Principal's Message


August 2023


Dear Alta Vista families,


Welcome to Alta Vista Elementary in the Redondo Beach Unified School District.  Our school has been recognized for its outstanding programs and academics by being named a California Blue Ribbon School.   Our parents, students, and staff are committed to creating leaders who are critical thinkers, and problem solvers who are prepared to be successful not only in school but in the world.  Alta Vista teaches students to develop and foster a sense of community and responsibility for the earth through a positive and healthy worldview.


Every staff member is dedicated to assisting our Wildcats in identifying their passion whether in academics, extra-curricular activities, the arts, or humanitarian work.   Wherever their interests may be they have the Alta Vista Community to support them.   Our community consists of our amazing PTA who give countless hours to programs that support our Wildcats' passions through events such as Multicultural Night, Kid’s Marketplace, and Variety Show.  In addition to events, PTA arranges for our annual Meet and Greet with your child’s teacher, assemblies, field trips, Hands-on Art, and much more.  In addition to PTA is our partnership with Redondo Beach Educational Foundation (RBEF), which annually funds over a million dollars in programs and staff that affect every RBUSD student.  Learn more at


I look forward to another great year at Alta Vista and working alongside our staff, students, and caring and supportive community. 




Karin Sato                                               

Karin Sato

Alta Vista Principal



Karin Sato, Principal



Call: 310.798.8650