Alpine Vista Front Office Building

Our Story

Alpine Vista K-8 opened its doors to students in the fall of 2013. We hit the ground running thanks to an incredible group of teachers and staff members, and we are well on our way to establishing a tradition of excellence. As the largest of 15 schools in the Tulare City School District, we serve students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Message from our Principals
Welcome to Alpine Vista School!
We are very excited you are becoming part of our Alpine Vista family. We are a proud Leader in Me School and implement the 7 Habits of Happy Kids which is based on the bestselling book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
At Alpine Vista, we have created a plan that will help prepare every child to be successful for the demands of the 21st Century. Our plan’s foundation is built upon Franklin Covey’s The Leader in Me program. The intentional focus on leadership develops the whole child and includes literacy, math, content areas, technology, the arts, and interpersonal relationship skills. The Leader in Me program uses the Seven Habits of Happy Kids in order to help students become “leaders of their own learning.” This philosophy is embedded within our school culture. It leads to higher levels of learning and greater satisfaction as the students take ownership of their academic goals and character development.
The 7 Habits and Life Skills
What parents and business leaders want 21st Century Life Skills The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Independence   Habits 1-3
•Goal Setting
•Time Management
•Personal Productivity
•Be Proactive
•Begin with End in Mind
•Put First Things First
Interdependence   Habits 4-6
•Conflict Management
•Analytical Skills
•Problem Solving
•Cross-Cultural Skills
•Think Win-Win
•Seek First to Understand then to be understood
Renewal   Habit 7
•Desire to Learn
•Meaningful Work
•Emotional Stability
•Technical Skills
•Sharpen the Saw
(Body, Heart, Brain, Soul)
We are eager to maintain a school community dedicated to providing a nurturing, safe and challenging learning environment for all. The Alpine Vista staff invites you to actively participate in your child’s education. We know when parents/guardians and school staff work closely together, student achievement increases.
   To help your child have a successful school year we believe that strong attendance is extremely important for student success. We also want to encourage children to arrive on time to start their day off right.
   Please keep in touch with your child’s teacher and ask questions when you are unsure of something; this is a proactive measure that maintains positive rapport. Most importantly, take every opportunity to work with your child in everyday learning situations, encourage reading, and discuss what she/he is learning at school.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to our partnership!
Lauren Ferreira, Principal TK-4th 
Dustin McNearney, Principal 5th-8th 
Leader in Me

Alpine Vista is excited to be a Leader in Me school. The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model that improves the performance of all school programs. As a Leader in Me school, students, parents, teachers, and staff learn how to be responsible, show initiative, be creative, set goals and meet them, get along with people of various backgrounds and cultures, and resolve conflicts and solve problems. The Leader in Me will help students be the leaders of their own lives by learning the 7 habits: Be Proactive; Begin with the End in Mind; Put First Things First; Think Win-Win; Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood; Synergize; and Sharpen the Saw. 

Leadership is not for a few but for everyone. Leadership is not a position. It is action - the actions we take every day. Let’s be leaders together and inspire greatness in our children. Our hope is that each of you will join us on this journey of greatness and make a positive difference in the world.

"Leadership is communicating people's worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves." ---Stephen R. Covey

Fast Facts:
Grades Served: K-8
Enrollment: 1400+
Mascot: Eagle
Year opened: 2013
K-4: Lauren Ferreira 
5-8: Dustin McNearney

School Hours K-6:
8:10 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Early Dismissal  K-6:
8:10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

School Hours 7-8:
8:10 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Early Dismissal 7-8:
8:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

*Office Hours:
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.