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Wherry Academy

Private | PK-12 | 20 students

Wherry Academy is best known for College Preparatory instruction.

 
 

Living in Redwood City

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $357,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,440.

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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Posted July 4, 2013

Wherry Academy is an amazing, successful small private school for grades K-12. Tutoring in all subjects is also available. Personal attention, individualized instruction and small class size are hallmarks of Wherry Academy. Located in a humble schoolhouse, this school is run by intelligent and caring individuals with great experience, knowledge and credentials. Sign up now! (650) 367-6791.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 6, 2012

Wherry Academy has excellent teachers and a strong leader. The program is challenging and academic as well as fun. I'm so happy we found this school. And, the staff goes out of their way to make sure we are included in everything. My daughter is even picked up each morning locally where I work. I'm so happy! PB
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2005

Great school. the best academic programs and extra activities on west coast in my opioni. my child attends here she loves it alot and i like how she has become a wonderful lady.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2004

My son has been with Wherry Academy for the past two years & will be in Grade 3 this schoolyear 2004-2005. This highly recommended great curriculum school is what I had been looking for, for years. It's a school that registers & looks like a home feels like home yet is par excellent when it comes to standards. Janet Wherry is the most educated, down-to-earth, nice, professional, hardest working principal & individual that I ever have known. She's the leader & the epitome of education in this school. The diversity, the closeness of parent-teachers, the simplicity & yet the complex high curriculum standards is what I love best in Wherry Academy. The different language spoken & taught to each student is amazing. The small circle of students is most enriching especially for a grade 2 schooler like mine. You'll never regret it if you enroll your child here. Kudos!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2004

If you want your child to experience great diversity, highly recommended curriculum level, extra curricular activities like horseback riding and ranch experience, and if you want your child to excel in his education, and be linguistic - enroll them in Wherry Academy. The principal & foremost brain individual is Janet Wherry whom I describe as the most efficient, educated teacher in history. This awesome school is like a home where parents can interrelate well with teahcers & other students. It's one of the best. My child is on his 3rd year & I cannot ask for more. Don't look further. The answer is here. Wherry is the best...Thanks Janet for everything! You have answered our search!
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 75%
White 25%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Black 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Public Schools
Private Schools
Out-of-state Schools
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Music teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Gifted specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
College counselor(s)
Art teacher(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Graphics

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • English
Foreign languages taught
  • ESL
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:00 am
School end time
  • 6:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Janet Wherry
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Some boarding, some day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Appropriate method for each student.
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Multi-aged
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • English
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • ESL
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Please ask
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Sports House only
Girls sports
  • Sports House only

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • Graphics
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Varies
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Students typically come from these schools
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$2000 - $9000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Colleges and Universities
California State University, San Francisco
University of California
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452 5th Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94063
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Phone: (650) 367-6791

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