Welcome to the website for Topanga Elementary Charter School (TECS) and Topanga Enrichment Programs (TEP). Click on "TECS" to learn more about our school, or click on "TEP" to learn more about all of the outstanding programs that TEP provides for our students. These programs would not be possible without the support of our parents.
We hope you will visit the site often and find the information available both informational and useful. The site will be updated frequently with announcements about school news, activities, events and important reminders. Please explore this website to discover all of the fabulous things going on at Topanga Elementary School. Feel free to contact us if you have questions or would like additional information. You can also visit our page on the LAUSD Website.
Back to School Night: Topanga Elementary will be holding Back to School Night, for parents only, on Tuesday, September 1st from 6:00–7:30 PM. While you are here, visit the Science lab and meet our new science teacher, Ms. Schoonmaker.
Amazon Smile: If you shop on Amazon, please consider setting up Amazon Smile to donate a percentage of your purchase dollars to Topanga Enrichment Programs (TEP).
Classroom Wish Lists: You can help out a lot by purchasing school supplies for your child's classroom! Some teachers are using DonorsChoose and some are using Amazon, so ask your child's teacher how you can help.
New Website: We have a new website and we're still working on it! The website is a living entity - we want it to serve the needs of parents, teachers, students, staff, and the community, so we welcome feedback and suggestions. We will make frequent improvements and add new features as needed. Let us know what you think!
For more news, read the TECS Blog.
Topanga Elementary Charter School
Cradled by the Santa Monica Mountains, Topanga Elementary is a small, high-performing community school, offering a well-rounded education strongly focused on the arts and environmental science.
Twenty years ago, Topanga Elementary Charter School became part of the first K-12 charter complex in the nation. Parents at Palisades Elementary and Paul Revere Junior High established the complex in 1993 to articulate local school options to improve stability and predictability, in addition to optimizing new District school reform measures. Two years later, in 1995, Topanga Elementary joined the Palisades Complex.
We are an elementary school located in a natural mountain setting within an urban public school system. Our mission is to educate, inspire, and create a lifelong love of learning in our students — respecting their individuality while fostering a respect for the community, the environment, and the relationship between parents and educators that makes Topanga Elementary Charter School unique.
We are a community of staff, parents, students, community members and business people committed to working together to develop life-long learners who value themselves, contribute to their community, and succeed in a changing world.
Topanga Elementary Charter School is an affiliated charter school. Its chief decision-making body is the Topanga Elementary Leadership Council. The Leadership Council consists of a total of ten members: the Principal; five teachers; one classified representative; and three parents or community representatives.
For more information, Download Our Charter.
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