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Publication Date: Friday, May 09, 2003

Class Guide Class Guide (May 09, 2003)


Admissions Academy
955 Alma St., Ste. B, Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 463-5530

Every month, Admissions Academy hosts college admissions seminars aimed at educating the community about the college admissions process. The topics range from SAT planning to extracurricular profile development, and the seminars are offered at no cost. Please call for seminar dates or to set up a personal complimentary college planning session with one of Admissions Academy's expert counselors.

Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP)
744 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303, (650) 493-4430,

ITP offers distance learning courses in the areas of transpersonal studies, creative expression, spiritual psychology, women's spiritual development, and wellness counseling. Each course is designed for the independent learner and includes individual supervision with a mentor who is an expert in the field of study. Course content emphasizes the integrative study of mind, body and spirit, and its practical application to the student's personal and professional life.

Stanford University Continuing Studies Program

Building 590, Room 103, Stanford, CA 94305, (650) 725-2650,,

Registration begins May 19 for more than 60 Summer Quarter evening and weekend courses, workshops and events. Courses are taught by Stanford instructors and are open to all adults in the Bay Area. Take classes on a part-time basis for intellectual enrichment -- both personal and professional. Courses in Art & Architecture, Business, Communication, Creative Writing, Drama, Film, History, Languages, Literature, Music, Personal Development and Science. Five- and six-week courses available. Instruction begins June 23.


Menlo College
1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, CA 94027, (650) 543-3753

Menlo College is a premier small college of business management education on the West coast. Located in Atherton, with almost 700 students, Menlo offers a traditional day program for freshmen and transfer students, as well as an evening program for working adults.


Argentine Tango
Palo Alto, CA, (650) 463-4940

Taught at the Lucie Stern Ballroom, Palo Alto by longtime dance instructor Becky Boosalis.

Brazilian Dance Classes
1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 463-4940

Taught by Anita Lusebrink with thanks to the City of Palo Alto Arts and Culture Division. Six-week session starts June 30. Mondays and/or Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. at the Lucie Stern Center Ballroom.

Congolese African Drumming
Palo Alto, (650) 325-1566

Congolese African Dance class with Regine Ndounda, drumming by Massengo. Ongoing, Sundays, 3:30-5 p.m. The Dance Studio, Cubberley Community Center, Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. $12 drop-in.

Dance Connection
4000 Middlefield Road, L-5, Palo Alto, CA 94303, (650) 322-7032,,

Dance Connection offers classes, camps and dance intensive workshops for the summer. Popular dance camps for ages 4-18 include Mini Five's, Mini Camp, Jumpstart, Junior, Dance Camp 2003, and Teen Jazz Dance Camp. A Ballet Intensive workshop, Jazz Intensive workshop, and classes for ages 3 to adults in the areas of jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical, tap, hip hop, and children's dance complete the summer dance program.

Dance Visions
4000 Middlefield Road, L-3, Palo Alto, CA 94303, (650) 858-2005,

Dance Visions offers a wide variety of dance classes for children/pre-teens (pre-ballet/creative dance, ballet and modern) and adults (ballet, character, modern, contact improv, pilates, hip hop, Caribbean beat, cardio salsa, Feldenkrais, Middle Eastern, jazz conditioning and more). Most classes are co-ed. Drop-ins welcome.

L'Ecole de Danse
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303, (650) 327-4524

"L'Ecole de Danse" (The School of Ballet) French and Russian style, offers ballet classes, full curriculum starting age 6, and adult classes. Professional training. Focus on individual needs and development. School performance May 31 at 7:30 p.m. and June 1 at 4:30 p.m. at Cubberley Community Center Theater.

Palo Alto Salsa
Palo Alto, CA, (650) 463-4940

Taught at the Lucie Stern Community Center by longtime dance instructor Becky Boosalis.

Zohar Dance Company & Studio
4000 Middlefield Road, L-4, Palo Alto, CA 94303, (650) 494-8221,,

Dancers of all levels can experience the splendor of dance at Zohar. Taught by a professional faculty including Ehud Krauss, Daynee Lai-Krauss, Lisa Burnett, Kristine Elliott and Barbara Susco, Zohar offers ongoing classes for adults in jazz, ballet and modern. Studio space is available to rent for rehearsals, classes and workshops.


Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School
333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043, (650) 940-1333,

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Offering the following classes: Calligraphy, ceramics, Chinese brush painting, drawing, gourd workshop, greeting cards, Japanese flower arranging (Ikebana), needle arts, silk painting on scarves, oil/acrylic painting, photography, quilt making and watercolor painting. Older adult classes (55+), $15.

The Play Store
508 University Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 326-9070

Kids art classes at the Play Store! Free, every third Saturday of each month, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Recommended for children ages 4 and up. Call or visit the store for a list of each monthly event.


Back to Fitness
3906 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303, (650) 494-0991

Camp Speed for kids to excel in sports and parents to stay fit with their kids. Movement specialists and physical therapists will focus on improving posture, speed, agility and balance in fun bootcamp. June 16-20 and June 23-27, 5-6 p.m.

Betty Wright Swim Center at C.A.R.
3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 494-1480

Revitalize, energize, exercise, and socialize at the Betty Wright Swim Center @ C.A.R. Improve your health and wellness through aquatic exercise and therapy. Register now for services in the fully accessible, public, warm-water (92 degrees), indoor therapeutic pool in Palo Alto. Staffed by knowledgeable, friendly, and professional swim instructors and therapists. Adult classes include: Aqua Aerobics, Arthritis Therapy, Deep Water Fitness, Health Back and Body, Pre and Post Natal, and Water Work. Youth classes include: Learn to Swim, Parent & Tot, and private and semi-private swim lessons. Relaxation focus includes Ai Chi, Aquatic Massage, Suspended Relaxation, and Watsu. Hours: Monday - Thursday, 6:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed Sunday. Open year-round.

Body Therapy Center
368 California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 328-9400,

Since 1983, Body Therapy Center, a state-approved school for massage and bodywork, has offered classes to both professional and the community at large. Offering 1,125 hours of professional certification courses, dozens of continuing education classes and a wide variety of community workshops. Prices begin at $40. Please call for a full schedule and price list.

California Yoga Center
570 Showers Drive, Ste. 5, Mountain View, CA 94040, (650) 947-9642,

The California Yoga Center offers classes for beginning to advanced yoga students. Instructors specialize in Iyengar-style yoga, which cultivates strength, endurance, flexibility and relaxation. Ongoing yoga classes are scheduled every day and include special classes for back care and prenatal. Weekend workshops explore a variety of yoga-related topics.

Center of Balance
1220 Pear Ave., Ste. I, Mountain View, CA 94043, (650) 967-6414,

Center of Balance is a yoga and pilates studio offering a variety of drop-in classes morning, noon and evening. Also offering private and group training with certified instructors by appointment. For beginners to advanced practitioners.

Lift Fitness
284 San Antonio Road, Mountain View, CA 94040, (650) 949-3031

Pilates classes: Mat and reformer classes, call for availability. Qi Gong: Tuesdays, 6:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.; Thursdays, 6:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School
333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043, (650) 940-1333,

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Be fit! Offering classes in Afro Brazilian dancing, belly dancing, Feldenkrais, jazz dance, hiking, mat Pilates, Qigong, stretch and flex, Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi, and yoga. Older adult classes (55+), $15.

Page Mill YMCA
755 Page Mill Road, Bldg. B, Palo Alto, CA, (650) 858-0661
Open 7 days a week, Monday - Friday, 5 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. conveniently located at the corner of Page Mill Road and El Camino Real, in the Page Mill Place business center. Classes offered include: Low & Tone Aerobics; Body Works Conditioning; Low Impact Cardio; Fit Ball/Core Conditioning; Cardio Bootcamp; Spinning; YWalkers; Restorative Yoga; Spin & Core Conditioning; Step II; Spinning & Sculpt; and Cardio Kickboxing.

Palo Alto Family YMCA
3412 Ross Road, Palo Alto, CA, (650) 856-9622

This Family YMCA offers a 12-week Personal Fitness Program, designed to take the unfit individual from inactive to active, and helps members make a commitment to physical activity, includes weekly meetings with a strength trainer. Free for facility members.

