Welcome to Beach Elementary School.

We are small elementary school located in Piedmont, California, USA, and are part of the Piedmont Unified School District

Message from Julie Valdez, Principal

Beach Elementary School is a community of young learners, experienced educators and supportive parents. Our school strives to provide a stimulating and challenging environment, nurturing a variety of learning styles and interests. STAR scores and Academic Performance Index rank us among the top schools in the state. API for 2006 is 961. API for 2007 comes out in September. For the school year 2007-08, we have 285 students, class size reduction in all classes K-3, 24 students in grade 4 and 5.

Our librarian, physical education teacher, readiing, vocal and instrumental music specialists meet with students each week. Funding from Beach Parent Organization provides a technology teacher and enrichment programs in art, math, and science. After-school, fee-based classes in art, science, drama, dance, chess, cooking, technology and Spanish are sponsored by the Beach Parent Organization. On-site childcare is available in Schoolmates, a program run by the Piedmont Recreation Department.

This year our school district and community are working together to emphasize the importance of respect within the schools, community and world. Promote Respect is our motto! Staff, students and parents will be working together to raise awareness and model respectful behaviors.

We do not schedule individual visits to classrooms, but visitors to the school are welcome. Please schedule an appointment by contacting the school office, 510-594-2666.

Beach "Bookmarks"
Links to web sites used at school and to other resources.

Beach Elementary School
100 Lake Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611
510-594-2666 office
510-594-2686 msg
510-655-6751 fax

Attendance recorder 594-2697


Last Updated November 16, 2011

site council plan

Site Council

Read the Single Plan for Student Achievement prepared by the Beach School Site council.

Beach Calendar

Try out our new calendar! Beach Instructional Calendar in pdf form is available here. District instructional calendar and lunch schedule are still available from the Quick Links above. An intergrated district calendar is available on the district's redesigned website.

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Piedmont Pod

New podcasts are being added from Beach students!

WebBookmarks @ Netvouz

Teachers and staff have posted links to websites used in class on this handy webpage. You can also access the bookmarks using the "Quick Links" feature at the top of this page!

Schoolpop.com and eScrip

Buying on-line through Schoolpop and eScrip raises money for Piedmont Schools. Schoolpop has contributed more than $16,000 to Piedmont schools! Simply register and shop! Click here for more information and directions.

Other Pages

Recycling printer cartridges with the Funding Factory and Beach
Help us earn technology by recycling your home and business printer cartridges and old cell phones. Besides helping the environment, Beach earns points towards new equipment! Send used laser and inkjet cartridges to the office.

Comments or suggestions about this page can be sent to

Stephanie Griffin,
Technology Coordinator
Room 12, Beach School