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Action Day | Primary Plus

Action Day Primary Plus
San Jose, CA
(408) 244-1968
www.actiondayprimaryplus.com
Ages: Birth - 8th Grade

Since 1968, Action Day Primary Plus has offered each child who enters its schools and programs the opportunity to realize his or her full potential. With a comprehensive understanding of the importance of early child development, the schools’ staff focuses on building close, loving relationships with the children in their care by encouraging motor skill mastery and social/emotional growth. The fully accredited schools produce students who consistently score in the 90th-plus percentile on national standardized tests. At all locations, the learning environment is fun, safe and creative, allowing children of all ages to learn at a pace unique to them. The schools’ services and programs go beyond standard child care/education to quality, positive experiences that lead to greater future successes—both inside and outside the classroom. At Action Day Primary Plus, students start ahead and stay ahead.

Programs Include:

- Infant Care
- Preschool Program
- Private Elementary School
- Extended-Day Program with onsite dance, sports, and other extracurricular activities
- Private Middle School
- Holiday and Summer Camps

Find our preschools in San Jose, Saratoga, Mountain View, Santa Clara and Campbell. Most of our preschool students transition to our private elementary school and our middle school in San Jose.



The Alpert JCC Preschool

3801 E. Willow Street

Long Beach, CA 90815
alpertjcc.org/preschool
562-426-7601 x1020

The Alpert JCC preschool program, a leader in Long Beach preschool education for over 50 years, is designed to provide learning and growing experiences that will help each child to grow into a sensitive, self-directed, creative and confident whole person.

Parents of all faiths, backgrounds, and lifestyles, entrust their children to our caring and professional Early Childhood Education staff. Licensed by the State of California Department of Social Services, our preschool has been acclaimed by Early Childhood Education professionals as the finest preschool program in our community.

In order to share our Jewish culture and traditions, we enjoy Shabbat each Friday, celebrate Jewish holidays, and flavor our lessons with Jewish songs, stories and special foods. At the same time, we encourage understanding and sharing between families of many cultures.
 
We focus on creating a safe and nurturing environment which offers opportunities to explore and discover; a place where children learn to care about and cooperate with others, as well as play independently. To learn more, go to alpertjcc.org/preschool. Call for a free tour! 562.426.7601 x1020.



Brentwood School


East Campus
100 South Barrington Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90049
310-476-4087


West Campus
12001 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
310-889-2812
www.bwscampus.com
K – 12th Grade


Brentwood School is an independent K-12 coed day school with two campuses, located four blocks apart on Sunset Boulevard, in the Brentwood neighborhood of West Los Angeles.
 
Statement of Purpose: Brentwood School is a vibrant and diverse community whose purpose is to promote personal and intellectual growth. We provide challenging, engaging programs in a nurturing learning environment, devoting care and attention to every student. Embracing high standards of character, commitment, and achievement, Brentwood School encourages students to think critically and creatively and to act ethically.
 
As our mission states, we provide a challenging academic program, balanced by a supportive and nurturing environment. We seek to enroll a diverse group of students who are excited by our many academic, creative, and enriching offerings.


Bridges Academy
www.bridges.edu

Bridges Academy is an independent college preparatory school (Grades 4-12) for gifted students who learn differently. Our students are a diverse group of bright, curious explorers with a wide range of strengths and interests.

Since 1995 we have been meeting the needs of complex, neuro-diverse learners. Our innovative programs unlock potential and help students develop the skills, confidence and resiliency they need to become the architects of their own lives. We promote 21st century skills, provide a broad arts and sciences foundation, and create opportunities for in-depth study and development of expertise in interest areas. Our dynamic educational ecosystem interconnects intellectual, academic, creative, and personal growth in a vibrant and supportive community.

We put the “person” in personalized education by developing comprehensive student learner profiles that guide curriculum design. As Howard Gardner put it, “The biggest mistake of past centuries in teaching has been to treat all students as if they were variants of the same individual and thus to feel justified in teaching them all the same subjects the same way.” With creative teachers, like-minded peers, varied pedagogical approaches and engaging learning experiences, a day in the life of a Bridges student is challenging, social, relevant, and fun.  Whether exploring bio-mimicry or anthropology, exo-politics or music composition, philosophy or robotics, Bridges students have abundant opportunities to find and develop their passions.

To learn more about teaching & learning in the age of neuro-diversity, visit the 2E Center for Research & Professional Development on the Bridges Academy campus.



