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Besant Hill School of Happy Valley, Los Angeles:
Besant Hill School of Happy Valley is an accredited boarding school and day high school for boys and girls, with a college preparatory program, and English language programs for grades 9 through 12. Our school sits atop 450 acres of beautiful land just outside of the town of Ojai, 90 minutes north of Los Angeles in Plumas County, CA and provides challenging academic classes, music, studio art, theater and photography, with an emphasis on creative expression. Outdoor education, community service and athletics are an important component of the educational experience. With small classes, mentor student / teacher relationships, and a quiet, rural setting we provide a safe, peaceful environment for learning, study, contemplation and self-expression.

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Academics:
Besant Hill offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum for grades 9 through 12. Based on the Socratic method of teaching, classes are facilitated by generating questions, which arouses a sense of inquiry and interest, and encourages students to develop logical assessment skills for problem-solving. We also offer an outstanding Experiential Education program and renowned Fine Arts and Performing Arts department.

Typical Academic Course Sequence:

- GRADE 9:  Humanities I, Algebra I or Geometry, Environmental Science (Fall), Introductory Physics (Spring), Spanish I/II or French I.

- GRADE 10:  Humanities II, Geometry or Algebra II, Biology, Spanish II/III or French I/II.

- GRADE 1Photo of Private Boarding / Day School in Los Angeles, CA Area1:  English III or English III Honors, Algebra II or Precalculus, U.S. History and two of the following electives: Spanish III or French I/II, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Astronomy, Marine Biology, 20th Century Arts of the Western World, Art History, Music Theory, Psychology, and Geology.

- GRADE 12:  English IV or AP English and four of the following electives: Precalculus or AP calculus, Spanish III/IV or French II, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Astronomy, Marine Biology, 20th Century Arts of the Western World, Art History, Music Theory, Psychology, and Geology.

The Arts:
With more than 30 offerings in music, performing arts, visual arts and digital arts, the arts at BHS involve the whole person and affect the whole community. Rich in artistic history, BHS has a long lineage of teachers who are professionals in the stage, film, music and visual art world in this country. Imagine being taught musical theatre by one of the stars of a national television show? Or learning guitar and jazz music from one of the area's greatest guitarists? Or performing on stage next to an actor you saw in a commercial or movie? You get the picture. Because of our location and proximity to Los Angeles and the town of Ojai, home to many writers, actors, directors, musicians and artists, we have a smorgasbord of guest artists.

Experiential Education
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Experiential Education is a practice that engages students in active, hands-on learning, integrating curricular goals with practical and consequential real-life experiences.

Experiential Education encompasses a broad variety of learning activities, including outdoor education, adventure learning, service projects, internships, group-based learning projects, world travel and cross-cultural collaboration. This educational approach begins in the classroom, expands to the community and eventually takes the learning process into the world at large. Building on our mission to actively engage learners in progressive education models, students will have the opportunity to travel regionally, nationally and internationally for Experiential Education projects.

Athletics:
Athletics and physical activImage of Private Boarding / Day School in Los Angeles, CA Areaity are integral parts of student life at Besant Hill School. Our school strives to provide meaningful athletic activities that will instill a passion for lifelong health and wellness in our students.

The school offers interscholastic opportunities in Cross Country Running, Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball and Baseball. Intramural activities that we offer include: dance, surfing, hiking, and tennis.

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Delphi Academy of Los Angeles
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Delphi Academy of Los Angeles is an independent, coeducational, non-sectarian day school offering a preschool through high school program on one campus.

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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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Stockdale Christian School
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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).
Christian Education Programs (Preschool through 8th Grade)

- Athletics
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Carden Arbor View School
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Kindergarten, elementary school & middle school education programs:

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Almaden Country School
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On average, 9 in 10 ACS graduates are admitted to selective private high schools (86% – Average score on the Catholic High School Placement Exam and 85% – Average National Percentile Ranking on Stanford Achievement Test for ACS 7th and 8th graders).

We are proud that in 2009 and 2010, our preschool, elementary, and middle school were voted “Best of Best” by Bay Area Parent magazine. Our highly regarded school, which has more than 400 students, believes that each child has unique capabilities and talents.

We offer Personal Learning Plans for every student; our Character and Competence program for developing strong, ethical leaders; small class sizes; a broad and challenging curriculum including a full enrichment program of art, music, drama, hands-on science, foreign language, and P.E.; and passionate teachers who are devoted to the children they serve.
Preschool, elementary and middle school programs for students from 4 years through to 8th Grade:

- Preschool program: This includes Begindergarten (four-year-old preschool), Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten.

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- Middle School program: This program includes years 6th-8th Grade.

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- Enrichment program
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Sierra Canyon School, Chatsworth
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Located on over 36 beautiful acres in Chatsworth in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, CA, Sierra Canyon School is an academically excellent, college preparatory school committed to an empowering environment in which students realize their greatest intellectual, creative, ethical and physical promise. We are a co-educational school for grades Early Kindergarten through to Twelfth Grade and have no religious affiliation. Sierra Canyon School has two campuses: The Lower Campus for students in Early Kindergarten through to 6th Grades, and the Upper Campus for students in grades 7 through 12.

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Subject areas include: Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, Foreign Language, Computer Technology, Art, Music, Physical Education.

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AP classes offered include: English, Foreign Language (Spanish, French, Latin), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Art

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