strong academic reputation coupled with technologies and curriculum for the future offers our students the 21st century skills necessary for their future. The mission of our school is to produce students who learn valued skills, concepts, attitudes, and ideas that will empower them to become positive, productive, and successful contributors to our global, information-based society. We are proud to serve the students in Brea and invite you to visit our Instagram page @olindaelementary to see how we make each day special for our students.
Thank you,
Dr. Preetom Bhattacharya - a.k.a. "Dr. Pree"
Principal, Olinda Elementary School
Brea Olinda Unified School District