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Summer Break 2024

Summer Break - Starts May 29, 2024
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Warrior Tuesdays

Students and Staff, be sure to show your Mark Twain spirit by wearing Navy Blue and White every Tuesday!
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Open House

Open House - May 2, 2024 - 10:00AM
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Strawberry Festival 2024

Strawberry Festival 2024
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Memorial Day Observed

Memorial Day Observed - May 27, 2024 - No School
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Graduation 2024

Graduation/Promotion/Awards Ceremony - May 29, 2024 - 10:00AM

Principal's Message

Dear Mark Twain Families,

My name is Joell Sparks and I am honored to introduce myself as the new Principal of Mark Twain School.  I also have the privilege of introducing the Assistant Principal, Jennifer Epp, to the team.  I welcome you and your child(ren) as we begin the 2023-2024 school year. 

At Mark Twain School, we are committed to providing a safe, positive and engaging learning environment for all students.  We are dedicated to meeting the needs of each student as we strive to increase student engagement and achievement.  Growth in the area of communication, education, social skills and overall independence for our students is critical and supported in the classroom, on campus and in the community. 

Throughout this year, we will have several opportunities to collaborate and work as a team to support the individual needs of your child(ren).  We encourage you to attend the events as we continue to focus on the growth and development of your child(ren) and build an ongoing collaborative relationship.   

The Mark Twain School community makes a positive difference in the lives of students.  We look forward to working with each family to build a strong educational relationship supporting the success of each student.  Thank you for your support in your child’s education.   

If you have questions at any point throughout the year, please email me ( or call the office (714-663-6050).  On behalf of the staff at Mark Twain School, we wish you and your family a wonderful year.


Joell Sparks



Our School

Mark Twain provides specialized academic instruction for students aged preschool through adulthood.  Our instructional program focuses on building the functional skills of our students in the following areas:

  • Academics
  • Communication,
  • Social skills
  • Daily living skills
  • Vocational skills
  • Recreation and leisure
  • Physical education
  • Humanities- art and music 

Our instructional program also incorporates community-based instruction, where students increase their opportunities to further develop their social skills and other specific skills critical to the individual’s ability to function independently in the community.  With support from staff, families, and the community, Mark Twain works tirelessly to ensure an empowering, safe, and enriching educational environment for our students.