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Kester At A Glance

  • Summer Break: June 8th-August 20th
  • Kinder Meet and Greet: August 16th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • First Day of School: August 20th, gates open at 7:30 a.m.; School commences at 8:00 a.m.; For returning students, classroom assignments will be posted on fence located at Weddington; for magnet students, rosters will be posted along poles in front of Rooms 16-18.
  • Kinder First Day of School: report to auditorium at 8:30 a.m.


About Kester

Kester Avenue Elementary, in the heart of Sherman Oaks, is a diverse learning community of over 1,100 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, science, 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,  Mystery Science program, 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 2019-20 school year is $480 per family.

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