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Principal's Welcome

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Olinda Elementary School and the 2022-2023 school year. 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. Olinda Elementary School is a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, California Distinguished School, and has been recognized by the California PBIS Coalition for the care we have provided to students. Recently, our school received an award from the California Department of Education recognizing us as a California Pivotal Practice school and we have also been recognized by US News and World Report ranked Olinda in the top 7% of elementary schools. The excellent community we work alongside makes amazing things happen for our students and we look forward to welcoming you this school year.
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, Next Generation Science Standards, and California History-Social Science Content Standards and believe every child can achieve academic success. We are dedicated to ensuring the academic success of every student by providing them with a comprehensive educational experience within a safe environment that sets high expectations. Our school mission statement is "Home of the Eagles - Where students are challenged to soar toward personal excellence."
Olinda’s commitment to providing students with a well-balanced and world-class education remains strong. Our staff will continue to utilize engaging classroom practices and curriculum in addition to regularly integrating technology, art, and physical education. The Library/Media Center will reopen for regular operations this year, including hands-on STEM opportunities for students in coding, robotics, 3-D printing, engineering, and augmented reality. We also remain steadfastly committed to the arts with multiple offerings related to visual and performing arts to develop our students’ innate creativity and talent, including Art Masters, Self Portrait, Show Choir, Band, Orchestra, and directed drawings provided by teachers throughout the year.


We are proud to serve the students in Brea and invite you to visit our Instagram page and our Facebook page to see how we make each day special for our students. The Olinda PTO is a major partner for us, supporting so much of the work we do here, and you are encouraged to join that team and check out their website as well. Be on the lookout for events that will regularly be held on campus and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have so I can also continue to learn and grow in ways to serve as your principal.
Thank you,
Dr. Preetom Bhattacharya - a.k.a. "Dr. Pree"
Principal, Olinda Elementary School
Brea Olinda Unified School District