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The La Honda Educational Foundation (LHEF) was founded in 1991 by a group of parents who wanted to provide more services to La Honda Elementary School than state funding would allow. LHEF is a 501(c)3, all-volunteer organization so your donations and purchases are tax deductible. All the money we raise goes to fund enrichment & academic programs for La Honda Elementary students.

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Address: P.O. Box 225
La Honda, CA
Phone Number: 650-747-0051
The La Honda Educational Foundation strives to support children in the joy of learning by giving specific attention to:
~ Providing a balanced, well-defined curriculum focusing on fundamental skills and knowledge.
~ Our award winning school garden/outdoor classroom. Students in Preschool - Fifth grade work in the school garden, taking part in hands-on Science, Math, and Social Studies based
activities tied to CA State Academic Standards as well as health, environment & sustainability. From the instructors salary to maintenance, the Foundation funds it!
~ Art In Action taught on a weekly basis in each of our three mixed grade classrooms. Hands on art curriculum!
~ Classroom Aide to support our classroom teachers during mathematics lessons
~ Preschool Music & Community Story Time, provided weekly for the community ages 0 -5 in partnership with the San Mateo Co. Libraries
~ We provide enrichment to the school curriculum and support the classroom teachers, in the form of stipends and discretionary spending.
~ FoodLab - Culinary instruction utilizing produce from our school garden. Students prepare and cook an after school snack for everyone in the after school program.
~ Additional funds are used to purchase online academic enrichment curriculum that teachers can use to help support interactive learning through the use of technology in the classroom
~ Field Trips - LHEF funds field trips for all classes to build on their educational experiences.
~ Assemblies - Educational assemblies are scheduled throughout the school year.
~ We initiate community based events to include the entire La Honda, Loma Mar, Skyline, Pescadero & San Gregorio communities.
John Sears opened the first La Honda School in 1870, in the second building erected in town. Even in those early days, the townspeople of La Honda recognized the importance of a community school. For almost 150 years, La Honda Elementary School has educated its community's children.