This is now our second year at Clarendon. In these times of horrible budget cuts in California, Clarendon still manages to be a great school. I am so impressed with their teachers and administration. And the parent support is amazing. I have never been so happy to donate money for a cause as I have for the future of Clarendon. The parents do a fantastic job of raising money for student activities that the state does not fund. I cannot say enough good things about this school, it's staff and the school community. I feel blessed to have my son attending this great school
This is our second year at Clarendon in the JBBP program. I cannot say enough good things about this school and it's staff. The teachers are great. We currently have Ms. Fujiwara for 1st grade. She is a passionate, dynamic teacher that does a fantastic job. The school community is great with lots of parental support in every way possible. The school raises money for many activities the kids would never get otherwise. Clarendon should be what all public schools attain to be in California. If all the schools were like Clarendon, we would have a much better education system here. Anyone lucky enough to get thier kids into this school is truly lucky....getting into this great school kept us in San Francisco versus moving to the suburbs.
A great school with wonderful teachers and concerned and involved parents in a nurturing and informed environment. We love this school!
Clarendon has amazing teachers and an amazing community. Our family has also been very happy with the Japanese language and cultural enrichment that the JBBP program offers in addition to the strong core curriculum.
Best thing that ever happened to my child - amazing parents, excellent teachers & staff, supportive environment, and exemplary curriculum. Was completely worth getting rejected from all 7 schools in the SF lottery system & writing a 35-page hardship petition to get my child accepted. The stability and academics my child has received at this school have given her the best possible foundation for a lifetime of learning.
Our school rocks for having both the Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program (JBBP) AND Second Community! There is a sense of community through the network of parents and school staff which the children see and therefore feel safe and happy.
It is a safe clean friendly environment that offers the kids a balanced curriculum including arts, science, computers, PE, foreign languages and more.
The best of the best, great parent involvement, greatest teachers in the world
Parents involvement, Tight connection between parents and school stuff, Good teachers, and a lot of activities.
It gave my son a stronger identity, he is an adult now. But he remembers his experience there....over 20 years ago, it had a strong base of parent/teacher involvement.
We love Teacher Marcie - Kindergarten. My daughter really loves school. Great parent community. Teachers are ALL so expereinced and exceptional!
Wonderful school, very committed parent involvement, great enrichment programs and fantastic teachers.
Clarendon's students are on a first name basis with their teachers. The students have a nurturing family atmosphere to come to when the arrive at school. Parent involvement is high, dedicated to the achievement and enrichment of all the students.
This is an amazing school. The students are engaged, and the teachers are fantastic. We have a great group of supportive families who truly make Clarendon special.
Great teachers, great curriculum, dedicated parents. Lots of enrichments -- art, music, PE, foreign language, dance. My kids love going to school every day.
We love Clarendon Alternative Elementary School because of the amazing passion and endless dedication by the teachers and parents. Great programs, beautiful location & wonderful kids. Diane/Amber (5th grade teachers), Shirvan (3rd grade teacher), Beth (school secretary), crossing guards - YOU GUYS ROCK!!! We are so lucky to have you at Clarendon Alternative Elementary School!!!
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