The College Preparatory School

6100 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618

510-652-0111

www.college-prep.org



The College Preparatory School is a vibrant day school for grades 9-12, tucked into a small wooded valley in Oakland, CA. Our purpose is to prepare students for inspired, ethical lives in college and beyond in an atmosphere of consideration, trust, and mutual responsibility. Our rigorous, classically thorough curriculum includes core academic disciplines balanced by options in music, visual arts, dance, theater, physical education, inter-scholastic athletics, forensics, and community activities.


Crestview Preparatory School

140 Foothill Blvd
La Canada, CA 91011
818-952-0925
www.crestviewprep.org

Crestview Prep Celebrates Thirtieth Birthday

This year, Crestview Preparatory School celebrates our thirtieth birthday. We invite everyone, from prospective families to our alumni families, to join us for our annual Blood Drive, Walkathon, Spring Gala, and Open House.

We are a student-centered school with a focus on preserving childhood throughout the elementary educational experience. We offer both nurture and structure, and allow students to feel confident and secure to learn both by solving problems and by actively doing. While teaching methodologies change, and new tools are introduced each year, our approach to educate the whole child with appropriate multi-disciplined strategies remains constant.

This year, we will continue to bridge the learning inside the classroom to our learning spaces around the campus.  Our edible garden is one example of science integration into the curriculum. We also expanded our Library/ThinkLab, by installing a green screen for video production and editing and the addition of a 3D printer. e selected this model as it allows younger students to design and build with materials such as Play-Doh, wood, and bamboo, as well as traditional filaments .

For more information and to visit our campus, please go to www.crestviewprep.org and schedule a tour!


Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences

www.xrds.org
Elementary School (K-5)
1715 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
310-828-1196

Middle and Upper School (6-12)
1714 21st St., Santa Monica, CA 90404
310-829-7391

Crossroads School offers rich programs in academics, the arts, athletics, human development and outdoor education. The brand-new, 25,000-square-foot Science Education & Research Facility on the 21st Street Campus enables students to engage in innovative, interdisciplinary and cutting-edge science programs. Having pioneered the concept of an “education in balance,” Crossroads is a home for passionate ideas and personal expression.

Since our inception, Crossroads’ commitment to all forms of diversity has resulted in a warmly inclusive community representing a variety of races, ethnicities, economics, and gender and sexual orientations. One in four students receives financial assistance. All students engage in community service, as does the School itself through our Crossroads Community Outreach Foundation, which models the service expected of our students.

Crossroads was founded upon five basic commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to the development of a student population of social, economic and racial diversity; and to the development of each student's physical well-being and full human potential.



Fusion Academy
www.FusionAcademy.com

Fusion Academy is a revolutionary, accredited private middle and high school where positive relationships and one-to-one classrooms unlock academic potential. This allows us to personalize and customize curriculum for each student’s unique strengths, interests, and learning style.
 
Our supportive staff and campus environment provide a safe space for students to flourish emotionally, socially, and academically. It includes a state-of-the-art recording studio and a mixed-media art studio for students to express their creativity. Students complete all their homework on campus in our Homework Café® before they leave for the day.

Classes are offered at three levels: essential, college prep, and honors. From algebra to yoga and everything in-between, we have over 450 courses to choose from. Students can enroll full-time, take classes for credit, or utilize our tutoring services. Outside of academics, we partner with outside therapeutic professionals to support students’ emotional health and help foster a balanced life.
 
While it’s impossible to put our students into categories, we generally serve students with the following backgrounds: ADHD, accelerated/gifted learners, dyslexia, dysgraphia and learning differences, social challenges and social anxiety, or students with challenging schedules. Students who attend Fusion Academy have one thing in common: traditional school isn’t working. Learn more at
www.FusionAcademy.com.


German International School of Silicon Valley

Mountain View Campus
310 Easy St.
Mountain View, CA 94043
650-254-0748
www.gissv.org
ages 3 - 12th grade

Providing your child with a bilingual education means giving a gift that lasts a lifetime.

Offering bilingual education in German and English at three locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, the German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) academically, culturally and linguistically combines the best of both worlds: Germany’s traditions, know-how and cultural roots with America’s drive and ambition.

Our campuses are located in Mountain View, Berkeley, and San Francisco. The newest addition, a K-8 campus located in San Francisco’s beautiful Presidio, opened its doors in 2011 and currently offers grades K-3, with an additional grade being added each year.

