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Principal's Message

Principal’s Message
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Mariana Monge


Del Rey Woods Elementary School




Welcome to Del Rey Woods School, home of the Dolphins! Nestled in the residential neighborhood of Seaside, California, Del Rey Woods is comprised of a diverse group of approximately 400 preschool to 6th-grade students, caring support staff, dedicated and talented faculty, and supportive parents and community members.


At Del Rey Woods School, our vision is to foster and inspire a collaborative community of scholars, parents, and staff who are committed to academic, personal, and social excellence. At Del Rey Woods School, we all strive to live by the MPUSD Way.

  •   Every person matters
  •   Each day counts
  •   Learn something new everyday 
  •   Improve with purpose 
  •   We’re better together


Inherent in Del Rey Woods' mission and vision is the belief that all students, regardless of their background, can learn. To make this a reality, the school provides every student a safe and secure learning environment where students have equal access to a challenging and rigorous core curriculum and a variety of enrichment activities.


It is an expectation for every member of the Dolphin family to be responsible, respectful, safe and on task. Assisting the principal translate the school's vision and mission into effective practices in the classroom is a cadre of highly trained certificated and classified staff including an academic coach, speech and language pathologist, school psychologist, mental health specialist, bilingual community liaison, music teacher, and a resource specialist. In addition to the regular staff, DRW employs various artists in their field of expertise to provide visual and performing arts classes to all our students throughout the year.


Inspired by a culture for continuous improvement and a growth mindset, our school is prepared to educate our students to be college and career ready in the 21st century.