Photo of Suzi Phebus, Principal
  • Welcome to Donner Trail Elementary. I am proud to be the principal of this amazing school! Donner Trail is nestled next to the Yuba River near the top of Donner Summit and we take full advantage of our rich, natural environment to give our students the opportunity to explore and learn outdoors as well as in the classroom. 
    Donner Trail Elementary provides students with a personalized and smaller multi-age learning environment. Students “work where their brain works” and achieve mastery by learning at their individual developmental level.

    Our goal is that every child has a voice and an individualized educational plan throughout their educational journey at Donner Trail. Our staff has a core belief that if students feel respected, safe and capable, they will be successful. Donner Trail Elementary is more than a school, it’s a community.

    Learning at Donner Trail Elementary is an adventure, and each year we make tracks on becoming lifelong learners!