The Pacoima Elementary School strives to create an environment that fosters a high quality educational experience for all children. It aims to prepare students for college and career by holding high academic expectations, nurturing positive social-emotional growth, developing strong literacy, science, technology, engineering, mathematics and a strong emphasis on arts skills.
The Pacoima Elementary School had no existing instrumental instruction program less than two years ago.
Since then, it grown from 15 violin students performing on instruments donated by LAV to a thriving violin program featuring over 100 violin students performing at performance events throughout Southern California thanks to the dedicated work of Ms. Sandra Ortiz, principal violin instructor, and Ms. Sylvia Fajardo, school principal.
The Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra has signed an agreement with the Pacoima Elementary School to add more violin classes for the upcoming 2019/2020 school year to the School's violin program which will enable an additional 24 students to participate in the program!