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The Learning Castle:
The Learning Castle (TLC) in La Canada (approximately 20 minutes north of downtown Los Angeles), Southern CA 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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Education Programs:
The Learning Castle provides all of the courses of study required for four year olds through 3rd grade by the State of California, expanding upon and exceeding those guidelines.

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade Program:
Students are on individual education programs and have personal, class, and grade objectives. We have developed a method of teaching phonics and reading through writing. Our method has been so successful that we have developed a series of worksheets to be published in the near future. We can accommodate students with certain special needs, but our program is specifically designed to assist students at and above their grade
levels to learn at an accelerated pace.

Physical Education Program:
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Our physical education program includes tennis instruction from a former professional player as well as group sports.

Enrichment Programs:
We offer dance, music, foreign languages, and computer classes, as well as a fine arts program.

Extended Care & Homework Help:
Extended Care & Homework Help are available.

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Address: 4490 Cornishon Ave., La Canada, California , USA
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