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Principal's Message

Welcome to Wood Canyon! Home of the Academy of Arts and Communication!

     I am honored to be the administrator of Wood Canyon Elementary School.  My name is Paul B. Foucart and I have been in education over 23 years.   

     Honored as a California Distinguished School, Wood Canyon Elementary hosts approximately 510 students in the heart of Aliso Viejo.  We pull from a richly, diverse ethnic and socio-economic population. We are honored to be one of seven schools designated CapoForward School for the Capistrano Unified School District.

     Opened as a Performing Arts School in 1994, Wood Canyon has still kept hold of its belief that students excel in a balanced educational program where they participate in enrichment opportunities which allow them to explore multiple intelligences.  With the help of the Wood Canyon PTA and Foundation, music and art lessons are funded for all grade levels.

     Recently named the Academy of Arts and Communication, Wood Canyon students build confidence and character by actively engaging in multimedia and the arts.  Students are taught and nurtured through creativity and problem-solving.  Our staff builds and incorporates media portfolios and inquiry-based projects.  We have a weekly radio show and a quarterly television show.  There are iPads at every grade level and Chromebooks Grade 3 – Grade 5.  We truly are an Arts and Communication School through where 21st teaching is embedded throughout the daily curriculum.

School Principal