November 18, 2015
What an amazing school - a true hidden gem. This is a Paideia-certified school with an international focus. So there is project-centric learning, group discussion, an active, engaged, can-do kind of education with an enhanced global worldview. There is no teaching to the test, here. It's about doing, seeking, trying, engaging, teamwork, persistence, encouragement. There are LOADS of special enrichment programs - archery, robotics, art, dance, language, science and technology, gardening. A small school with a brilliant staff, it is also K-12 - LOVE IT - with a warm, open, friendly environment for both kids and parents. I feel like my kids are getting a private education at a public school price. And that's with us coming from a school ranked "higher" and in a fancier 'hood... But I can tell you: John Muir School is a brightly shining diamond we are so grateful to have found. My kids love it; simply put, there is no comparison.
- submitted by a parent