Mountain View Voice

News - March 11, 2011

Academic Achievement

Challenger School

3880 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto

650-213-8245

ChallengerSchool.com

Challenger School is an independent private school that focuses on academic excellence, individual achievement, critical thinking skills, and self-reliance. Challenger students achieve scores on average in the 90th percentile on the national Stanford Achievement Test (SAT). Tour the campus to learn about Challenger's preschool through eighth-grade programs.

AJ Tutoring, LLC

430 Cambridge Ave. #110

Palo Alto

650-331-3251

www.ajtutoring.com

AJ Tutoring, LLC helps students conquer the SAT, ACT and SAT Subject Tests. Its 1-on-1 tutoring is an efficient and effective way to improve scores, while small-group classes provide students with a positive, dynamic and collaborative learning environment that fits any budget.

Children's Health Council

650 Clark Way

Palo Alto

650-688-3625

www.chconline.org

help@chconline.org

For struggling learners, getting the right kind of attention to enjoy learning can make all the difference in how a child feels about his or herself and school. Children's Health Council's Learning Center offers a range of services for struggling learners: evaluation, individual support/coaching, assistive technology, school-placement services and more.

College Goals

PO Box 18777

Stanford

401-247-2629

www.collegegoals.com

andrea_van_niekerk@collegegoals.com

Private college admission counseling by highly experienced ex-Ivy League admission officer and freshman academic advisor. Counsel high school students across all levels of college selectivity and preparation and on all aspects of a thoughtful, ethical and appropriate college-application process. Work both in person and through e-mail.

Emerson School

2800 W. Bayshore Road

Palo Alto

650-424-1267

650-856-2778 (fax)

www.headsup.org

tbootz@headsup.org

Emerson School, a private, non-sectarian program for grades 1-8, operates on a year-round full-day schedule providing superior academic preparation, international courses (Chinese, Spanish) and individualized Montessori curriculum. Visit website for details.

Learning Strategies

650-747-9651

www.creative-learning-strategies.com

victoriaskinner@creative-learning-strategies.com

A highly qualified Learning Strategies tutor will come to the home, work around vacation schedules and set up individual learning programs curtailed to the student's needs.

Palo Alto Adult School

50 Embarcadero Road

Palo Alto

650-329-3752

650-329-8515 (fax)

www.paadultschool.org

Hands-on computer, language, test preparation, writing, investment and certificate courses available starting at $19. Hundreds of online classes are offered by the Palo Alto Adult School in conjunction with Education to Go.

QWERTY Education Services

1050 Chestnut St., #201

Menlo Park

650-326-8484

650-326-8030

www.qwertyed.com

info@qwertyed.com

Academic tutoring and diagnostic educational evaluation for K-12 and college. Professional educators and diagnosticians work with students to build understanding of their learning, resulting in improved confidence and academic progress. Professional education services since 1976. Contact Michael Perez, director, for a no-cost phone consultation.

Business & Technology

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd.

Mountain View

650-940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Offering: Meet the PC, intro to Windows XP, sending-receiving e-mail, slide-show photo organizer, MS Excel, eBay sales and surfing, resume writing, grant writing and master the interview.

Web Site Designs

408-243-6473

www.richardhellyer.com

richardhellyer@gmail.com

Richard Hellyer is an experienced professional marketing consultant who tutors individuals in graphic design and Web site implementation.

Dance

Bayer Ballet Academy

2028 Old Middlefield Way

Mountain View

650-988-9971

www.bayerballetacademy.com

info@bayerballetacademy.com

Classical ballet instruction in the Russian style (Vaganova) age 3 through pre-professional with semi-annual performance opportunities and exceptional results. Excellent ballet training in a warm and friendly environment with extraordinary attention to detail.

Brazilian Dance

Lucie Stern Community

Center Ballroom

1305 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto

650-463-4940

www.cityofpaloalto.org/enjoy

Brazilian dance for ages 16-99 with Anita Lusebrink. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ten-week session for $95 if registered, $110 if not registered. Drop-in cards available.

