Welcome to Tustin Memorial Academy

"Helping our scholars to reach for the stars and beyond!"

Tustin Memorial Academy is Tustin Unified School District's GATE Magnet School. There are 3 main programs at a TMA, a Fundamental program for students in grades K-5, an APL (Advanced Primary Learner) program for students in grades 1-2, and a GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) program for students in grades 3-5. ALL students, regardless of program, are provided with a meaningful experience that focuses on developing the well-rounded individual and higher level thinking skills. Teaching strategies and opportunities that promote critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication are at the center of the learning for all TMA scholars.

Identified APL and GATE students are provided with challenging learning opportunities in a full classroom/self-contained setting, which is a unique feature of the school. The Magnet APL and GATE Programs provide a Differentiated Curriculum that promotes opportunities for study in greater depth and complexity, development of advanced skills through research and technology, growth in creativity and curiosity, and an appreciation for learning.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics), Visual and Performing Arts, Balanced Literacy, CGI Math, and hands-on social studies continue to drive the curriculum and instruction for the entire school, along with our school wide focus on Growth Mindset. Our new iTeam Headquarters Innovation Lab serves as an exciting place to collaborate and think creatively, and our TMA Garden provides an amazing outdoor learning lab opportunity for all students to experience throughout the year.

Tustin Memorial Academy encourages strong parental involvement with a collaborative relationship between staff and parents. This creates a unique and dynamic experience for our students.

2017-18 School Year Information:

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2016 National Blue Ribbon School


2016 California Honor Roll School

Growth Mindset


News & Announcements

Picture Day is Coming!

Pictures may be ordered two ways:

  1. Online at using the Picture Day ID: RO127204Y0 or

  2. Fill out the Lifetouch form/envelope completely, enclose exact payment (cash, money order, check) then return on Picture Day and give directly to your teacher.

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Book Fair!

Our Scholastic Book Fair is coming up from October 9-13. Come join the fun and support our school! We will need many parent volunteers to support our book fair. Click here to volunteer!

More detailed Book Fair info can be on our Myford website under Activities/Book Fair

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Traffic Safety Reminders

Please remember to following all safety guidelines to make for a smooth and safe dismissal:

  • Park only in unmarked stalls (no parking in the red zone and no double parking).
  • Pull all the way up (past the clock).
  • Stay in the car. If you need to get out to retrieve backpacks, please find a parking spot.
  • Children are to exit on the passenger side.
  • Cross ONLY in the designated crosswalk.

Front Gate Traffic Flow Map

Back Gate Traffic Flow Map

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