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Rheem School History and Background

Rheem Elementary School is one of three elementary schools in the Moraga school district. Our school began with one building in 1959 and over the years, four other buildings were added.  With the passage of a bond measure in 1996, an extensive renovation to the campus was completed, including the addition of a multi-use room.
Rheem School currently serves approximately 400 students in grade kindergarten through 5.  Students are grouped heterogeneously by classroom and combination classes are formed when enrollment requires them.
The school offers many programs in addition to its regular classroom offerings.  A Visual and Performing Arts Program is offered to all students by credentialed art and music teachers.  A computer lab with 32 student stations is available to 3rd through 5th graders on a regular instructional basis and the primary grades have the option of a drop-in schedule.  All K-5 classrooms have at least one computer station as well.  Also, a scheduled Library time is provided to all grade levels once weekly.  Our special education staff consists of a full-time Resource Specialist and assistant, a School Psychologist two days per week, and a Speech and Language Specialist two days per week.  Additionally, English as a Second Language is offered to those who qualify for this service.
The faculty and staff of Rheem School is committed to meeting the needs of all who attend by providing an effective instruction program designed to improve students' academic, social, emotional and physical growth.  We are in full support of the mission of the Moraga School District to provide a supportive and challenging academic environment that encourages critical and creative thinking, maximizes individual students' strengths and motivates them to be lifelong learners and responsible citizens. This is accomplished through the cooperative efforts of educators, support staff, parents, community members, and students.