Both of my children started at Kindergarten, and have truly blossomed in such a loving and caring environment. They love their teachers, staff and classmates. They have been taught to be kind, respectful, helpful and inclusive. My son is graduating this year and will go to his No.1 choice middle school, his dream school. We cannot be happier. We are very grateful to the school.
Serendipity actually deserves 10 stars! What a hidden gem of a school. The school is a family. Every teacher, regardless of grade or subject, knows every single student, not just by name but their interests, passions, and personality. When they walk into school in the morning, teachers greet them by name, with a hug or high five, and welcome them. They are valued as individuals and as unique parts to the community. The school is small, but my kids have friends in every grade. Each grade has a "buddy grade" and they meet every week to build friendships and connections. The academics are great and a nice mix of textbook and hands-on. Each grade takes 4-6 field trips each year (3rd-5th go on overnights ranging from 1 night to 5 nights!) Students go on to excellent middle schools (Odyssey, Nueva, Girls Middle School, Alt School, Menlo....) and are more than prepared academically. Academics aside, the real gift of Serendipity is the character and warmth it cultivates in its students. It's an amazing community of great friends across all grades, led by inspiring teachers and administrators who TRULY know each child, and a warm, fun, down-to-earth collection of awesome parents. Students thrive here. I can't rave enough!
The School follows the acronym CLEAR with the R standing for Respectful Community Members. Small class sizes makes it easier for the teachers to nip potential problems in the bud. The school encourages the students to explore issues relating to honesty, integrity and fairness in an open and collaborative way.
My daughter has been at Serendipity School for over 2 years now. Overall, we have been very pleased with the experience. The school has a casual but effective atmosphere that fosters friendship, learning and enjoyment. The school encourages creativity from the students which is great for their confidence and for maintaining a joy for the learning process. The school works hard to connect with parents and responds well even to criticism. We highly recommend the school. The school is gem on the ascendancy.
We are delighted with Serendipity School! My daughter is 2/3 of the way through her kindergarten year and I cannot believe the personal and intellectual growth she has gone through! Everyone at the school gives off such a feeling of truly caring about each and every child that it brings the whole experience up to a new level.
Our son is completing his first year at Serendipity (kindergarten) and we couldn't be happier with the education being provided. He has always loved to learn and I know his interests will only grow here!
We could not be happier with Serendipity school. A perfect balance of warmth, kindness, fun, a challenging curriculum and the expectation of being a good world citizen. Differentiated learning. Great field trips. Our daughter is in 4th grade and absolutely LOVES going to school everyday!!!