Welcome to Finney Elementary!

school logoFinney Vision Statement: We nurture every child in an inclusive community school that focuses on pioneering creativity, empowering independence, and maximizing every child's potential.

Our mission at Myrtle S. Finney School is to nurture and teach students so that they will become confident, critical thinkers who posses a deep sense of responsibility to self and to the community. We create a safe learning environment, where our students engage in rigorous academic work and learn to communicate effectively, develop technological skills to keep up with the rapid changes of today's world. We instill in them an appreciation for diversity by promoting positive interactions between all students, and we encourage them to pursue their lifelong dreams.

Finney is a California Exemplary Arts Education award winning school. We have a full-time art teacher and full-time music teacher, a makerspace, and a vibrant school garden.  Our standards-based curriculum promotes critical thinking and a love of learning. An SDC preschool program is on site along with three full-day Moderate/Severe special education classes for students TK-6, a Resource Specialist Program, and Speech & Language Therapy preschool through grade 6. To support our English Leaners, teachers incorporate both integrated and designated English Language Development (ELD) instruction.

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around the district

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Port of San Diego Helps Students Become Environmental Stewards & Scientists
Posted on 12/02/2022
The Port of San Diego awarded the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) $47,200 for its Coastal Education (CE) Program, which is located at t
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 CVESD Campus Clinic Partnership
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CVESD Campus Clinic Partnership
Posted on 11/22/2022
CVESD now offers families the opportunity for free on-site healthcare for students through our partnership with Campus Clinic.
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District representatives pose with shovels
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CVESD Breaks Ground on its 50th School
Posted on 11/16/2022
On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, students and Chula Vista Elementary School District representatives grabbed shovels to pose in front of a makeshift d
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Child Psychologist with child
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National School Psychologist Week
Posted on 11/10/2022
As part of National School Psychologist Week, CVESD is celebrating and highlighting the important work of our school psychologists for their leadershi
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CVESD District Building
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Superintendent Update Red Ribbon Week
Posted on 10/28/2022
As we wrap up Red Ribbon Week, it’s critical to highlight the importance of the celebration as it raises awareness of drug use and the problems relate
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CVESD Recognition Award
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PBIS Recognition 2022
Posted on 10/24/2022
The Chula Vista Elementary School District received Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) recognition from the CA PBIS Coalition for 202
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Students and Board Members Ribbon Cutting
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Chula Vista Elementary School District Unveils $32M Solar and Microgrid Project with ENGIE
Posted on 10/12/2022
Chula Vista, Calif. and HOUSTON – Chula Vista Elementary School District and ENGIE North America (ENGIE) today announced the completion of the Distric
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National School Lunch Week
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CVESD Celebrates National School Lunch Week
Posted on 10/10/2022
To recognize the National School Lunch Program, serving nearly 30 million children daily, the Chula Vista Elementary School District will celebrate Na
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Students Painting Mural
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Fred H. Rohr Unveils Art Mural
Posted on 09/15/2022
Over fifty students at Fred H. Rohr Elementary School (Rohr Elementary) participated in designing and creating its new art mural. Students were able t
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