Planet Martial Arts Academy of Mountain View
2584 Leghorn Ave., Ste. A, Mountain View, CA 94041, (650) 969-4570

Tae-Kwon-Do with Mr. Elmore Foreman. Classes Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. at 4:15 & 5:15 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Join directly through Planet or try it out through Palo Alto Dept. of Recreation -- Lucie Stern or Mitchell Park centers.

Reach Fitness Club
707 High St., Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 327-3224

Reach Fitness Club has been a part of Palo Alto for 20 years and offers a wide variety of classes -- from yoga to step to cardiodance -- to help you improve your health, trim your figure, and lift your spirits. With some membership dues still less than $50 per month, now is definitely the time to join the Reach community.

Reach Pilates Studio
732 Emerson St., Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 289-8459

Reach Pilates Studio is a great place to learn about a fantastic workout for both your body and your mind. Pilates improves flexibility, strength, and overall body awareness. It strengthens muscles without bulk. Classes start as low as $25 per session, or your could try personal training with some of the top instructors in the area. Ask about the introductory special.

Taijiquan Tutelage of Palo Alto
3790 El Camino Real, P.O. Box 185, Palo Alto, CA 94306, (650) 327-9350,

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. Call for complete information and free literature, or visit the Web site.

Yoga Center of Palo Alto
541 Cowper St., Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 322-9642

The first yoga center in Palo Alto. All levels of classes from beginning to advanced. Based on the teachings of BKS Iyengar, author of "Light on Yoga." Physical poses, breathing exercises and relaxation. Develop a strong, flexible body and a quiet mind. Beautiful studio and excellent instruction.

Yoga is Youthfulness
590 Castro St., Mountain View, CA 94041, (650) 964-5277,

Yoga classes for all levels and ages. Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Iyengar and Bikram. $13 drop-in. Second class free.

158 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 328-9642,

Offering daily hatha yoga classes in the Bikram, Vinyasa and Power yoga methods. Also offering a weekly prenatal yoga class. Please visit the Web site for more information.


German Class
50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 329-3752,

Conversational German covering speaking, reading, writing and basic grammar. The instructor, a college-credentialed teacher with a master's degree, studied in Germany with the Stanford-in-Germany program. Tuesday evenings: June 17 - July 15, 7-9 p.m., $45. Call for registration.

Language Arts
405 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 329-1731,,

Language Arts would like to welcome you as a new student in its Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese or Spanish program. The professional and customized teaching approach is enhanced with equally enthusiastic and native-speaking teachers, teaching in a very colorful and elegant environment. Please contact Katja Serang for information about group classes (starting May 12), open house (May 10, noon - 4 p.m.) and ongoing private classes.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School
333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043, (650) 940-1333,

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Learn or practice a language! Offering classes in American Sign Language, Chinese, French, and Spanish. Older adult classes (55+), $15.


Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP)
744 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303, (650) 493-4430,

ITP offers distance learning courses in the areas of transpersonal studies, creative expression, spiritual psychology, women's spiritual development, and wellness counseling. Each course is designed for the independent learner and includes individual supervision with a mentor who is an expert in the field of study. Course content emphasizes the integrative study of mind, body and spirit, and its practical application to the student's personal and professional life.

Seido Karate Do Bay Area
P.O. Box 469, San Mateo, CA 94401, (650) 342-2232,

Classes for men, women and children. In Palo Alto and San Francisco.


Camp Galileo
Palo Alto, Woodside and Menlo Park, (800) 854-3684,

Camp Galileo is a unique art, science and outdoor day camp created in partnership with the Tech Museum of Innovation and Klutz, Inc. for kids in grades 1-7. Locations: El Carmelo Elementary School, Palo Alto; Woodside School, Woodside; and Oak Knoll School, Menlo Park. $299 per week.

George Rubin
Palo Alto, CA, (650) 424-1940

Private lessons for all ages in Hebrew, Judaica and Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutoring.

3912 Portola Drive, Ste. 10, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, (800) 987-7530,

If you are passionate about good health, natural food and working in the integrative health care field, IET's innovative, state approved Nutrition Consultant Training program is for you.

