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The lottery will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. (PST). More details will follow. The lottery application for the 2021-2022 school year has closed. Applications submitted after March 1, 2021, will be put on a waitlist. An offer of enrollment will be made as seats become available through the end of the school year.
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California state law requires that children receive a course of immunizations to attend school or day care in California. Personal Belief Exemptions are no longer accepted. In addition, exemptions are not valid upon entering 7th grade.
Kindergarten Entry: Students must be fully immunized according to State requirements.
7th Grade Entry: A Tdap booster for whooping cough is required by the State in addition to all other previously required immunizations. A student must be fully immunized or he/she will not be admitted to school.
Virtual Open House
Tours & Classroom Observations:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to offer on-campus tours and information sessions at this time. Please watch our virtual tour video below to get a look inside our engaging learning spaces.
Kindergarten / Seaside Campus:
1540 Elm Ave, Seaside, CA 93955 (Directions)
Grades 2-8 / PG Campus:
1004 David Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 (Directions)
Methods derive from an instructional model that recognizes the specific developmental stages of the child. The educational philosophy views education as an art, so each subject, whether math, biology or English, is presented in a way that addresses the child’s developmental stage. Each subject is presented through direct experience and is often augmented with art, poetry, music, or drama.
In the early grades, the curriculum provides an unhurried way of learning that protects childhood while encouraging children’s creative expression and fostering their imagination. As children mature, the learning process accelerates and provides a program that meets students where they are developmentally.
The teacher’s aim is to draw out the child’s inherent capacities by creating an atmosphere in the classroom that fills the children with interest, wonder and enthusiasm.
This continuity enables a deep understanding of each student’s strengths and challenges and supports the development of a rich social dynamic in the class. The class teacher is also able to bring continuity to the curriculum as well, unifying the various disciplines over the years. At the same time, working with new subject matter at every grade level inspires class teachers with enthusiasm.
The morning Main Lesson immerses the students in a particular academic subject of the curriculum over three or four weeks, and each child produces a hand written and illustrated Main Lesson book for each subject. The class teacher works with each child to draw out the child’s strengths and focus on areas in need of improvement.
Student Evaluation & Reporting
Teaching methods include:
- Teacher-led explicit instruction.
- Student discovery.
- Group work and independent practice.
- Peer study groups.
- Structured and guided practice.
- Regular assessment and re-teaching as necessary.
- Benchmark tests
- Standardized tests
- In class tests and quizzes
- Group projects
Special points of interest:
- Teachers may stay with their class from grade to grade, however, most loop up only with the lower grades or upper grades.
- Handwork and Spanish instruction begins in grade one.
- Norm referenced state standardized tests are administered in compliance with state law.
- The curriculum and deep learning approach prepares students well for high school. Students attend their local high school, a private high school such as York, or a program such as MAOS at Monterey High School.
- Story Telling
- Dramatic Acting
Throughout the lesson, the teacher amplifies the subject matter and the students add to their Main Lesson books. The involvement of the students in the Main Lesson develops active listening, imagination, memory and verbal skills.
More for information about our Special Education Program, please visit this website.
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