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HILLSBOROUGH, CA SCHOOL DISTRICT: WWW.HCSD.K12.CA.US
The Hillsborough City School District shall work in partnership with students, parents, and other community members to educate the whole child in a nurturing environment and empower each student to become a contributing member and responsible participant in our changing world.
The mission of the Hillsborough City School District is to work in partnership with students, parents, and other community members to educate the whole child in a nurturing environment and to empower each student in becoming a contributing member and responsible participant in our changing world.
This mission statement is viewed as an ongoing continually assessed and adjusted process which engages all students in rigorous powerful learning to achieve the following essential outcomes.
HILLSBOROUGH, CA SCHOOL FOUNDATION: WWW.HSF.ORG
Last year, we raised over $3 million providing critical funding for the educational excellence we expect in Hillsborough. Together, we have pioneered a new approach to public education by making our children and their futures a key priority in our community.
While our community is donating dollars for our schools through the Annual Giving Campaign, we are also participating in HSF Events, which raise substantial revenue through exciting community activities and events. Each fall, HSF Events sponsors the Hillsborough Classic Tennis Tournament and Luncheon, followed in the winter by the Dinner Dance and Auction. We close our school year with Family Fun Day in June, an event which combines the Family Fun Run and Carnival for one great community building affair. Our school year is packed with wonderful events and fundraising, and HSF appreciates the enormous commitment of our families to support excellence in our Hillsborough schools.
HILLSBOROUGH, CA GreatSchools.org : WWW.GREATSCHOOLS.ORG
See reviews of the different schools in Hillsborough, California
MONTESSORI PRE SCHOOL: WWW.BURLINGAMEMONTESSORIINC.ORG
Our programs are aimed at developing the intellectual, emotional and social independence of the child in a multi-cultural setting. Each child is encouraged to develop at their own rate, benefiting from a high level of individual teacher attention and motivation. Our cozy classrooms and stimulating materials make Burlingame Montessori an excellent environment for a child's potential to be guided and nurtured.
The schools are owned and administered by Lynette L. Caron, who recieved her American Montessori Teaching Credential and M.Ed. in 1976 from the College of Notre Dame. We are the sister school of Glen Oaks Montessori.
THE PHILIPS BROOKS PRESCHOOL: WWW.PHILLIPSBROOKS.ORG
The Phillips Brooks School, founded in 1978, is an independent, coeducational day school located in Menlo Park, California. We enroll 276 students in preschool through fifth grade. Class size ranges from 14-16 in the preschool and 18-20 in kindergarten through grade five. Basic subjects are taught in self-contained classrooms, and the specialist teachers provide additional instruction in art, library, music, physical education, science, technology and Spanish.
At Phillips Brooks, we believe that understanding is even more important than getting the correct answer. We maintain a strong academic curriculum that is designed to focus on process more than product. There is a lifetime to learn. Therefore we want our children to develop habits of learning which provide enough joy to sustain their passion for learning well into the future. Of equal importance is the Phillips Brooks commitment to raising students to be good people. Our teachers believe in blending the academic, physical and social aspects of the program with spiritual awareness and understanding.
NORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN HILLSBOROUGH: WWW.NORTH.HCSD.K12.CA.US
545 Eucalyptus Avenue in Hillsboorugh, CA 94010
WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN HILLSBOROUGH: WWW.WEST.HCSD.K12.CA.US
376 Barbara Way in Hillsboorugh, CA 94010
SOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN HILLSBOROUGH: WWW.SOUTH.HCSD.K12.CA.US
303 El Cerrito Avenue in Hillsboorugh, CA 94010
CROCKER MIDDLE SCHOOL IN HILLSBOROUGH: WWW.CROCKERSCHOOL.HCSD.K12.CA.US
2600 Ralston Avenue in Hillsboorugh, CA 94010
BURLINGAME HIGH SCHOOL: WWW.BHS.SCHOOLLOOP.COM
1 Mangini Way, Burlingame, CA 94010 650-558-2899 Phone | 650-558-2852 Fax
HILLSBOROUGH, CA NUEVA PRIVATE SCHOOL PRE K - 8TH GRADE: WWW.NUEVASCHOOL.ORG
Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, The Nueva School is a nationally recognized independent school serving gifted students and emphasizing integrated studies, creative arts, and social-emotional learning. For more than 40 years, Nueva has remained committed to its original vision: to inspire a passion for lifelong learning, foster social and emotional acuity, and develop a child's imaginative mind. Nueva creates a dynamic educational model to enable gifted children to learn how to make choices that will benefit the world.
CRYSTAL SPRINGS UPLANDS SCHOOL GRACE 6-12 : WWW.CSUS.ORG
Our mission statement calls upon us to create a community in which our members can thrive. We want our students and teachers to discover their best. We then seek ways to bring forth that “best self”.
We offer diverse opportunities for students to explore and develop their passions. Small classes, creative learning environments and stimulating colleagues help fuel those interests. Our athletics program, our visual and performing arts and our clubs and extra-curricular activities further foster opportunities for self-discovery, creative expression and personal growth.