Dance Connection

4000 Middlefield Road, L-5

Palo Alto

650-322-7032

www.danceconnectionpaloalto.com

info@danceconnectionpaloalto.com

Dance Connection offers graded classes for ages 3 to adult with a variety of programs to meet every dancer's needs. Ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, boys program, lyrical, Pilates and combination classes are available for beginning to advanced levels. Find information and download registration from the Web site.

DanceVisions

4000 Middlefield Road, L-3

Palo Alto

650-858-2005

www.dancevisions.org

info@danceaction.org

DanceVisions, a unique nonprofit community dance center, offers classes from age 3 to adult. Classes range from modern to hip hop, lyrical, Pilates, jazz, ballet, and contact improvisation, as well as providing a performance showcase. Check Web site for details about classes and schedules.

International School of the Peninsula

151 Laura Lane

Palo Alto

650-251-8519

www.istp.org

beatricebergemont@istp.org

After-school programs for preschool, elementary and middle-school students. Classes include: French cooking, Asian cooking, chess, science, robotics, Chinese dance, art & craft, watercolor, gymnastics, soccer and multi-sports. For a complete list of classes available visit www.istp.org.

L'Ecole de Danse

Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto

650-365-4596

www.lecolededanse.net

L'Ecole De Danse (School of Ballet) -- Vaganova and Cecchetti styles. Creative dance, pre-ballet and full curriculum for all levels starting at age 5. Adult classes include beginning, intermediate and advanced. Please call for more information.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd.

Mountain View

650-940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Be fit. Offering: Ballet, belly dance, ballroom, Hula and salsa dance.

Sequoia Adult School

Little House Community Center

Menlo Park

650-306-8866

www.adultschool.seq.org

nashwa@nashwabellydance.com

Belly dance classes in Palo Alto and Menlo Park. Community sponsored means only approx. $8 per class. Palo Alto Adult School/Sequoia Adult School. Mondays in Menlo Park in studio at Little House Community Center. Tuesdays in mirrored, well-floored Palo Alto High School dance studio. All welcome. Have fun at any weight or age learning the art of Middle-Eastern belly dance. Develop grace, gain strength, burn calories and laugh.

Western Ballet

914 N. Rengstorff Ave., Unit A

Mountain View

650-968-4455

www.westernballet.org/

info@westernballet.org

Western Ballet has a welcoming, caring place to study ballet.Adult classes for absolute beginners to professionals, providing the largest selection of drop-in classes in the San Francisco Peninsula and South Bay. For children through teens preparing for careers in ballet, there is a graded youth program with 13 pre-professional levels. Faculty consists of current and former professional dancers. Cost of a single adult class: $15. For the youth program, see www.westernballet.org for tuition rates.

Zohar Dance Company

4000 Middlefield Road, L4

Palo Alto

650-494-8221

www.zohardance.org

zohardance@aol.com

Founded in 1979, Zohar is unique in that it offers classes to adults in jazz, ballet and modern dance. Under the direction of Ehud & Daynee Krauss, the studio is known for its professional instructors and inspiring classes.

Handicrafts

Custom Handweavers

2263 Old Middlefield Way

Mountain View

650-967-0831

www.customhandweavers.com

webemit@sbcglobal.net

Ongoing classes in weaving, spinning, and knitting for beginner and intermediate students. Day and evening sessions. Explore the ancient art of Temari, a Japanese folk art, or learn to weave the Navajo Way. Call for more information, e-mail or visit the Web site.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd.

Mountain View

650-940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Offering: Beading, drawing, ceramics, Japanese flower arranging (Ikebana), knitting and crochet, needle arts, painting (watercolor, oil, acrylic). Older-adult classes (55+, $18).

