Van Ness Elementary School

Another Year at Van Ness Elementary!

The new Van Ness Elementary School reopened in Fall 2015! Since then, amazing things have happened. Our school building and grounds have been transformed from a drab eyesore to an engaging and beautiful place for our children to learn and thrive. We also have a beautiful school garden and playgrounds for our younger and older children.

Van Ness Elementary now serves Pre-K 3 through 3rd grade.

We hope you join our excitement for Van Ness. Go Otters!

Spring Gala and Silent Auction - March 16, 2019

Lights! Camera! Auction! is the culminating event of the Van Ness PTO's Winter/Spring 2019 fundraising campaign to benefit our students. All proceeds raised will be donated to our amazing school. We hope you will join us for an evening of food, drinks and fun to support our Otters! Come dressed to impress and walk the red carpet! This is an adults only event so reserve your babysitters today. To buy tickets and see a list of our amazing donors go to


Students will be considered in uniform if they are either 1) wearing a Van Ness logo t-shirt or polo shirt or 2) wearing a light blue or navy blue polo (no logo). Students may wear any pants or shorts on the bottom and closed-toe shoes appropriate for PE class and outdoor play. Cardigans worn over uniform t-shirts can be light blue, navy, or black.

Uniform shirts can be purchased online at: