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Where Learning and the Arts are Celebrated


About Us

Welcome to Cantara Street Elementary / Visual and Performing Arts Magnet where we believe every child can learn and all students can overcome the barriers which may stand in their path to success. Our school is located in Reseda, and has evolved into a multiethnic, multicultural school since it was built in 1956. We are proud of our strong parent/teacher/staff partnership that supports all students and reflects our motto: Where Learning and the Arts Are Celebrated. 

News & Announcements


Sep 21

ELAC meeting / Reunión de ELAC

Time: 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM
Location: Parent Center/Centro de padres

SSC meeting / Reunión de SSC

Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Sep 26

Parent Focus Group/Grupo Padres Focus

Time: 11 AM – 12 PM
Location: via zoom

Sep 30


Our Mission

Cantara Street Elementary /VAPA Magnet in partnership with its families and community is committed to providing all students with rigorous academic program that empowers them to be productive citizens. Cantara Street Elementary/VAPA Magnet is dedicated to continuing development of a learning community characterized by a commitment to the following principles: All children can learn and have a right to a quality education. A quality education means high expectations for all students in a curriculum aligned with state standards and rich in content, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. A quality education means a positive environment of trust, caring, and respect for all people. A quality education for all students requires continuous development of professional skills based on current research and sharing of professional knowledge among faculty, staff, parents, and other community members. A quality education celebrates diversity as students develop respect for their own culture, as well as for many cultures with which they have the privilege to interact.