School History


Steven V. Correia was born on February 14, 1949 in San Diego, California. He attended San Diego State University, the University of Hawaii where he received a BFA and MFA, and UCLA, where he received an MA. Since 1973, he has been a vital influence in the modern glass movement. He is one of a select group of American artists working in glass who have achieved international prominence. His hand-blown art glass works are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Corning Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Kentucky Derby Museum, and numerous private collections. In 1984, he was honored for his extraordinary accomplishments as an artist with the naming of Steven V. Correia Junior High School. He continuously works to support and enhance the visual and performing arts in our school.


Currently, Steven V. Correia designs custom sculptures from optical crystal. Numerous internationally distinguished corporations, organizations, and private collectors have commissioned Mr. Correia to create art pieces that are given as awards or gifts to symbolize outstanding corporate and inpidual achievements. In addition to his glass, he has expanded into creating large-scale environmental kinetic light sculpture, as well as his audio and visual performance art, which combine laser light, movement and illusion. He works out of his art studio in Santa Monica.

Meaning of the logo: The three different elements in the logo represent the sun, sea, and clouds. Each represents a different aspect: The sun is warmth, the clouds the silver lining we're all searching for, and the sea the hope for smooth sailing through life. The stair steps represent the various levels of learning through which a student passes. The design also suggests the energy and excitement of students, teachers, administration, and parents working together. The outer circle expresses the need for an ongoing, never ending education and the necessity for continuous learning as we pass through life. The inner circle relates to a safe environment, close friends, and a caring staff at the school. The colors blue and silver are significant to Mr. Correia. Blue and silver are the colors of his famous "White House goblets;" they also represent what Mr. Correia wants for all students -- "Blue skies and clouds with silver linings."

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