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Office Hours

Reilly's Summer Hours:

8:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. (closed for lunch from 12:00-1:00) on August 6-20. 

Reilly's Office Hours will be 7:30-3:30 starting August 21st.  


Phone Number:  (949) 454-1590


Philip J. Reilly - Vision and Mission

Our Vision

Building a Community of Character One Child at a Time

Our Mission

We believe students will be challenged in an atmosphere of rigor, stamina, and high academic expectations that produce exceptional results

Our Behavioral Statement of Purpose

We believe in a culture where being responsible, respectful, and ready to learn creates a positive environment for students and educators to build relationships and achieve their personal best.

Collective Commitments

  • We will collaborate as a Professional Learning Community.
  • We will provide Great First Instruction in ALL classrooms.
  • We will engage in meaningful discussions to improve student outcomes by utilizing the Plan, Do, Study, Act model.
  • We will use the results of our CFA’s to improve our individual and collective practice and to meet the extension and intervention needs of our students.
  • We will provide multiple opportunities of high leveled student engagement.
  • We will commit to work interdependently between special education and general education teachers to ensure the success of ALL students.

School overview

Philip J. Reilly is named for one of the co-founders of the Mission Viejo Company, Philip J. Reilly opened in 1990. Nestled in a small neighborhood community, Reilly prides itself on its active parent group and tight-knit family atmosphere. 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 unique in that it was constructed as the first joint venture project between a school district, Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD), and the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE). The school provides an integrated facility where ALL students 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. We offer enrichment time for students to receive individualized activities based on their needs. Students are provided additional support through intervention or offer extension activities for students who are excelling in the curriculum.  Students having difficulty meeting grade level standards may also be served through our Specialized Academic Instruction Program.  Reilly has a partnership with local universities 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 Rules, “Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Build Relationships and Work Hard”.

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 their learning for a lifetime.

Our staff at Reilly provide a comprehensive, balanced program which promotes Great First Instruction (GFI) focusing on high scholastic achievement for all students. Emphasis is placed on 21st century student-centered learning activities which allow students to apply skills in language arts, social science, science, and mathematics to real life scenarios. Our outstanding staff and students use a variety of technological resources as tools to increase student learning throughout all areas of the curriculum. We deliver a strong academic program focusing on curriculum which is closely aligned with the Common Core State Standards, utilizing strategies that promote Great First Instruction in every classroom. We consistently monitor and reflect on our instructional programs to produce positive learning outcomes.

A few strategies and tools utilized to achieve these high expectations include:

  • STEAM Lab & Innovation Lab
  • 1:1 Chromebooks in the grade K-5
  • Great First Instruction (GFI)
  • Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) Math
  • Directed Intervention Program
  • Nationally Recognized Music Teachers
  • Meet the Masters lectures and In- Class lessons
  • "Second Step" Counselor Presented Curriculum
  • John Wooden Pyramid of Success Character Education Program
  • Leadership opportunities for students
  • Patriot Pal program to unite students with special needs into play and social activities