Hi Maryland Avenue families,

We are so excited to start a new school year with you! It is going to be a GREAT year. Maryland Avenue is a wonderful learning community with a tradition of excellence. We partner with families in educating, nurturing, and supporting our students to be the best they can be! Our theme this year is “The Adventure of Learning Begins Here.” Adventures involve trying something new, taking risks, problem solving, skill, and most importantly…FUN. Our goal is to create joyful learning experiences where students are appropriately challenged and always supported.

With gratitude,

Stephanie Starr, Principal  

School Announcements:

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Maryland Avenue PTA

Please use the link below for information on upcoming events from our Maryland Avenue PTA!

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Maryland Avenue Registration 2022- 2023 begins March 1st!

Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year begins March 1st.  Maryland Avenue will be registering for Transitional Kindergarten (for students who turn 5 years old between September 2, 2022 – February 2, 2023), Kindergarten (for students who turn 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022) and for transfer students 1st – 6th Grades.

The Smart Steps Preschool Program (for students who turn 3 years old by August 1, 2022) will be held at Maryland Avenue for the 2022-2023 school year.  We have registration packets in our office, however, completed registration will be turned in to our Preschool Department. Please call our Early Childhood Education Center at (619) 771-6082 for more information.

There are 2 options to complete TK - 6th grade registration for Maryland Avenue:

  1. Online through our Aeries “Enroll Today” Online Service https://aeries.lmsvsd.net/enrollment/
  2. Come into our office during office hours of M-F 7:30 am – 3 pm. (The office will be closed for Spring Break April 4th through April 15th)

Please contact our School Office Manager Nina White if you have any questions (619) 668-5744 or nina.white@lmsvschools.org .

We are looking forward to the upcoming school year!

Districtwide Announcements:

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State Preschool Enrollment

La Mesa-Spring Valley School District offers high-quality preschool at no cost for children who turn three or four years old before December 1, 2022. Students attend class 5-days a week from 8:30 am - 11:30 am.

Our high-quality, accredited schools and curriculum deliver the finest early learning opportunities for ALL children.

Bring the completed form and required materials to our Early Childhood Education Center, located at 4811 Glen Street, La Mesa, CA 91941.

School Staff

Employment Information

Do you have a heart for children? Join our team!

Why You'll Love Maryland Avenue

  • Nestled in the Quiet Neighborhood Near Lake Murray
  • Staff Works as a Collaborative Team of Teachers and Support Staff to Ensure All Students Succeed
  • Students are Engaged in their Learning and Social-Emotional Development
  • Learning Community with a Focus on Kindness

Enroll Today!

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2022-2023 Class Supply Lists

Below are supply lists for the upcoming school year by grade. If you are in need of school supplies, please call Nina White, School Office Manager 619-668-5744 ext 0. We are looking forward to this new school year, which begins Wednesday, August 10th at 7:55am!

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Help Maryland Avenue PTA, just by shopping! Use link below and you will be asked if you want to support Maryland Avenue Elementary PTA.

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Student Safety

School safety of our Maryland Avenue students a top priority. We ask that all visitors enter the school through the front office and check in for the safety of all of our students. The front gate will remain locked during school hours. Thank you for understanding about the need for security for all of our students. 


Be involved in your child’s education!

There are many ways to get involved at Maryland Avenue. Joining the PTA is a great way to begin. Your small donation helps provide many opportunities for our children. You can also turn in a Volunteer Opportunities form to let the PTA know what areas or activities you’d like to be involved in. Lending a helping hand by volunteering in your child’s classroom another way to share your talents.

The most important way that you can get involved is to simply stay informed about what is happening at school and in the classroom. Please make a point of meeting and keeping in touch with your child’s teacher. We must work together to ensure that our children do the very best they possibly can. 

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Peace Builder Program

Maryland Avenue is a proud Peace Builder School. We begin each day with Peace Circle where we recite our Peace Builder Pledge and praise students who have demonstrated Peace Builder behavior. Students learn the Peace Builder Pledge in Kindergarten and use it throughout their time here at Maryland Avenue.

District Spotlight

Spotlight on Maryland Ave Elementary

Check out our latest Spotlight Story showcasing what makes Maryland Ave so special! 


Academy Program Offerings Dazzle with Music at Spring Valley Academy

Enjoy this video about amazing students at Spring Valley Academy, an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme School.  Academy enrollment is now open until December 2.


Academy Programs in LMSV Engage Unique Gifts of Each Child

Enjoy this video about student artists and performances at LMAAC. Academy enrollment is now open until December 2.


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