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Principal's Corner Message

The mission of the Manhattan Beach Unified School District and Robinson Elementary School is to prepare all of our students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, highly complex, technology-rich, global society. We continually strive for excellence in all aspects of the educational process by utilizing the Science of Reading, Cognitively Guided Instruction, Next Generation Science Standards, 1:1 technology in grades two through five, and rigorous content standards in all subject areas. Students embrace a spirit of excellence enabling them to use knowledge productively and creatively.  


Standardized test scores have shown remarkable achievement, ranking Robinson among the highest schools across the state. The efforts of our talented staff working together in Professional Learning Communities, along with our supportive and active parents, have created a dynamic, intimate educational environment where all students achieve their personal best. Robinson consistently ranks among the top 20 Best Elementary Schools in California, according to US News and World Report.  


We teach our students to understand and appreciate equity, diversity, social justice, and inclusion through a variety of meaningful activities, including the ADL’s No Place for Hate program, and build upon the Manhattan Beach Unified School District’s Culture of Care and Social Emotional Learning programs to develop the skills and characteristics needed to enjoy happy and successful lives. Robinson implements Yale’s Center for Emotional Intelligence’s RULER program to contextualize and build students’ emotional intelligence within their experience of the world.  

The vision of Robinson School is to create a stimulating, innovative, enjoyable, and supportive environment for learning. Robinson provides an educational experience that nurtures within young people a belief in self, a love of learning, an appreciation of the arts, and a deep compassion for the world around them. 


Jackie O'Sullivan
Robinson Elementary School
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