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About Fammatre Charter Elementary School

Fammatre Charter Elementary School is an outstanding school that values academic excellence, enjoys parental and community support, and produces well-prepared students. Like all schools in the Cambrian School District, we are a California Distinguished School. Located in west San Jose, bordering Los Gatos and Campbell, Fammatre Charter Elementary School serves approximately 600  students in grades preschool - 5th grade.  A safe, comfortable learning environment is evident as one enters the beautifully landscaped campus. We are committed to serving the whole child and offer an inclusive program including many opportunities for enrichment throughout the school day such as science, PE, music, and art.    


Cambrian School District, a caring and collaborative community, develops creative and critical thinkers who communicate effectively, value diversity and are ready to excel in a global society.    

Cambrian School District Core Values and Guiding Principles

  • All children have value
  • All children deserve respect
  • All children can learn
  • All children can succeed
  • All children have a right to the best education possible
  • All children can be lifelong learners

We Believe:

  • In valuing and teaching the whole child
  • In preparing all Cambrian Students for the global challenges of the 21st century
  • In honoring and encouraging the strengths of every child
  • In fostering a strong sense of community and creating a safe, orderly learning environment for all
  • In success that is built through collaboration and teamwork
  • In children as capable learners who have a shared responsibility for their education.
  • In a well rounded education that encompasses the arts, physical education, and hands on experiences
  • In celebrating diversity of cultures and the importance of the individual in an equitable environment

Life Skills

Our LifeSkills program is used throughout school to provide positive guidelines for behavior. Students are recognized for using these skills.
  • INTEGRITY: To act according to a sense of what's right and wrong
  • INITIATIVE: To do something because it needs to be done
  • FLEXIBILITY: To be willing to alter plans when necessary
  • PERSEVERANCE: To keep at it
  • ORGANIZATION: To plan, arrange and implement in an orderly way; to keep things orderly and ready to use
  • SENSE OF HUMOR: To laugh and be playful without harming others
  • EFFORT: To do your best
  • COMMON SENSE: To use good judgment
  • PROBLEM-SOLVING: To create solutions in difficult situations and everyday problems
  • RESPONSIBILITY: To respond when appropriate, to be accountable for your behavior
  • PATIENCE: To wait calmly for someone or something
  • FRIENDSHIP: To make and keep a friend through mutual trust and caring
  • CURIOSITY: A desire to investigate and seek understanding of one's world
  • COOPERATION: To work together toward a common goal or purpose
  • CARING: To feel and show concern for others
  • COURAGE: To act according to one's beliefs
  • PRIDE: Satisfaction from doing your personal best