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The Mountain View-Los Altos High School Foundation invests in a learning environment that empowers all students to thrive and succeed. Donations are tax deductible, as we are a nonprofit public benefit 501(c)3 corporation — Tax ID number 94-2848246.

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Best High School US News Gold 2013 CA Dept of Education Gold Ribbon Schools

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2017-18 line-up

2018-19 Season To Be Announced

Congratulations Class of 2018!

This fall, graduates from Mountain View and Los Altos High Schools will become part of the freshman class at 182 colleges and universities. We wish them the best of luck as they continue to thrive and succeed in the next chapter of their lives. Click on the map below to view more closely where our students plan to attend college. MVLA College and Career Centers are fully funded by donations to the MVLA High School Foundation.

Read More about “MVLA AVID Seniors Garner Nearly 400 College Acceptances”.  Expansion of the AVID program (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is also supported by donations to the MVLA High School Foundation.

MVHS Instrumental Music receives Innovative Learning Grant

Click here to listen to their world premiere performance of “Irish Junkyard Jam” for 3D-printed string quartet and orchestra.

Interview with Jason Kneebone, MVHS Instrumental Music Director
3D Printed String Instruments

3D Printed String Instruments

“We submitted an extremely outside-the-box proposal to the MVLA Foundation’s Innovative Learning Grant program in the Fall of 2017. The nine-month project allowed us to fuse Music and STEM by 3D-printing a set of string instruments and commissioning a piece for them. Not only did we get the opportunity to collaborate with one of the finest local 3D printing engineers (Jason Reynolds at jinxbot.com), we debuted a brand new piece of orchestral literature by Brian Balmages, a world renowned composer, conductor, and music educator. This was certainly a unique experience for our orchestra musicians – it gave them a chance to appreciate how their own instruments are made and how a very traditional field can be perfectly paired with current technology.”

“This project has created quite a buzz since the performance,” Jason Kneebone continued. “We have folks still asking about it: Will we play the instruments again? Will we play the piece again? The answers are YES!  The Chamber Orchestra will be playing “Irish Junkyard Jam” on our performance tour of Ireland over Spring Break, 2019!”

To hear what students have to say about their experience, go to www.mvspartanmusic.net/special-projects.

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What People Say About the Foundation…

“As a result of the foundation’s investment in the College and Career Centers, more of our students are gaining admission into their first choice colleges.”

– Dr. Jeff Harding, MVLA Superintendent

“The Foundation has allowed our high schools to maintain the best possible learning environment for all of our students… We would not be the schools that we are today without the support of the MVLA Foundation.”

– Wynne Satterwhite, LAHS Principal

“On Naviance I could see what GPAs and test scores it took to get into to each college, and I created a list of schools realistic for me.”

– MVLA High School Foundation Student

“Smaller classe sizes enable teachers to spend more time with each student and better cater to multiple learning styles. We can build personal rapport and help our 9th grade students as they mature and adapt to the demands of high school.”

– MVLA High School District Teacher

“The Tutorial Center has really been my daughter’s lifeline in honors and AP chem. Thanks!”

– MVLA High School District Parent