Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Fryberger Elementary School


May Ranch students prepare harvested lettuce for the cafeteria salad bar

Through thematic, project-based learning units centered around California's Next Generation Science Standards and Environmental Principles and Concepts, Fryberger students engage in real-world ecological activities from organic farming in the school's garden to combatting microplastics in the ocean. After installing new energy-efficient HVAC systems, campus-wide LED lighting, and a solar array that produces 90 percent of the school's energy needs, the school developed a customized Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program educating students on how these improvements help combat climate change. The school maintains an 80 percent waste diversion rate with students cleaning and sorting biodegradable foodservice containers and maintaining a school compost bin with red worms to break down food waste from meal service. Fryberger practices weekly mindfulness activities that teach students about the components of their brain, how to express their emotions, and how to set goals and never give up.

Application External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

Questions:   California Green Ribbon Schools | GREENRIBBONSCHOOLS@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-2470
Last Reviewed: Monday, April 26, 2021
Recently Posted in School Facilities
  • Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School (added 26-Apr-2021)
    This page contains information about Theordore Roosevelt Elementary School the 2021 greenribbon schools award selectee.
  • The Nueva School (added 26-Apr-2021)
    This page contains information about The Nueva School the 2021 greenribbon schools award selectee.
  • 2021 National Green Ribbon Selectees (added 26-Apr-2021)
    This page contains schools that were selected for 2021 national green ribbon selectees.
  • Fryberger Elementary School (added 26-Apr-2021)
    This page contains infomation about Fryberger Elementary School.
  • Los Altos High School (added 26-Apr-2021)
    This page contains information about Los Altos High School the 2021 greenribbon school award.

  • May Ranch Elementary School (added 26-Apr-2021)
    This page contains information about May Ranch Elementary School the 2021 greenribbon school award selectee.