Katherine Michiels Elementary School: 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.
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At Katherine Michiels Elementary School, we place 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. Scholarships are available. KMS owns a camp outside of Yosemite where it offers outdoor education instruction to students.
Education Programs: - Infant Program (ages 24 months to 3 years)
- Preschool (2 - 4 years).
- 2 Year Kindergarten (4 - 5 years)
- Elementary School (1st through to 5th grades).
In addition to a rigorous academic program, the arts have been integrated into the curriculum:
* Students learn healthy, organic cooking in our state-of-the-art kitchen.
* A Spanish language and culture component is provided which offers educational travel immersion trips to Mexico.
* Students benefit from a variety of dance opportunities including instruction from professional dance troups in the San Francisco area.
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St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal School is located on 4 acres in Winnetka in the heart of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County, just minutes from Warner Center. At our school, we offer preschool, elementary school and middle school education programs. In both our elementary and middle school programs, we provide a strong traditional academic program, as well as an excellent enrichment program.
St. Martin's offers a robust after school program which includes competive sports, homework club, scouting and more. Graduates from St. Martin's are accepted into many fine private high schools in the San Fernando Valley.
* Preschool program: Four main areas of development: intellectual, physical, emotional & social
* Elementary & Middle School programs: Mathematics, reading, language arts, penmanship, literature, study skills, science, history, social studies & health
* Comprehensive enrichment program: Art, computers, music and drama, performing arts, religious instruction, Spanish, physical education, library, educational field trips & more...
In an award-winning facility set on two acres in San Francisco, CA, Brandeis Hillel Day School is a non-affiliated, community school where children from diverse Jewish backgrounds create and participate in an environment of learning and support. Begun in 1963 as the Brandeis School, the school merged with the Hillel Day School in 1973. A Marin campus located in San Rafael was opened in 1978. The curriculum here is varied, integrated and challenging, with students developing a strong foundation in the basic academic disciplines of English, Hebrew, mathematics, science, social studies and Judaic studies. The arts, athletics, music and outdoor education are also taught.
The highest value is placed on cultivating in students and faculty the qualities of compassion, kindness and mutual respect. The school recently completed construction of a state-of-the-art building to accommodate K-3rd grades, a music room, multi-purpose room, and science lab. Construction on a performing arts complex begins within the next few years. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) accredit BHDS.
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 Huntington Beach, Orange County, Heritage Montessori School offers an excellent education to children ages 2 through to fourth grade. We follow a well defined, rigorous curriculum that is a blend of classical Montessori roots, modern enhancements, and innovative activities that encourage the development of fundamental skills. Our children test, on average, approximately two years above grade level.
Each child progresses on an individual basis within a social setting that is compatible for him / her. Our staff are creative, caring, educated, and enthusiastic in what they do. At Heritage, we want our children to grow into independent problem solvers and caring, responsible citizens. The Montessori Method has been time-tested for over 100 years and has achieved worldwide success.
Our teachers prepare the environment with a series of sequential, manipulative and sensorial materials that ultimately bridge the gap between concrete and abstract learning. With a great understanding of human development, the teacher observes each child, reflects upon his / her observations and individualizes the curriculum.
Bay Area School of Enterprise (BASE) is a Charter Public School located on Third Street in Alameda, CA. The first youth-initiated charter high school in the country, BASE provides an environment in which youth take ownership of their own learning and change their own lives as they change the community around them.
BASE's approach to education, Enterprise Learning, is a developmental approach that integrates youth development practices, experiential education, constructivism, and traditional college preparatory learning. Enterprise Learning emphasizes project creation and performance as a tool to enhance personal efficacy, reading, writing and public speaking.
All students in the Bay Area (East Oakland, South Bay, San Francisco, Berkeley, Walnut Creek etc...) are eligible to enroll.
- BASE offers small class sizes, college preparation, community involvement, real world projects and leadership opportunities.
- The educational program at the BASE is based on “enterprise learning” - a project-based, hands-on approach that allows students to learn academic subjects and real-world skills through work on enterprises that they create and grow.
International School of the Peninsula (ISTP) in Palo Alto in Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, is an accredited, co-educational, bilingual immersion school offering French & Chinese (Mandarin) immersion programs to pre-school, elementary school and middle school students. One of the most meaningful gifts you can give your child is that of an exemplary education; one that opens doors and provides opportunities for success in an interconnected world.
International School of the Peninsula is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools, The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and the Ministère de l'Education Nationale. ISTP is a member of the Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area (ISSFBA) and The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
The International School of the Peninsula educates children through a rigorous, bilingual curriculum that promotes critical thinking, international awareness and responsible global citizenship.
- French Language Early Years & Elementary Program
- Chinese (Mandarin) Language Early Years & Elementary Program
- International Middle School
- Summer Camps (Chinese, French, Spanish, ESL)
- English Language Arts
- American History
- Physical Education
- French Language Arts
- Chinese Language Arts
- Music in French and Chinese
- Visual Art in French and Chinese
- Mathematics in French and Chinese
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