Welcome to Portola Valley School District

Nestled in the foothills behind Stanford University, the Portola Valley School District is home to just under 630 TK - 8th grade students. We are proud of our two award-winning schools: Ormondale (TK - 3rd) and Corte Madera (4th - 8th). Our website pages are a vital communications link designed to help you learn about our schools and educational services. Be sure to let us know if we can include additional information of interest or if we can make the site easier to navigate.

Mission Statement

The Portola Valley School District provides an excellent education for all students. Capitalizing upon our unique partnership among teachers, support staff, parents, and community, we create powerful learning opportunities that challenge all students to: meet the District's standards of excellence, become ethical leaders in school and community, and make positive contributions to a diverse and changing world.

 Superintendent's Corner
Where does summer go? Just yesterday (it seems) we were saying goodbye to our 8th graders, and on August 22nd we welcomed new kinders and 600+ returning students to our schools....[Read More

What's Happening

Minimizing Summer Slide!
PVSD is helping to prevent students from falling behind in 16-17. ...
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New Staff
Meet our New Teachers and Promoted Staff
Meet our new teachers at PVSD! ...
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