May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Our community partner, South Bay Families Connected, offers our families a variety of youth wellness resources. For Mental Health Awareness Month, we feature their resource pages covering trending youth wellness topics on the minds of parents and caregivers:

Visit our own Da Vinci Families Connected page for more youth wellness resources from Da Vinci Schools and SBFC.

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The POSSE Foundation Scholarship – Info Session for 11th Grade Students

This Wednesday, May 15th we will be hosting an information session for The Posse Foundation Scholarship via Zoom at 3:30pm for current juniors.
Current 11th grade students received an email from their counselor (Sylvia Soria) with the Zoom link to attend. If you would like them to learn more about this program, please encourage your student to attend the virtual info session.
By |2024-05-13T11:16:51-07:00May 13th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The POSSE Foundation Scholarship – Info Session for 11th Grade Students

(Summer) WACAC Camp College-Virtual College Prep Bootcamp

WACAC Camp College is Coming!

We are excited to offer a pilot of Camp College, a 6 session virtual boot camp for YOUR students. All sessions will be on Wednesday afternoons at 4pm Pacific, beginning on May 15.

Student Registration Link:

Assets to share:

May 15: Building a college list

June 12: How college application decisions are made

June 19: Getting starting on your app: essays and activities

August 7: Personal Writing for the Common App and UC app

August 14: Avoiding Missed Opportunities on the Common app / UC app

August 21: Ask the Experts: Q & A for Common App & UC

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at

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Announcements from Real World Learning Director (5.7.2024)


Join us for the inaugural Da Vinci Design 10th Grade Student Art Show, hosted by Indivisible Arts at the Resin Gallery in the heart of Hermosa Beach on Saturday, May 11th from 4:30pm-8pm. 

Resin Gallery
618 Cypress Ave
Hermosa Beach 

Camp Kitsch will be an immersive experience where DVD students will showcase their talent. More than just an art show, this event aims to foster a sense of belonging by providing a safe and welcoming “third place” for South Bay high school students to come together and celebrate creativity. 

Guests will also be able to enjoy music from Da Vinci’s very own student bands, “Crawfish Department” and “Koi.” 

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable celebration of art, community, and young talent!

By |2024-05-07T15:59:37-07:00May 7th, 2024|Real World Learning|Comments Off on Announcements from Real World Learning Director (5.7.2024)

The College Coach Workshop: Setting Your Student Up for Success in College

Da Vinci Schools is hosting a talk with Kim Girard, an author and life coach, as she shares about how to best prepare kids for freshmen year and how to recognize the early signs that your student might be struggling.

The talk will be hosted at the Da Vinci Science campus in the Galileo Room at 6 pm on Wednesday, 5/22

201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo, 90245

By |2024-05-06T15:04:19-07:00May 6th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The College Coach Workshop: Setting Your Student Up for Success in College

Important Update: Senior Prom – Location Change

Dear Da Vinci Community,

This update provides important information about tomorrow night’s Class of 2024 Prom.

As many of you may know by now, there have been escalating protests at nearby college campuses, including at USC in close proximity to where our Senior Prom was scheduled to take place.

After conferring with law enforcement agencies and receiving new information last night related to security, the decision has been made to move the Senior Prom to a location in El Segundo to ensure the safety of our students, staff and security team. 

WHAT:  Senior Prom
WHEN:  Friday, May 3, 2024 | 6:30-10:00 PM
WHERE:  The Terrace, 2361 Rosecrans Ave., 2nd Floor, El Segundo – NEW

(The Terrace is located at the corner of Rosecrans/Continental Circle; there is plenty of free parking in the parking structure – a map will be provided soon.)

This may strike as initially disappointing news, yet I am confident that tomorrow will be a wonderful evening for our graduates in an elegant new location. I am grateful to our entire community for coming together to make sure the Prom goes on as scheduled.

I know many of you may have questions or concerns you wish to share about this change of venue. I ask that you refrain from reaching out to your school leadership and senior committee advisors unless absolutely necessary so they can focus on planning and making sure the prom is fun and memorable for the Class of 2024. If you feel you must reach out, please contact us at

Let’s all celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2024 with pride and joy as they embark on their exciting new journeys. 

I wish to extend deep gratitude to Richard Lundquist, Bob Tarnofsky and the entire Continental Development team, Da Vinci’s school leadership teams, senior advisory teachers, operations and safety teams, Wiseburn Superintendent Dr. Blake Silvers, and the El Segundo Police Department for adapting rapidly and effectively to a challenging situation. 



Dr. Matthew Wunder
Da Vinci Schools 


By |2024-05-02T15:02:02-07:00May 2nd, 2024|Events|Comments Off on Important Update: Senior Prom – Location Change

Spring 2024 Immigrant Families Night event on Wednesday, May 15th, 2024, on El Camino College’s campus!

El Camino College invites Immigrant Families for an honest conversation-style presentation to address common fears, misconceptions, and unheard needs. Families will learn the responsibilities they must take on to support their students enroll in and graduate from college, as well as the resources that they are entitled to and how to access them. Finally, a call to action to get actively involved and encourage Higher Education among their families, friends, and neighbors.

Immigrant Families Night is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15th from 5:30pm until 8:30pm. It will take place at the Students Services Plaza which is located by Parking lot C and the Student Services Building on Manhattan Beach Blvd. There will be two presentations, one in English and one in Spanish.

The transition from high school to college can be challenging for students.  During the Immigrant Families Night, you will learn about:

  • Post-DACA: Why College is still worth it, pre-college checklist for parents and guardians, realities of first-gen student life, at-home support strategies, FERPA and other protections that make college safe, resources in college for undocumented students, and El Camino College’s commitment to their development and success.

You may register for our Immigrant Families Night in one of two ways:

  1. Please use your cell phone camera to scan this QR code to take you to the website:


Visit this website directly and RSVP online:

  1. *You may RSVP by sending an e-mail to, but we prefer you RSVP by scanning the QR code enclosed with your mobile camera or click on the registration link.

If you plan to attend Immigrant Families Night, please plan on parking in Lot C, Level 2 and above the day of the event.  Lot C is located off Manhattan Beach Blvd. Parking is free so please DO NOT PURCHASE A PARKING PERMIT FOR THE EVENT. I have enclosed a campus map and marked an “X” next to the location of our parent orientation. Food will be served. If you have any questions regarding the Immigrant Families Night, please contact me at 310-660-3593 extension 7811 or email me at 


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