Details overview

Hours 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
School leader Shetal Walters
Transportation options None

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Day or Boarding offered Day school

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
Instructional / curriculum models used Internships
Montessori
Outdoor / Farm-based
Project-based

Classes

4
Visual Arts
including: Ceramics
5
Music
including: Band
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Orchestra
Rock band
Performing & written arts Drama
Media arts Video and film production
Visual arts Painting
Drawing / Sketching
Design
Ceramics
World languages taught Spanish

Support

11
Facilities
including: Music room
Facilities Access to farm or natural area
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Industrial shop
Internet access
Kitchen
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Performance stage
Playground
Extra learning resources Tutoring
Remediation
Mentoring
Differentiated learning programs
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age Infant

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 60% 42%
Hispanic 17% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 3%
Black 9% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

3
Girls Sports
including: Soccer
3
Boys Sports
including: Track
Girls sports Track
Soccer
Basketball
Boys sports Basketball
Soccer
Track
Boys sports (misc.) PE
Girls sports (misc.) PE
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 7:00 AM
After school end time 6:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Present special topics during curricular units
Organize fundraising events
Organize cultural events
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Chaperone school trips
Attend parent nights
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom

Awards

Community service award Golden Carrot Award
Year received 2014

Teachers

15
Staff
including: Math specialist
Staff Music teacher
Math specialist
Coach(es)
Gifted Specialist
Gardening teacher
Art teacher
PE instructor
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
School psychologist
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
French
Mandarin
World languages spoken by staff (misc.) Greek, Hindi,

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Transportation options (misc.) Vans for outings & field tri
Partnerships with local resources and organizations No

Enrollment

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Type of application deadline Rolling
Tuition range (low) $9000
Tuition range (high) $11000
For the year 2015-2016
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Tax credits
Vouchers accepted No
# of applications received 90
For the year 2014-2015
# of students accepted 72
For the year 2014-2015

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012