Stowers Elementary
An International Studies Magnet

13350 Beach Street
Cerritos, CA 90703
Phone: (562) 229-7905


13350 Beach St. Cerritos 90703


FAX * 404-9017 


Magnet School of International Studies


“To become a true global citizen, one must abandon all notions of 'otherness' and  instead embrace 'togetherness'.” --Suzy Kassem


  Principal’s Message


Cecil B. Stowers Magnet School of International Studies is an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme School.  At Stowers, we are committed to providing the highest quality education and academic achievement for all, while preparing our students for dynamic futures.  Education is changing at a fast pace. It is our focus to enrich the learning experience of our students through rigorous academic programs and innovative instruction. Classroom instruction includes the integration of international themes and implementation of educational technology. Opportunities for critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration are embedded within relevant and engaging learning experiences for all students.

The Stowers staff is dedicated to a tradition of excellence and student success, where every decision is made with the students’ best interest in mind. We recognize the value of each student as an integral member of the school community. With a partnership of parents, staff, and students, we are working together to make a positive impact on our world.

Finally, the Stowers community is guided by the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile, which is designed to develop learners who are inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective. All of our Snow Leopards abide by our Behavior Motto: Respectful, Responsible, and Reflective. Everyday, we are teaching the whole child to read, write and to develop into exemplary world citizens. 



What is a Magnet School?

A Magnet School is one that is chosen by its district and the federal government to receive extra funding, equipment, teachers, and training to "specialize" in a chosen field or two. All of the 16 Magnet Schools in ABCUSD have been awarded over $20 million federal monies to develop and sustain theme-based programs of excellence.