Founded in 1855 during California’s Gold Rush, Sonora Elementary School has always been at the heart of our community. Our current campus was built in 1974 and neighbors the Tuolumne County Library. Sonora is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills within driving distance of Yosemite National Park. Tuolumne County is rich in local history and there are events throughout the year that highlight our history and culture. There are year-round outdoor recreation activities such as camping, whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, boating, skiing, and ice skating. Sonora Elementary School strives to build respect and appreciation for the natural world and our place in it. With a strong emphasis on the arts, science and technology, Sonora Elementary School has served as a model for schools across our region.