Accredited by the German Government and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the GISSV offers a dual-immersion program that follows ambitious curricula, focusing on science and social studies as well as arts and sports.

Upon graduation, GISSV students simultaneously fulfill all the requirements of the German International Abitur and the California High School Diploma. The rigorous college preparatory program prepares our students for admission to leading colleges in the U.S. and Germany as well as other countries across Europe.

The GISSV welcomes German and non-German speaking families, as well as anyone interested in a high quality bilingual education.


La Scuola logo

LA SCUOLA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Preschool - 8th Grade
lascuolasf.org



K-8 Campus:

735 Fell St.

San Francisco, CA 94117

(415) 551-0000



Preschool Campus:


728 20th St.

San Francisco, CA 94107

(415) 558-9006



La Scuola’s mission is to inspire brave learners to shape the future.


La Scuola’s vibrant and diverse international community inspires critical thinking, creative expression and fosters lifelong passion for learning. Nothing Without Joy!



Why La Scuola?



• La Scuola educates the whole child - intellectually, physically and emotionally - in a joyful and happy environment.

• Our philosophy is rooted in the tradition of the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. We hold an image of the child as strong, competent and creative, with no ceiling to a child's learning potential.


• Inquiry is the leading pedagogical tool of our transdisciplinary education, thereby fostering critical and creative thinking skills, confidence, integrity, collaboration and empathy.


• Our students develop a lifelong love of learning and become world citizens who care about their local and global communities.


• Language acquisition is a cornerstone of a La Scuola education. Bilinguals have better cognitive and verbal skills, as well as higher executive function.


• Children are surrounded by warm and nurturing teachers in an aesthetically beautiful environment.
 Careful attention to the integration of pedagogy and the design of space offers the children a rich sense of place.


• Children graduating from La Scuola have the cognitive, creative and social skills necessary for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.


Midland School

Midland School

Los Olivos, CA ~ Santa Barbara County
805-688-5114
www.midland-school.org
Grades 9-12 • Boarding

Grounded in traditional college preparation, Midland is a leader in place-based and experiential education. Using our 2,860 acre campus as a home base, Midland’s curriculum offers a vibrant and challenging exploration of place, spanning environment, history, and culture. Growing our food, generating our electricity, and knowing where our water comes from prepares students to be informed citizens and active participants. Midland’s 4:1 student to faculty ratio and our student-led jobs program ensures that every student is known, valued, and needed in this intentional community.

  • Unplugged yet connected
  • Outdoor Leadership Program
  • Horse Program
  • Nightly family-style dinners
  • Over 8,000 lbs of campus-grown, organic food per year
  • Outstanding college placement
  • Founded in 1932


Learn more:
www.midland-school.org.


Palm Valley School

Palm Valley School

(formerly Marywood-Palm Valley School)
35-525 Da Vall Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-328-0861

www.pvs.org

Preschool – 12th grade

Palm Valley School is a non-sectarian day school located on 38 acres with stunning mountain views. The campus features three self-contained campus pods housing the Preschool, Lower School, and Middle/Upper School divisions.  PVS is the only PS-12 private school in the Coachella Valley accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools. The school's rigorous curriculum provides a truly college-preparatory environment to nearly 500 students and graduates 100% of its senior class college eligible.  Students attending the school reside throughout the Valley: Indian Wells, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and other surrounding communities.



Park Day School
Oakland, CA
510-653-0317
parkdayschool.org
 
Park Day School is a progressive K-8 co-ed school located in Oakland, California. Classes, lessons, and experiences emphasize creativity, exploration, and discovery. Students learn to take risks, think critically, collaborate, and understand their own ability to make positive change in the world.
 
Our graduates are community members who approach challenges from multiple perspectives and have the confidence to question, create and contribute when they venture into the world. While at school, students thrive both in and out of the classroom, approaching a variety of academic challenges as designers, makers and analytic thinkers. They study and grow in our gardens, playground, sports field, neighborhood, and the wider Bay Area-- taking field trips, and benefitting from an array of community partnerships.
 

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Pilgrim School

540 So. Commonwealth Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020
213-385-7351
www.pilgrim-school.org

Early Education- 12th Grade

Located between Downtown LA and Hancock Park on the corner of 6th and Commonwealth, Pilgrim School was established in 1958.
 
