Who We Are

The Mountain View-Los Altos High School Foundation invests in programs that empower all students to thrive and succeed in Mountain View and Los Altos High Schools. Donations are tax deductible, as we are a nonprofit public benefit 501(c)3 corporation — Tax ID number 94-2848-246.

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– PSAT Overview
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– Class Size Reduction
– College and Career Centers
– Learning in the Cloud


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Our District Schools

Go to the District website for information about our schools:
MVLA District Website
MVLA District Facts
MVLA College Map 2016 Graduates

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

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Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape
April 27, 2017 at 7:00pm
LAHS Eagle Theater.
View the exciting line-up of speakers and reserve your seat now!.

Innovative Learning Grants Awarded

The Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation has awarded Innovative Learning Grants to 26 projects totaling $82,000 in the 2016-17 school year.

“We were pleased to receive more applications from the arts & humanities and to broaden our reach across all subject areas,” according to Laura Roberts, co-executive director of the Foundation.

The Innovative Learning Grants are competitive and require the completion of an application by a teacher or teachers submitted to the district’s Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Brigitte Sarraf.

Congratulations to the following grant recipients and projects.

Los Altos High Grant Recipients and Projects

  • Adam Randall, Steve Hine, Karen Davis: Pin Ball Physics
  • Meghan Strazicich, Greg Stoehr: Bio-Diversity DNA Bar Coding
  • Caitlin Hannon, Galen Rosenberg: Impact of Reading Print vs Digital for World Literature
  • Greg Stoehr: Visualization with Thermal Cameras in Life Sciences
  • Trina Mattson: Biodiesel project
  • Terri Salsman de Rodriguex: World Readiness Standards for learning languages
  • Steve Hine, Adam Anderson: Makerspace 3D Design & Textile Lab
  • Adam Randall: AI/Deep Learning technologies applied to ShadowCart robotic system

Mountain View High Grant Recipients and Projects

  • Stephen Widmark: Rocketlab
  • Madeline Maraglia:TEDx
  • Stephen Widmark: Satellite Group
  • Kristen Krauss: The English Podcast collective
  • Olivia Lin, Meghan Engle: Art/English personal narratives/illustrations collection
  • Jennifer Lewis: iFly STEM package activity
  • Juan Pablo Alvarez: Video evidence of mathematical modeling activities
  • Jared Darby, Madeline Miraglia: ASB program innovations
  • Dana McDonnell: 24-Hr Composers Concert.  Read Town Crier review.
  • Suzanne Mello: Video resumes for students with special needs
  • Lauren Camarillo: Spanish Children’s Story Book project for bilingual program
  • Amy Beare: Oracle Digital Storytelling Initiative
  • Kristine Bautista: Restaurant experience for SpEd students
  • Jason Kneebone: Music as Muse

Alta Vista High Grant Recipients and Projects

  • Lani Stevens: Music and Audio Production
  • Shannon Wernette: 3D Printing: Tackling Real World Problems
  • Shannon Wernette: Farm to Table – Phase II

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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