Welcome to Heritage Elementary!

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2022-2023 Welcome Message

Greetings Heritage Community,

Welcome to the home of the “Heritage Hawks!” 

We are an educational community that is committed to providing outstanding, research-based instruction that integrates multiple disciplines and strives to develop critical thinkers and problem solvers. The collective knowledge of both our veteran staff and new teachers provides opportunities for our team to model what it means to be lifelong learners. We value the “Whole Child” by honoring each individual’s uniqueness and ensuring that their needs are met academically, socially and emotionally. Heritage offers a strong Dual Immersion Program, an innovative Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) program, and is partnering with various organizations to develop a culture that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. 

Staff members take responsibility for basing instruction on best practices by engaging in ongoing professional development through research, reading, and collaboration. Teachers are adept at using ongoing assessments and data to guide instruction. Emphasis is placed on adherence to grade level content standards, ongoing assessment, differentiation, integration of academic disciplines and grade level collaboration. Techniques, strategies, and results are shared with parents on an ongoing basis, thereby giving parents the opportunity to be true partners in the academic growth of their children.

As this new school year begins we are excited to open our doors to our families, to volunteers, for our special events to celebrate the diversity of our community of learners and to celebrate the student learning taking place on campus.  Welcome, Heritage Hawks!

Please find our welcome letter here.


Daniel S. Romo

school entrance

About the Area

Heritage School is a 70,000 square foot campus located along Santa Lucia Road in the Otay Ranch development of Chula Vista. It opened on July 10, 2001, and is currently home to about 800 students.

Heritage School represents a new prototype that reflects Chula Vista Elementary School District's progressive perspectives on educational facilities for the information age. The school's unique ''village-like atmosphere'' is the result of a planning process that included input from the community, educators, administrators, and maintenance personnel. The design includes expanded classroom square footage and auxiliary planning space due to the impact of class size reduction. The Heritage campus includes eight single-story structures, including an administration building, a multi-purpose building, a library, and seven classroom buildings. The village atmosphere of the campus fits beautifully with the surrounding residential neighborhoods.


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around the district

Community Schools Program
Community Schools Program
Posted on 01/12/2023
The Chula Vista Elementary School District identified its first Community School cohort to start in the 2023-24 school year. Harborside and Palomar El
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California Music Educators Association Winners
CVESD Awarded Five Fortissimo Awards
Posted on 12/14/2022
The California Music Educators Association, Southern Border Section, released the names of their 2022 Fortissimo Award winners.
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Kids on Trail
Port of San Diego Helps Students Become Environmental Stewards & Scientists
Posted on 12/02/2022
The Port of San Diego awarded the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) $47,200 for its Coastal Education (CE) Program, which is located at t
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 CVESD Campus Clinic Partnership
CVESD Campus Clinic Partnership
Posted on 11/22/2022
CVESD now offers families the opportunity for free on-site healthcare for students through our partnership with Campus Clinic.
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District representatives pose with shovels
CVESD Breaks Ground on its 50th School
Posted on 11/16/2022
On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, students and Chula Vista Elementary School District representatives grabbed shovels to pose in front of a makeshift d
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Child Psychologist with child
National School Psychologist Week
Posted on 11/10/2022
As part of National School Psychologist Week, CVESD is celebrating and highlighting the important work of our school psychologists for their leadershi
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CVESD District Building
Superintendent Update Red Ribbon Week
Posted on 10/28/2022
As we wrap up Red Ribbon Week, it’s critical to highlight the importance of the celebration as it raises awareness of drug use and the problems relate
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CVESD Recognition Award
PBIS Recognition 2022
Posted on 10/24/2022
The Chula Vista Elementary School District received Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) recognition from the CA PBIS Coalition for 202
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Students and Board Members Ribbon Cutting
Chula Vista Elementary School District Unveils $32M Solar and Microgrid Project with ENGIE
Posted on 10/12/2022
Chula Vista, Calif. and HOUSTON – Chula Vista Elementary School District and ENGIE North America (ENGIE) today announced the completion of the Distric
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