Welcome to Topanga Elementary Charter School!
Cradled by the Santa Monica Mountains, Topanga Elementary Charter School is a small, high-performing community school, offering a well-rounded education strongly focused on the arts and environmental science.
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.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
Topanga Elementary Charter School is an open and welcoming place for all students and families. TECS is committed to encouraging equity, fostering understanding and creating pathways to freedom and justice for all people. Learn More