Mariposa Elementary School

Excellence in Education

  • Mariposa Elementary School

    Located in a residential area in the hills of Redlands, Mariposa enjoys a commanding view of the snowcapped San Bernardino Mountains.

    The campus is beautifully decorated with murals and botanical gardens. We also possess a running track, a nature trail, and a waterfall. It is a wonderful place to learn and grow academically, physically, and socially. There is a strong partnership between school, home, and the neighborhood; we are indebted to the tremendous parental and community support that is a hallmark of our school. We are proud of our students, their academic achievement, and of our school environment.    

    Visitors are always welcome.  Please always check in in the School Office for a visitor's badge. Come early to hear music from our "Composer in the Spotlight" as the students are arriving at school!  Students and staff enjoy sharing our programs with the community.  


    Thank you for your interest and support.    


    For more detailed information regarding Mariposa Elementary School, contact the following individuals at 909-794-8620  

    Scott Bohlender - Principal

    Mary Ambriz - Office Manager

    Lori Holley - School Clerk  

    Jennifer Moore- PTA President

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Upcoming Events

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  • Welcome to 2018!

    Upcoming Events to Look Forward To:


    Thursday, February 1st from 5PM to 7PM

    Join us for dinner from

    In N Out

    ($5 for dinner of hamburger or cheeseburger; chips and soft drink.

    Grilled cheese will be available upon request. In N Out will be serving from 5PM to 6:15PM)
    and our PTA's

    artists salon

    where we will have Trimester Artist Creations from our students, Music and Great Fun.

    Food, Fun, Art, Music......who could ask for more! 

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    Spirit Dress Up Day...February 9th

    Dress like your future occupation!


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        GATE Testing for Third Grade Students             Feb. 15th & 16th- students MUST have parent permission. Click here for 2/15/18 permission slip  Click here 2/16/18 permission slip. Deadline to return permission slip is Friday, January 26th.


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    Welcome to Mariposa Elementary School!

    Founded in 1965, Mariposa Elementary strives to provide all students with a strong educational foundation that is rooted in strong academic practices and longtime traditions. 


    Awards and Recognitions


     California Distinguished School (2012)


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    National Parent Group of the Year – PTO Today Magazine (September 2013)



    Previously recognized by the California Business for Education Excellence as a Honor Roll School and a Scholar School



    Past grant recipient from the San Manuel Mission Band of Indians



    Past California School Boards Golden Bell Award recipient for our School Gardens


      “A” Grade and ranking of #2 for Best Public Schools in San Bernardino County and Best Public Elementary School Teachers in San Bernardino County ( 2017)



    School Vision and Mission

    Mariposa Elementary School's staff, with excellent support and involvement of our parents and community, is committed to emphasizing academic and social achievement at the highest levels of excellence and to meeting the unique needs of all students with standards-based academics along with visual and    performing-arts oriented programs.


    Though it is a rigorous academic environment, there is a profound sense of student happiness on the campus.  The children are animated in their play, and engaged in their lessons. Mariposa is an educational environment supported by caring adults and a belief system that supports both the academic growth and the emotional needs of all children. Students are guided by our long tradition of the Five Keys to Success; responsibility, organization, flexible thinking, pride, and contribution. These essential elements of knowledge and character provide a basis for sound educational practices and also serve as character education. The collective result is a responsible and capable student body, preparing for a global society.  Branching out, the Visual and Performing Arts (music, art and movement) are integrated into the daily curriculum. The day begins with music from the Composer of the Month over the outdoor speakers. Students perform in weekly Flag Ceremony assemblies, the school chorus, band, and classroom plays. Hands-on experience and discovery can be seen in our gardens.  We work on physical strength through our twice weekly Running Club.  Mariposa is a safe nurturing environment where all students can find variety of opportunities for learning, building confidence, and developing responsibility.





Principal's Corner

  • Dear Mariposa Families,

    Here we are at the start of a new year.
    I hope all of you enjoyed your winter break and are looking forward to 2018.

    Share your thoughts:

    Do take a look at the Gift to School form in the Butterfly Facts.  We want your ideas as to what will make Mariposa better!  We are so appreciative of all that you, our families, do to help Mariposa each year.  Share your ideas with us!!!  (You can find a copy of the Butterfly Facts under the PTA page of this website)

    Attendance Matters:

    Attendance at school is critical for your child’s success.  Please know that Mariposa, like other schools, is required to monitor student attendance regularly. Absences, whether excused or unexcused, are monitored.  In addition, tardies and early-exits from school are also required to be tracked.  Please help Mariposa keep its attendance rate up in the new calendar year by having your child come to school, for the full day, each and every school day. Whenever your child is out, due to illness, please send an excusal note upon your child’s return.  Doctor or dentist notes are always helpful, too!

    Got old DVDs Cartoons?

    Most of our children outgrow their cartoon DVD’s after a few years.  Mariposa would love your children’s old cartoon DVD’s to use in the cafeteria during inclement weather!  The cartoons should be G rated and appropriate for school usage.  The old-fashioned cartoons that last only 10-15 minutes are the most desirable (like the classic cartoons with Bugs Bunny, Road Runner, etc.). If you are cleaning out your DVD’s, bring them on down to school!

    At this time of year, the staff and I think of our many blessings.  All of us at Mariposa count your children and you as part of our daily good fortune.  As much as our teachers and staff give to your students, you give to us in return.  Thank you for all that you do for Mariposa!

    We look forward to a happy 2018 at Mariposa Elementary!

    Scott Bohlender, Principal

Weekly Bulletin

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Daily Schedule

  • Daily Schedule

    Grades 1 - 5
    Regular Day 8:00am - 2:05pm
    Min. Day 8:00am - 11:50am


    EB 8:00am - 12:08pm
    LB 9:57am - 2:05pm
    Min. Day 8:00am - 11:50am

    Transitions (TK)
    EB 8:00am - 12:08pm
    LB 9:57am - 2:05pm
    Min. Day 8:00am - 11:50am

    Students are allowed on campus at
    Breakfast is served from

    Office Hours 7:00am - 4:00pm
    Office Phone Number 909-794-8620

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