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K-8|Private
400 students
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School leader:  Dr. Olaf Jorgenson
6835 Trinidad Drive
San Jose, CA 95120

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(408) 997-0424
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"ACS is known as a caring, joyful school where children discover their gifts."

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    Before, After
  • Dress policy
    Uniforms
  • Transportation
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    Arts (all), Engineering, World languages, Humanities...
  • Arts
    Graphics, Computer animation...
  • World languages
    Spanish, French
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80 reviews

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Grateful to: School leader
Submitted by a community member · May 08, 2016
Dear Dr Jorgensen! Thank you for blazing trails at Almaden Country School by helping to regularly apply current research-based practices in the global education field to the classrooms at Almaden Country! Your educational leadership is crucial to... more

Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
Submitted by a parent · May 04, 2016
The teachers at ACS are highly skilled and have a tremendous amount of experience. It is clear that they want to do right for each child and that they love teaching which I think goes a long way. They are approachable and answer my questions. They... more

Amount of homework: Just right
Submitted by a parent · May 04, 2016
The homework policy is very thoughtful. Just 10 minutes at first grade, 20 minutes for second grade, and so on and so forth. Teachers carve out some time for students to work on what they need to in class as much as possible including their... more

Develops grit: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · May 04, 2016
The students work often on teams or groups to solve a problem/challenge and they come across obstacles they have to figure out together what to do or how to resolve it. The projects are often complex, with some structure. The students are in... more

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If you're looking for a safe, happy place where students thrive, we hope you'll consider ACS. We provide a highly individualized education designed to engage children's interests and talents with our small class sizes, a wide range of enrichment classes in the elementary grades, and elective courses for our older students. From Begindergarten (our preschool program for four-year-olds) through our Middle School, ACS students are encouraged to discover their gifts and their passions — and they do!

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Almaden Country School
6835 Trinidad Drive, San Jose, CA  95120
Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 80 reviews. (408) 997-0424
Last modified Almaden Country School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
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