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Merryhill School

Private | K-6 | 200 students

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $195,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,350.

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2011:
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Posted August 25, 2006

My son just started back to Merryhill Calvine after taking the summer off. He arrived to excited and enthusiastic teachers, a motivated support staff, and a warm and welcoming Administration. The quality of education that he receives at Merryhill is exceptional-that goes without saying...it's the little things that make the difference for me and our family. We are known by name, and teachers and staff are happy to see us. Hot lunches are healthy, but my son is still willing to eat them (they ease the pain of tuna sandwich day with chocolate milk!)The greatest thing is that the staff takes Care of my son- any little bump or bruise is taken care of, and I am notified quickly. I Love It Here!
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Posted May 8, 2006

My son has gone to merryhill calvine since kindergarten,he is now in the 3rd grade. I love this school the teachers and staff give their all to the kids. I am involved in the ptom (parent teachers of merryhill),and the school has a real community feeling.We have children on our street that are the same age/grade as my son and the stuff he is learning is more advanced. I am very pleased with this schools performance.
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Posted May 8, 2006

Merryhill is a great school. Our daughter has been there since pre-K and is doing very well. Good teachers, good administration, individual care and instruction, and adequate physical facilities. Extracurricular programs are adequate, there could be more, but most kids, ours included, do too much anyway. It would be nice if there was a better internal music program, but you can get that as well as sports out of school. Parents are pretty involved, at least at the support and fund raise level. There are always plenty of parents around to help. The 6 AM to 6 PM child care that is included in tuition is a wonderful plus. We'd go crazy if we were getting dinged every 15 minutes. The school lunch program is rather poor, we brown bag it.
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Posted January 20, 2005

Academics are okay, but hot lunch program is pathetic. Library is also lacking, and their appears to be a high rate of teacher turnover. There is also no auditorium or multipurpose room and the PE program leaves something to be desired.
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Posted January 20, 2005

I love my child's teacher (K) but am not sure if we'll be enrolling for first grade. There is always some sort of fundraiser going on, which blows my mind considering how much tuition is. I don't feel like the focus of the school as a whole is on education.
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Posted February 22, 2004

The administration is insensitive of parents concern. The intermediate grades have very low enrolled students because they don't have any plans for retention of their students, concerns are not addressed, rather ignored. The students left have special needs. Teachers don't have connection with parents.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 32% 26%
Black 16% 6%
Hispanic 11% 52%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • National Teacher of the Year (2011)
  • State Biology / Ecology Semifinalist (2009)

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Ben Wayne
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (916) 689-7289

Programs

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  • Virtual school
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Computer
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • hockey
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • hockey

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

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Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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Parent involvement
  • Is the school meeting your expectations? is your child happy and stimulated, making the progress that they should? are they realizing their potential? you have a right to ask questions like these and to be an involved parent. at merryhill calvine, you're a partner in your child's education. you always have access to our teachers and staff. we encourage you to talk with them regularly.
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  • Merryhill School Calvine is unique in that while offering increased access to the latest technology and hands-on learning opportunities in the sciences, civics, and mathematics, our K - 8 grade school retains the charm, the convenience, and the peace of mind that only a small school can offer. Our product - advanced learning opportunities and a caring environment - encourage students to love school; to become life-long learners.
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9036 Calvine Road
Sacramento, CA 95829
Phone: (916) 689-7236

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