Mira Catalina Elementary School

Home of the Whales

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Located atop the bluffs of the Peninsula with views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island

30511 Lucania Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Site Introduction

Mira Catalina opened in 1963 and presently serves over 370 students in grades TK through 5. Our students hail from every part of this nation and many foreign countries. The teachers’ task is to empower children and teach essential skills that will keep all options and pathways open. The objective is to put the world within the children’s reach. Much of the success of our school is due to the ongoing support from our families and members of the community. We are here to support and challenge our students as they work to accomplish their goals.

Vital Statistics

Year Built: 1962 (original)
Renovated 2000
Site Area: 10.4 AC
453,024 SF
375 students Building Area: 29,726 GSF
Student Density
(SF per student)
1,208.06 (site)
79.27 (building)
Floor Area Ratio (F.A.R.)
(building area ÷ site area)

Featured Student Artwork

  • Diego | Grade Unknown | Mira Catalina Elementary School
    Mira Catalina
  • Ryan | Grade Unknown | Mira Catalina Elementary School
    Mira Catalina
  • All featured student artwork can be viewed at the Featured Student Artwork gallery.