Principal's Welcome Message

  • Dear Muir Family,

    Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at John Muir Elementary School!  I look forward to a great year with our wonderful students, staff, and families. 

    The John Muir community is a community that CARES. We promote good character among our students as we encourage them to be Cooperative, Assertive, Responsible, Empathetic, and exhibit Self-Control. We focus on the whole child, and build strong relationships with our students and families to pave the way for academic excellence. Our teachers collaborate to design focused lessons that challenge students to think like mathematicians, writers, historians, scientists, artists, fitness enthusiasts, and musicians.

    We are fortunate to have the support of families through our many parent volunteers, the Muir PTA, and the Santa Monica Education Foundation. Due to your generosity, we are able to provide our students with academic support as well as experiences in music, art, and dance. Thank you for being an integral part of the John Muir Community. 

    I wish you a successful school year!


    Paula Lytz