Palo Alto Adult School

Palo Alto

650-329-3752

www.paadultschool.org

uniquesewyourown@sbcglobal.net

Learn how to makeover clothes with simple alterations and by adding detail to retail at JLS Middle School, 480 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. Learn basics of hemming, sewing on buttons, adjusting side seams and many easy-sew ideas for customizing clothing.

Sequoia District Adult School

3247 Middlefield Road

Menlo Park

650-306-8866

www.adultschool.seq.org

uniquesewyourown@sbcglobal.net

Clothes making: Kimono robe class introduces beginners to the basics of sewing and making clothes. Please bring your own sewing machine.

Health & Fitness

AlaVie Fitness

50 Embarcadero Road

Palo Alto

415-567-7411

www.alaviefitness.com

info@alaviefitness.com

As AlaVie Fitness's signature program, PowerVie is different from other military-style boot camps. Visit www.alaviefitness.com or call for more information and to register.

American Red Cross: Silivon Valley Chapter

2731 North First St.

San Jose

1-877-727-6771

www.siliconvalley-redcross.org

In a Red Cross First Aid class students learn CPR, choking rescue, bleeding control and treatment of burns, fractures, seizures and more. Fee $75. Adult CPR and First Aid Certificates. Two locations in Jose and Palo Alto. Call 1-877-727-6771 for dates/times or www.siliconvalley-redcross.org.

Andre's Boot Camp (ABC)

Stanford

650-724-9872

www.andrestraining.com

andre@andrestraining.com

No two sessions are the same but every session will offer either circuit training or interval training. ABC is designed for those who enjoy multi-sport activities. A variety of athletic "toys" are used to make the classes both fun and challenging. Call, e-mail or visit the website for more information.

Betty Wright Swim Center @ Abilities United

3864 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto

650-494-1480

www.abilitiesunited.org/

swim@c-a-r.org

Improve health and wellness through aquatic exercise and therapy in the fully accessible, public, warm-water (92 degree), in-door pool. Classes include aqua aerobics, aqua arthritis, back basics, body conditioning, Aichi yoga and prenatal. Physical therapy, personal training, Watsu and land massage by appointment. Group and private swim lessons. Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Be Yoga

1923 Menalto Ave.

Menlo Park

650-906-9016

www.be-yoga.com

beyogapaloalto@gmail.com

Friendly community yoga studio. Small class sizes, excellent instruction, reasonable prices. Also offered are workshops on ayurveda, reiki, and mediation.

California Yoga Center (Palo Alto)

541 Cowper St.

Palo Alto

650-947-9642

www.californiayoga.com

info@californiayoga.com

The California Yoga Center offers classes for beginning to advanced students. With studios in Mountain View and Palo Alto, classes emphasize individual attention and cultivate strength, flexibility and relaxation. Ongoing yoga classes are scheduled every day and include special classes such as prenatal, back care and pranayama. Weekend workshops explore a variety of yoga-related topics.

California Yoga Center (Mountain View)

1776 Miramonte Ave.

Mountain View

650-967-5702

www.californiayoga.com

info@californiayoga.com

The California Yoga Center offers classes for beginning to advanced students. With studios in Mountain View and Palo Alto, classes emphasize individual attention and cultivate strength, flexibility and relaxation. Ongoing yoga classes are scheduled every day and include special classes such as prenatal, back care and pranayama. Weekend workshops explore a variety of yoga-related topics.

Darshana Yoga

654 High St.

Palo Alto

650-325-YOGA

www.darshanayoga.com

info@darshanayoga.com

Fresh and inspiring yoga classes in Palo Alto. A blend of alignment and flow. Director Catherine De Los Santos has taught yoga in Palo Alto more than 25 years.

Five Branches Institute

Santa Cruz

831-476-9424

www.fivebranches.edu

Five Branches Institute offers master's degree program courses in traditional Chinese medicine: herbology, acupuncture, etc. Located in Santa Cruz and San Jose. Tuition is around $8,000 per year.

