February 26, 2005
A 'hidden gem,' with rising test scores, terrific, well-behaved students, great PTA, excellent staff, and immaculate school. Faculty and staff: very stable, with turn-over occurring primarily when teachers/staff retire. Approach to the curriculum: traditional, but innovative, inspires student achievement. Academic programs: developmentally appropriate, with balance of book-learning and opportunities for hands-on exploration/activities. Extracurricular activities: instrumental music, chorus, Glee Club, piano, Academic Chess, afterschool science program, drama club, intramural kickball team, and artists-in-residence. We have a staffed PC computer lab, computers in every classroom, library technician, and PE specialist. We have an emergency response team and a cargo container stocked with enough equipment/supplies to accomodate 500+ people for three days. We have two on-site afterschool programs. Wonderfully active PTA, parent volunteers and SSC log-in hundreds of hours/month school-wide and in individual classrooms . Recognized by 'Bay Area Parents Magazine' and Parents for Public Schools as 'hidden gem.' Please come see for yourself!
- submitted by a teacher