Independent schools in San Francisco Bay Area: Christian schools in Livermore, preschools, private elementary, middle school, kindergarten programs, early childhood education, after-school child care service in East Bay, CA
Sunset Christian School: Located in Livermore in Alameda County in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern CA, Sunset Christian School is a state licensed preschool and elementary school offering programs to children aged 2 years through to 5th Grade. Sunset Christian School offers exceptional programs for preschool and elementary. Both schools are dedicated to serving the Tri-Valley area by providing high quality Christian education and training. Sunset Christian strives to provide a challenging learning environment for each individual child.
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The primary objective of Sunset Christian School is to lay a spiritual and academic foundation based on biblical principles for all the children who attend. “For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Christ Jesus.”
- Preschool programs include the following: Bible lessons, Academics, Art, Music, Spanish lessons & Physical education
- Elementary School programs include: A Beka curriculum
- Extended Care program
- Community School Age program (CSAP)
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One of the oldest and best independent private schools in Orange County CA, Eldorado Emerson Private School has been dedicated to excellence in education for preschool through 12th grade since 1958. Eldorado Emerson received the highest accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has approximately 200 students enrolled.
We promote high achievement and a lifelong love of learning through small class sizes averaging 10-15 students, exceptional faculty, accelerated learning for advanced students, and a positive, friendly environment in which students feel valued and inspired to excel in all areas.
In addition to a challenging academic curriculum, students in all grades take courses in foreign language, music, and art. Eldorado Emerson's five-acre campus features a full art studio, science lab, performing arts center, athletics department, computer lab, and renowned Monet Garden. Many of our students go on to attend elite universities, including Harvard, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, and many others.
Located in Costa Mesa, Orange County CA, Coastal Children's Learning Center provides preschool and Pre-K classes for children ages 18 months to 6 years. Our program is a learn-through-play, developmental course which follows the High Scope Curriculum. We are licensed for 39 children and have 8 staff members, and strive to maintain a low ratio of 1:8. We also offer a day care service.
We believe that learning is most effective for children when it is provided through ‘play’. Play is the child’s work, where education is life. With this in mind, we will provide intellectual stimulation through a variety of new experiences where the teacher becomes a facilitator to problem solving in each child’s world.
Located on Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA, near the Bay, Presidio Knolls School is a non-profit Mandarin-immersion Reggio Emilia inspired pre-school. Our school comprises of a dedicated, generous group of parents and teachers who are committed to providing a multi-lingual, multi-cultural English and Mandarin Chinese environment where children can freely develop their gifts and interests. Since the inception of the school in February 2008, the faculty and parents have been working very hard to realize these goals. We serve families from Chinatown, Cow Hollow, Russian Hill, Pacific Heights and throughout San Fransico Bay communities.
Since the school was established, we have made great strides in implementing a Reggio Emilia inspired teaching philosophy in a Mandarin immersion classroom. To facilitate language reinforcement at home, we have produced and published weekly Youtube videos of Mandarin songs and stories. The teachers have also infused Chinese traditions, such as ancient poetry and festival celebrations, into the program to foster cultural awareness and expose our children to more sophisticated vocabularies.
Conveniently located in La Mesa in San Diego County CA, Mt. Helix Academy is a private preparatory school offering quality academic programs for kindergarten through Grade 8 as well as our AIM HIGH programs for for students with mild to moderate learning difficulties / special needs. Mt. Helix Academy received the highest level of accreditation that is ever awarded by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We are a positive, safe, and nurturing school. Our highly skilled teachers use evidence-based methods with the result that our students love learning and our graduates excel in high school and college.
Mt. Helix Academy is in the family of schools operated by The Institute for Effective Education. TIEE is nationally recognized and is a leader in the San Diego area for the use of evidence-based teaching methods and materials.
Mt. Helix Academy is the East County private school that is committed to developing highly ethical, well-rounded students, who love learning. We are committed to teaching our students the skills and knowledge necessary to become high academic achievers, self-managed learners, and confident, charming, creative individuals.
- Elementary School
- Middle School
- AIM HIGH Programs for Students with Special Needs
- Foreign Languages
- Visual Arts
- Music & Performing Arts
- Physical Education
- Before-school & After-school Child Care
- Year-round Academic Tutoring
- Summer Camp Programs
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran School, West Hills
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Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran School is a pre-K to 6th grade private school in West Hills in the West San Fernando Valley Region of Los Angeles. Opened nearly 50 years ago, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran School has a proud history of educating children in a small, nurturing environment with high academic standards. Students go on to some of LA's best secondary programs.
Each year, our 6th grade graduates move on to the region’s top public middle schools - gaining acceptance to prestigious programs for high achievers. Many are also accepted to the area’s most prominent private schools. We admit students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin.
Our curriculum provides children with a sound foundation in all core subject areas. Graduating students are well-prepared for middle school, private / public. We provide an environment in which children develop strong moral character. Children learn the value of helping others and learn to appreciate and value the differences among individuals.
Shepherd of the Valley is fully accredited by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and also by the ELEA (Evangelical Lutheran Education Association).
Conveniently located in Arroyo Grande in San Luis Obispo County, A Child's Place Montessori School is a Montessori school offering programs for infants, toddlers, primary and elementary children aged 6 weeks to 6 years. Dr. Maria Montessori, one of the most significant educators of our time, stressed the need for early education. A Childs Place Montessori curriculum is based upon the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, and is developmentally appropriate for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, as well as lower elementary students.
At A Child's Place Montessori School, the focus is on the whole child - physical, emotional, social, cognitive, creative and artistic development, are stressed equally. Our education programs for infants, toddlers, primary and elementary age children are conducted in a warm, loving, nurturing environment, where Montessori teachers invest in your child.
- Infant / Toddler program (Ages 6 weeks to 24 months): Features bright, airy interiors designed to stimulate with toys and materials that encourage hand / eye co-ordination & cognitive ability. Learn about practical life.
- Preschool / Primary program (Ages 3 to 5 years): Sets the foundation for math and reading.
- Early Elementary program (Ages 5 to 6 years): Children are taught how to solve problems amongst themselves with a teacher serving as mediator.