Mount Madonna School
- Private School
- Mount Madonna, CA
- PK, K-12
- 4 reviews
Senior: I've attended Mount Madonna School since Kindergarten and now am a Senior in highschool. Overall I love the community aspect of the school and the many educational/environmental fieldtrips the school has. Also the campus is beautiful and I enjoy going on hikes through the woods surrounding the campus. I find the school to be very accepting of all sorts of people but I do believe that the faculty and student body lack diversity.
- 180 Students
- 7:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Ocean Grove Charter School
#4 Best Public Elementary Schools in Santa Cruz County
- Public School
- Boulder Creek, CA
- PK, K-12
- 25 reviews
Sophomore: I love being with Ocean Grove Charter School! For over nine years, I have been able to do what I love and learn about the world around me. They provided many programs that I otherwise wouldn't have been able to do. Being able to work from home and choose the amount of work that I thought was suitable for me was amazing. I never would have thought that I would be able to do horse back riding, have a computer, take culinary, learn programming, and so much more if I had been by myself.
- 2,630 Students
- 24:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Alternative Family Education
#6 Best Public Elementary Schools in Santa Cruz County
- Santa Cruz City High School District, CA
- 12 reviews
Senior: AFE is perfect for students who don’t “fit in” in a comprehensive high school. you get the chance to participate in clubs and sports on a smaller scale, so if sports are your thing a bigger school might be better. you can take classes online, on your own, with a parent teaching you or at AFE or the community college cabrillo. I love it because I didn’t have a great time at a big school and AFE made me feel welcomed and gives me the opportunity and time to do the things i like during the day. It’s a public high school, but also a homeschool.
- 112 Students
- 23:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Pacific Coast Charter School
#22 Best Public Elementary Schools in Santa Cruz County
- Pajaro Valley Unified School District, CA
- 5 reviews
Niche User: I wish I would have went to this high school from the beginning it really fit into my work schedule as I got older. Everything was just amazing!
- 217 Students
- 28:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Ocean Alternative Education Center
#23 Best Public Elementary Schools in Santa Cruz County
- Live Oak Elementary School District, CA
- 1 review
Alum: I attended Ocean Alternative for 7 years, from second grade all the way through eighth. During that time I was able to find something no traditional school could ever impart, I found a true love of the adventure that is learning. Did I leave with an above average knowledge of contemporary mathematics? No. Did I have MLA format ingrained in my being? Not at all. What I had was the ability to catch up on those things that go so far beyond them because I valued my time and my education like no one else. If you have a kid that finds school arduous and boring, try giving them a little freedom with Ocean Alt.
- 89 Students
- 20:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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