This year, Almaden Country School third grader Rose Smith, with help from her family, is organizing a Valentine's Day card and gift drive right here on campus.
Welcome to ACS. Our safe, welcoming, and joyful school features small class sizes, enthusiastic and caring teachers, and a low-stress, high-opportunity learning environment. ACS is a place where children grow into confident, curious, prepared learners who thrive in high school, college, and beyond. At Almaden Country School, we discover the gifts in every child.From The Head Of SchoolPhilosophy & Mission
S.T.E.A.M. activities in our science classes integrate science, technology, engineering, art, and math, challenging students with projects that enable collaboration, provide experience with the engineering design process, and encourage students to think like scientists. Learning to make a robot move, designing real-world inventions, or coding to make a 3D object, our S.T.E.A.M. lessons develop empirical, resilient, and curious students.
Singing on stage in our renowned drama program, playing on a team in a no-cut sport, or making blankets for pediatric cancer patients at Benioff Children's Hospital in our service leadership program, the ACS curriculum nurtures creativity, teamwork, and ethics in our students across the grade levels.
Panning for gold in a pioneer reenactment, identifying invasive species at a nearby creek bed, and observing seals from a sea kayak -- learning at ACS extends beyond the classroom with hands-on, minds-on experiences that bring lessons to life.
Parents gather at ACS at morning carpool and linger on campus for hours; the entire school community gathers for the Fun Run, Food Truck Fridays, the Pumpkin Carving, the Mixer, and our annual ASSETS art exhibit and talent show; hundreds of parent volunteers staff these events and take roles supporting ACS classrooms, intramural sports, drama productions, and more. At ACS, our sense of community is our greatest strength.Learn More
Schools like mine center on the belief that every child is important, and that children are living manifestations of our hope for the future.
What if I told you that as an educator and school leader, I believe you should get your children smartphones and grant them access to digital media and social networks, without supervision or limits, once they're in about fifth grade?
Dr. Jorgenson offers a reason you might not have considered