Waldorf School of The Peninsula is a private school serving pre-k through high school students. Itscampus consists of…More more than two and a half acres, and has a biodynamic garden, spacious classrooms, handwork room, administrative offices, a gift store, aftercare room and multiple play areas. Like other Waldorf schools, thecurriculum is based on the work of Rudolph Steiner, and includes traditional subjects as well as eurythmy (an art of movement that engages the whole human being), gardening, handwork, music and Spanish. Information about tours and applications can be found on the school's website at www.waldorfpeninsula.org.</p>
Gardner Bullis School is one of seven elementary schools in the …More href="http://www.losaltos.k12.ca.us/schools/index.html">Los Altos School District</a>. The school opened in 2008 on the site of the former Bullis Purissima School, which the district closed in 2003 due to budget cuts. The closure of the only public school left in Los Altos Hills was marked by controversy, and the opening of the new school on the old site was celebrated by residents eager to see a school there once more.</p>
<p>Gardner Bullis had a <a href="http://api.cde.ca.gov/AcntRpt2010/2009BaseSch.aspx?allcds=43695186047401">2009 base Academic Performance Index</a> score of 968.</p>
<p>Los Altos Hills residents currently in the Palo Alto Unified School District are allowed to <a href="http://www.pausd.org/parents/registration/Transfers.shtml">transfer</a> their students to Gardner Bullis.</p>
<p>The school offers "Grizzly Academy," enrichment programs before and after school hours, for a fee. Programs range from chess, science, Mandarin, Spanish, chorus and theater, among others.</p>
Los Altos Christian Schools 625 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos, CA94024 It is the purpose at Los Altos Christian Schools to provide a quality education in a Christian…More atmosphere. Los Altos Christian Schools reflect a return to Biblical principles, Christian morals, a conservative philosophy and personal integrity. Clear behavioral expectations and individual accountability are emphasized. The school has been providing education since 1981. Los Altos Christian Schools offers preschool, elementary school and middle school on one campus.
School for Independent Learners 909 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA94022 This private, nonprofit high school, housed in two adjoining buildings, was founded by Dr. Herman and Jean Ohme in…More 2001 and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It is distinctive in that it specializes in one-on-one instruction. The coursework itself is traditional college preparatory material, including many AP classes, and it is accepted by the University of California and other colleges. Students range from elite dancers and athletes who need flexible scheduling to kids who simply were underserved by a more conventional high school. SAT and other tutoring is also offered, as is distance learning. The Web site offers full staff biographies and other details.
Georgina Blach Intermediate School is one of two junior high schools in the Los Altos School District. After its…More renovation several years ago, the school became recognized as one of the greenest and most energy-efficient in the district and its sustainable design by architect Lisa Gelfand was recognized in the Great Places Awards by the Environmental Design Research Associates. PG&E used Blach for a energy demonstration project.</p>
<p>The school's mural program, run by English teacher Valerie Lipinski (who has a degree in art) adorns the school with students' interpretations of famous works of art, by artists from Raphael to Pablo Picasso.</p>
CCLC School Age at Covington Elementary 201 Covington Rd, Los Altos, CA94024 The Children's Creative Learning Center, directed by Lori Reeser, is located behind Covington Elementary School. This…More center provides school age child care, featuring a safe and nurturing environment for children to develop. Activities are focused on art, science, cooking and sports, and homework assistance is available as well. Backup care is available at the center.
Almond Elementary School is one of seven elementary schools in the Los Altos…More School District</a>. It is a California Distinguished School, located just a mile from the downtown center of Los Altos.</p>
<p>It received an Academic Performance Index ranking of 9 out of 10 for the 2009-10 school year. <a href="http://api.cde.ca.gov/AcntRpt2010/2009BaseSchSS.aspx?allcds=43695186047450">Its 2009 API base was 962</a>.</p>
<p>In addition to traditional classes, students can participate in chorus, the recycle club or a variety of other school activities during the school day. The school benefits from its proximity to Los Altos High School through performances by the school's well-known Main Street Singers and the band on Walk to School Day.</p>
<p>After-school activities and clubs include Spanish, Mandarin, French, Hindi, chess, drama, flag football and basketball.</p>
Monarch Christian Schools 2420 N Foothill Blvd, Los Altos, CA94024 Monarch Christian Schools offers preschool and kindergarten care for children using the Montessori method of teaching.…More The curriculum covers five different areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language Arts, Mathematics and Cultural. The program also involves Biblical teachings and prayer. The school provides a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn and gain confidence. Half-day and full-day programs are available.
