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Welcome to the home of the Brilliant Bears!!
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About Us

At Chapman Elementary, school staff work collaboratively to promote character, confidence, knowledge, and a love for learning in each of our students. Our school is a four-time California Distinguished School, most recently recognized in 2020 and a Title I Academic Achievement School. Over the last three years, our school has been acknowledged as a TOP school in LA County and Honor Roll school. Chapman Elementary is the only school in the South Bay area that offers a Dual Language Mandarin program. Our youngest students explore, learn, and develop socially in our Expanded Transitional Kindergarten program, one of the few ETK programs in Gardena. Our Special Education program provides our students access and support for student success. Chapman Elementary is the perfect school for your child. 

News & Announcements


Mandarin Tour Dates

Join us for a tour of our school for Mandarin Dual Language Education. Now enrolling- Open to students at no cost.


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Our Mission

Chapman Elementary School is a community of leaders dedicated to:
*Fostering a positive environment for students to maximize their potential
*Providing a place for teachers to refine their practice and
*Inspiring confidence in parents and the larger community that students are preparing to compete in a rapidly changing world