Jacki's Aerobic Dancing

890 Church St.

Mountain View

650-941-1002

www.jackis.com

joanier@pacbell.net

Jacki's Aerobic Dancing offers a well-balanced hour of abdominal work, weight training and safe, easy-to-follow aerobic routines. omplimentary child care is available. Classes meet M-W-F 9-10 a.m. at Mountain View Masonic Temple. New session begins March 28.

Jazzercise at Little House Activity

Center

800 Middle Ave

Menlo Park

650-703-1263

www.jazzercise.com

meredithstapp@hotmail.com

Jazzercise blends aerobics, yoga, Pilates, and kickboxing movements into fun dance routines set to fresh new music. All fitness levels welcome. Classes are on-going, go directly to class to register.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd.

Mountain View

650-940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Be fit. Offering: Belly dance, exercise for the older adult, Feldenkrais, hiking, hula, mat Pilates, Qigong, stability ball, stretch and flex, Tai Chi and yoga. Older-adult classes (55+, $18).

Private Yoga Instruction by Eyesha

650-224-0150

Sivananda-certified yoga instructor with extensive experience in both private and group class settings. First class is free. Subsequent classes are $50/hour.

Palo Alto Adult School

50 Embarcadero Road

Palo Alto

650-329-3752

650-329-8515

www.paadultschool.org

Hike for Fitness or empower yourself with Tai-Chi. Join Jeanette Cosgrove's Pilates class. Bring balance back to your life with Yoga.

Red Star Soccer Academy

248 Walker Drive #8

Mountain View

650-380-0099

www.redstarsoccer.com

Red Star Soccer Academy is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to youth player development. It offers training for eager young athletes who aspire to reach their full potential in soccer. Red Star is affiliated with the US Soccer Federation and US Club Soccer. Red Star teams compete in Nor Cal Premier League and US Club Soccer sanctioned tournaments. Check the Red Star website at www.redstarsoccer.com for specific tryout times and to pre-register online.

Studio Kicks

796A San Antonio Road

Palo Alto

650-855-9868

www.studiokickspaloalto.com

info@studiokickspaloalto.com

Studio Kicks is a family fitness center offering high-energy cardio kickboxing classes and fun martial-arts training for kids 2 and up. Taught by owner/instructor Richard Branden, six-time world champion and original stunt cast member for the "Power Rangers." Get the whole family healthy and fit. Stop by for a free class.

Taijiquan Tutelage of Palo Alto

4000 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto

650-327-9350

www.ttopa.com

Taijiquan Tutelage of Palo Alto. Established in 1973. Learn the classical Yang Chengfu style of Taijiquan (T'ai chi ch'uan). Beginning classes start monthly. Classes are held at the Cubberley Community Center.

Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA

650-396-9244

www.california.usa.taoist.org

paloalto.ca@taoist.org

The Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA offers classes designed to improve balance, strength and flexibility while promoting relaxation and good health. Beginner classes in Taoist Tai Chi internal art of Tai Chi Chuan are offered for all ages and fitness levels in Palo Alto. First class is free. Call or visit website for class schedule and more information. A nonprofit organization with nationally accredited instructors.

Yoga at All Saints' Episcopal Church

555 Waverley St.

Palo Alto

650-322-4528

www.asaints.org

Kundalini-style yoga, combining asana (physical poses), breathing exercises and meditation. Practice is best done on an empty stomach. Please bring a mat and blanket and wear comfortable, easy-to-move-in clothes. If floor work is difficult, exercises can be modified to be done in a chair. All ages. No registration necessary. Every Saturday, 8-9 a.m., in the Parish Hall. $5/person.

Language

International School of the Peninsula (ISTP)

151 Laura Lane

Palo Alto

650-251-8519

www.istp.org

beatricebergemont@istp.org

ISTP offers extensive adult language classes and children's after-school language classes. For preschool students, ISTP offers classes in Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. For elementary and middle-school students, ISTP offers classes in Arabic, Farsi French and Mandarin Chinese. For adults, ISTP offers separate classes for varying proficiency levels for each language: Arabic, English ESL, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd.