Pilgrim’s close knit community includes students in toddler, preschool and junior kindergarten programs, elementary school (K-5), middle school (6-8) and high school (9-12). Small class sizes ensure that every student receives the individual attention she or he requires throughout their education, including invaluable personal guidance through the complex college admissions process. In addition, Pilgrim has Mayflower House, a dormitory for high school students (both domestic and international).
 
Visitors notice the beauty of the historic campus, but also the poise and friendliness of the students, and the genuine sense of community and warmth. An integral part of the school’s identity is that the Pilgrim community is made up of a vibrant range of families and students who mirror the ethnic, family profile and socioeconomic mix that defines Los Angeles.
 
Pilgrim School provides a personalized education in a nurturing environment based on a “no cut/everybody plays” model in the arts, academics, physical and outdoor education. Pilgrim offers both before-and after-school care and enrichment programs, a wonderful convenience for parents that also offers students the opportunity to participate in additional organized activities.



PS1 Pluralistic School

1225 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90404

310-394-1313

www.psone.org
 
PS1 Pluralistic School is an independent, co-ed elementary school for grades K-6. Located in Santa Monica, CA, PS1 was founded in 1971 by current school head Joel Pelcyger and Eleanor Coben in order to provide excellence in academics coupled with joyful learning and a sense of community.

At PS1, we recognize that every child is unique, so we built a school that nurtures individual talents and learning styles. That’s how children become the best versions of themselves, in a school where fitting in is about being yourself.

Through the acquisition of strong academic and interpersonal skills, we seek to strengthen in the young the image they have of their best selves. Through helping children develop successful strategies for learning and guiding them to feel proud of their accomplishments, our students expand their images of themselves as competent individuals open to life-long learning. Our aim is to show that learning is a process of living and not just a preparation for future life.



Redwood Day

Redwood Day
3245 Sheffield Ave.
Oakland, CA 94602
510-534-0800
https://www.rdschool.org

At Redwood Day, everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing.
 
Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Our teachers are at the forefront of cutting edge educational practices. They connect our curriculum to each child, helping students gain the skills they need to reach for the next academic challenge.
 
Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We provide students with tools to solve conflicts, take risks, make ethical decisions, and lead with courage and integrity. As a diverse community, we find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.
 
Since 1963, Redwood Day has been committed to shaping the lives of young people in Oakland and its surrounding communities. Today, our K-8 program includes over 380 students all learning together on our 4-acre campus in the heart of Oakland.

When you step onto campus, you will feel the energy, thinking, and connections that emanate from our classrooms and know what we mean when we talk about helping each child grow into great.


Shu Ren International School

Shu Ren International School
(510) 981-0320
http://shurenschool.org

At Shu Ren International School, we are committed to empowering students to become internationally-minded critical thinkers and lifelong learners. As a pioneer in language learning, we are proud to be one of a handful of International Baccalaureate (IB) and Mandarin Language schools in the United States.

Our curriculum emphasizes inquiry based learning through interactive projects, creative activities, and field trips that link academic lessons to real-world situations that allow students to develop a range of skills. The IB framework for education is world renowned and prepares students to successfully transition into a continually changing world. Shu Ren is certified to offer the IB Primary Years Program (PYP, for ages 3-11) and Middle Years Program (MYP, for ages 11-13) in combination with an immersive Mandarin language environment, which ensures that children will enjoy learning, whilst reaching their full potential. At the MYP level, children have the opportunity to participate in international educational experiences and exchanges, where no prior mandarin experience is required.

Families at Shu Ren International School enjoy a welcoming, close knit, inter-connected community, and a loving, internationally educated staff and faculty that is dedicated to providing the best education and opportunities for your family.



St. Matthew's Parish School

St. Matthew’s Parish School
1031 Bienveneda Avenue
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
310-454-1350
www.stmatthewsschool.com

St Matthew’s is a co-educational Episcopal day school for students Preschool - 8th grade, built on a foundation of close relationships among students, faculty, parents, and the Parish of St. Matthew. Students and families of all faith backgrounds are welcome.

Nestled in 28 acres of beautiful land just north of Sunset Boulevard in Pacific Palisades, California, St. Matthew’s Parish School is a premier school for children in Preschool - 8th grade, which places an emphasis on Service Learning within a values-based education.  Every day is filled with creative and innovative opportunities to learn and play in three state of the art makerspaces, light-filled art studios, and a 15,000-item library. Versatile outdoor spaces, a large grass field, roomy gym, and a pool accommodate our competitive athletic teams and provide all children places to play.

