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The Learning Castle: Located in La Canada (approximately 20 minutes north of downtown Los Angeles), Southern CA, The Learning Castle (TLC) is an independent private co-educational school offering an excellent, accelerated Kindergarten through third-grade education. The Learning Castle focuses on each student’s needs through an individualized curriculum. Low teacher-to-student ratios, coupled with curricula developed by and for The Learning Castle style of teaching, have led to outstanding results with students learning at an accelerated pace.
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Low teacher-to-student ratios, coupled with curricula developed by and for The Learning Castle style of teaching, have led to outstanding results with students learning at an accelerated pace. The Learning Castle is based on the belief that all individuals can learn and that optimal learning takes place when all staff operationalize this philosophy.
- Kindergarten (4 year olds) through to 3rd Grade education programs
- Extended Care program
- Homework Help program
- Dance, music, foreign languages & computer classes
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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.
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.”
- Elementary School Parent
• 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)
Menlo School in Menlo Park in San Mateo County, near the heart of Silicon Valley, is an accredited, independent, co-educational college preparatory day school for students in grades 6–12. Established in 1915, Menlo School offers a rigorous, engaging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding creative arts and athletics programs. We seek to attract and enroll motivated students who are secure in their academic skills and who will contribute to the rich fabric of our school community.
Classes are small across grade levels, and students participate in hands-on, active learning. The Upper School enrolls 580 students in grades 9–12. There are 230 Middle School students in grades 6–8.
Menlo School’s mission is to empower students to explore and expand their interests, reach their fullest potential, develop the skills necessary for success in college, and become ethical, responsible, and engaged members of ever wider communities.
Menlo School is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Katherine Michiels Elementary School is located on Guerrero Street between 25th Street and 26th Street in San Francisco's Mission District. We are easily accessible from both the 101 Freeway (via Cesar Chavez St.) and from the 280 northbound (via the San Jose exit). (KMS) is taking the lead in developing a progressive curriculum where art, music, dance, Spanish, language, outdoor education and creative writing are core to an academic program that is project based and specific to each of our learners.
Our unique curriculum takes inspiration from Mel Levine, Slingerland, Reggio Emilia Project Based Learning and similar techniques. Our program places a strong emphasis on social, academic and emotional development. We encourage children to take responsibility for themselves and others; and allow them freedom to develop a strong sense of self. Students benefit from a variety of dance opportunities including instruction from professional dance troups in the San Francisco area.
KMS owns a camp outside of Yosemite where it offers outdoor education instruction to students. Scholarships are available.
Child Unique Montessori School in Alameda, in the San Francisco Bay area, is an accredited private preschool and kindergarten (ages 2-6 years) with a strong emphasis on cultural subjects and arts. Child Unique Montessori School has a history of over 25 years of a commitment to fulfill the progressive needs of education and the emotional evolving needs of a child.
Child Unique Montessori School has always been a leader in challenging how a preschool / kindergarten can be in the world. Our underlying foundation, which enhances our Montessori philosophy, is a strong cultural curriculum and commitment to creating children who will be leaders of a peaceful, better world.
Child Unique Montessori School is accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS). Our aim is to create a warm, loving, secure environment that fosters creativity, curiosity, self-confidence and independence so that students may become models of peace and can succeed in an evolving world. We are committed to maintaining an environment that creates a curiosity about learning, while engendering a love, respect and understanding of self and others.
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA, St. Anne School is an independent Catholic school that fosters the intellectual and character development of more than 800 students in grades preschool through eight, providing unparalleled academics and extracurricular activities designed to challenge, educate and nurture the whole child in partnership with parents. We serve preschool, elementary, and middle school students with a range of courses in English, Mathematics, Religion, Science, and Social Science.
In addition to our core educational categories, we also provide a range of special programs including Chinese, Spanish, Creative Writing, Health, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Orchestra, and Athletics among others.
With a robust co-curricular program, St. Anne students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of clubs, classes, and activities that complement classroom study and create a balanced learning environment to develop the whole child.
Our vision is to develop future generations of creative thinkers, innovative problem solvers, effective communicators and emerging leaders, guided by the Catholic faith, to influence our local and global communities for the greater good.
St. Timothy's Preschool in Mountain View in Santa Clara County, CA is a non-denominational school and has been in operation since 1961. The school offers a developmental program that emphasizes academic and social readiness in preparation for kindergarten. Within a peaceful, nurturing, co-operative environment, children will experience art, literature, music, math and reading readiness, cooking, and creative dramatics. They will explore and mature at their own individual paces, receiving acceptance, support, and encouragement for their efforts. St. Timothy's Preschool draws its student base from Mountain View, Los Altos, and Sunnyvale.
St. Timothy's Preschool is a small school where families have a sense of community. Parents often linger in the classroom, getting to know each other and watching their children play. Parents have the opportunity to talk to their children's teachers and the Director each class session. They are skilled in Early Childhood Education and will be happy to answer all questions.
- Three-Year-Old program
- Pre-Kindergarten program
- Pre-Kindergarten Science program
- Global Kids Pre-Kindergarten program (curriculum that studies the cultures of India, Japan, Africa, China & Mexico)
* We encourage supportive play and successful, positive interaction between a child and his or her peers.
* We respect and encourage each child's uniqueness.