Welcome to Kester Elementary/Kester Magnet

About Us

Kester At A Glance

The Kester PTA wishes everyone a fun-filled and relaxing summer. We'll see you in August for the first day of school on August 14th.  If you are an incoming kindergarten family, please join us at the Kinder Meet and Greet on August 10th, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Here's a quick look at what's in store:

  • August 10th: Kinder Meet and Greet, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • August 14th: First Day of School
  • August 17th: Ice Cream Social, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • August 22nd: PTA Meetings, 8:15 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Staff Lounge
  • August 30th: Back to School Night (parents only)- 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • August 31st: Admissions Day, no school
  • September 3rd: Labor Day, no school

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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