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Njeri's Morning Glory School and Art Center

Private | PK-5 | 55 students

Our school is best known for its nurturing, holistic program.
 
 

 
 

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Posted December 5, 2013

The small, authentic, artistic school provides a nurturing learning environment for each child's mind, body and soul. The teachers offer plenty of individualized attention. Equal value is placed on the weekly rhythm of co-curricular activities, and art is weaved into all aspects of the curriculum. The whole school participates in a monthly Nature exploration.
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Posted March 5, 2013

My daughter is a preschooler at this wonderful school. This is her first school and she loves her school. She makes bread on Mondays, there is music with movement and instruments on Tue and Wed, pasta on Thu, art on Fri. They participate in making soup for the whole class and then sit down at the table together and partake of their meal. A fresh hot simple meal is served everyday. There is lots of space and time to play outdoors. They make special seasonal arts and crafts and listen to stories. It is a wholesome experience for my child and I am very happy with the school and its teachers and staff.
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Posted March 13, 2009

This school is a great home away from home!! My child is happy to go to school and doesn't want to leave after a full day. Teacher Njeri is gentle, kind, and knows exactly what my child needs. She brings the best out of my child and truly nourishes her soul. Awesome school!
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Posted February 26, 2009

My children and I love this school. It's a whole-child philosophy, with a teacher who is both passionate and deeply gifted (Njeri.) The amount that my children learned here was incredible - possibly because of the atmosphere of joy and safety that they experienced. Now that they have moved on to public school in the higher grades, we appreciate even more the grounding that they got in the early school years. This is a gift that is beyond price - being nurtured in such a healthy environment in kindergarten.
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Japanese
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Garden/Greenhouse
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 1:00 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 8:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Njeri McGillicuddy
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • arts-integrated
  • Waldorf
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • meet children where they are
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Art room
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • outdoor play and nature walks
Girls sports
  • outdoor play and nature walks

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Our work as teachers is to nurture the physical development of the young child, while cultivating the positive human values of compassion, reverence for life, respect, love of nature and other people, a social conscience, as well as developing cognitive, artistic and practical skills. The physical body is supported and the soul life of the child is affirmed and nourished as the ground for healthy, active thinking.
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Waldorf School of the Peninsula
Local District Schools
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4250 Latimer Avenue
San Jose, CA 95130
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Phone: (408) 255-5520

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