Our teachers collaborate in teams from Early Childhood - Fourth Grade, creating optimal student-teacher ratios. The preschool programs provide students creative and instructive play. The elementary program emphasizes literacy through a child-specific curriculum, while specialty teachers provide instruction in PE, science, library, music, technology and art.  As students progress to Upper School (grades 5-8) subjects become departmentalized, with additional specialists for foreign languages, team sports, makerspace programs, and multiple electives.

The school motto, “Serve, Lead, Flourish,” emphasizes the core aspects of the St. Matthew’s experience. Our students thrive in a child-friendly ethical and spiritual community.

To schedule a tour or learn more, please visit
www.stmatthewsschool.com.


Stratford School

Stratford School

www.stratfordschools.com/

Stratford School provides an unparalleled education where children are inspired to be creative problem-solvers, innovators, and leaders. These 21st century qualities provide children with the knowledge, confidence, and ingenuity to help them excel in future careers! Stratford’s accelerated curriculum from preschool through eighth grade emphasizes STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) while incorporating music, physical education, foreign language, and social skills development. By combining a safe and nurturing learning environment, Stratford teachers ensure a stimulating and well-rounded program while cultivating a child’s natural joy of learning. All students are encouraged to participate actively in leadership, community service, and extracurricular activities.

Stratford’s goal is to prepare and mentor students for admission to competitive high schools and colleges. Evident at all its schools is the Stratford motto, “Summa spes, summa res,” meaning “Highest hopes, highest things”.



The Urban School of San Francisco
1563 Page St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
415-626-2919
http://www.urbanschool.org

Urban School believes there is a better way to educate high school students. For more than half a century, our educational innovations have ignited the minds of Urban graduates, who pursue their passion for learning at the nation’s best colleges, and who go out into the world uniquely equipped to solve the challenges their generation will face.
 
Urban teaches students how to think, not what to think. We seek students with an enthusiastic approach to learning and a clear capacity for success in a rigorous academic program. Urban’s extraordinary teachers challenge our 420 students with a college preparatory curriculum in math, science, arts and humanities with comprehensive service learning and competitive athletics programs, and a rich selection of co-curricular activities.


Village School

780 Swarthmore Avenue
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
310-459-8411
www.village-school.org
TK-6th Grade

Village School is an independent, TK (Transitional Kindergarten)-6th grade school with two campuses, located on the same block around the corner from each other. The school was founded in 1977 and continues to embrace families locally (Brentwood, Cheviot Hills, Malibu, Marina Del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood,  Santa Monica, Topanga, Venice, and Westwood), nationally and internationally.

Mission Statement: Village School is an inclusive and dynamic learning community that prepares its students for success. We engage children in a challenging academic curriculum that balances developmental and traditional principles of education and embraces a comprehensive and diverse enrichment program. Village School fosters each student's sense of self and inspires social responsibility by integrating character education into a stimulating learning environment. We value the strong connection between home and school that characterizes our community.

Diversity Statement: Village School is committed to fostering a community that honors the diversity of the human experience. We believe race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, ability, and socioeconomic status to be examples of what constitutes diversity in our community. We are devoted to cultivating and sustaining a safe environment that empowers individuals and groups to celebrate their culture, heritage and identity. Through affirmation and education, we strive to build and support an open and inclusive community dedicated to the principle of respect.

Open Houses occur on Wednesday, Oct. 11, Nov. 15, and Nov. 29. Please contact the school to R.S.V.P.


Westland School
16200 Mulholland Drive
, Los Angeles, CA 90049
310-472-5544
http://westlandschool.org

Founded in 1949, Westland School is a small close-knit community with an inquiry-based, integrated social studies core. The curriculum, which develops thematic studies, deeply embeds the arts, science, woodworking and gardening throughout the academic base. Blocks and other basic materials are central to the children’s work and further the learning goals of collaboration, ability to access and analyze information, taking initiative, thinking critically, and expressing curiosity, inquisitiveness, and imagination. Children have functional jobs both in their classrooms and in the school at large. Parent involvement is also a major strength in the school’s life. Both of these provide models, along with the daily functioning of our multi-age classrooms, for the participation in a democratic society we strive to reflect.



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