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St. Mark Elementary School: Saint Mark Elementary School, located in Venice, California, is a private elementary school serving students from Kindergarten through Grade 8. Saint Mark School (SMS) is a part of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Catholic Elementary School system, fully licensed by the State of California, and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA).
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Saint Mark Elementary School’s growth in the new millennium has focused upon the expansion of curriculum and activities that support our commitment to provide academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment, and to “care for self; care for others; care for the environment”.
Courses / Programs: Kindergarten through 8th Grade Programs include:
- Faith and Formation
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Physical Education
Extra-curricular activities include:
- Arts and crafts
- Drama and literature
The Jewish Family Preschool and Parenting Center of Congregation Beth Sholom is located on 14th Avenue (corner of Clement Street) in San Francisco, and offers high-quality, innovative secular and Jewish education for children and their families. We provide excellent teacher to child ratios, experienced, nurturing and highly qualified staff, clergy participation in Shabbat service and other Jewish holiday celebrations, access to resources and programming of Congregation Beth Sholom, child development specialist available for individual consultation and a resource library.
Our child-directed curriculum provides a framework that invites children to observe, make choices and experiment, thus developing a sense of competence and initiative. Although our program is informal and flexible, the curriculum is carefully planned and based on the principle of organized free choices. The classrooms are set up by the teachers to guide children toward specific learning goals. We focus on developing the child's critical and creative thinking skills, not on their memory.
- For children aged 2 - 5, half & full-day program options with extended care.
- 11-month school year (September - July).
- Additional music, art, dance and movement programs throughout the year.
- Parent and Me classes for parents and infants and parents and toddlers.
- Parent education workshops and parenting programs.
Nurture And Nature Early Childhood Education Center, Millbrae
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Nurture And Nature in Millbrae in San Mateo County, just west of San Francisco Bay, is an Early Childhood Education Center offering part-day and full-day Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs for children ages 3-6 years. Parent involvement is key to our success. We strive to create a family-like community at Nurture And Nature ECE Center, where the learning and nurturing of home and school blend together.
Nurture And Nature Early Childhood Education Center seeks to maximize each child’s potential. We encourage and challenge each child to take social-emotional and academic risks to experience greater success and self-confidence. We highlight your child’s strengths and needs by writing individual goals in all developmental areas, which are created and reviewed frequently by the family and teaching staff.
Anne Sullivan Nursery School and Kindergarten, Wildomar
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Anne Sullivan Nursery School and Kindergarten is located in the city of Wildomar in Riverside County, CA. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), we provide full-day and half-day preschool and kindergarten programs for ages 2 years 9 months through kindergarten. We aim to prepare children academically, emotionally, socially and physically for formal schooling. We are proud that our school is open to all children regardless of race, creed, religion, ethnicity, gender or disability.
Our dedicated staff provides a safe and emotionally healthy environment. Children participate in hands-on activities with a variety of open-ended materials that are geared to meet their needs and their diversity of talents and temperaments.
The school is situated on 30 acres of countryside which offers the children the benefits of a peaceful and expansive natural setting. This allows our teachers to supplement classroom instruction with learning experiences based within nature itself, stimulating the children’s interest in and respect for the world around them.
International School of the Peninsula (ISTP) in Palo Alto in Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, is an accredited, co-educational, bilingual immersion school offering French & Chinese (Mandarin) immersion programs to pre-school, elementary school and middle school students. One of the most meaningful gifts you can give your child is that of an exemplary education; one that opens doors and provides opportunities for success in an interconnected world.
International School of the Peninsula is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools, The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and the Ministère de l'Education Nationale. ISTP is a member of the Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area (ISSFBA) and The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
The International School of the Peninsula educates children through a rigorous, bilingual curriculum that promotes critical thinking, international awareness and responsible global citizenship.
- French Language Early Years & Elementary Program
- Chinese (Mandarin) Language Early Years & Elementary Program
- International Middle School
- Summer Camps (Chinese, French, Spanish, ESL)
- English Language Arts
- American History
- Physical Education
- French Language Arts
- Chinese Language Arts
- Music in French and Chinese
- Visual Art in French and Chinese
- Mathematics in French and Chinese
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Small Fry Dance Club offers a preschool dance program in Foster City in San Mateo County, CA. Our dance program is designed to give young students a survey style class that covers basics in tap, ballet, jazz, creative movement, and yoga. Our goal is to help each student find a place for dance in their life. No matter what the degree of each child's dance goals, discovering movement should be nothing but empowering. Through dance, Small Fry teaches children to be creative, physically fit, flexible, confident, and artistic.
Small Fry Dance Club was founded by Jana Chapeton in early 2007. We have had 1,000 plus students come through the program at over 20 different schools. We have also been nominated as "Best Dance School" by Best of The Bay TV (2009).
All of our teachers have extensive education and experience teaching dance, performance, and motor skills to preschool and school age students. Twice a year, Small Fry dancers have the chance to participate in our company performances. Our shows are a great chance for the dancers to gain experience performing, while sharing their progress in weekly dance class with friends and family.
Stockdale Christian School in Bakersfield in Kern County is a private Christian school serving boys and girls in grades preschool through to eighth. Stockdale Christian Schools is an extension of the ministry of First Assembly of God Church, Bakersfield, CA. Our current enrollment includes 150 preschool students, over 700 students in grades K-8 and 90 students in our homeschool program.
Stockdale Christian School is a member of and is accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Stockdale Christian School is also accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA).