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K-8
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Agoura, CA
Students enrolled: 300

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6050 North Calmfield Avenue
Agoura, CA 91301

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(818) 707-7144
(818) 707-7624
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November 22, 2014
The jury is most definitely still out on this school academically. We're losing our trust in them to do right by our child, who has special needs, as they seem woefully unequipped to deal with any child who is different in any way. We're considering a change next year but worried that he will be horribly unprepared due to the education he's had here. Too bad, because we had high hopes for something close to a Waldorf education and this is far from it. An equally disturbing problem is the culture of the school and the parents. To put it bluntly, largely they're a group of self-righteous, self-aggrandizing followers, who will blindly put trust in this mixed-up - part Waldorf, part Montessori, part traditional, part we don't know what we are! --- way of teaching, concentrating more on winning the prize for who can be the crunchiest, most sugar-free parent on campus . The teachers are very dedicated, hard workers, but seem equally as lost. The best thing about the school is Ms. Nema. This very sensible woman may be the only hope to bring sense and order to this very confused school.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2014
I have been very impressed with the new principal Nema Pierce. She has done a fine job this year. This is her first year as principal and she had big shoes to fill. The teachers are great and really care about the students and education in general. A lot of school wide family events throughout the year and the campus is always being renovated and improved in different ways. A great place to have my child attend.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2013
Colossal Disappointment. The curriculum is woefully deficient and inadequate and the parents appear to equate the Waldorf method with a non-rigorous curriculum. This school does not hold up when compared to other Waldorf programs, such as Waldorf School of the Peninsula. And I question if it s truly Waldorf as it infuses other alternative approaches, such as Montessori, yet claims the learning outcomes to be equivalent to an accredited Waldorf school.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2013
Both my son and daughter attend Mariposa and are doing fabulously. This is their fourth year and, despite the lack of emphasis on testing, they both consistently score advanced on their standardized state tests. More than that, they are not subject to the intense pressure, stress, and discouragement of a school that focuses solely on test scores. They actually have time to enjoy life outside of school instead of spending hour after hour on mindless homework. The teachers are passionate and consistent, the philosophy is solid, and the children are happy. Couldn't ask for more.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2013
My child 's been very happy since she's started this school. We are new to this school and so far we like every thing about it.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2013
This school sounds good and 2 years ago I would have agreed. However, in the two years my child has attended Mariposa, it has had a name change; a revised curriculum; teachers left; and there became an unusually high focus on fundraising. There is a $500+ annual fee that is "encouraged" but almost 40% of the parents do not pay - and instead of being used in the classrooms, is spent on teacher waldorf education because they cannot hire qualified waldorf experienced teachers. When questioned about it, the parent organization stopped publishing their budget and does not provide it when asked. At one point there was a $75K reserve fund...So why do the teachers keep sending emails asking for money for classroom items?! Though parents are very active, a clique of a fewvcore families drive changes that they want to make in the curriculum continuously...It seems this school has such a problem deciding what it wants to be (montessori, waldorf, blended...which leaves our kids in a petri dish scrambling to meet state core standards...and sadly the potential that we saw when we enrolled seems to be squandered in the quest for control or money... A real shame.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2013
Don't send your kid here. You can do better. It is not as advertised, and we regret our decision to send our child to this school. The cult of personality within the parent volunteer association is toxic. The politics are revolting. The curriculum is nonexistent. The latest principal, having been there only one year, is leaving, and they have managed to push out faculty that is dedicated to the montessori approach. They do not, in fact, treat each child as an individual. They treat each child, contrary to their sales pitch, like a robot.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2012
My husband and I are highly educated people and do not take the education of our children lightly. We also know that the "race to nowhere" is a big problem in many mainstream schools right now, and it is making children all over the country stressed out and creating a hatred of going to school. Our son graduated Mariposa and went to a very academic prep-school and has gotten straight A's, there. Mariposa gave him all he needed academically, to succeed- including a LOVE of learning. My daughter is now in 5th grade. She is coming home, excitedly showing us her beautiful main lesson books she has created, illustrating the in depth world studies they are exploring. We asked for her to adjust her math and they give her some more challenging work and the teachers thoughtfully worked up a program for her. Mariposa is a community where the children can be themselves- no matter who they are. We believe that stressing children out and over-loading them with only the information for the standardized tests is doing them a disservice. The teachers and the past and present principal are such amazing people, that care about each individual child. There's a reason there's a waiting list!

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2012
I keep hearing that test scores don't matter at Mariposa. Good thing parents really believe this because it shows loud and clear. Wonder if any of these kids will ever be taking tests in the future say in High School or College (if they pass the entrance exam)? Year--API 2008- 851 2009-833 2010-826 2011-811 2012-806 Any one see a pattern?

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2012
Be very careful in considering this school. The parents are very friendly and welcoming and it's a warm environment for the kids. However, the academics are lacking in so many ways. It "feels good" to have your kids here, but they are so behind and are lacking basic foundational skills. One of the tenants is "social-emotional is just as important as academics", that sounds good and it's important, but it appears that this school actually values social-emotional MORE than academics, which is an odd balance for a school. It seems to work well for the younger grades, but sadly, the upper grades are lacking and these kids will pay the price when they enter high school.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2012
This school has a great group of concerned, dedicated parents that want something different for their children. While Mariposa offers many great non-academic programs, the school is failing it's children academically. This becomes increasingly evident as the children move to the higher grades. Look at the test scores. There needs to be more of a balance between the whole-child-social-emotional and the academic. The emphasis on culture over academics and the loose structure in the classroom does a disservice to the children that will be felt by them and their parents for years as they struggle to "catch up." It doesn't matter how strong the "community" may appear to be, there are many parents that are nervous about the long-term effects on their childrens. A more balanced approach is possible. The well-meaning principal has become so blinded by his idealism and "alternative" approaches, he seems truly unable to react and respond to the lack of real learning taking place in the upper grades. A new principal is taking over in the fall and we can only hope that this Emperor Does Have Clothes.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2012
We had high hopes for this Waldorf based school, sadly, it has fallen short. If you are easily led, blindly through the education system, if you do as you're told and don't make waves, if you believe that being "alternative" is more important than a solid education for your child, if you are naive enough to think that your child will succeed without a great education - that somehow through osmosis your child will become well-rounded - than this school might be perfect for you! The parents here are deluded into thinking that they are somehow doing better by their children. Those who are smart or experienced enough see the test scores and what's happening in the upper grades and silently worry that they made a bad decision, but it's too late for them. Unless you are committed to an alt education for the long haul, straight through high school, I would highly reconsider Mariposa. Lucikly for the children there, the unprofessional, crunchy Pied-Piper principal is on his way out and a new, seemingly more professional one will take his place. Perhaps then, the school will begin to live up to it's false reputation. I truly hope so, because the potential for a great school is there!

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2011
American elementary education at its best! The principal is awesome!!! "Ja wohl, mein Fuhrer!" - if you don't know what it means - Mariposa is right for you.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2011
We are so fortunate to be a Mariposa family! If your child is suffering in the typical public school's "race to nowhere" - emphasizing standardized tests instead of focusing on children's authentic learning and development - please know that there is a public school that has its priorities straight, and is dedicated to providing children with a meaningful school experience. Thank you, Mariposa teachers, staff, and School Coordinator - you are a beacon of light for the future.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2011
Whether it is the focus on healthy lunches, the commitment to keep commercial icons off of kids clothing at school, or just how the kids treat each other, Mariposa is committed to a strong, safe development environment. Mariposa can a little "crunchy" at times. There is a strong contingent of "progressive" values that sometimes border on being hippie like. That is good and bad. Some of the parents cannot talk about school lunches without getting emotional about the fact that they should be organic or raw. On the other hand, if came to the school to brag about who you know or what you have, your child would have an open play date calendar quickly. (Good) Another mixed bag is the entrepenuerial status of the school. Mariposa is taking on new education approaches (i.e. Singapore Math, Teachers with same class from 1st to 3rd grade). With that, there is uncertainty and risk. You have to be comfortable with that to be there, because if you wanted the standard approach there are plenty of functioning alternatives in the Las Virgenes School District already. Overall this is fun to be a part of. As a parent I am with my Mariposa child every step of the adventure.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2010
This school provides a new approach to education. A more develomental alternative!. My kids are so happy with Mariposa Elementary School of Global Education!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2010
My son thrives in this nurturing environment. It's not only a wonderful program, it's an inspiring one!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2010
I love that the school is teaching my child about how to resolve conflicts peacefully.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
I love that the children learn about nature, take nature hikes and meet with naturalists often. My daughter loves to come home and tell me all about what she learned on her field trips and lectures with naturalists. She learns more about nature and has an appreciation for the environment and its living things. The teachers at her school are amazing. They are kind, patient and take their time with children. I feel I found a real gem with this school. I'm grateful my child is thriving in this environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2010
Because they support each child individually with respect and love. They teach a unique style and empower the children to global community thinking.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2010
Mariposa nurtures my child's creativity, curiousity and sense of self.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2010
A unique environment that goes far beyond teaching out of a book.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2010
The parent involvement at this school is second to none.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2010
Mariposa is not only a school, but a Community! In a culture that pushes for more and faster, it is nice to find a place acknowledging the sanctity of childhood!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2010
social development and academics geared to the level of your child. Great school culture and lots of parent support

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2010
Mariposa is an breath of fresh air in the realm of schools!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2010
Mariposa is doing it the right way - terrific teachers, a wonderful environment for the children. My daughter is loving it!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2010
Sometimes we get hung up on the academics or philosophy of particular schools, but it's really the teachers that make a school great and Mariposa can be called great simply because of them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2010
Mariposa is an accessible school with a conscious approach and process.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
I love Mariposa Elementary school because of its innovative curriculum.

- submitted by a community member
May 20, 2010
They are working hard to provide an alternative approach to learning.

- submitted by a community member
May 20, 2010
Mariposa puts an emphasis on extending education beyond the classroom & involves families in a way that enables kids to continue the learning process & healthy habits at home.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
I like this school because it is focused on global and environmental awareness which I think is essential for meeting two important challenges we all are facing. Global and environmental awareness are the educational seeds that can help ensure a healthy planet, and an appreciation for other cultures. And hopefully a more peaceful world.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
It is in a healthy area and has great parent participation

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
They have the best teachers and the most wonderful students

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
The educators care so deeply for their students. It is an honor to help them shape the minds of our youth.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 16, 2010
A school that educates the 'whole' child. Providing the students with awareness for their immediate and global environment. Teaching developmentally appropriate academics whilst allowing children to enjoy being a child and develop a passion for learning.

- submitted by a community member
May 13, 2010
I have seen my great nephew blossom in his enthusiasm for learning

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 12, 2010
I love Mariposa Elementary School because they know how the joy of learning can be the joy in the students life.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
Great feedback from others. The teachers and their support group are truly dedicated to making this the best school ever.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
great School, treats pupils with respect.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 07, 2010
Holds high standards, great leadership and teachers. Values their hard working teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
great principal and teachers, great manners and respect.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
great education and they make it fun for the kids

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
Its the best school ever! With some really great kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
The teaching staff and afterschool art program is phenomenal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
This school is great! It serves every need that a well rounded child must have.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
The teachers are great and the everyone really cares

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I believe this school will help produce tomorrow's leaders.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I love Mariposa because Mariposa loves, celebrates, and serves our children!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
The quakity of the community - teachers, staff, parents, children - is spectacular, and my son LOVES to learn!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
The open learning environment seems very beneficial to students. Jeff is an amazing principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
i think they do some really good hands on teaching. the children are so alert to what the teachers are teaching. schools such as these need to rewarded for all their hard work we appreciate our teachers n aplaud them for a job well done! take care n god bless you all.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
I feel that they really address the needs of children and do what's in the best interest of children. The children are happy, learning, and loving life:)

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
Mariposa inspires creativity and individuality while impressing upon the importance of teamwork as a whole school including not just the students, teachers, and parents but the integration of the community as well. Integrity and empathy for others are core values that contribute to this school s successful orchestration.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Wonderful opportunities for children to explore, create, invent and develop a personal understanding of themselves, the world and educational materials presented to them. The positive, cooperative atmosphere in the school is outstanding.

