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Sunnybrae Elementary

An Authorized International Baccalaureate World/ Neighborhood School

Fifth Grade


International <br />Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate has a hard-earned reputation for high standards of teaching, pedagogical leadership and student achievement. 

Leveled Reading

Leveled Reading

Leveled reading removes the "one size fits all" approach to reading, giving each child the opportunity to develop essential skills at his/her own pace.

21st century learning

21st century learning
  • Students will think creatively and pursue innovative solutions.  
  • Students will utilize evolving technology that is targeted to support their learning.  
  • Students will develop collaborative skills that require active participation and engagement.  


Inquiring<br />Minds

We at Sunnybrae, are a diverse community of caring and open-minded learners. We ask questions to understand our world and take action to make it a better place. Read more about our school.   

5th grade exhibition

5th grade exhibition

In the final year of the IB program, students participate in a culminating project known as the Exhibition.  The central idea must be of sufficient scope and significance to warrant a detailed investigation by all students. All fifth grade students are required to engage in a collaborative trans disciplinary inquiry process that involves them in identifying, investigating and offering solutions to real-life issues or problems. 

5th Grade Exhibition



Family math night

Family math night

Family Math Night provides an evening of hands on STEM activities. Students, parents and teachers work together to conduct inquiry-based  experiments.

building community

building community

Building community is an important part of Sunnybrae's  open minded culture.  We celebrate and embrace our similarities and learn from our differences.

professional development

professional development

High-quality teaching is essential for student success. Sunnybrae teachers  work collaboratively to expand best practices and student learning.

celebrating the season

celebrating the season

Our International Holiday Sing along is an annual favorite celebrated right before winter break. This is a not-to-miss school community event filled with inspiring international holiday selections.

Literacy CENTER

Literacy CENTER

Literacy centers are designed for students to work with partners or in small groups to meet literacy goals.  Our literacy centers are engaging and an exceptional educational experience for all students.

From the San-Mateo Foster City School District


    News from Principal May

    Happy New Year!

    You are invited to share coffee and conversation with Superintendent Joan Rosas. Come share your ideas and discuss the latest topics impacting SMFCSD and public education.  All parents and community members are welcome to attend.  We hope to see you there! 

    • Jan 25, 2017 | 6:30-7:30 | Brewer Island FC
    • Jan 31, 2017 | 6:30-7:30 | Parkside SM
    • Feb 13, 2017 | 6:30-7:30 | George Hall SM




    • Jan 10-13 | 9:00-11:00am & 1:00-3:00pm | in LGI

    Sunnybrae K/TK Tours 

    • Nov 2 | 9:00 AM
    • Dec 6 | 9:00 AM
    • Jan 18 | 9:00 AM



    December 2016

    • Dec 3 - Winter Wonderland Formal
    • Dec 16 - Principal Holiday Coffee, Cookies and Conversation:   8:15am in the Library
    • Dec 16 - International Holiday Sing 9:00am
    • Dec 19-Jan 9 – Winter Break            

    January 2017

    • Jan16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

    February 2017

    • Feb 20-21 - President's Day Holiday
    • April 3-7 – Spring Break
    • May 29 – Memorial Day Holiday
    • June 14 – Last Day of School

    View the full calendar


    Principal Coffee Dates

    • Dec 16 - Principal Holiday Coffee 8:25am