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General Information


Reilly is both a National Blue Ribbon School and a California Distinguished School serving approximately 500 students in the heart of Mission Viejo. Our school is a joint venture between Capistrano Unified School District and the Orange County Department of Education. We provide an integrated facility where students with special needs and general education students are located on the same campus and have meaningful opportunities to interact with one another.

Reilly takes pride in our high academic standards. We use a variety of technological resources as tools to increase student learning throughout all areas of the curriculum.

Our GATE program offers enrichment for high achieving students. Students having difficulty meeting grade level standards may be served through the classroom or our Specialized Academic Instruction Programs. Teachers differentiate instruction to meet the individual needs of each and every student at our school. Reilly has a partnership with the California State University Fullerton to help develop strong student teachers while providing a lower student/teacher ratio within the participating classrooms.

Using John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success as a model for character development, teachers incorporate character education, problem-solving opportunities, and higher level thinking skills into lessons across the curriculum. Students are reminded weekly of the Reilly three R’s, “Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Build Relationships”.

Reilly’s PTA and staff members are committed to the maintenance of a well-rounded program, including participation in field trips, assemblies, and special programs. There is a strong communication between home and school. Each Wednesday the sense of community is displayed at the Wonderful Wednesday Flag ceremony. Together, we ensure that the children attending our school engage in meaningful activities that will support learning for a lifetime.

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