Marin Country Day School
- Private School
- Corte Madera, CA
Parent: My husband and I are both products of public school education so we were hesitant to send our kids to a private school but once we toured the campus and saw how happpy the kids were we knew we had to apply. 11 years later, we have no regrets! MCDS is so much more than a school - it has changed our family for the better. Strong academics are a given (graduates are well prepared for high school); the faculty and staff really know your kids and work hard to make them succeed; kids love going to school; and at the end of 9 years, they come out the other end as pretty nice teenagers. We are a family of color and we appreciate that our kids have grown up in a school culture that celebrates difference and perspective.
- 594 Students
- 5:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Walnut Grove Elementary School
15 Best Public Elementary Schools in Alameda County
- Pleasanton Unified School District, CA
Alum: Great school! Went there for a few years. Awesome, life-changing teachers, friendly administrators, great activities for kids to do. All in all recommend.
- 739 Students
- 26:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Harold William Kolb
21 Best Public Elementary Schools in Alameda County
- Dublin Unified School District, CA
Parent: I am honored to be the first parent to review this school! We transferred to the school two years ago from a great school in Palo Alto. This school holds students to the highest standards. One of our sons was considered 'advanced' at his previous school and struggled when we first transferred to this school. He's moved onto middle school and not only has caught up but is advanced again. Kolb has a great community of parents - diverse and invested parents. The classes are getting larger but the teachers seem to handle it well (even for my second grade daughter who does well in smaller classes but still thrives at Kolb). I think this group of kids, those passing through now, are going to be leaders in our world. The school just has something about. No drama, just a straight forward learning environment, supported by great teachers and parents who keep it running well.
- 836 Students
- 25:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Sacramento New Technology High School
- Sacramento City Unified School District, CA
Freshman: The teachers at Sac New Technology High School are very helpful and have classes typically under thirty students. The teachers strive to make students successful with a very small learning environment of under or around 200 students. Many of the students are bilingual between Spanish and English and are willing to help each other in either language. Students work together at large group tables rather than desks, and are able to move freely around the classroom. Much of the work is project based, and students have four classes per semester. Students are able to work at their own pace -- more advanced students are able to take classes with other advanced students and upperclassmen, however there are no AP or Honors classes. The school has a few clubs, and students are allowed to create one of their own if supervision of a staff or faculty is present. Dances are held multiple times throughout the year in order to fundraise for the school, along with other fundraisers.
- 238 Students
- 15:1 Student-Teacher Ratio