Principal Ipiña's Message

  • Elizabeth Ipiña

    Welcome to Edison Language Academy, where learning thrives in both Spanish and English! We are delighted to be a part of the Santa  Monica-Malibu Unified School District, offering an enriching Dual Immersion Elementary School experience.

    At Edison, our journey towards bilingual fluency starts with our youngest preschoolers and continues through confident 5th graders, all while mastering a comprehensive curriculum. We embrace diversity, nurture cultural pride, and foster respect for all backgrounds. With a proud 37-year legacy of excellence, Edison stands as one of California's longest-running dual immersion programs, now spanning from  PreK to 12th grade within SMMUSD.

    Edison has received prestigious honors, including the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence from the US Department of Education, California Distinguished School status, Title I Academic Achievement School designation from the California State Department of Education, and recognition as an Honor Roll School by the Education Results Partnership. Additionally, we have been awarded a Seal of Excellence by the California Association for Bilingual Education. We excel in academic rigor, champion inclusivity, and are dedicated to closing achievement gaps while nurturing well-rounded students through rigorous academics, enriched arts programs (theater, art, dance, and music), hands-on science in our learning garden, and a deep exploration of the cultures of the Americas.

    Edison is a school of choice (not a neighborhood school) for families seeking a robust bilingual education. Our community is a tapestry of warmth and diversity, committed to the holistic development of every child. Supported by dedicated parent volunteers, we encourage all community members to contribute their time, talents, and resources to enrich our educational mission.

    As we eagerly anticipate the 2024-25 school year, we welcome over 100 new families to join our vibrant community. Whether you're already a part of the Edison family or considering us for your child's educational journey, we invite you to explore our website to learn more about our school and how we embrace the joy of learning in two languages!

    Warm regards,

    Elizabeth Ipiña, Principal