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    VISIOn Statement

    Chaparral is a community dedicated to fostering academic excellence while building character, celebrating diversity, and nurturing the whole child.


    Bitmoji of our librarian
    STEAM Lab
    STEAM Lab

    Chaparral School Song

    Music and Lyrics by Lillian Brown

    Chaparral, oh Chaparral, our voices sing thy praise,

    Chaparral, oh Chaparral, throughout our school-filled days.

    We shall long remember our classes' happy sound.

    We shall long remember, the gladness still abounds.

    Our flag flies high above the site, our school stands staunch and true.

    Our colors glow in hues so bright, the gold and the blue.

    Learning lasts forever; for that we'll grateful be.

    Learning lasts forever; that shall keep us free.

    Chaparral, oh Chaparral, we'll be forever true.

    Chaparral, oh Chaparral, we are your loyal crew!   


    Supplies List 

    Summer Reading Challenge

    Join Chaparral's Summer Reading Challenge!

    Book Drive 

    Our students collected books and board games for Los Angeles County Housing Project.

    Open House is here!

    Please visit our classrooms below and view the wonderful work our students have created throughout the year!

    SEL Week (Social emotional learning)

    Campus Tour

    Please join us for our Chaparral Campus Tour for 2022-23 Incoming Students on Wednesday, January 19th at 1:30 p.m. We will meet by the bike racks.

    Kindergarten Orientation

    human right trees

    Our students discussed the Declaration of Human Rights and created these trees where they wrote in basic human rights on the branches and things that make them flourish on the ground or roots. 

    Family Work Day!

    design a new book cover for your favorite book!

    Students can recreate a book cover of one of their favorite books (using a new picture!), and we will use their cover as the new book cover for the rest of the year! Here are some wonderful covers our students have submitted!

    watch our back to school Webinar

    Crosswalk and valet volunteers Needed

    Please help us keep our students safe as they cross the street and exit cars.

    You can have custom chaparral gear!


    Visit and click on Apparel

    Support CEF

    Family Tips and Resources

    Device Check-Out Form


    CEf funding

    Outstanding contribution of support and care

    Chaparral has been recognized by the California PBIS Coalition for its outstanding contribution for support and care during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Our school is honored to receive this honor.

    Report an Absence

    Please include student's name, teacher's name and reason for the absence. 

    Immigration Resources

    Claremont Unified School District is committed to providing a safe space for learning for each and every student, regardless of immigration status. For more information see Fact Sheet for Families and School Staff

    Additional information can be found at the Los Angeles County Education Department's website

    For information regarding DACA

    Recursos DE Inmigración
    Gold Award
    PBIS Community Cares 2020

    Peachjar flyer icon

    Chaparral has gone paperless for flyers sent home to parents!

    Click the Peachjar icon to log in!

    Crisis Text Line
    Text HELLO to 741741
    Bell Schedule


    Sept. 1- Oct. 22

    8:05 - 11:45

    Oct. 25 - Dec. 17

    8:05 -1:00

    Jan. 3 - Jun. 16

    8:05 -2:15 (M, T, Th, F)

    8:05 - 1:00 (Wed/Min.Day)


    Grades 1-3 M, T, TH, F

    8:05-9:40 Instruction

    9:40-10:00 Recess

    10:00-11:25 Instruction

    11:25-12:10 Lunch

    12:10-1:30 Instruction

    1:30 -1:40 Recess

    1:40 -2:30 Instruction

    Wednesdays/Min. Day

    8:05-9:45 Instruction

    9:45-10:00  AM Recess 

    10:00-11:25  Instruction

    11:25-12:10 Lunch

    12:10-1:00 Lunch

    1:00  Dismissal


    Grades 4th - 6th M, T, TH, F

    8:05-10:05 Instruction 

    10:05-10:25  AM Recess 

    10:25-12:15 Instruction

    12:15-1:00  Lunch

    1:00-2:40  Instruction

    2:40 Dismissal

    Wednesdays/Min. Day

    8:05-10:08 Instruction

    10:08-10:25  AM Recess 

    10:25-12:15  Instruction

    12:15-1:00 Lunch

    1:00  Dismissal




    Front of our school office building flanked by trees with autumn foliage

    About Us

    Chaparral Elementary School is located in southern California about thirty miles east of Los Angeles. Nestled in the San Gabriel Valley and the city of Claremont, Chaparral School is within walking distance of the seven Claremont Colleges. Chaparral Elementary School historically serves approximately 670 students in grades kindergarten through sixth. Chaparral is a high performing school with a culturally rich student population.

    At Chaparral Elementary School, we consider ourselves a community of learners, which includes students, staff, parents, and business/community partnerships. Through this process we are preparing our students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers. Our students experience a balanced, rigorous, and challenging curriculum that allows for individual differences and fosters responsible citizenship in a safe and orderly environment.