We are a unique TK-5th public school, offering both a rigorous & enriching Traditional TK-5th Program & our "Dos Alas" Spanish/English Dual-Language Immersion K-5th program teaching bilingualism & global perspectives.
Enrollment is open for TK (all students turning 5 9/2/23-5/25/24) & K (all students turning 5 by 9/1/23)
A unique approach
DeLaveaga is a unique school. We work to instill creative thinking and a cross-cultural perspective on our community and our world.
Our school is a place where learners are rigorously pushed to their highest potential of excellence with a diverse curriculum and unique enrichment opportunities. We support students with a system dynamic instruction that combines classroom work, small groups and on-on-one attention.
Whether our students are pursuing bilingualism or simply growing and learning to understand themselves and the world around them, we work to offer every challenge and support needed to help us all grow as learners and human beings.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
DeLaveaga is home. DeLa is a special place where people are cared for, and the sense of belonging is striking.
Principal Hua & DeLaveaga’s incredible staff have been responsive, flexible & ready to take any action to support students & community.
I am excited for my children to spend the day in an environment that is diverse, inclusive, energetic, engaging and caring. From the front office staff to the librarian, the music teacher and nurse, the art teacher & counselors, custodians, teachers, aides & the principal, I know that EVERY member of the DeLaveaga team is there to support my child.
school offers more
We have the deepest roots in our Santa Cruz community, the most experienced teachers, the most student supports, the most mental health supports, the most partnerships with local resources and opportunities.
As our students move into the secondary, we have the most college prep courses, the most career paths, the most extracurriculars, the most leadership opportunities.
We have the most diversity, the most community and the most history. We have the most help for those who need it, the most challenges for those who excel.
And you, like all, are welcome.