Sally Ride Science Camp
Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, (888) 472-4386,

Sally Ride Science Club has teamed up with Galileo Educational Services to create Sally Ride Science Camp, an overnight camp at Stanford University for girls entering grades 6-9. This camp, operating for a total of three, one-week sessions (starting June 22), offers girls an opportunity to explore science and engineering and have fun in a safe and dynamic environment. $1,050 per week.

Tech Museum of Innovation
201 S. Market St., San Jose, CA 95113, (408) 795-6107,

The Tech Summer Camps are back -- bigger and better than ever! The Tech Summer Camps offer kids ages 9-13 full and half-day technology, science, and math classes at the world-class Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose. June 23 - Aug. 1. Please visit the Web site for pricing.


Cantabile Children's Chorus
688 Dana St., Mountain View, CA, (650) 969-4095,

Cantabile's Summer music Day Camp. Monday - Friday, Aug. 11-15. For boys and girls ages 6 to 10. Activities include choral rehearsal, music theory, musical games, movement, arts and crafts, and more. Tuition $200 - $250. Camp takes place at Foothills Congregational Church, Los Altos.

Chinese Brush Painting
Palo Alto, CA, (650) 948-1503

Chinese Brush Painting with Anna Wu Weakland -- master calligrapher and painter. Class meets eight Tuesdays, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Classes held at the Cubberley Studio in Palo Alto. Learn to paint with minimum strokes and achieve maximum results. The techniques of all the popular subject matters will be taught. Beginners and advanced students welcome.

Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA)
220 View St., Mountain View, CA 94041, (650) 961-0342,

Spring into summer! Sixty creative camps for grades K-8 beginning June 16: Miniature Theater, Mural Mania, Wearable Art, Construction Zone, and much more. Early-childhood program (ages 18 months - 5 years): Adventures in music, art or ceramics. Sketching for Travelers Workshops (adults only). Music lessons and classes for all ages, including adults: Musicianship for Singers, jazz combos, Intro to Keyboard, Violin or Guitar, chamber music groups, Music and Computers, and more. Private music lesson registration by appointment. Multi-lingual faculty of 75+ professionals. Tuition aid offered.

Congolese African Drumming
Menlo Park, (650) 325-1566

Congolese African Drumming class with Maboukaka. Mixed-level, beginners welcome. Extra drums available. Ongoing, Tuesdays, 7:30-10 p.m. Peninsula School, Menlo Park. $10 drop-in.

El Camino Youth Symphony
2439 Birch St., Ste. 3, Palo Alto, CA 94306, (650) 327-2611,

El Camino Youth Symphony is currently accepting applications for its Summer Workshops, July 14-25, and its 2003-2004 season (Sept. 2003 - May 2004). There are openings for young musicians ages 6-18, all instruments. Auditions are being held for all orchestras and ensembles, ranging from beginning through advanced levels.

German School of Silicon Valley
310 Easy St., Mountain View, CA 94043, (650) 254-0748,,

Summerschool/German immersion program. A highly motivated staff and small groups (maximum 10 kids per group) guarantee a perfect start in a bilingual world. First session: June 30 - July 11 (main focus: rehearsing a German musical); 2nd session: July 14-25 (main focus: literature, art, music and sport). Hours are 9 a.m. - noon and 1-3 p.m. One hour supervised lunch break in between, please bring your own food. Drop off at 8 a.m. possible. Age groups: PS (2-4 years), K/1 (5-6 years), 2/3 (7-9 years) and 4/5 (10-11 years). Cost: $740 per session with 20 percent due at registration.

Gryphon Stringed Instruments
211 Lambert Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306, (650) 493-2131,

Offering group classes and individual lessons for guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, harp, dulcimer, bass and violin. Open from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday - Thursday; 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday. The new series of group classes begins the week of June 9.

LifePlays Improv
P.O. Box 1985, El Granada, CA 94018, (650) 726-9080,

Tap into your capacity for full presence, spontaneous expression, and creative connection through simple improvisational theatre games. Profound fun. Six-week sessions meet weekly. Also intermediate/advanced scenework and character classes. Classes held in Palo Alto.

