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Principal's Message

Everyone learns better in a school of dolphins…

We are a school of choice and the visual and performing arts school in Lincoln Unified. We are the Don Riggio Dolphins, and dolphins are highly intelligent, friendly and playful creatures that form strong social bonds and like to help each other. 

Don Riggio School believes that all children can and will learn and be successful. This is achieved by educating the whole child, fostering individualism, and promoting independent thinkers and problem solvers who value curiosity and creativity. This is nurtured through the visual and performing arts, technology, and purposeful and engaging learning experiences. We celebrate individual student successes and promote a growth mindset as we strive to create an equitable community of learners who are safe, responsible, respectful, and kind.

By educating the whole child, Don Riggio students will have a deep appreciation for the visual and performing arts, be empowered to meet a global society, and have improved social and emotional intelligence. They will have self-confidence because their learning community was built on mutual respect, positive relationships, appreciation for others, and personal accountability. Students leave Don Riggio School with a growth mindset and as positive members of their community.


Coming together is a beginning

Keeping together is progress;

Working together is success.

-Henry Ford 

Rebecca Mullen