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About the School

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Garvanza Elementary Technology and Leadership Magnet is a California Distinguished School for students from preschool (UTK) to 5th grade.

Garvanza Elementary Technology and Leadership Magnet's mission is to empower leaders by educating hearts and minds.  As a magnet and a pilot school, we are dedicated to a culture of shared leadership from all stakeholders. We believe everyone can be a leader. Our educators empower students to lead their own learning through engaging in collaborative learning experiences that leverage digital resources that enable our students to be innovative designers and creative communicators. Students find their voice at Garvanza by having active student leadership roles, cultivate their passions by participating in student created and led clubs, and develop their strengths as 21st Century leaders and learners through hands-on learning activities in our Innovation Lab.  We are committed to developing the whole child by providing opportunities that nurture all facets of our students' emotional, social and academic development.  All students participate in dance, art, library, and attend outdoor classes with our Garden Ranger in our organic, edible, garden.  Students in grades 3 - 5 participate in music. Come find your genius at GETLM!

Special features of our school are:
CA Distinguished School
CA Pivotal Practice School
Pilot School
Leader In Me Lighthouse school
LAUSD Practitioner 7.0 school
Access Books library
Innovation Lab
1:1 Devices
Student created and led clubs
VEX Robotics
Wonder Workshop
Minecraft Education
Enrich LA Edible garden with Garden Ranger
OXY Arts after school art program
24th Street Theater
Take a quick look around our website or enjoy a virtual tour to learn about what GETLM has to offer, and arrange your school visit to find out why those in the know consider us to be a hidden gem in Northeast Los Angeles.

Did you know that Garvanza Elementary was established in 1888 and is recognized as a historic school of the Los Angeles Unified School District?

       Old Garvanza

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