Mindlab Learning Center
970 O'Brien Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025, (650) 328-8338,

Mindlab is a Digidesign-authorized Pro School dedicated exclusively to Pro Tools training. Ongoing classes for all levels of Pro Tools: Pro Tools Basics, $1,100; Pro Tools Essentials for the Production Environment, $1,100; Pro Tools Techniques for Music Production, $900; Pro Tools Techniques for Audio-Post Production, $900; Advanced Pro Tools Techniques for Music Production, $1,500; and Advanced Pro Tools Techniques for Audio-Post Production, $1,500. "Pro Tools Operator" and "Pro Tools Expert" certification and multiple course discounts available.

Pacific Art League
668 Ramona St., Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 321-3891

Draw, paint, print, sculpt. Fifty-five classes taught by professional artists. Kids, adults, beginners, advanced. Small classes. Fees vary. Summer session runs June 30 - August 31. Register now!


Common Ground

559 College Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306, (650) 493-6072,

Common Ground Organic Garden Supply and Education Center offers a variety of summer classes including: "How to Start an Organic Vegetable Garden" on May 10; "Garden Mysticism" on May 17; "Feng Shui in the Garden" on May 24; "Vegetable Garden Solutions" on June 14 and "Grow Biointensive: Composting" on June 21.

63 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 322-4900

Fly-tying class. Learn to catch fish on flies you tied yourself. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes available. Four-week classes meet once a week, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. $100. Pre-registration required. Next class begins May 15. Private fly-casting instruction also available.

Shoreline Aquatic Center
3160 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043, (650) 965-7474

Shoreline Aquatic Center offers windsurfing, sailing and kayaking classes for adults and summer camps for kids. Price range: $50-$345. The Center also rents pedalboats, canoes, kayaks, rowboats, sailboats and windsurfers. Please call for more information.

Spinnaker Sailing School
451 Seaport Court, Redwood City, CA 94063, (650) 363-1390

Spinnaker Sailing offers a range on sailing classes from introductory to advanced coastal cruising. American Sailing Association certification will allow students to charter boats to 50. Classes start weekly. Spinnaker has been teaching since 1980.


Challenger School

3880 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA, (650) 213-8245,

Since 1963, Challenger School has been the choice of parents who know the value of education. Challenger understands that the purpose of education is much more than the mastery of specific knowledge or the memorization of facts. Learning patterns are set early in life, and will be major factors in a child's future success. Children who learn how to learn grow to love thinking and achieving on their own. This independence prepares them to succeed at living happily. At Challenger School, the unique teaching method helps develop students who are excited about both achievement and the process it requires. Their test results -- and their faces -- show it. Open enrollment period has begun, and will continue until classes are full. Challenger has 13 Bay Area locations including Palo Alto, Saratoga and Sunnyvale.

Children's International School (CIS)
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA, (650) 813-9131

CIS provides a strong, hands-on educational program for children grades K-8. In addition to mixed-age classes with 1:10 teacher-to-student ratios, CIS offers a host of unique program features to enrich the fundamentals: intercultural activities including Spanish, Japanese and Latin instruction; music, art, literature, physical education and computers. The goal of CIS is to develop independent learners who have confidence, creativity and critical thinking skills. The school offers a full-day program (7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.) year round.

4000 Middlefield Road, T-1, Palo Alto, CA 94303, (650) 493-5770,

Loving, supportive relationships between teachers and children together with developmentally appropriate practices are the keys to CPSC's special quality. In partnership with parents, CPSC provides children from 6 weeks through 5 years with an excellent, stimulating, fun-filled program, setting the foundation for self-confidence and success.

Emerson School
4251 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306, (650) 424-1267,

Year-round, all-day, Montessori-based education for children grades 1-8. Emerson offers an individualized curriculum, strong fundamental academic preparation, an emphasis on personal values, and a focus on thinking skills. Contact Leah for more information or to sign up for an open house.

Enlighten School
1919 Annette Lane, Los Altos, CA 94024, (650) 938-2473

Enlighten School offers an enriched dual-immersion based Chinese-English bilingual preschool program. Offering part-time program (9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.), Monday - Friday. Accepting children ages 2 years and 9 months to 6 years.