Mountain View

650-940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

Current language-course offerings include English, French, Finnish, German, Japanese and Spanish. Prices vary.

German Language Class

50 Embarcadero Road

Palo Alto

650-329-3752

650-329-8515

www.paadultschool.org

adultschool@pausd.org

Willkommen! (Welcome!) Learn to speak, read, and write German, with an emphasis on conversation. Basic grammar and Germanic culture are also covered. The instructor, a college-credentialed teacher, lived and studied in Germany through Stanford, from where she later received a master's degree.

Istituto Educazione Italiana

650-868-5995

www.italybythebay.org

Italian Language for adults in the evening on the campus of Menlo College. Courses in Italian cooking in Redwood City. Workshops in painting Tuscan and Venetian landscapes/cityscapes using acrylics in collaboration with the Pacific Art League (668 Ramona St., Palo Alto). Workshops in Florentine silversmithing at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. Full fee and schedule information can be found online.

Miscellaneous

Bair Island Aquatic Center

1450 Maple St.

Redwood City

650-241-8213

www.gobair.org/learntorow

Learn to Row classes for adults at BIAC, a local nonprofit boathouse. No previous experience or fitness level required. Six sessions in spring and summer, consisting of two weekends of classes (9-12 Saturday and Sunday), followed by four weeks of instruction in our novice crew. Cost: $250 (includes 3 month membership at BIAC). See www.gobair.org/learntorow for details and registration information.

Children's Health Council

650 Clark Way

Palo Alto

650-688-3625

chconline.eventbrite.com

parented@chconline.org

More than 20 parent education classes offered every semester for parents of children from birth to age 18. Classes offered by Children's Health Council's professionals. Getting to Sleep, Children & Technology, Positive Parenting for the Strong-Willed Child, and more.

Lucy Geever, Flight Instructor and Advantage Aviation

1903 Embarcadero Road

Palo Alto

650-533-4018

http://www.advantage-aviation.com/

Offering learn-to-fly seminars, private pilot ground school and flying lessons, along with free seminars for pilots.

County of San Mateo RecycleWorks

555 County Center, 5th Floor

Redwood City

650-599-1498

650-361-8220

RecycleWorks.org

Become a certified master composter. Learn to compost and garden without the use of toxic chemicals. Classes are free to San Mateo County residents.

The Talking Playhouse

595 Price Ave., Suite A

Redwood City

650-678-9769

www.talkingplayhouse.com

info@talkingplayhouse.com

Social-learning and social-skills classes and activities for all age groups, including theater games and writing groups. See website for timetable and more information.

Elite Musketeer Fencer's Club

160B Constitution Drive

Menlo Park

650-353-0717

408-317-0480

www.emfc.net

valerie@emfc.net

Fencing programs for kids and adults, recreational and competitive. Summer camps, birthday parties, private lessons and group classes.

Lip reading/managing hearing loss

450 Bryant St

Palo Alto

650-9497-999

foothill.edu

mastmanellen@foothill.edu

Lip reading/managing hearing loss. Classes start quarterly and meet weekly but you can join anytime. Learn ways to cope with hearing loss and improve lip-reading skills. Pay per quarter, register in class. Beginning class meets on Mondays 1:45-2:50 p.m.

Little House Senior Activities Center

800 Middle Ave.

Menlo Park

650-326-2025

www.peninsulavolunteers.org

tpuckett@peninsulavolunteers.org

Computer workshops, health lectures, investments, travel, self-improvement, movies, opera previews, ballroom dancing and weekend trips for people over 50. Costs range from free to $40. Register in person or by phone.

Palo Alto Adult School

50 Embarcadero Road

Palo Alto

650-329-3752

650-329-8515

www.paadultschool.org

Curious about birds you often see but have trouble identifying? Learn about "swimmers", "shorebirds", "perching birds" and "birds of prey." See website for class offerings.