- submitted by a community member
May 03, 2010
Friendly educated teachers in a very stress free environment. The best place to learn

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 03, 2010
i love that they follow a waldorf inspired philosophy and are doing things that keep the individual as well as the community at the heart of their teachings.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
waldorf language arts, singapore math, Mr. jeff, music, Spanish - everything!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Any school that dedicates itself as much as Mariposa Elem to educating and caring for the future of our youth, deserves my vote and yours.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 02, 2010
Great teachers and a learning environment that lets the kids' creativity and individuality bloom. My daughter loves going to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 02, 2010
Mariposa offers alternative to conventional classroom teaching that is very beneficial. Many children raelly thrive in that environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 02, 2010
they are all for the kids, mariposa is a magical school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 02, 2010
Because they care so much about the quality of education and guiding the students to become excellent citizens.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 01, 2010
Great staff, Great kids, Great teaching ideas. Our principal knows all the kids names. Our kids love their teachers and going to school each day. It a GREAT learning enviroment

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 01, 2010
math program, story telling, role playing, art, & music programs are far better than state run school

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 01, 2010
Its a wonderful school, very strong values and good instincts for the children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 01, 2010
I think this school rocks! Great education, with great educators!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 01, 2010
What a wonderful, caring, whole person approach to learning. They understand how everything a child experiences connected, and the importance of balancing all areas of learning: music, theatre & dance, academics, p.e. Also, their care of the earth translates into care for one another.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
The curriculum is so contemporary and the praise heaped on it from concerned, enlightened grandparents make it very special in today's world. Wish more people and other schools could tune in to what's happening in this educational environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
Mariposa is a small but mighty educational light on the horizon because its children learn to participate in activities for their future: environment, human relations, creativity. Hopes are higher for the future of our children and humanity with Mariposa's involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
They let kids be kids, but they still get the curriculum across. Their approach is working really well for my son in particular.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Mariposa sets a high mark in education by inspiring students to particpate in activities that help each other, the environment, and the Universe. A small school doing its part to inspire all of us...they deserve our appreciation and our support.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
The kids at Mariposa are dedicated to learning more thanks to the Principal and principles taught by him and their teachers. Mariposa is a prototype of youth in community for all communities!

- submitted by a community member
April 29, 2010
The filosophy of caring for the emotional well being of all as well as the academic learning for children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
They are a conscious aware and progressive school that meets kids in the creativity and joy of life which supports them to be all they can be!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
The children at Mariposa hold the future in their hands, not just for themselves, but for all of us. Mariposa inspires beyond book learning. The environment, humanity, caring, sharing, making a difference for a better world, are part of a Mariposa student's involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
a confluence of approaches that is inspiring and renewing for our planet

- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2010
The kindergarten program is AMAZING due to Ms. Debbie Haig! Because of Mariposa, my child looks forward to going to school everyday.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
For it's stand for making educating children about love, respect, joy, self discovery and putting value in the individual!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
Well rounded curriculum. Attention to every student. Strong dedication from parents/teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
I have two children who have been part of Mariposa since its inception three years ago. They have matured greatly, developed self-reliance and improved confidence. They embrace learning with interest, determination and a willingness to explore. I believe Mariposa's balanced approach between developmental and academic learning, coupled with a global perspective and project-based approach not only attracts high quality teachers but also inspires parents and kids to integrate learning into our lives. We have a nice community feeling and high-participation involvement from the families. It is gratifying to have such a wonderful school available as part of our local school district.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
My nephew is high-functioning autistic and he has benefited from Mariposa more than any other school he has attended. I even saw him dancing with another child and smiling happily while doing so which was a miracle in my book! Please give this school the recognition it deserves!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
The Mariposa family is a wonderful community of parents and teachers who believe children should be nutured and educated at an appropriate pace according to their age and developmental abilities. We hope to see our children grow to be socially responsible, content adults

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
my grandson is a student here , it is a wonderful school. and has great teachers ...

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 28, 2010
Mariposa is a gift to the community; it offers an alternative approach to educating our children in a holistic and loving manner.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
The school is a special place combining creative leadership, shared alternative educational vision, global and green perspectives, and a lot more.

- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2010
The school offers supportive environments for students with special needs

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 28, 2010
My kid looks forward to going to school in the morning. At night she says she loves her school, and that is priceless!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
Excellent alternative to the typical elementary school. Allows kids to learn at a pace they are comfortable with.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
I have only heard good things about this school. Seems like a fresh approach to learning and interacting with other students - inclucding an understanding of nature!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
An innovative approach to education that makes kids want to learn.

