Welcome to Kester Elementary/Kester Magnet

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Kester At A Glance

  • May 15th: Free CPR Workshop, 8:15 a.m., Library
  • May 16th: Mindfulness and Integrative Medicine Presentation, 8:15 a.m., Library
  • May 17th: Magnet Musical, Van Nuys Middle Schoo, 7:00 p.m.
  • May 24th: Outdoor Movie Night, free admission, 7:00 p.m.
  • May 27th: Memorial Day, school closed
  • June 4th: Special Citywide Election, Measure EE- Local Parcel Tax to fund education. See Resources page for more information.
  • June 5th: Kindergarten Culmination
  • June 6th: 5th Grade Culmination
  • June 7th: Last Day of School, dismissal at 12:30 p.m.


About Kester

Kester Avenue Elementary, in the heart of Sherman Oaks, is a diverse learning community of over 1,000 students, from kindergarten through grade five. Our school is comprised of a home school as well as a gifted/high ability magnet school (grades 1-5). We emphasize the importance of learning in core academic subjects, as well offer an enriched curriculum of art, music, and physical education. Kester is proud to be designated a California Distinguished School for its collaboration and parent involvement. 


Enrichment and School Activities

At Kester Avenue Elementary/Magnet, students are able to experience a wide variety of enrichment programs/positions such as P.E. with the YMCA, computer lab instruction provided by ComputerWiseKids, a full-time science lab TA, art classes, music classes, full-time nurse's aide and field trip buses, funded by the Kester Avenue PTA and the generous contributions of our school community. 

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Kester Elementary/Kester Magnet

5353 Kester Avenue, Sherman Oaks, CA 91411, US

(818) 787-6751




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Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goal to provide computer lab instruction, P.E., field trip buses, a full-time nurse's aide and more. The suggested donation for the 2018-19 school year is $480 per family.

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