Studio Kicks

796A San Antonio Road

Palo Alto

650-855-9868

www.studiokickspaloalto.com

info@studiokickspaloalto.com

Studio Kicks is a family fitness center offering high-energy cardio kickboxing classes and fun martial-arts training for kids 2 and up. Taught by owner/instructor Richard Branden, six-time world champion and original stunt cast member for the "Power Rangers." Get the whole family healthy and fit. Stop by for a free class.

Mind & Spirit

Music & Art

Art For Well Beings

2800 West Bayshore Road

Palo Alto

650-776-8297

650-855-9067

artforwellbeings.org

me@judyg.com

Art for Well Beings (AFWB) offers art classes especially welcoming people with special needs. AFWB is open to the public. Drop-in or 6-8 week sessions are available. All materials provided. Please call to register or visit website for more information.

Art with Emily

402 El Verano Ave.

Palo Alto

650-856-9571

www.artwithemily.com

info@ArtWithEmily.com

Emily Young teaches mixed-media, multi-cultural art lessons for children at her fully equipped studio in Palo Alto. Individual lessons or small group classes available.

Children's Music Workshops

P.O. Box 60756

Palo Alto

650-306-0332

www.Alisonsmusiclessons.com

Kids music classes and private lessons for guitar, piano and voice. Locations in Palo Alto and Mountain View. Music for special-needs children too.

Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center

230 San Antonio Circle

Mountain View

650-917-6800

650-917-6813

www.arts4all.org

info@arts4all.org

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) offers classes year-round in music, visual and digital arts for ages 18 months to adult. Vacation and summer camps, one- and two-day arts workshops offered throughout the year. Private music lessons offered, taught by international faculty. Financial assistance available. Private lessons also offered.

International School of the Peninsula (ISTP)

151 Laura Lane

Palo Alto

650-251-8519

www.istp.org

beatricebergemont@istp.org

Join ISTP for after-school programs for preschool, elementary and middle-school students. Classes include French cooking, Asian cooking, chess, science, robotics, Chinese dance, art and craft, gymnastics, soccer and multi-sports. For a complete list of classes, visit the Web site.

Kindermusik with Wendy

Mountain View

650-968-4733

www.kindermusik.com

wendymusikmom@aol.com

Group music classes for children ages birth to 7 and their caregivers. All classes include singing, instrument play, movement, musical games, and home materials, and aim to develop the whole child through music. Five levels of classes as well as a multi-age class. Cost per class session ranges from $100 to $225 depending on class and session length (8-15 weeks per session).

Manzana Music School

Barron Park Neighborhood, private home

Palo Alto

650-799-7807

ManzanaMusicSchool@yahoo.com

Private and group lessons for kids over 6 and adults on guitar, violin, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, vocal, arranging, and music theory.

Midpeninsula Community Media Center

900 San Antonio Road

Palo Alto

650-494-8686

www.communitymediacenter.net

The Media Center offers classes every month in a wide range of media arts, including publishing media on the Web, pod casting, digital editing, field production, TV studio production, Photoshop for photographers, citizen journalism, and autobiographical digital stories. One-on-one tutoring is also available. Biweekly free orientation sessions and tours. Web site has specific dates, fees, and scholarship information.

Music Within Us

2483 Old Middlefield Way, Suite 150

Mountain View

650-325-2194

www.themusicwithinus.com

info@themusicwithinus.com

Dr. Lisa Chu offers classes, workshops, and individual sessions using techniques drawn from the fields of life coaching, mindfulness-based meditation, yoga, deliberate practice, group facilitation, sound healing and music improvisation.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd.

Mountain View

650-940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Improve your skills. Offering: Beading, ceramics, chorus, digital photography, drawing, guitar, Ikebana, orchestra and painting (watercolor, oil, acrylic). Older-adult classes (55+, $18).

