About our school

Welcome To Alta Sierra Elementary

Nestled in the hills of a pristine countryside valley, surrounded by oak and pine trees, Alta Sierra Elementary is located just six miles south of the historic town of Grass Valley, California. As beautiful as our surroundings are, it is the nurturing feel of our close-knit community that is one of our greatest strengths. Our team of teachers,
parents, administrators, and staff strive daily to achieve our goals of inspiring our students to value their education, to respect others, and to do their best. Having been recognized as a California Distinguished School as well as a National Blue Ribbon School, and most recently, an Honor Roll School,  it would seem that we are clearly achieving these goals.

Alta Sierra School has a strong academically based program, enriched by a variety of activities and curriculum in art, music, experiential learning, and science. The result is a well-balanced program that meets the needs of many types of learners. We invite you to take a closer look at our school and our community…it is a partnership whose success speaks for itself.

  • Dedicated, experienced, and highly trained staff
  • Active parent involvement on site
  • Committed Parent Teacher Club
  • Site garden
  • Aides and parent/community volunteers
  • Class size reduction (K-3)
  • Comprehensive Special Education Program
  • Advanced Studies Program for grades 4-5
  • Classroom Music Specialist
  • Band for grades 4-5
  • Visiting Artists and Art Docent Program
  • Computer Lab
  • Library
  • Assemblies and Field Trips

Visit the other links to learn more about this vibrant little school. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at (530) 272-2319 or contact Thomas Bivens, our principal, at  [email protected]