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Special Programs


In order to address the varying needs of our students, Kinoshita offers a variety of programs for our parents and students. The following are descriptions of those programs.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters 
High School Bigs Program

Through a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County we are proud to announce the addition of the High School Bigs Mentoring Program to Kinoshita.  The program is a school-based mentoring program where carefully screened and trained high school students (Bigs) act as mentors to elementary school students (Littles). Mentoring/tutoring is done after school one afternoon per week at the elementary school site. Each after school session is supervised by Big Brothers Big Sisters staff.

On-Site Counseling

Kinoshita has a full-time counselor on our site thanks to District and Title I funds that help pay for 5 days of counseling services.  The counselor helps students overcome any fear or apprehension they have about coming to school, discuss any obstacles they are facing that prevent them from learning, along with working on social skills and other friendship building activities.

Operation School Bell

Thanks to the Assistance League of Capistrano Valley, those students unable to afford proper clothing and uniforms, as well as undergarments, tooth brushes and other basic necessities can receive those free of charge by contacting the school office.

Feeding Program

Kinoshita qualifies for a Universal Free Lunch Program for all students in grades K-5.  Consequently all students receive a free breakfast and a free lunch everyday.


Students in 4th and 5th grades receive music class every week.  They are permitted to choose between band, strings or choir.  We also use Title I funds to offer Primary Music for all TK-3rd grade students. 

Academic Support

Students academic needs are Kinoshita’s #1 priority. We regularly assess and implement a tiered research based intervention program to insure that all students are learning at the highest levels.  The teachers and staff know our students not only by name but by need as well.


Kinoshita offers a variety of technology for its students: One-to-one ratio of Chromebooks for students in grades 2nd-5th. Students in grades TK-1st, have their own computer labs. We also offer before school computer lab time using desktop computers and laptops. Each teacher has there own laptop that they use to present lessons as well as communicate with parents. Kinoshita utilizes research based software programs in the classrooms and in our labs to maximize student learning.

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The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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