Dapplegray is the largest transitional kindergarten through fifth grade elementary school in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. Housed in a facility originally constructed as a middle school, the students, staff, and families benefit from a large campus with many common learning spaces. Parents are among the strongest supporters of the school and take an active part in all areas. The goal of the staff and administration is the development of strategies and curriculum relevant to 21st Century Learning. The instructional strategies incorporate higher order thinking skills, multiple intelligences, technology, multimedia and authentic assessments as well as district summative assessments.The consideration of the whole child is considered to be essential. Music, art, drama, and fine arts are an integral part of curriculum. The design of the classrooms takes into account the spaces needed by students and staff as they conduct the business learning the 3Rs, math, reading, and writing and the 4Cs... creativity, communication, critical thinking and collaboraton. The building has full access to the internet and closed circuit TV. Students and staff have access to a multimedia studio, technology lab, a modern 21st Century library, and an Art/Science Center. In addition the campus has established a music theatre center located in the multi-purpose room. We are committed to quality education using California Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as we prepare our students for their future...not our past.