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Almaden Country School:
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).

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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.

Accreditation:

Almaden Country School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In 2009, the school received WASC's highest accreditation, a six year term. 

Our Mission:
The mission of Almaden Country School is to discover the gifts in every child. We provide a safe and affirming environment for learning, empowering children to strive, explore and build a sense of personal value. Our teachers create a rich academic foundation that corresponds with the developmental stages of childhood. We offer a wide variety of opportunities for children to extend their intellectual, social and personal potential.

Our students become delightful people — confident, kind, concerned and ready to make significant contributions to our world. At Almaden Country School, we prepare children to live extraordinary lives.

Education Programs:

Preschool, elementary and middle school programs for students from 4 years of age through to 8th grade:

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

- Elementary School program
:  This is made up of the Foundation Program for grades 1–3, and the Intermediate Program for grades 4 and 5.

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

- Enrichment program
- Extended Care program
- Summer Camp program

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.

Essential Components of the ACS Experience:

To achieve our mission, we commit ourselves to provide the essential components of the ACS experience for the children and families we serve:

- Dedicated and talented teachers who are free to creatively tailor their instruction to the needs and interests of their students, rather than devoting most of their energy to standardized test preparation or classroom management.
- A safe learning environment where respectful conduct is expected and maintained.
- A learning climate in which studying and excelling are the norm.
- Peers who are motivated and interested in learning, striving and achieving.
- Expectations — and preparedness — for success in high school, college and life.

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Address: 6835 Trinidad Drive, 95120, San Jose, California , USA
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