Here are some aspects of our Second Community program that may be of interest…

  • Recipient of the California Distinguished School Award & National Blue Ribbon School Award
  • Dedicated and enthusiastic principal, faculty, and support staff
  • Strong, well-organized parent group
  • Historically received consistently high API and STAR scores
  • Diverse, multi-cultural student body of approximately 280 students
  • Project-based, cooperative learning at all grade levels
  • School-wide accelerated and enriched curriculum in core academic subjects
  • Field trips, including overnight outdoor education programs in the upper grades
  • Daily schedule 9:25 a.m. – 3:25 p.m.
  • On-site, high-quality, and affordable before- and after-school childcare program
  • Excellent music, art, computer science, and physical education programs for all grade levels, funded by our parent group
  • Italian language and culture instruction at all grade levels, funded by our parent group
  • Outstanding library, renovated in 2013
  • Technology center equipped with Apple computers
  • Special events for all students:  Clarendon Walk; Winter Sing-Along; Community Arts and Sciences Day/Egg Drop; Spring Concert
  • Maximum class size of 22 students in grades K-3 and 32 students in grades 4-5
  • Resource specialist program, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Program
  • Inclusion, speech therapy, OT, PT, Student Adviser, Learning Support Counselor, a partnership with Family Service Agency, and USF Teaching Credential Students
  • Playworks:  Program provides 5-day onsite consulting and outdoor activities during recess.  Playworks offers systems to develop and sustain a positive educational culture for everyone, starting at recess.