Vision and Mission

At Central Elementary School we strive daily to cultivate a community of responsible learners who feel empowered to direct their own learning, inspired to be curious, engaged with their community, and moved to show empathy and respect for others. We are committed to creating collaborative and innovative learning experiences, through which students develop critical thinking skills, achieve or surpass the Common Core Standards, and develop lifelong learning habits and positive mindsets.

Our vision is to create a highly-regarded elementary school where students, staff, and parents come together to inspire our students to reach their full potential academically, physically, emotionally, socially, and morally. We believe all students are capable of being leaders who take responsibility for their learning and their actions to improve their classroom, family, and/or community. We also believe that all students are creative and intelligent in their own ways.

Education Commitment Campaign

All the Belmont-Redwood Shores Public Schools Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) and the Belmont-Redwood Shores Public Schools Education Foundation (SchoolForce) partner to make it easier for parents to support our schools. When you donate during the Education Commitment Campaign (ECC) time period from August 1-October 31, your donation will cover virtually all of your child’s educational needs. The suggested ECC donation is $1,800 per student – the first $250 goes to the Central Elementary PTA and the remainder to the SchoolForce, the district-wide education foundation. Learn more and donate here

Free Covid Testing

Belmont-Redwood Shores School District is proud to work with Worksite Labs to provide free, safe, and convenient COVID-19 testing to students, faculty, staff, and parents of the District. Testing is available by appointment at Redwood Shores Elementary and Ralston Middle School Monday through Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. Please click here to make an appointment on our registration system.


If your travel plans involve travel outside of California or include high-risk activities, please follow the BRSSD Travel Guidelines in order to return to school safely.

Congratulations Central Elementary!

Central Elementary is a 2020 California Distinguished School.