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Eagle Peak Montessori School

Charter | 1-6 | 217 students

We are best known for academic excellence while focusing on the whole child.

 
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted October 24, 2013

Eagle Peak offers an environment that supports creativity and the individual interests of the children while the basics are being learned. Families are engaged in a variety of ways. As a grandmother I experience much delight in observing the many children sharing their science projects, artwork, and pieces of prose, and working through their differences.


Posted October 11, 2013

Eagle Peak is the main reason that our family still lives in Contra Costa County! It is the very best place for our children to attend school. The education is superb, the teachers caring and attentive to the individual needs and learning styles of each student. One size does NOT fit all, and EPMS certainly understands this. Both of my boys would have been labelled as "behind" in traditional public school, but at EPMS they were able to go at their own pace and develop a true love of learning. Isn't developing a passion for learning what it's all about? They are now thriving, and the oldest well above grade level now. The community spirit is phenomenal, and the principal is passionate about her job and love of the school, children, and community. We are so grateful to be a part of EPMS. It's the essence of what a charter school should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2013

I have 2 children at Eagle Peak and am so grateful that this amazing school exists and that my children get to spend each day there. The principal puts her whole heart and soul into each child, as do the teachers. Every child is truly honored for who they are. Not to forget about the academics. I am always amazed to see all the things my children are learning and how much they love going to school! Thanks Eagle Peak!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2012

This is a fantastic school! The Montessori philosophy of this school is right in line with our philosophy at home. We wanted a school that would encourage independence, self initiative and self confidence. Not to mention the support system amongst all the teachers, staff and parents is tremendous and wonderful. We are so thrilled to have found this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2012

EPMS is a wonderful school with amazing teacher involvement, outstanding parent support, children who love their community and work to improve all aspects of their lives. EPMS combines the best of the Montessori Philosophy in the framework of the PUBLIC school system. Remember, this is an anomaly, a charter school dedicated to a specific philosophy of community, learning and life skills in the bureaucracy of a State school system. Now the Montessori Philosophy and paths may not be for everyone. Those seeking a "pure" Montessori elementary school will not find it, as EPMS works in the frame work of public school. Those searching for an alternative to traditional Public Schools may not be happy, as success in Montessori does require a unique mindset from both the child and parents. The teachers of EMPS are dedicated to their field and students. The Principle, Ms. Hammons, speaks at the American Montessori Conference in S.F. every year. The entire school takes one day off, so the teachers may attend up to 3 days of workshops & seminars, then bring new knowledge and insight back to EPMS. How many other Public schools have such an investment from their teachers?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2012

To The previous comment, I disagree my daughter has a learning disablity and the school has been working with her to meet her needs and she is in fourth grade allready. They are all great @ Eagle Peak.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2012

Principal has her own agenda. If your child has a learning disability they just want to get rid of him/her. The public schools in the area are way better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2011

Have our 2nd son at EP and we love the school. The important factor for deciding on attending EP is whether your child is capable of self direction. Some children need to be told what to do next. At EP the children are given the overall picture and they are left to work at their own speed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2010

We have been at Eagle Peak for 3 years and currently have two children at this school. While Montessori is not perfectly suited to every child and learning style, most parents feel privileged to have their children here. The staff is respectful of the students and one another; most of the parents are eager to help; and the school is well-run. If you like to be involved and you want your child to learn independence and personal and environmental responsibility as well as academics, this may be the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Both my kids attend Eagle Peak. Every year they excel and excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Not all children learn in the same way. Eagle Peak offers the best of both worlds - an alternative hands on Montessori learning approach within the framework of the state public schools. Teachers are dedicated, holding multiple credentials and parents are involved with their child's program and the school. It is large enough to offer a variety of peers for all the ages but small enough to feel like a close knit community.


Posted October 3, 2009

Eagle Peak truly offers their students a unique opportunity to learn via Montessori methods. Students learn so much more than I did in my traditional school. Moreover, they learn how to think and solve problems. I consider my kids very lucky to have this experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

My daughter is doing well at the school and loves it there. The change of teachers has actually been a benefit to her. Her confidence, maturity, and independence has really grown due to the environment and support she has been given. Though, I do agree with the uber-controlling parents bit in the last post. I've seen the prinicipal try to negate that in encouraging new parents to volunteer and trying to find more creative ways in allowing more parents to become involved rather then just the same set everytime.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

Pros: Caring, competent faculty, active parent body, small school community, emphasis on community and service. Cons: Wish there had been a little less teacher turnover recently, although it's not the school's fault. A few uber-controlling parents who have little else to do but shuffle around in chairmanship and member positions on the boards and parent-teacher group. But, that's no different than most schools. Overall I am pleased with the education my child receives, and most of the parent, administration, and faculty interaction has been positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2009

I drive half an hour each way to take my child here. It's an amazing school, full of caring staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

This school is excellent. Caring faculty, active parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

I would agree with the parent that complains about the prinicpal and discipline. The discipline for one is not Montessori and for two is extremely inappropriate and seemingly tied to a personal agenda rather than one centered on the child and the school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

I have had two children attend Eagle Peak. We believe in the Montessori philosophy and curriculum. The staff here is dedicated to the students and the school community. I feel that my children have received an excellent education and have learned how to be respectful, concerned citizens. We love Eagle Peak!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

I have one child at Eagle Peak and one to come. I could not ask for a better place for my children to go. They are exceed ing beyond my expectations. Eagle Peak is a choice. Its my opinion to leave if one is not happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2008

We are extremely unhappy with this school. Our daughter was suspended for 2 days for 'defying authority' because she didn't want to apologize to a child who said she hit him when she didn't. It is my opinion that the principal is authoritarian and does not follow the montessori philosophy of respecting the unique qualities of a child. The montessori philosophy is to let a child work at their own pace, but they base our daughter's day on how many jobs she gets done.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

913

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2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

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80%

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Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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Males63%
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Students with no reported disability69%
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state69%

Math

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Males63%
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Females62%
Males68%
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Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state68%

Math

All Students75%
Females64%
Males80%
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Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Females94%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state81%

Math

All Students87%
Females94%
Males80%
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Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Females100%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state93%

Math

All Students93%
Females94%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state93%

Science

All Students94%
Females94%
Males94%
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Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 27%
Hispanic 15% 51%
Asian 12% 11%
Two or more races 12% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Korean
German
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • California Business award for Excellence (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • German
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Michelle Hammons
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (925) 946-9409

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Montessori
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • German
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Parent Teacher Leadership Group
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

Apply

 

Our records show that the deadline was April 04, 2014, but you should contact the school in case the date has changed.

 
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What are your chances?


3 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
39
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
125

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Public MDUSD middle schools
Athenian -private middle school
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800 Hutchinson Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Phone: (925) 946-0994

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