- submitted by a community member
April 27, 2010
We started with this school 2 years ago as a newly formed school. It was a bit bumpy but each year has improved with the largest improvement coming this year. The teachers are amazing! The kindergartner teacher is nurturing and really gets the kids excited and involved in learning and playing. They have really put a focus back on play based kindergarten. I had been really discouraged by the amount of homework my older one would have been getting should we have chosen to go to our neighborhood school. The older grades teach Right Fit Reading and Singapore Math. I searched for anyone else teaching Singapore Math and there aren't many schools doing yet but I am sure there will be more soon. It is a great math program that helps the children understand the concepts forward and backwards.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Creative program, loving environment, Waldorf and Montessori curriculum, emphasis on social development

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Mariposa is a school that understands what is important, in educating children. The leadership is inspiring, with a clear vision. The teachers are doing project based learning and incorporating Waldorf methodologies, which is just a joy for the children. The very involved parent body is made up of creative, intelligent and motivated people. The academics are fabulous and the children are taught valuable communication skills. Community involvement is a big part of the school and we play bingo and eat lunch with senior citizens every month. We looked at all the private schools and are so happy we chose Mariposa. We couldn't ask for more!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Mariposa is a dream come true for my family. The community behind it and the fact that childhood is cherished, not thrown aside in order to 'educate' is what makes Mariposa that much more special.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
I have 2 grandsons at the school and they are both very happy with their school. Both had problems at their previous school which were not of their making. This is not true at Mariposa.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
This is a great school that is child centered and visionary.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
So far it's been the best for our grandson with a well-balanced education.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
Great outdoor play area and lots of art and science for my nephew.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
A balanced education focusing on the whole child! Great School...check it out!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
The Winter Festival in particular reflected an unparalleled display of commitment to the school and its goals of teaching the whole child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
I love the curriculum at Mariposa and the exposure it provides the students.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
I like it because my grandson enjoys attending and learning and being with his classmates. That has not always been the place in former schools

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
This is a school were the kids really want to learn and have great often learn by doing.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
I love Mariposa Elementary School because it is a wonderfull place to nurish the hearts, souls and minds of the people that will be carrying the responsability of the world of tomorrow.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
The staff and director have been successful in creating a school culture which emphasizes the growth of a complete child, learning to make good decisions, and aware of the world around him or her, in a non-competitive and calm environment.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
Schools, no matter the location, are essential. Money is their biggest hurdle and so any money going to a school is necessary. All I care about is children getting the education they deserve and desire.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
Mariposa is doing a wonderful job of fostering independent, creative, environmentally and globally aware students! I can't tell you how many times my child encourages me to make the right environmental decision. It gives me great hope for the future!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
The mission of Mariposa elementary school is to educate the future generation to value the environment, the global culture, and the arts in order to raise world class citizens.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
Very good school. Excellent place for the kids to learn ore than just what is available in the books.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Has an outstanding connection with their students and the student's needs.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
They are using Waldorf principles to educate our developing children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
We love Mariposa because of the team and individual effort made to better our children/students. Ive never been to a school that has delivered what Mariposa education capability possesses. Its a huge staff and parent participation along with the childrens/students efforts.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
Mariposa is a very special place. Children are taught to be deep thinkers, and compassionate people. We love Mariposa!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
They are teaching children awareness of the planet, how to become engaging members of society and all in a way that embraces the fundamental elements of their childhood

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
Mariposa is an extraordinary community of teachers, parents and staff embracing a holistic approach in education that is concerned with the whole child. Mariposa strives to bring 'wonder' back into the classroom.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 26, 2010
We are such a community and have great vision for the future of our kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Mariposa is an amazing school where kids are taught to be respectful, compassionate, and involved in the world. Both of my kids are above the academic standard for their grade, but more important to me was that they have cultivated their identities and discovered a genuine love of learning and responsibility for the world around them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
At Mariposa, students are approached as individual people instead of as a collective. My son has thrived here as his strengths have been embraced. He has increased in confidence and academics as well awareness of the world around him!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Mariposa is the best of all worlds! Creative, compassionate leadership, cutting edge curriculum, and the kids are learning the things that really matter, not mired in bureaucratic requirements. We know of no better public or private school for grades K-5!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
I love Mariposa because my son is thriving there. He is excited to go to school in the morning and he comes home inspired and happy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Mariposa educates children differently from other public schools. The teachers and staff use a variety of teaching styles in the classroom, enabling kids to learn in ways that are more intuitive to them. To the extent possible, instruction is individualized to the needs of each child. Teachers, staff and parents are very involved and passionate about the school. Tthe results are apparent in our children, who are growing intellectually as they mature socially and emotionally.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
Unique mix waldorf and progressive charter school. Fantastic principal.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 26, 2010
Small class sizes, emphasis on non-violence and social studies, great principal, engaged parents, philanthropic engagement by students

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 26, 2010
It is an amazing alternative school- project based learning and attention to the individual child. The principle and teachers truly care about each and every student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
The collaborative foundation of teachers and parents makes it special.

