Green Schools

Amigos de Los Rios has led green schoolyard transformations at over 16 schools across Southern California. Greening schoolyards provides climate friendly solutions to an outdated and oftentimes toxic asphalt blacktop schoolyard model. In addition to turning these “heat islands” into regenerative open play spaces and inviting learning institutes, green schoolyards significantly lower temperatures, capture stormwater and increase tree density and shade. The benefits of green schoolyards cannot be overstated; they provide proven physical and mental health benefits for students and teachers, promote better school attendance, academic engagement and stronger educational outcomes, as well as increased teacher retention and general wellbeing.

Explore our Green School projects:

MARY W. JACKSON ELEMENTARY

Altadena, CA

SANTA FE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Monrovia, CA

PLYMOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Monrovia, CA

MONROVIA HIGH SCHOOL

Monrovia, CA

BASSETT HIGH SCHOOL

La Puente, CA

JOHN MUIR HIGH SCHOOL

Altadena, CA

OCTAVIA E. BUTLER MAGNET

Pasadena, CA

JEFF SEYMOUR FAMILY CENTER

El Monte, CA

DURFEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Altadena, CA

MADRID MIDDLE SCHOOL

El Monte, CA

WILLARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Pasadena, CA

NORTH PARK ACADEMY OF THE ARTS

Pico Rivera, CA

EL RANCHO HIGH SCHOOL

Pico Rivera, CA

RIO VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Pico Rivera, CA

SAN RAFAEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Pasadena, CA

RUBEN SALAZAR HIGH SCHOOL

Pico Rivera, CA

SUNKIST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Bassett, CA