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1. The Carey School
Courses / Programs
The Carey School is an accredited, independent private school offering grades Pre-Kindergarten through to 5th Grade in San Mateo in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA, approximately 20 miles south of San Francisco and 30 miles north of San Jose. The Carey School is a special place. We are marked by a strong academic program that values the individual learning experience of each child.

A Carey education goes beyond the building of strong academic skills. As the fifth grade students remind me when I ask them what they value about The Carey School, they say it is a school where kindness, community, trust, respect, joy, and safety permeate their daily interactions with each other and the faculty.
Pre-K through 5th Grade Education Programs:

Subject areas include:
- Math
- Reading
- Writing
- Social Studies
- Art
- Foreign Lanuages
- Library Studies
- Music
- P. E.
- Science
- Technology
- Daycare
- After School Enrichment
2. Peninsula Temple Beth El: Ganon Preschool & Daycare
Courses / Programs
Conveniently located in central San Mateo CA, just 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco in San Mateo County, Peninsula Temple Beth El: Ganon Preschool & Daycare is a quality early-childhood education center, which incorporates Jewish values, caters for children from the age of 12 weeks to 5 years. Unlike many other daycare and preschools in the area, we are open year-round, and open Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 6:00pm. Our play-based curriculum is blended with developmentally appropriate concepts which address the overall development of your child.

Our Early Childhood Programs are part of Peninsula Temple Beth El, a Reform Jewish Synagogue. We are a non-discriminatory child care center offering equal treatment and services to all eligible children and their families without regard to ethnicity, religion, national origin, ancestry or family structure. Our adopted curriculum model is The Creative Curriculum, which provides a foundation for teaching based on family partnership, sound Child Development theories, providing an appropriate and supportive learning environment, and curriculum which is individualized for each child.
Early childhood education programs for kids ages 3 months to 5 years:

- Infant Daycare Program: (3-12 Months)
- Toddler Preschool Program (13-24 months)
- Preschool Program: (2 Year Olds)
- Preschool Program: (3-5 Year Olds)

Our quality childcare programs all include:
- Caring & experienced teachers
- Separate playgrounds
- Planned curriculum
- Full-time care (7am-6pm)
- Small staff/child ratio
- Renovated facilities
3. Odyssey Middle School
Courses / Programs
Odyssey School is a private, independent co-educational middle school for gifted and talented students in west San Mateo in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Odyssey provides gifted students a creative, integrated, experiential curriculum that nurtures intellectual curiosity and emotional risk-taking in an intimate, challenging, yet safe community, resulting in personal accountability, ethical decision-making and an intrinsic passion for learning.

The most salient characteristic of the Odyssey course of study is an integrated curriculum. We want students making connections among disciplines, between what is occurring in the real world and their classes, as well as a connection to the real issues in their lives and their course of study.
Middle School Program (Grades 6-8) for Gifted & Talented Students:

Suibjects / features include:
- Math
- Science
- Humanities
- Writing
- Literature
- Art
- Drama
- Japanese
- Tai Chi
- Dance
- Chorus
- Stage Combat
- Odyssey's 3 year program culminates in a 3 week trip to Japan.
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