Pinewood School Upper Campus 26800 W Fremont Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA94022 The Pinewood School offers education in a calm and engaging atmosphere, to help children develop into well-rounded,…More insightful, self-motivated and respectful indivduals. In addition to the core curriculum, theater, music and visual arts are taught and interscholastic athletics are offered. The Upper Campus, located on West Fremont Road, serves grades 7 through 12.
Montclaire is a K-5 elementary school, one of 25 in the Cupertino Union School District, and a 2010 California…More Distinguished School.</p>
<p>It has a base Academic Performance Index score of 973.</p>
<p>It has been in existence since the 1950s, and is actively supported by the <a href="http://www.cupertino.k12.ca.us/Montclaire.www/mef.html">Montclaire Educational Foundation</a> and <a href="http://www.cupertino.k12.ca.us/Montclaire.www/pta.html">Parent Teacher Association</a>. The school site council combines staff and parents to foster community, create a team enviroment and increase shared decision-making based on mutual respect.</p>
This K - 6 school is one of seven elementary schools in the Los Altos School District, and it has been named a…More California Distinguished School and National Blue Ribbon School.</p>
<p>It has a distinguished Academic Performance Index ranking of 10 out of 10 for the 2009-10 year. <a href="http://api.cde.ca.gov/AcntRpt2010/2009BaseSchSS.aspx?allcds=43695186047492">Its 2009 base API was 966</a>.</p>
<p>Its 520 students are from neighborhoods located between Foothill and Central Expressways in the cities of Los Altos, Mountain View and Palo Alto. The "Bobcats" have many grade-level and school-wide events and traditions, including the Science Fair and the International Picnic.</p>
Located on Altamead Drive in Los Altos, the Miramonte School has provided K-8 education to the community since 1920.…More The school is operated by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church's educational system, but it accepts children of any religious affiliation. With only 200 students, the Miramonte school has an intimate atmosphere and focuses on family-oriented education.</p>
<p>The mission of Miramonte School is: "To prepare our students to live successful, rewarding lives that are guided by a life-long commitment to values rooted in the teachings of Christ."</p>
Pacific Learning Center 365 1st St, Los Altos, CA94022 Since 1982, the Pacific Learning Center has offered individual tutoring services to the Los Altos community. Students in…More kindergarten through high school can get extra help in a range of subjects. The center is located in downtown Los Altos on 1st Street.
Convington School is one of seven elementary schools in the Los Altos School District. The school opened on the site…More of the former Covington Junior High School, which was closed in 1980. The campus also is the location for the district's offices.</p>
<p>Covington had a <a href="http://api.cde.ca.gov/AcntRpt2010/2009BaseSchSS.aspx?allcds=43695186047401">2009 base Academic Performance Index score of 946</a>.</p>
<p>The school holds an annual Geography Bee using materials developed by the National Geographic Society. It has program called "Earn Respect," for fourth-sixth-grade students, which helps contribute to a positive climate at the school. The school also offers a before- and after-school enrichment program featuring chorus, science, chess, Spanish and math, among other choices.</p>
Los Altos School District 201 Covington Rd, Los Altos, CA94024 The Los Altos School District serves grades K-8 and covers Los Altos, half of Los Altos Hills, parts of Mountain View…More and unincorporated Santa Clara County. Superintendent Jeffrey Baier, who was appointed in 2010, attended Los Altos schools and is a lifelong resident. The district's seven elementary schools and two junior high schools have consistently ranked #1 or #2 in state tests. Each has merited California Distinguished School status, with some attaining national Blue Ribbon status –the highest honor a school can reach. Residents have been willing to support this achievement by approving a parcel tax of $597 per property in 1982. Voters have renewed it periodically in subsequent years. The economic recession that began in 2008, however, has resulted in state funding shortfalls that continue to challenge the district.
DezignKidz 140 S Avalon Dr, Los Altos, CA94022 DezignKidz is a Los Altos-based business offering a variety of children's fashion programs. The company offers…More after-school workshops, summer camps, Girl Scout merit badge programs and parties, teaching students about fashion design, knitting, sewing and textiles. Visit the DezignKidz website for scheduling and registration information.
Oak Avenue School is one of seven elementary schools in the Los Altos School District.
