Students at Monte Vista Elementary are eligible for a rich variety of cultural and artistic programs. Monte Vista is a dual language school, with Chinese immersion classes available in grades 1-6. As a recipient of a Beverly Taylor Sorensen grant, Monte Vista provides all students with formal music education. An optional orchestra program is available before school. Students participate in physical education classes with an accredited teacher and a highly qualified assistant. Monte Vista also is a Leader in Me school, with monthly assemblies and a focus on the seven leadership habits. Students participate in Student Council, with a faculty advisor, focusing on service and school spirit.