New Mozart School of Music

305 N. California Ave.

Palo Alto

650-324-2373

info@newmozartschool.com

New Mozart provides private lessons on all instruments for all ages and early-childhood music classes for children 2-7 years of age.

Opus1 Music Studio

2800 W Bayshore Road

Palo Alto

650-625-9955

musicopus1.com

musicopus1@gmail.com

Opus1 Music Studio is offering private and group music lessons for all kinds of instruments to aged 1.5 and up. Beginners to advanced level.

Pacific Art League

688 Ramona St.

Palo Alto

650-321-3891

www.pacificartleague.org

gallery@pacificartleague.org

Art classes and workshops by qualified, experienced instructors for students from beginners to advanced and even non-artists. Classes in collage, oil painting, portraits and sketching, life drawing, acrylic or watercolor and brush painting. Sculpture. Registration is ongoing.

Palo Alto Art Center

1313 Newell Road

Palo Alto

650-329-2366

www.cityofpaloalto.org/enjoy

lynn.stewart@cityofpaloalto.org

Classes and workshops for children and adults in ceramics, painting, drawing, jewelry, book arts, printmaking, collage and more. Register online or stop by the Art Center for a class brochure.

Violin and Music Studio of Mid-town Palo Alto

2862 Bryant St.

Palo Alto

650-456-7648

linglingviolin.blogspot.com

linglingy@gmail.com

Group music classes for children aged from 6 onward. Year-round enrollment. Taught by professionally trained music teacher. Director: Lingling Yang.

Schools

Action Day/Primary Plus

333 Eunice Ave.

Mountain View

650-967-3780

www.actiondayprimaryplus.com

Providing quality infant, toddler and preschool programs for more than 33 years. On-site dance and computer classes offered. Fully accredited staff and Facilities.

Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center

230 San Antonio Circle

Mountain View

650-917-6800

650-917-6813

www.arts4all.org

info@arts4all.org

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) offers classes year-round in music, visual and digital arts for ages 18 months to adult. Vacation and summer camps, one- and two-day arts workshops offered throughout the year. Private music lessons offered, taught by international faculty. Financial assistance available.

Children's Pre-School Center (CPSC)

4000 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto

650-493-5770

www.cpsccares.org

info@cpsccares.org

Students will experience the joy of finger painting, the thrill of dancing, the pleasure of building towers, and the satisfaction of mastering pre-literacy and pre-math skills with the support and guidance of a dedicated, loving, multicultural teaching staff.

Circle of Friends Preschool

3214 Alameda de las Pulgas

Menlo Park

650-854-2468

cofpreschool@gmail.com

Circle of Friends Preschool offers a well-rounded curriculum in a warm personal environment. Its goal is to promote the development of the whole child: physical, emotional, social, language and intellectual. Detailed assessment of each child helps build partnerships with families to support emerging competencies. All this in a play-based program where children have opportunities to create, explore, problem solve, learn concepts, and integrate knowledge in a hands-on environment.

German-American International School

275 Elliott Drive

Menlo Park

650-324-8617

www.gais.org

info@gais.org

GAIS is an international school serving approximately 300 students in preschool through 8th grade. GAIS offers a German bilingual program through 5th grade, and welcomes English-speaking students in a new English language Middle School program that offers German, Spanish and French as additional language options. GAIS follows the academically rigorous, inquiry-based programs developed by the International Baccalaureate Organization.

Helios New School

3921 Fabian Way

Palo Alto

650-223-8690

www.heliosnewschool.wordpress.com

Constructivist K-4 secular program for gifted children on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life. Curriculum includes French, Chinese, music, social-emotional learning - plus access to JCC afterschool programming/recreational facilities. Accepting applications. Email admissions@heliosnewschool.org or check website www.heliosnewschool.org for dates/times of tours/information nights.

