Mount Madonna School
- Private School
- Mount Madonna, CA
- PK, K-12
Parent: One MMS graduate at Cal Poly SLO and one in the high school. This school is empowering, thoughtful and healthy both body and mind. Students and teachers are interested and given the freedom to set interesting curriculum. Compassion is key to education, from local events to international travel.
- 187 Students
- 7:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Ocean Grove Charter School
#4 Best Public Elementary Schools in Santa Cruz County
- San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District, CA
Alum: I had great experiences with working with the teachers and Education Specialists at Ocean Grove. Everyone I'd worked alongside during my time there was positive and wanted to get to know me as a student and a person, which have molded into some great friendships.
Ocean Grove's class selection for students can be a bit stinted. I wanted to learn a language not offered on Ocean Grove's catalog, but my Education Specialist was so invested on seeing me succeed that they worked it out so I could learn the language I wanted.
The Education Specialists also worked well with my family to answer any questions we had.
Ocean Grove was a good experience for the people, and I hope that their opportunities can be further diversified in the future.
- 2,287 Students
- 24:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Alternative Family Education
#10 Best Public Elementary Schools in Santa Cruz County
- Santa Cruz City High School District, CA
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.
- 161 Students
- 29:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Pacific Coast Charter School
#24 Best Public Elementary Schools in Santa Cruz County
- Pajaro Valley Unified School District, CA
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!
- 242 Students
- 31:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Veritas Collegiate Academy
- Private School
- Fairfax, VA
Senior: As a student I would like note that I really enjoyed my years at Veritas. I experienced a great deal of bullying at my last school. It affected me greatly, and caused depression. Veritas provided shelter for me to heal. It was academically challenging, and at the same time, the discipline was not heavy handed, but administered in a loving way. My last school (a local large Christian school) put the blame on both the bully and the student being bullied, and we were forced to share it under a warped view of biblical doctrine. That being said, it wasn't all roses. I did have a tough time with one of the faculty, who seemed not to care about the students, but heard he's not returning next year, which is good for the school. Other than that, attending Veritas was a very great and healing experience. I most certainly will give it 5 Stars.
- 80 Students
- 6:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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