Principal's Message

Welcome To Arbor Ridge K-8 School!

Mrs. Vanessa DeMars


I extend a warm welcome to all of you as we embark on a new academic year filled with limitless possibilities and opportunities for growth. It gives me immense pleasure to address you all through this digital platform, our school website.

At Arbor Ridge K8 School, we firmly believe in the power of education to shape young minds and transform lives. Our vision is to ensure every student has a promising and successful future.  
Our dedicated team of educators and support staff is committed to providing a nurturing and inclusive environment where each student can flourish academically, socially, and emotionally. 

We understand that education goes beyond textbooks and exams. Our curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking, creativity, and a love for learning that will stay with our students throughout their lives. We encourage them to explore their passions and interests, empowering them to become well-rounded individuals capable of making a positive impact on the world.

We take pride in our academic excellence, with some of the best educators in Orange County, and are thrilled to be recognized by the United States Department of Education as a Green Ribbon School as well as a School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America. 

Parents and guardians, we value your partnership in the education of your children. Together, we form a strong support system that nurtures and guides the next generation towards excellence. Our open communication channels aim to keep you informed about your child's progress and engage you in their educational journey. Please be sure to login to your parent portal through for all the resources to help you be part of your student’s education. 

As we move forward, let us continue to uphold the values that define our school community through collaboration, equity, inclusion, innovation, integrity and respect.  

I am thrilled to witness the accomplishments that this academic year will bring. Let us work together to create an enriching and inspiring learning experience for all.

Thank you for being a part of our Arbor Ridge K8 School family. Here's to a year filled with knowledge, wisdom, and moments that will last a lifetime.

Best Regards, 

Vanessa DeMars
Principal, Arbor Ridge K8 School


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