Escondido Elementary

For the 2023-24 school year, generous gifts from parents and community members have allowed PiE to provide $214,596 for use at Escondido. During this school year, the funds will be used:

  • To pay for the majority of the general classroom aide time, so that all children receive multiple hours of vital classroom aide time weekly, allowing teachers to work in small groups and focus on differentiated learning for all students
  • To fund our Spectra Art teachers in both English and Spanish so that all classrooms benefit from regular art instruction for multi-dimensional learning, creativity, and confidence
  • To fund a licensed counselor, working with students one-on-one or in small groups, to help facilitate and optimize classroom and playground dynamics and social-emotional skills in students
  • To provide a social-emotional learning and wellness program to educate and support the students and enable a positive environment throughout the school
  • Through a grant to the district, PiE also helps fund the music and dance programs for all elementary schools

Your 2023-24 PiE Representatives at Escondido are Rachaell Mondino, Leah Brunette, Fiorella Pacheco Echevarria, Melissa Turner, and Mary Stavn. Questions? Please email them at

School Address & Phone Number:

890 Escondido Road Palo Alto, CA 94305 (650) 856-1337

“Every time that I walk into a classroom and see an instructional aide providing personalized support, either by leading a small group of students, or by being another caring adult answering a child’s questions, I am grateful for Partners in Education.”

Marcela Simões de Carvalho, Principal