It has a high ranking…More of 983 in the <a href="http://api.cde.ca.gov/AcntRpt2010/2009BaseSchSS.aspx?allcds=43695186047468">2009 Academic Performance Index</a>.</p>
<p>Some of Oak Avenue's enrichment activities owe to the facility's proximity to Mountain View High School: The high school choir teacher works with grade-schoolers here in the morning. Oak Avenue has a Science Fair and Geography Bee each year.</p>
<p>The school features a Creative Play and Educational Garden, built with the idea that children integrate what they learn in the classroom through exploration and play in a natural setting. Nesting bird boxes were placed around the campus as part of the California Bluebird Recovery Program.</p>
Montecito Preschool 1468 Grant Rd, Los Altos, CA94024 Since 1960, Montecito Preschool has offered child care services to the Los Altos community. The school provides a…More safe and nurturing environment for children ages two to 10 years old. The curriculum is focused on social skills, language, motor skills, sensory and cognitive development, attention and self-regulation. Drop-in care is available as well.
Bullis is a K-8, independent, public charter school that began in 2003. Its mission is to offer "a collaborative,…More experiential learning environment that emphasizes individual achievement." It achieved California Distinguished School status in 2008, and is committed to small class sizes, individualized learning through focused learning goals and hands-on projects. </p>
<p>It had a <a href="http://api.cde.ca.gov/AcntRpt2010/2009BaseSchSS.aspx?allcds=43695186047401">2009 base Academic Performance Index score of 971</a>.</p>
<p>The school employs a random lottery for new students when oversubscribed. Preference for 50 percent of the slots is given to those living in the attendance area of the old Bullis-Purissima school, where the charter movement began after that school was closed. Currently, Bullis has a full K-6 program, and is scheduled to enroll grade 7 in fall 2010 and grade 8 in 2011. </p>
<p>The school, which serves students in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and surrounding communities, is situated on the Egan Junior High School campus. Its charter was approved by the Santa Clara County Board of Education and is not part of the Los Altos School District, nor is it one and same as Gardner Bullis School, which opened in 2008 on the site of the old Bullis-Purissima School by LASD. </p>
Loyola Elementary School has been praised for the high caliber of its classroom instruction and strong…More parent participation, including many fundraising and non-fundraising opportunities.</p>
<p>Loyola had a 2009 base <a href="http://api.cde.ca.gov/AcntRpt2010/2009BaseSchSS.aspx?allcds=43695186047450">Academic Performance Index score of 966</a>.</p>
<p>Distinctive features include The Loyola Secret Garden, three separate playgrounds (K, 1-3 and 4-6) and an outdoor stage. Choices for before- and after-school care include Children's House, located on the Loyola campus, which is a privately owned child care center for children in grades K - 6.</p>
Gymboree 664 Fremont Ave, Los Altos, CA94024 This Gymboree, in the Rancho Shopping Center, offers a range of classes for children and families, including a Play…More and Learn class for kids as old as 5, Music, for those 6 months to 5 years, Art, for ages 18 months to 5 years, and Sports and School Skills, for ages 3 to 5. The classes are geared to enrich children's lives and encourage successful development.
Childrens House of Los Altos Primary Location 770 Berry Ave, Los Altos, CA94024 Since 1978, the Children's House of Los Altos has been providing child care. It offers a range of preschool programs for…More children aged two to five years old, as well as school-age programs. The curriculum is focused on creating a positive environment to promote natural development. The philosophy combines several educational programs, including Dewey, Piaget, Elkind, Montessori, Gardner, Emilia and Waldorf.
Located at the Saint Simon Catholic Church, Little Saints Preschool offers child care for children ages 3 to 6 years…More old. Extended care hours are available as well. The curriculum is focused on science, religion, math, music, language, Spanish, cooking and computers. The indoor and outdoor age-appropriate playground facilities are kept clean and up to date.</p>
<p>The school's mission is: "To provide a well-rounded Catholic program for the preschool-aged child focusing on spiritual, physical, social, cognitive, emotional and growth experiences."</p>
Pinewood School Middle Campus 327 Fremont Ave, Los Altos Hills, CA94024 The Pinewood School has a calm and engaging atmosphere, to help children develop into well-rounded, insightful,…More self-motivated and respectful indivduals. In addition to its core curriculum, Pinewood has programs for theater, music and visual arts, and interscholastic athletics. The Middle Campus, located on Fremont Avenue, serves grades three through six.