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We Proudly Educate The Children Of Yosemite National Park!


The Mariposa County Unified School District is committed to providing a safe school environment where all individuals in education are afforded equal access and opportunities. The District’s academic and other educational support programs, services and activities shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any individual based on the person’s actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Specifically, state law prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender in enrollment, counseling, and the availability of physical education, athletic activities, and sports. Transgender students shall be permitted to participate in gender-segregated school programs and activities (e.g., athletic teams, sports competitions, and field trips) and to use facilities consistent with their gender identity. The District assures that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation in District programs. Complaints of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying are investigated through the Uniform Complaint Process. Such complaints must be filed no later than six months after knowledge of the alleged discrimination was first obtained. For a complaint form or additional information, contact the Director of Human Resources & Student Services (Discrimination/Equity and Title IX Coordinator) at (209) 742-0250. The address is: P.O. Box 8 / 5082 Old Highway North in Mariposa, CA.


Welcome to the Yosemite National Park Valley School (YVS). We have the great distinction of being located near the Visitor Center, under Yosemite Falls in the heart of Yosemite National Park. At YVS we are very proud to serve the children of the employees of the National Park Service as well as the concessions companies within the park.

Our K-6 school population hovers at around 36 pupils in multi-graded classrooms.   Yosemite Valley School has been recognized as a California Distinguished School multiple times as well as a Service Learning Leader School.

Growing up in Yosemite National Park is a unique experience and the staff of YVS are very proud to share that experience while providing an exemplary educational component enriched by all that the park and our community has to offer.


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Read Across America Book Drive - We surpassed our goal of 100 new books!

We Would Like To Thank The Following For Their Donations:

Thanks to them we have a total of 166 new books in the library! WOO HOO!

Karessa Ruaisb-Smith

James R. Flanigan

Suzanne Grin


Teri A. Yardley

The Low Family

Carolyn Botell

James Killian


Alan Ahlstrand & Mary Donahue-Yosemite PSAR

Levi Yardley

Ackerman Family

Judith Kovacs

Belinda Belmontes

Christine Johnson in memory of Thomas Kirn

Sue & Jim Modrak

Jessica Lempe

Louise DeCecco

Erin Callahan

The Volland Family

The Delgado Family

The Sweeney Family

The Buskeness Family

Ranger Jack Hoeflich & Cathy DeCecco

Kathleen & Jeremy Zawodny

April Stowell

Ansley & Kelly Singer

Barbara L Beroza

The Benson Family

Barbara Bussler

Lisa Mendelson-ielmini

The Byerly Family

The Killian Family

Judge Michael Seng

Rachel Mazur

Jill Clemens

The Groves Family

Mary Dianne Moore (Pearl's Nana)

Jodi & Michael Gover

Ms. Janette Gamble

The Rabon Family

The Adams Family

The Leahy Family

Evan & Noel Lyons

William Fontana


Thank you