International School of the Peninsula

151 Laura Lane

Palo Alto

251-8504

www.istp.org

admissions@istp.org

ISTP offers extensive after-school language classes at its two Palo Alto locations. Classes offered in French, Mandarin and Spanish to preschool students (3 to 5 years old). Additional classes taught in Arabic, Farsi, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese and Russian for elementary and middle school students.

Jim Gorman Swim School

3249 Alpine Road

Portola Valley

854-6699 ext. 100

laura@laderaoaks.com

Patient, professional instructors and warm, clean pools make it fun to learn to swim. Private and small group lessons for all ages and abilities, from water babies (3-30 months) to national champions. Weekday and weekend lessons available for sign-ups now.

Kirk House Preschool

1148 Johnson St.

Menlo Park

323-8667

www.kirkhousepreschool.org

khp@mppc.org

Kirk House Preschool is a half-day preschool with both morning and afternoon classes for children 3-, 4-, and 5-year olds (Young Fives class). Kirk House Preschool is a Christian, play-based school which offers a development-oriented curriculum in a park-like setting.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd.

Mountain View

940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Improve your skills. Offering: Arts and crafts, computers, digital-camera techniques, ESL, foreign languages, genealogy, high school programs and GED, memoirs, motorcycle-safety training, music and dance, needlework, orchestra, parent education, physical fitness and vocational education. Older-adult classes (55+, $18).

Phillips Brooks School

2245 Avy Ave.

Menlo Park

854-4545

www.phillipsbrooks.org

The Phillips Brooks School, an independent co-educational day school for students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, prepares each student to live a creative, humane and compassionate life, and to be a contributing member of society. The curriculum emphasizes the basic academic disciplines and their integration into everyday life, while developing the foundation for individual scholastic excellence and inspiring an enthusiasm for life-long learning. The overall school experience weaves the intellectual, spiritual, social and physical areas of growth into the fabric that is the Phillips Brooks School community.

Sand Hill School

650 Clark Way

Palo Alto

688-3605

www.sandhillschool.org

info@sandhillschool.org

For young minds, one size doesn't fit all. At Sand Hill School, find what fits best for each child. At Children's Health Council. Grades K-3. 6:1 student/teacher ratio.

School for Independent Learners

909 North San Antonio Road

Los Altos

650-941-4350

www.sileducation.com

Private WASC-accredited high-school. One-to-one and small-group instruction. FT and PT enrollment. UC-approved college prep, honors, and AP coursework. Individualized curriculum. Self-paced, and mastery-based: failure is not an option. Also: tutoring, test prep, and college counseling. Open every day, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Start anytime.

St. Joseph Catholic School

1120 Miramonte Ave.

Mountain View

650-967-1839

www.sjmv.org

St. Joseph Catholic School offers a comprehensive curriculum with an emphasis on religion, language arts, mathematics, social studies and science. In addition to the core curriculum, St. Joseph's also offers a fine arts program, computer instruction and physical education.

Trinity School

2650 Sand Hill Road

Menlo Park

650-854-0288

www.trinity-mp.org

admission@trinity-mp.org

Early childhood through grade 5. Trinity School encourages preschool to grade 5 children from all backgrounds to love learning. Trinity fosters rigorous academics grounded in child-centered content. The legacy of a Trinity education is a curious mind and a discerning heart.

Woodland School

360 La Cuesta Drive

Portola Valley

650-854-9065

www.woodland-school.org

Preschool-8th grade. Woodland School's focus is a challenging academic program with a strong enrichment program of art, music, drama, computers, gymnastics and physical education. Science, math and technology are an integral part of the 5th-8th grade experience. Extended Care is offered 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call for a brochure or to set up a tour.

Yew Chung International School (YCIS)

310 Easy St.

Mountain View

650-903-0986

www.ycef.com/sv

YCIS provides multi-cultural and bilingual, English and Mandarin Chinese, education to children from preschool to 5th grade. Yew Chung education aims to liberate the joy of learning within each child. No prior Chinese experience is required.

Comments

There are no comments yet for this post

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields