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K-4
Private
Camarillo, CA
Students enrolled: 100
 

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1915 East Las Posas Road
Camarillo, CA 93010

(805) 388-2223
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May 12, 2015
Carden Heights is a great school. I have gone there for many years and I love it there. All the students are so nice and the students are wonderful.

- submitted by a community member

May 04, 2015
We found Carden Heights Academy after a thorough search of pre-schools in the Camarillo, Oxnard, and Ventura areas. We new this was going to be our school after the first visit. We are extremely satisfied with our decision for the following reasons. Class size allows for individual attention for each child. The curriculum strikes the perfect balance between social development and academics. The dedication of the teaching staff truly has to be experienced to be understood, you will not find a more dedicated professional staff anywhere. A high point is the teaching in both English and Spanish, this sets a solid base for future language development. The music side of the curriculum is one of our daughters favorites , they have made music a fun experience for her. We have seen a vast improvement in our daughter's reasoning, logic, and communication skills. This is a direct result of the excellent education at Carden Heights.

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2015
Carden Heights is an excellent school with a talented and dedicated staff. At the charter school she attended my daughter, because she is bright, was basically left to teach herself while the teachers dealt with more pressing issues. Here, she is challenged intellectually on a daily basis. Additionally, although the school is small, she couldn't be happier socially. All of the kids get along really well and play together like a big, extended family. We are so happy to have found this school.

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April 19, 2015
As someone who went through the public school system (I'm graduating this year) I cannot even compare the schools I went to with Carden. My younger brother goes here and the curriculum is by far the most logical I've seen. The learning is straightforward and effective; it focuses on critical thinking and analysis rather than the standard multiple choice. The teachers encourage and push the kids to reach their full potential without overwhelming them with workload. They are supportive and communicate with parents on a daily basis. The Carden community is warm and welcoming. I wish I had gone here as a kid and am so excited to see my brother grow both intellectually and as an individual at Carden.

- submitted by a community member

April 18, 2015
Carden Heights Academy is one of the sparkling gems we have in our community. It's not just that the class sizes are small and students receive individual attention from truly loving teachers all day long. It's not just that the learning is accelerated far beyond state standards and almost anything you'd care to mention for miles around. It's not just that students learn mathematics, English, history, literature (including the classics!), Spanish, music, art, computer education, and physical education. It's all that, for sure, but it's much more. It's an environment that feels and is like family. It's a place where children are shown how not just to be "smart," but also open-minded, open-hearted, intelligent, kind, concerned, aware, loving, hopeful, and good. They don't just learn the ABC's here, but, more importantly, the meaning of what they spell...the meaning of this journey called life. You will feel this immediately when you visit the academy. And you will know it once you and your child make it yours.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2014
Carden Heights Academy is a very unique school. Spanish is taught four days a week, so by kindergarden children are already getting comfortable in a second language. The teaching method at Carden is different than at other schools, so homework is rare in the elementary grades. No homework is a great thing! The small size of the school is a definite plus allowing teachers the opportunity to interact with students individually. Art and music are weekly classes that enhance the overall learning experience of our students. All grades, including preschool participate in learning recitations that are then recited at Friday morning assemblies. Extra activities include plays, musical performances, an annual speech tournament, and after school sports opportunities. My daughter is currently in 4th grade and she has attended Carden Heights Academy for three years. She says, "I still enjoy Carden as much today as I did on the first day I walked in the classroom." My daughter is happy with the school and so am I.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2014
Carden Heights of Camarillo is an exceptional academic institution at which to educate one's children. A critical precept of the Carden method is to teach to the child, not to the curriculum. The path of knowledge is not a train track with a cargo of children careening along according to a timetable. It is an intense toil of preparing a field of erstwhile confusion, sowing it with seeds of knowledge, and watering it with faith, encouragement, and love. It takes an exceptional gardener to lovingly plant these seeds into each child, not with indiscriminate uniformity, but with attention to and recognition of the unique soil in each child's heart and mind. This is precisely what the teachers and parents at Carden Heights of Camarillo do. And the results show -- HANDS DOWN THE BEST AND MOST SOLID EDUCATION in the kingdom--MIND, BODY, AND HEART.

- submitted by a parent

April 12, 2014
Carden Heights Academy of Camarillo is a great school for families looking for a rich academic environment with both classroom and experiential learning. The children are taught problem solving and critical thinking skills. There are numerous enrichment programs both during the school day and through on-site after school programs. I encourage families to look into this amazing school and discover the benefits this curriculum can bring to your child.

- submitted by a parent

April 08, 2014
We have two sons attending Carden Heights Academy of Camarillo (KDG & 2nd grade). We can't say enough positive things about the school: it is nonsectarian, it has incredibly small class sizes which allow for a tremendous amount of individualized attention, a well thought out patented curriculum, a nurturing & respectful environment grounded in old fashioned manners, it introduces foreign language in KDG, public speaking is fostered via weekly poetry recitations from Kindergarten onward, it has dedicated & caring leadership, the teachers are gifted, committed & experienced and they still take pride in their craft. Carden also has wonderful after school enrichment programs: art, soccer, gymnastics. This is our 5th year at a Carden School. My husband is a Carden school alumnus. My mother-in-law was a Carden school teacher. We truly believe in the quality and content of this curriculum. It allows a student to learn discernment and develop critical thinking.

