Welcome to Sonoma Mountain Elementary Charter School!


I am thrilled to introduce you to our school community.  Sonoma Mountain Elementary Charter School is filled with enthusiastic students ready to learn, supportive parents/guardians invested in our children’s education and development, and a dedicated professional staff committed to providing our students with an enriching and engaging education.  We are one community with one vision – excellence – and we work together to strive for this in all that we do.


Beginning in kindergarten, our students receive a solid foundation of reading skills, purposeful writing, mathematical reasoning, and critical thinking.  Our curriculum is integrated with engaging strategies and new technologies.  Most of all, classroom instruction is differentiated, so our students get what they need to maximize their personal best potential.  With our charter focus in music, art, and movement, our students become well-rounded musicians, artists, and dancers by singing, learning how to play an instrument, practicing art methodologies, art analysis and thinking skills, and demonstrating this understanding through public performances.   Our technology integration with 1:1 devices in 3rd -6th grade and a Computer Mini Lab help prepare our students for school and beyond.  Our fabulous library and physical education programs round out the perfect school experience for all of our students.  Our students are academically challenged and excited about their learning experience.   


Our school community is special, and we all work together to be safe, respectful, and responsible.  We have a strong emphasis on educating the whole child and in addition to academics, our students work together, play together, and come together as a community.


I am honored to be the principal of this wonderful school.  I am proud of our school, and more importantly, extremely proud of our students and the responsible, intelligent, creative, and caring individuals that they become in our partnership with you.


My door is always open, and I welcome you to contact me should you have any further questions or information to share.  



Michele L. Gochberg




From the Principal

  • Thank You Volunteers!
    It truly takes a supportive community to support all of our students through programs, special events, and time.  We are grateful for the following individuals and families for your support...
  • The Bike Rodeo is Coming!
    We are excited that the Bike Rodeo will be back this year for our fourth through sixth grade students!  This wonderful event will take place on Friday, September 26 from 8:30 am - 10:30 am....
  • First Day Packets - SUCCESS!!
    Our amazing crew of parent volunteers stuffed 465 "First Day" Packets today - THANK YOU FOR HELPING MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
    Lisa Baughn
    Chris Brandenburg
    Dione Broadhead
  • HUGE THANK YOU to our Campus Clean Up Crew!
    Thank you so much to the following families for helping us today make our SoMo campus SPARKLE:
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