Private Schools California: Preschool in downtown San Francisco, Nursery school in the Laurel Heights area, Child care service, Kindergarten program, Daycare center for toddlers, preschoolers in central San Francisco close to Richmond District, Jordan Park, Pacific Heights, Western Addition, Geary Blvd
Laurel Hill Nursery School: Established in 1946, Laurel Hill is the oldest parent-participation, cooperative private nursery school in San Francisco. Laurel Hill is the largest co-op nursery school in the Bay Area, with approximately 80 families enrolled. Located in the middle of San Francisco in the Laurel Heights area, Laurel Hill has a phenomenal facility with 4 separate classrooms which all open onto an enormous multi-level outdoor play area which provides our children with endless enjoyment.
The facility at Laurel Hill is a child's dream come true. Four separate classrooms allow for an incredible array of indoor activities. An expansive multi-level outdoor play area offers limitless opportunities for energetic imaginary play.
* Four large independent classroms (Yellow, Red, Blue and Purple)
* Each room has multiple tables for art and activities
* Each room has a reading area with a couch
* Two hammock swings
* Piano/music area
* Large outdoor covered play kitchen with cafe bar seating
* Zip line
* Truck ramp
* Large sand play area
* Real boat for creative ocean play
* Large climbing dome and tunnel
* Large sand play area
* Two hoses and and old-fashioned water pump for extensive water play
* Covered outdoor art area
* Train table
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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• Lower School
• Elementary School
• 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)
Almaden Country School (ACS) is a nonsectarian, independent school in South San Jose that offers preschool, elementary and middle school programs for students from 4 years of age through to 8th grade. Our school is centrally located on Trinidad Drive in San Jose in Santa Clara County at the southern end of San Francisco Bay.
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.
First School of the Desert provides a successful and well established approach to preschool education. First School offers preschool / childcare programs at three Southern California city locations. Our campuses are conveniently located throughout the Coachella Valley in Cathedral City, Palm Springs and La Quinta in Riverside County. Your child will experience an intimate learning atmosphere unparalleled by any other desert preschool program, in an environment of perfect balance of academic and social instruction.
With high but realistic standards, our program is designed to give your child a solid academic foundation. In a stimulating and creative atmosphere, the small class size will encourage your child to listen, learn and interact, with each class being tailored for your child’s specific age. We maintain a six to one ratio (children / teacher) in our toddler classes (18 months), and a 12 to one ratio in all preschool classrooms, so every child gets the personal and individual attention required.
Your child's health and safety are paramount and that is why all of our staff members are certified in Pediatric C.P.R. and in California Childcare Preventive Health and Safety.
The Fountain Day School is a West Hollywood private preschool in continuous operation for 50 years. FDS offers preschool and early learner classes for children two years old through six years old. We have served the West Hollywood community for over fifty years and are considered one the the top preschools in all of California.
We are the only preschool in the United States that has a year round swim program for our students. Swimming is part of our curriculum and it is included in our tuition.
We provide the latest technology and our lunch program is provided by Whole Foods market. Fiona Whitney author of The Top Private Schools Guide writes, "This gem of a school was inspiring, by the time I completed the tour I wanted to attend the school myself."
Education Programs (Ages 2-6)
- Preschool Program
- Kindergarten Program
- Unlike other preschools, our program features developmentally appropriate classes for specific age groups. We have two 2 year old classes, three 3 year old classes, three 4 year old classes and a Kindergarten class.
- Yoga for Preschoolers
- Spanish for 1st through to 6th grade
- Swimming classes
Seven Arrows Elementary School is a co-educational, kindergarten through to sixth grade school in Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles, CA. Pacific Palisades is situated on the Westside of LA, along the Pacific Coast north of Santa Monica, south of Malibu and east of Brentwood. Seven Arrows Elementary School is an outgrowth of Little Dolphins by the Sea Preschool, established 13 years ago in nearby Temescal Canyon.
Our school draws its inspiration from the multicultural arts and education program developed at Little Dolphins by the Sea. The school further emphasizes learning in science, math, and other arenas. We currently enroll approximately 100 students with a total of 19 teaching staff.
Seven Arrows Elementary cultivates a diverse multicultural community of students, teachers, and parents. Our low student to classroom teacher ratio allows us to work hand in hand as partners with our students and their families to promote a safe, harmonious and supportive learning environment.
- All elementary school required courses for grades Kindergarten through to 6th grade.
- Our core curriculum consists of Mathematics, Science, Global Cultural History and Geography, and an Integrated Language Arts Program that includes Reading, Writing, Grammar, and Speaking and Listening.
- We also employ professionals to teach specialty classes such as: Drama, Spanish, Music, Karate, Dance, Physical Education & Art.
Located on a beautiful 75-acre campus at the base of Mt. Diablo in Danville, Contra Costa County CA, The Athenian School is an independent co-educational college preparatory day and boarding school. We offer a day program for Middle School students (grades 6 - 8) from the East Bay region and day and boarding programs for Upper School students (grades 9 - 12) from the US and throughout the world.
Boarding students from throughout the world live in two dormitories, housing approximately 20 students each. More than 20 faculty members live on campus, providing extraordinary guidance and support for all students.
Total enrollment is approximately 450 students, 150 in the 6th-8th grades and 300 day and boarding students in grades 9-12. Class size averages 15 students, and nearly 100% of the school's graduates gain admission to outstanding four-year colleges. The Athenian School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the California Association of Independent Schools.