Private Schools in California: Montessori schools in Irvine, preschools in Orange County, private elementary school, child care center, daycare service for toddlers, early childhood education, kindergarten programs
Village Montessori School of Irvine: Located in the the University Park area of Irvine in Orange County, Village Montessori School is a Montessori School offering programs to infants through the third grade. The Village Montessori standards of excellence in program development, childcare, staff selection, and parent rapport, have led the University of California, Irvine, to choose our program to build and operate the University Montessori on their campus. Montessori specialists are chosen as teachers for their loving, respectful attitudes towards the children as well as their comprehensive knowledge of early childhood education.
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All of our schools have repeatedly met the standards of excellence required by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC) and are fully accredited.
Infants through to 3rd Grade Montessori programs:
- Infant program
- Toddler program
- Full Day Preschool program
- Half Day Preschool program
- Lunch Bunch (half day)
- Kindergarten-Primary programs
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The Colburn School is a non-profit independent institution located in downtown Los Angeles across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall, consisting of two divisions: a non-degree-granting School of Performing Arts (1400 students and growing) and a degree-granting (maximum 110 students). The Colburn School is a community-based school that provides music, dance and drama training from introductory to advanced levels to students from ages preschool through adult. The School of Performing Arts has existed for over 50 years; the Conservatory is in its third year.
Our mission in the School of Performing Arts emphasizes quality early education in the performing arts. We do offer classes for students as young as 1½ years of age, but there is no upper age limit for enrollment, and some of our students are adults. The Conservatory of Music is predominantly college-age students. The Colburn School is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
Delphi Academy of Los Angeles is an independent, coeducational, non-sectarian day school offering a preschool through high school program on one campus.
The campus is located in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest in the equestrian community of Lake View Terrace in the San Fernando Valley region.
Academics focus on providing students with a solid grounding in the basics, a rich and challenging hands-on curriculum, and the ability to study purposefully and independently.
The Delphi program includes a fully rounded curriculum available for all age levels. Even the very youngest students are exposed to basic concepts of science, history, and the various humanities.
A rigorous mastery of the basics forms the core of the curriculum, with the complete program developing a wide spectrum of skills and knowledge in cultural, scientific and social subjects.
In addition to traditional academic subjects, students get training in practical areas such as communication, manners, computers, nutrition and organization.
Delphi Academy of Los Angeles admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin.
Parent Testimonial: "I am so grateful that a school like Delphi exists. The academic program is challenging and it makes the study of vital subjects (like reading and math) absolutely fun and rewarding.”
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• Middle School
• Upper School
• Summer Programs
• English Immersion Program for International Students (Academic Year)
• English Immersion Camps (Spring, Summer & Winter - 4 weeks to 3 months)
German International School Of Silicon Valley - San Francisco Campus
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The German International School Of Silicon Valley (GISSV) is a bilingual school serving the broad academic needs of children in the San Francisco Bay Area from preschool through Grade 12 in German and English. With locations in Mountain View, Berkeley, and San Francisco, GISSV is the only elementary and secondary school in the Western United States that meets the strict accreditation requirements of the German government, thus enabling entry into the best European and American colleges and universities.
GISSV's San Francisco Campus is located in the Presidio area and officially opened in August 2011. This campus offers a Kindergarten class, with one grade being added per year to establish a full K-5 program by 2016.
We welcome both German and non-German speaking families, as well as anyone interested in a high quality bilingual education and who understand that a multilingual, multicultural education prepares children to become future leaders in the global marketplace. Our school is an optimal choice for families in the Bay Area either long or short term.
- San Francisco Campus: Bilingual German / English K-5 campus
- Berkeley Campus: Bilingual German / English pre-K-5 campus
- Mountain View Campus: Bilingual German / English preschool / kindergarten, elementary, middle & high school programs
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.
Based in Fountain Valley, Orange County, CA, Creation Station Huntington Beach offers a wildly creative dance school concept for kids and teens which provides movement-based dance programs starting at age 18 months. Our creative teaching techniques combined with a carefully structured syllabus is what makes Creation Station the most popular dance and enrichment program for toddlers and young children on both coasts.
The non-competitive atmosphere, the use of hundreds of props and costumes, along with the small class size allows children to tap into their imagination in a way vastly different from most other dance schools. Creation Station students don't really realize they are learning traditional technique while in class. Due to the way the syllabus is set up, most children and their parents just think it is all fun and games.
Along with learning basic terminology and specific movements geared toward a specific discipline, we take a developmental approach to teaching. We have realistic and age appropriate expectations for the children.
Friends' Preschool in Rocklin, 20 miles north-east of Sacramento in Placer County, is a California state licensed preschool / early childhood education center offering half-day, five hour educational programs for children 2.5 years to 6 years old. Friends Preschool is dedicated to giving each child the very best preschool experience.
Our mission is to support and enhance social / emotional functions including respect for oneself and for others, cognitive / academic functions including skill building and critical thinking, and the child's innate curiosity and creativity. There is excitement and enthusiasm for the dynamic social, emotional and educational growth that occurs in the early years.
Friends Preschool is a happy place where children are appreciated for who they are today, as young serious learners, and for who they will one day become, as responsible citizens of the world. Research stresses the importance of early childhood education, as birth to five years is a vitally significant time. Our developmental, anti-bias and multicultural curriculum is child centered, hands-on, experiential, project based and fun.