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The Athenian School, San Francisco Bay Area: The Athenian School is an independent co-educational college preparatory school in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. The school is located on a beautiful 75-acre campus at the base of Mt. Diablo in Danville, Contra Costa County. We offer a day program for Middle School students (grades 6-8) from the East Bay region and day and boarding programs for Upper School students (grades 9-12) from the US and throughout the world. The Athenian School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the California Association of Independent Schools.
Co-educational Day & Boarding Programs for students in Grades 6-12: - Middle School Day Program (Grades 6-8)
- Upper School Day & Boarding Programs (Grades 9-12)
Carousel School is a non-public school in Southwest LA providing preschool, elementary school through high school programs for children with special needs or disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, Down syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and communication disorders. We also provide an Adult Day Program (ADP) for adults 18-55.
Carousel School is located at 7899 La Tijera Blvd. in Southwest LA, just off the Interstate 405 (San Diego Freeway), close to Ladera Heights, Inglewood and Los Angeles International Airport.
Carousel is certified by the California State Department of Education, and meets or exceeds all state program requirements. Carousel is open year-round, offering an After-School Socialization Program during the summer, winter, and spring breaks. Saturday Camp is also available.
Year-round Programs for Kids / Teens with Special Needs or Disabilities:
- Early Intervention (EI) Program
- Preschool & Infant Center
- After-School Program
- Specialized Day Classes
- Junior High and High School Classes
- Behavioral Program
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program
- Informative Pointing Method Program
- Movement to Performance Program
We also provide an Adult Day Program (ADP) for adults 18-55.
Katherine Michiels Elementary School is located on Guerrero Street between 25th Street and 26th Street in San Francisco's Mission District. We are easily accessible from both the 101 Freeway (via Cesar Chavez St.) and from the 280 northbound (via the San Jose exit). (KMS) is taking the lead in developing a progressive curriculum where art, music, dance, Spanish, language, outdoor education and creative writing are core to an academic program that is project based and specific to each of our learners.
Our unique curriculum takes inspiration from Mel Levine, Slingerland, Reggio Emilia Project Based Learning and similar techniques. Our program places a strong emphasis on social, academic and emotional development. We encourage children to take responsibility for themselves and others; and allow them freedom to develop a strong sense of self. Students benefit from a variety of dance opportunities including instruction from professional dance troups in the San Francisco area.
KMS owns a camp outside of Yosemite where it offers outdoor education instruction to students. Scholarships are available.
Albany Preschool is a parent co-operative preschool located at Masonic and Solano in Albany, CA. We admit children from age 2 years and 9 months through kindergarten age. We are licensed to have 24 children in the classroom at one time. The morning participation program runs Monday through Friday from 9 am-noon. The afternoon preschool program runs Monday through Friday from noon to 3 pm. Extended care is offered from 3 pm to 5 pm Monday through Friday. The summer program may differ.
At Albany Preschool, children are treated with respect and direct their own play activities in a rich, varied environment. Professional staff and parents work together to create a child-centered program addressing the varied physical, cognitive, social, and emotional needs of the children. Each day, children experience self-directed play in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.
We are located two doors North of Solano Avenue on Masonic Avenue in Albany. Masonic is immediately West of the BART tracks, three blocks East of San Pablo.
Merit Academy in Soquel, near the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay in Santa Cruz County, CA is an independent school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) (for grades 9th-12th). The Academy provides a carefully designed courseload that incorporates the core learning desires of the students and embraces the full spectrum of learning from Merit Academy's kindergarten through 12th grade curriculum. Merit Academy offers Honors courses for students who are high achievers. Honors courses offer a challenge above and beyond our college prep courses.
MERIT exists as an education institution that focuses on the provision of educational advisory to the general public. We provide consultation to both parents and students in engaging and advancing the student's future, an individualized approach for personal interests. In addition to the Academy, MERIT also offers comprehensive educational services that enhance skills and provide guidance for students who want a greater education. These services extend from study skills to private tutoring, college admissions through graduate school, and even home schooling curriculum & alternatives.
- Kindergarten through to 12th Grade Independent School offering a Preschool Program, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Internships that start in 9th grade and Honors courses for students who are high achievers.
- There is one student per class.
- Teachers teach directly to that one student, so there’s no way to slip through the cracks.
- The classes move at a level appropriate for each student.
Meher Montessori School in Altadena (approximately 14 miles from downtown Los Angeles) in Southern CA, is an AMI accredited Montessori school serving children from two and a half through six years of age. Young children who attend our AMI accredited school can learn many academic subjects with ease and joy.
The Montessori materials offer the children experiences with phonics, geography, the decimal system, addition, subtraction, geometry, botany, reading, writing, art and other subjects. Because of these excellent academic opportunities, children are usually at traditional first or second grade level when they leave our primary classrooms and enter our elementary program.
Seesaw Studio in San Francisco is a creative studio offering imaginative education classes and workshops for infants (from birth up), children and teens and their families. Our unique workshops and groups explore the multiple intelligences (i.e., language play groups, friendship skills, arts and crafts, dance, martial arts).