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About McPherson


Contact Information

2670 Yajome St.
Napa CA 94558

(707) 253-3488 (phone)


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Parents and Visitors

According to state law and board policy, all parents and visitors must check in at the office and must wear a visitor's badge or NVUSD issued identification when on campus during school hours.


This policy ensures the safety of our students. McPherson staff will enforce this rule to keep our students safe. 


School Office

7:30 to 4:00 
Monday - Friday


Two ways to report your child's absence:

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"Learn from my past, work hard in my present to succeed in my future."

Our Program

McPherson embraces Napa Valley Unified School District's mission of transforming lives by instilling 21st century skills and inspiring lifelong learning in every student. 

McPherson is an AVID Elementary site where all K-5 classrooms utilize WICOR strategies: Writing to Learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, Reading to Learn.  Additionally, Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD) helps students acquire academic language through cross-curricular units.
Daily lessons and projects are aligned to Common Core standards.  Teachers work in Professional Learning Communities to review student work to inform instructional decisions and analyze student assessments to measure academic growth.

We encourage our parents to volunteer in our school and welcome parent input on school-wide decisions through our parent organizations.  McPherson offers has a Family Resource Center located on site that provides family resources, parent classes through Napa Valley Parent University, and coordinates parent volunteering.  Our parents can also participate in leadership roles through our School Site Council, ELAC/DELAC representative, Title I Representative, Superintendents Advisory Representative and Parent Teacher Organization.

Did You Know?

Our school was named after Dr. Harry McPherson, superintendent of the Napa Schools (pre-NVUSD) from 1940-1965, and founder of Napa Valley College.