3912 Portola Drive, Ste. 10, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, (800) 987-7530,

The IET Natural Chef Training program is state approved. Resigned to teach students the essential tools of the natural food culinary trade. Learn to prepare rejuvenating cuisine without sacrificing taste, texture or aesthetic beauty.

1200 O'Brien Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025, (650) 330-6429,

Accredited non-profit offering job training and job placement assistance in many vocational fields, from construction and office skills to high tech. Classes are full-time (30 hours per week), with some available in the evenings. Also day and evening GED preparation, ESL, job search skills training, youth programs and more. Low or no cost depending on income.

Primary Plus
333 Eunice Ave., Mountain View, CA 94041, (650) 967-3780

Preschool and infant center. Immediate openings: 3 months to 5 years. Enrichment programs include on-site dance classes, computers and extended daycare. Please call for more information.

St. Francis High School
1885 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View, CA 94040, (650) 968-1213, ext. 446, programs

St. Francis High School in Mountain View will host Summer at St. Francis, a sumemr program offering a variety of fun and creative academic classes for 6th-12th graders. The two-week middle school camps are ideal for students interested in expanding their writing or math skills, or learning new artistic, band or musical theater techniques. The high school curriculum provides summer courses for students seeking SAT I & II preparation, or the opportunity to repeat an acedemic course for credit. The middle school camps run June 16-27 and June 30 - July 11 at $250 per session. The high school program runs June 16 - July 25 at $300 per course.

St. Nicholas School
12816 S. El Monte Ave., Los Altos Hills, CA 94022, (650) 941-4056

St. Nicholas School has been educating students in the community for 50 years. The aim is to nurture and challenge the whole child -- academically, spritually and physically. St. Nicholas School provides a close-knit community atmosphere for students in grades K-8.

The Roberts School
641 Coleman Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025, (650) 322-3535

The Roberts School offers pre-school, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, and has been family owned and operated since 1975. Children enjoy a program incorporating age-appropriate academics and a wide variety of developmental, hands-on enrichment activities such as: cooking, art, music, gymnastics, science, gardening and more.


Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022, (650) 949-7777,

Foothill College offers more than 1,000 classes every 12 weeks, from Accounting to Martial Arts to Web Publishing. Whether you are looking to upgrade your current job skills, change careers or simply take a class for your own personal enrichment, Foothill College has the courses you want. Summer quarter begins June 30. Registration runs June 2-25. Register via phone, on-line or in person.

Gamble Garden
1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 329-1356,

Gamble Garden offers workshops and lectures for a variety of interests. The upcoming schedule through June includes: Garden Photography, Cooking with Herbs, Making Tussie Mussies, Medicinal Uses of Herbs, Garden Tour with Designer, Twilight Storytime for Children, Salvias, Color in the Garden and Curator's Lecture at the Cantor Arts Center. Plant Clinics with the Master Gardeners are offered on the second Saturday of each month.

Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP)
744 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303, (650) 493-4430,

ITP offers distance learning courses in the areas of transpersonal studies, creative expression, spiritual psychology, women's spiritual development, and wellness counseling. Each course is designed for the independent learner and includes individual supervision with a mentor who is an expert in the field of study. Course content emphasizes the integrative study of mind, body and spirit, and its practical application to the student's personal and professional life.

Montecito School
1468 Grant Road, Los Altos, CA 94024, (650) 968-5957,

The summer school program (June 30 - July 25) offers a wide variety of classes to help enliven your child's summer. Whether you choose to enroll for the regular preschool classes, special classes (gardening, movement & music, etc.) or Special Days, Montecito feels certain that you will be happy with your decision. Please visit the Web site for prices, dates, etc.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School
333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043, (650) 940-1333,

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Improve your skills! Classes offered include: American Sign Language, arts and crafts, dancing, Brazilian drumming, chorus, computers, dance, English as a second language, high school programs, hiking, international relations, foreign languages, mental & physical fitness, needle arts, orchestra, parent education, photography and volunteer opportunities. Older adult classes (55+), $15.


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