Sunnybrae Elementary School


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.   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.

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Important Dates


2.6 - San Mateo Fire Dept. Visits Kindergarten

2/5 - Superintendent & Board Members Visit

2/9 - Borel Music Assembly

2/15 - CuriOdyssey Visits Sunnybrae

2/16 - 1st Grade goes to the Symphony

2/16 PTA Family Bingo Night

2/20 - 3rd Grade Rotary Club Dictionary Presentation

2/21 - TK & Kinder Story Teller

2/23  - Lock down Drill

2/7 - Latino Family Literacy Project @ 5:30-7:00

3/2 - 5th Grade Exhibition @ 6:30-7:40


  • Friday, Feb 2, 2018
    Transfer Approval or Transfer Request List Notification Email sent by the end of the business day

  • February7, 14, 21
    6thGrade Address Verification
    Required re-registration for all current SMFCSD 5thgraders entering 6thgrade for 2018-2019
    Check your school website for specific times and requirements

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