Vargas Elementary School

Student Success through Science

  • Welcome to Vargas Elementary School


    Home of the dolphins and Student Success through Science! 


    Our Mission Statement & Vision 
    At Vargas Elementary School, we strive to create an engaging learning
    environment in which students develop their sense of social responsibility, scientific curiosity, and desire for lifelong learning. 

     We encourage everyone at Vargas to: 

    Be Respectful         Be Responsible          Be Safe



    1054 Carson Drive
    Sunnyvale, CA 94086 
    Phone: (408) 522-8267

    Office Hours:

    Monday- Friday   7:30 am - 3:30 pm


    Uniform Dress Code:

    We are a uniform school. Information about what and where to buy can be found on our Uniform Page.

    School Principal: Mrs. Kathryn Armstrong
    Assistant Principal: Mrs. Vivian Matsuyama
    Admin II (Office Manager): Ms. Randi Salas
    Admin I (Student Services): Mrs. Erika Lopez

    Vargas is a Sunnyvale School District Program of Choice and home to Student Success through Science! We believe that science provides a foundation for critical thinking that benefits themselves and society.  In turn, students learn to question, interpret data, base decisions on evidence, respect logic, learn that actions have consequences, and develop intellectual independence. 


    Our role is to foster and encourage students natural curiosity.  We do this by guiding and providing opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom through fieldtrips, and visits to our on-site science lab and outdoor garden/lab.  Several of our teachers have been trained in NGSS, Next Generation Science Standards through the Lawrence Hall of Science.  This collaboration allows us to deeply create and implement projects and curriculum designed to meet the specific needs of our diverse student population. 


    All students maintain what we call a "Science Notebook" throughout the school year.  This allows students an opportunity to document, question, and wonder about each investigation, collect data, interpret data, and document findings. Watch our video below for more information!

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