My son started Crowden this year and we couldn't be happier. For us, it was a big change from a no test, no homework school to homework and tests with a rich curriculum. But the supportive environment of the school helped with the transition. The music part of it was a bit concerning to us at the beginning and it turns out that the music faculty teachers are all very supportive and they challenge each kid to a level that the kid feels challenged, enriched and more confident but not frustrated. Parents are supportive of each other. Overall we find the Crowden experience very enriching both academically, musically and socially.
As I write this I am listening to my 14 year old son, who graduated from Crowden compose a piece for the violin. My child loved his Crowden years and so did we.
Outstanding school. Strong academics, and the music program is unparalleled. Crowden teaches kids to love music and learning. The community is very strong. I can't recommend it highly enough.
excellent academic program, music for 2 hours and strong parent involvement
Our son is just graduating from the Crowden School after 5 years there. He is walking away with an incredible musical education and is going to one of the top Bay Area Private High Schools. The school is not perfect, but it is a unique and exciting place. The administration keeps improving the mechanics of the school, which grew very rapidly and has been adapting to that growth over the past few years.
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