Welcome to Painter Elementary School, home of the ARUSD Vietnamese Immersion Program (VIP). Our Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program focuses on oral language practice through Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) as they approach biliteracy in reading, writing, and oral language production in the upper grades.


Painter primarily offers a Standard English Program, which is increasingly our STEAM Embedded Program, as teachers engage in continual learning in FOSS science and training from our Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) science coordinator. We are continually developing the program offerings and in the last two years have added partnerships with: Little Heroes Sports, Science From Scientists, Community School of Music and Art from Mountain View, and the Get Down Dance Studio of Japantown San Jose.

Spring Spirit at Painter Elementary!

Alum Rock STEAM Family

REGISTER FOR OCT. 6th: Family STEAM night at RAFT!   Join other ARUSD families in a night of fun and exploration!  See additional information HERE!

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Celebrating Our School Community

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STEAM & NGSS Learning

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Athletics & Art

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Vietnamese Immersion Program, Tet Lion Dancing

School Activities & Spirit: March for Chavez, March 2022

News & Announcements

Trilingual Letters: English, Spanish (haz clic abajo), & Vietnamese (bấm vào bên dưới)