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HeadsUp! ÂŽ Child Development Centers offer children an enriched environment in which they can grow to fulfill their full potential. The goal of the centers is to help make every child a HeadsUp! child: bright, alert, motivated, independent, self-confident, and social. Our dual-career families know their children are receiving the finest care and developmental guidance available.


astonishing potential! • • • • • •

Year Round, Full-Day Program for Ages 0-6 Individualized Montessori Curriculum Bilingual (Chinese-English) Preschool Classroom International Curriculum (Chinese, Spanish) Focus on Thinking Skills & Personal Values Cultivation of Gifts & Talents

Palo Alto

San Jose


2800 W. Bayshore Road 650-424-1221 Tracy Bootz, Dir.

2841 Junction Avenue 408-432-1644 Danielle Ewing, Dir.

4671 Chabot Drive 925-463-2885 Imelda Acosta, Dir. Affiliated Programs: Emerson School - Palo Alto Hacienda School - Pleasanton

KEYS SCHOOL Open Houses - 2012 Lower School (K-4) Sat., Nov. 3 Middle School (5-8) Sat., Oct. 13 and Thu., Nov. 8 Please see website for times.


Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.

– William Butler Yeats

Lower School Campus - 2890 Middlefield Road Middle School Campus - 3981 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 328-1711 56 • Info Palo Alto


Palo Alto

6-8. A private, independent Roman Catholic school, a division of Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, and a part of the International Network of Sacred Heart Schools. (See Child care centers and preschools for information on preschool and kindergarten.) Admission: Application deadline January 2013; admissions tests required. Interview. Waiting list. • 650-322-1866 • • St. Elizabeth Seton School 1095 Channing Ave., Palo Alto. Principal: Evelyn M. Rosa. Class Size: 30. Enrollment: 270. Tuition: $3,300 per student, price lowers with each additional student. Tuition is subsidized by the Daughters of Charity. Catholic, coed. Grades K-8. Uniforms. Extended day program available. Strong parent involvement. Admission: Application, admissions test. • 650-326-9004 • St. Joseph Catholic School 1120 Miramonte Ave., Mtn. View. Principal: Stephanie Knight. Class Size: 28. Enrollment: 210. Tuition: $6,920 per child. Roman Catholic school of the San Jose Diocese, serving 200 families with students in K-8th grade. The school is committed to educating the whole child in an environment where spiritual growth, academic excellence and an appreciation of multicultural values are fostered. WASC accredited. Admission:

Admission to St. Joseph Catholic School shall be determined by the pastor and the principal in accordance with Diocesan policies. Enrollment opens in January. Based on available space. $50 application fee. • 650-967-1839 • • St. Raymond School 1211 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Principal: Dr. Tara Rolle. Class Size: 16:1 student -teacher ratio for kindergarten and 1-8 in core subjects; 32 maximum class size. Enrollment: 275. Tuition: $7,995-$10,600, depending on Catholic status and choice to volunteer and purchase $5,000 in SCRIP; additional children’s tuition discounted. $6,500$9,000 for junior kindergarten. Catholic, coeducational elementary school. Grades: K-8. Junior kindergarten also available. Admission: Applications available end of January. Tours scheduled in November and December. Open house usually last Sunday in January; call to verify date and time. • 650-322-2312 • • Stratford School 870 N. California Ave., Palo Alto. Elementary Principal: Sherrie Paregian; Preschool Principal: Zhila Larijani. Class Size: 1:12 preschool; 1:15 for K; 1:22 for elementary. Tuition: $13,589 for preschool full day; $13,791 for kindergarten full day; $13,981 for 1-5; half-day care is available. Preschool-5th

experience matters.

When it’s your child, experience matters.

Teaching MANDARIN IMMERSION for 15 years. A leader in FRENCH IMMERSION in Palo Alto. Established nursery through 8th grade programs. Accepting pre-school applications. Register for a tour today.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF THE PENINSULA Ecole internationale de la PĂŠninsule s Ě˝ŕŁ‘ŕŠ˘á„‘á‹•ŕ¤“ WWWISTPORGs(650) 251-8504

Info Palo Alto 2012 - Section 2  

The Palo Alto Weekly's Info Palo Alto 2012 special publication (section 2).

Info Palo Alto 2012 - Section 2  

The Palo Alto Weekly's Info Palo Alto 2012 special publication (section 2).