It has a nurturing environment with a creative approach to teaching children of different academic levels that is both encouraging and focused on the child.
The community and sense of family among the students, staff, teachers, and parents. Everyone puts the kids first... Not just their kid.
This is the best small school district. Everyone is great! We all love to come here every day and learn!!!
Sunol School for me is like a big family; everyone knows everyone and everyone cares about everyone. I feel very comfortable to have my kids stay in shcool and most of all my kids love to go to this school
Sunol Glen is wonderful school...enthusiastic and caring teachers, parents, and students. We love the small class size, art & music, and so many other extra programs. Our children truly thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.
We love this school because they care about their students and have programs like their own school garden!
I am proud to be a teacher at Sunol Glen School. The dynamics of staff, students, families, and community create an environment for children to thrive in.
A small family atmosphere, Like a private school without the tuition. Small class sizes where all teachers know all students. Focusing on the whole child.
The 'small-town' country school atmosphere is wonderful! The faculty, administration, and the parents are all driven to help the students succeed!
Sunol glen school is a great school! they have so many programs for the children to get involved in like gardening, 4-H, band, advanced band, a school newspaper, computers art and plays! A great education with well rounded activities
The mixed class of K/1st graders is a wonderful combination. The curriculum is fabulous and I am thrilled to hear everyday what my son has learned in class today. Super school and great teachers!
So many wonderful things about this school. The staff is amazing and very caring. Parent support is welcome and appreciated. Everyone helps to educate and care for the children. We feel blessed to have our child in this school.
Sunol Glen ROCKS!! It has an elite group of teachers that really care for the students.
I love Sunol Glen school. I'm extremely happy with the changes and hope new and exciting things that are what is best for kids keeps happening! I have two children at the school and they are both happy, love their teachers and the Principal. It's a great school!
In response to the posting about the 4/5 class there is no plan for this next year. I work at the school. The plan was for the k-3 classes. Multi-Age classes will always be a reality due to the small size of our school. It makes sense to build a strong multi-age program when the school has combos every year. The teachers researched what would be the best program for our students and our school. The new program has been successful in Pleasanton schools for over 30 years! Parents need to stop berating programs, classes, teachers, etc and lend a helping hand to make them as successful as possible. Our teachers are working hard and are collaborating to implement this amazing program. You can't judge until you observe the classes. Inside the classroom, the students are thriving and happy:)
I'm a mom of 3. One of my children graduated Sunol Glen two years ago and is a high school sophomore now. One is still at the school. I have a 3rd who is not yet school aged. We actually live in Pleasanton, which is one of the 'best' school systems in the Bay area. People move to our town just to attend the schools. However, my kids attend Sunol Glen. I'm very hard to please when it comes to my kids education and in the 7 years we have been a Sunol Glen family, I've always felt my kids were getting a great education in the best environment. The new Prinicipal is awesome, we are lucky to have her. Anyone who is unhappy with Sunol Glen, I will say this: No one is forcing you to keep your kids there, so you can always feel free to pull them out.
We love this school! I too, was part of the Mission school district's test oriented culture. After watching almost every aspect of creativity and fun taken from my children's education I began searching for a private school. One that supported the whole child with science and math as well as art and music in a supportive environment. Someone told me to check out SG. The first time I went to visit was the day of the Halloween parade. Imagine my surprise as all celebrations at my children's current school had been eliminated. I have only one very happy child there now, my older daughter graduated last year. Her amazing academic and social experience at Sunol Glen's middle school allowed her entrance to a top rated college prep school only taking 1 in 4 applicants. I attribute this to the great teachers, supportive staff and excellent leadership of Mrs. Barns!
Grades K through 3 are split classes (K/1 and 2/3). Next year they plan on a 4/5 class. Composite classes only work for one grade level in each group. I think this is a horrible mistake for Sunol Glen. I am glad my children are not affected by this change. I would have pulled them from the school.
This school is an amazing place for students to thrive and become well-rounded, respectful and amazing students. I am in classes on a daily basis and I can tell you all our teachers are unbelievable. The new multi-age program was the vision of our K-3 teachers with Mrs. Rad at the forefront. I think it is amazing that the prinicipal listened to the teachers and supported their plan for our students. My children have been at Sunol Glen for over 5 years and I can tell you that I won't want them anywhere else. This school still has Instructional Aides, Music, Art, Computers and prep time for our teachers. All these things have been cut from the neighboring schools. Please start looking at all Sunol Glen has to offer as well as observe in the actual classrooms. Parents should stop listening to the misinformation and gossip spread on the playground!
This is only the first week of school!! Sorry to hear that the parent below is not giving the multi-age classes a chance! Clarification: The teachers wanted the multi-age program and the principal supported them. This school is amazing. I have been in some of the multi-age rooms this week and they are wonderful, The principal is fabulous and parents need to stop the gossip and slander. If you observe the classes, all students are thriving and learning.
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