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2013
My children flourish at the Carden Heights Academy and I couldn't be more pleased with their school The other great reviews I've read about it here are true. It's a caring community with great teachers. Carden educated kids average 2 grade levels ahead of their peers. Their curriculum includes studies of classical literature, grammar, advanced mathematics, science, Spanish, computers, PE, and amazing art and music instruction. I love that they also teach manners and kindness is incorporated into the curriculum. When I asked my oldest son what he thought about the school he spelled N-I-C-E. He then explained that everyone was so nice and that there is no bullying here. When I asked my youngest son what he thought, he said "It's fun!" What more could I ask for? Another thing I love about it is it fits well with my spiritual beliefs. I want my children to learn to love & accept all people regardless of their separate beliefs. While Carden is not religious, I love that Christians, Catholics, Mormons, and people off all different beliefs come together and say prayers and affirmations to the same God every morning. I also love that the kids do volunteering with the school.

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September 10, 2013
My son attends the 3rd grade at Carden Heights. I could not be any more pleased with the attention he receives. The classes are so small that the one on one time is constant. They have an amazing art and music program, as well as a great computer and Spanish program. I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2013
Carden Heights Academy is a really special place. The school before it (on the same location) went through some hard times financially and it made it so parents and the community really came together to create this school. The parents and teachers are incredibly invested that it makes it really great. The carden curriculum, the small class sizes, the quality of teachers, the secular (non-religious) nature of the school, the amazing test scores, and the incredible performance of my two kids who attend make it so that i can't recommend this school highly enough. The reading, writing, and math skills of my kids constantly amaze me. I can't believe what my second grader can do.

- submitted by a parent

May 17, 2013
My son started in pre-K and is now in 2nd grade. I have had no problems at all with any of his teachers. All the teachers communicate with each other on a daily basis about how the students are doing. I love that my son gets to learn Spanish, music, art, science, and P.E. which I know is missing from public schools. So the tuition is well worth it!

- submitted by a parent

May 09, 2013
My two children go to this school. It is an incredible environment of caring teachers, involved parents, and really nice kids. The Carden curriculum is the best there is. It addresses the whole child, including qualities of fairness, morality, and hard work. Children here are taught to love learning for the sake of learning, not to get good grades. The good grades come naturally because the children are thrilled to learn. The class sizes are under 20, so every student gets the individual attention they need. The best school in Camarillo!

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2013
I love Carden Heights! The teachers go above and beyond to make sure each student is where they need to be. My eldest son has grown so much at this school, and now my youngest child is starting his journey with the carden method- it is AMAZING. The class size at Carden Heights is un-beatable. You will not find a school like this anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2013
This is a great school! Full of caring teachers and I love the Carden method. My son (in pre-school) has learned so much in the short year he's spent here, I'm amazed.

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January 22, 2013
We have sent two of our children through Carden School of Camarillo and have been nothing but pleased and impressed. Our children have since graduated and the education and maturity they gained while at Carden was instrumental in their success!

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August 02, 2010
Our child has went to Carden School from kindergarten thru 6th grade. We originally just enrolled him for Kindergarten because it was full time compared to public school part time Kinder. But we were so impressed with the school we stayed. He also had several medical issues going on that required multiple treatments throughout the day. The principal/director Mrs Hatch went out of her way to make sure his medical issues were dealt with. I knew as a parent I could trust her in that manner. We loved ALL the teachers! The small environment is something you cant get elsewhere and I think that makes all the difference. They are taught respect and to help others. All the kids in all grades get along and take care of each other. The only reason we had to leave was financial or our child would have stayed thru 8th grade.

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2009
I highly recommend Carden School for it's teachers, strong academics and the excellent staff that they have. They also provide and teach good/sound morals and manners to the students. Most of all, I am very pleased that the teachers and administration go the extra mile for the students. Although the school is small, the student-to-teacher ratio is also small which is very good for individualize academic attention for each student. I believe it is the BEST school here in Camarillo, as you will receive quality education and a safe social environment for your children for the price that you pay...far beyond what you get from the failing public school program!

- submitted by a parent

May 13, 2009
The children all know and respect each other. Children are taught respect and courtesy throughout their day by wonderful examples of the entire staff. Feeling safe, respected and protected, their academics thrive. The entire school is a family that grows together.

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May 06, 2009
Carden School of Camarillo has provided my child with an excellent education. The classes are classic, well rounded and challenging. The school reinforces the manners and morals that I teach at home. I highly recomend this school to those who find that the public system has failed them. My child loves going to school and as a parent I am confident in my child's future. The staff is experienced, caring, fair and professional.

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January 09, 2009
Excellence in academics. Children are very supportive of each others' achievements. Manners and citizenship are stressed. What a great option for our community!! Dynamite ,strict Principal. Join our school>>>>>>>>>>>>you will not be disappointed.

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November 29, 2008
Excellent,academic enviroment. Challenges gifted students to their potential. A hidden secret in Camarillo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't be deceived by the size. Embrace it

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November 29, 2008
This is an outstanding private school. Student to teacher ratio is between 5:1 to 15:1. Teachers are able to tailor teaching for each student. Emphasis on basic citizenship skills, such as public speaking, current events is refreshing. Even things like teaching kids handwashing and teacher greatings with a handshake are so civilized. Try getting that at a public school!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2006
We have found this to be a great school. Our daughter has had an excellent preschool experience here.

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Carden Heights School
1915 East Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA  93010
(805) 388-2223
Last modified Carden Heights School is a Private school that serves grades K-4
Carden Heights School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top