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Message From The Principal

Welcome from Principal Jessica Oney- Grades TK-5
Principal Oney
Welcome to WISH Community Elementary School! 
I am Jessica Oney and I am the proud principal of WISH Charter Elementary School. Our school serves a diverse group of TK through 5th Grade students here in West Los Angeles. We are grateful to have educators that excel at providing a collaborative educational setting, with a co-teaching model to provide students with multiple teaching styles. Along with a low student-adult ratios, we are able to foster a more personalized educational approach. With our inclusive model, children of all abilities learn together from the moment they enter our campus. This instills the mindset that each person is valued for their own unique differences and has a treasured place in our community.

Our whole scholar approach provides weekly Art, PE, Music, Technology, and Garden classes, in addition to our robust academic curriculum. To address our students' social-emotional needs, we utilize the RULER program from Yale’s Center for Emotional Intelligence. This social-emotional literacy program teaches our students how to label their emotions and gives them the tools to regulate and express them, allowing them to work through what they are feeling in a healthy and productive way. We also offer various social and leadership opportunities for our students. Many students participate in our WISH Sports program, enrichment classes, and after-school clubs to help them find or grow their passions.

Every day I am honored to walk the halls and see our project-based learning, social-emotional lessons, academic rigor, and excitement for education at work. The most exciting piece of being a part of this educational community is seeing the wonder, curiosity, and success of each student. We can't wait to continue to foster those attributes that create lifelong learners here at WISH Elementary.

Jessica Oney