- submitted by a community member
April 26, 2010
The rarest of rare in today's educational system -- a public school with HEART, that cares more about the needs of each individual student than it does about statistics.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 26, 2010
Mariposa provides a different approach to learning that allows kids of all learning styles to thrive

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Mariposa strives to be different, to offer our children something more than the traditional way of teaching, and to let the childrens own imagination be their guide.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Mariposa Elementary is an extraordinary school . Its global focus and community service activities are just a few examples.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Mariposa nutures the whole child and 're-invents' the educational learning process thru organic nutrition,music and artistic creativity,global events,respect and hands on concern for the environment. The Children are globally educated and their thought process impotant for the present and future. The amazing teachers are receptive to each child needs and the children are happy, intelligent, creative and unique. Mariposa school truly cares about the children of today and their future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Mariposa is an extraordinary school! Children are taught values, social skills, love for the planet and compassion for all living things. All of this plus excellent academics, a winning combination.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Because my grandchildren are thriving there. It's a warm and positive learning environment.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 26, 2010
Because it's focused on each child's potential to be the best human beings they can be;guiding the kids in a loving and positive environment.It nurtures the children's talents without imposing and comparing to others,but appreciating the child unique gift to the world.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Parents and faculty are lovingly involved and focused on teaching their children to concentrate not only on academics but the broader picture of 'enrichment' not only of themselves but of the future of the planet and the health of our global communities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Great schools deserve funding to offer maximum opportunities for today's youth who will become tomorrow's leaders.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Progressive education rocks! Different learning styles for different kids - that's a reality.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
This schools offers an approach to education that focuses on the total child, within a global society.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2010
Mariposa embodies what all public education can and should be.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 25, 2010
Focus on community , environment and overall well being of the child

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 25, 2010
A recognition of the Whole Child through rigor, relevance, and relationships!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 25, 2010
My kids say it great and my granddaughter likes it so it good.

- submitted by a community member
April 25, 2010
they have a strong vision for the children that you can feel on campus.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 25, 2010
My son has been thriving in this environment. Any child would thrive in this positive and loving environment where all the child's needs are met.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
I love the hands on and practical and new ways of teaching. This is how truly kids learn rather than the traditional methods.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Mariposa has been an amazing school for my family. The alternative educational philosophies at this school including waldorf methodologies, non violent communications training, project based learning and an outdoor classroom are a magical combination for child development. We are thrilled to be part of this community.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2010
I think Mariposa Elementar School of Global Education is wonderful because they expose their students to all manners of educational opportunities in a positive and nurturing manner!

- submitted by a community member
April 24, 2010
My son who was shy now seems less so at this 'comfortable' nurturing, healthy school. He is thriving. The sense of community amongst the parents is very strong as well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 01, 2010
My daughter was in the very first group of students as a kindergartner. Now in second grade we have decided to leave as there continues to be a debilitating inability to control the classroom and an unhealthy lack of help or leadership. The focus on culture over academics and the fact that there is no grading system has resulted in a general loss of initiative or competiveness in my daughter. We have decided to cut our losses and find a healthier environment. This is a school that is trying to be a Waldorf School. You should read up on that approach thoroughly before committing to this.

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June 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2008
As a brand new school, the first year has been bumpy. But it has improved dramatically in the first year and there is a strong sense of community. Also, it is one of the few public school options for students who benefit from above grade level work. Many of the students here appear to work above grade level. Take a tour to see if it is a good fit for your family.

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Mariposa School Of Global Education
6050 North Calmfield Avenue, Agoura, CA  91301
(818) 707-7144
Last modified Mariposa School Of Global Education is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mariposa School Of Global Education Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 153 reviews. Top