Our small classes mean every student is known by his/her teachers and peers. From these small classes come authentic and long-lasting relationships, which, in turn, cultivate profound teaching and learning.
SACRED HEARTS SCHOOL, KINDERGARDEN - 12TH: WWW.SHSCHOOLS.ORG
For over one hundred years Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) has been dedicated to educating the whole child. SHS provides an education that fosters personal and active faith in God, deep respect for intellectual values, social awareness that impels to action, the building of a community as a Christian value, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.
Sacred Heart is committed to the teachings of the Catholic Church while being an open community enriched by faculty, staff and a student body of diverse backgrounds who all strive for a culture rich in heritage and progressive in all areas of academics.
As you view our website, you will see that Sacred Heart Schools is a thoughtful, reflective, vibrant community with outstanding curricular and co-curricular programs. I hope you will have an opportunity to visit our sixty-four acre campus and discover the Sacred Heart spirit for yourself.
CASTILLEJA SCHOOL, MIDDLE SCHOOL - 12TH: WWW.CASTILLEJA.ORG
In 1907, educator Mary Lockey founded Castilleja to prepare women for the academic rigors of a college curriculum, a progressive departure from the status quo, especially on the West Coast. More than 100 years later, Castilleja looks different, but remains true to Miss Lockey's mission to give each young woman an "educated heart." Our core values, the 5cs, also remain the same: conscience, character, courtesy, charity, and courage. And we definitely still challenge the status quo.
Castilleja girls are the doers of the 21st century, the risk takers, leaders, dreamers, and innovators who will change the world. They are, and always have been, Women Learning, Women Leading.
MERCY GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL IN BURLINGAME: WWW.MERCYHSB.COM
Mercy High School, a Catholic college preparatory school, is dedicated to educating young women of all cultural and economic backgrounds for academic excellence, compassionate service, Christian leadership, global awareness, and life-long learning. Rooted in Catherine McAuley's unique vision for women and the poor, Mercy High School is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. The faculty and staff work in collaboration with the Sisters of Mercy to create a Christian community which values hospitality and the dignity of each person. Mercy High School challenges its faculty, staff and students to act with integrity and work for justice.
Mercy education has a long and rich history. One finds its roots in Ireland in the ministry of Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy and her co-workers. These works of Mercy established by Catherine and her followers were marked by a special concern for the needs of the poor, especially women and children.
SERRA HIGH SCHOOL IN SAN MATEO: WWW.SERRAHS.COM
Serra is located in the heart of the Peninsula, between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Our school is much more than an outstanding Catholic college preparatory for young men. It’s a place where classmates become brothers. Teachers become mentors. Ordinary moments become extraordinary experiences. Each student is valued and knows that he belongs.
Serra offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, which includes a rich diversity of classes and an extensive array of AP and Honors courses. Our campus has undergone major renovation during the past five years and will boast new facilities for athletics, science, art, music and journalism by the 2011-2012 school year. Our AP pass rate is 25 points above the national average at 82.7 percent and 99 percent of our graduates go on to college. Serra’s curriculum ensures that all of our graduates meet UC and CSU requirements.
WOODSIDE PRIORY SCHOOL: WWW.WOODSIDEPRIORY.COM
Woodside Priory School is a co-educational, college preparatory school for grades 6-12-a small school by design. It is located on 60 wooded acres, about 30 minutes south of San Francisco, and north of San Jose/Silicon Valley - a safe, rural setting with close access to metropolitan advantages.
Benedictine monks fleeing Communist repression in post-World War II Central Europe founded the campus in 1957. The monks shared a vision of blending the rigorous academic standards of Europe with the culture of freedom, tolerance and "can-do" spirit that they admired in America. Father Egon, one of the founders called his school "an American miracle."
Woodside Priory School is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school in the Benedictine tradition. Our mission is to assist students in becoming lifelong learners and stewards who will productively serve a world in need of their gifts.
Higher Education and Universities
STANFORD UNIVERSITY IN PALO ALTO: WWW.STANFORD.EDU
Stanford is recognized as one of the world’s leading universities. Established more than a century ago by founders Jane and Leland Stanford, the university was designed, as clearly stated in the Founding Grant, to prepare students “for personal success and direct usefulness in life” and “promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization.” Today Stanford University remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing our students to become the next generation of leaders.
Our students have opportunities to participate in a remarkable range of activities: from academic courses taught by renowned professors and opportunities for research, independent study and public service to an extraordinary breadth of extracurricular activities.
BERKELEY UNIVERSITY IN BERKELEY: WWW.BERKELEY.EDU
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus — envisioned as a "City of Learning" — was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.
UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO: WWW.USFCA.EDU
The core mission of the University is to promote learning in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. The University offers undergraduate, graduate and professional students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as persons and professionals, and the values and sensitivity necessary to be men and women for others.
The University will distinguish itself as a diverse, socially responsible learning community of high quality scholarship and academic rigor sustained by a faith that does justice. The University will draw from the cultural, intellectual and economic resources of the San Francisco Bay Area and its location on the Pacific Rim to enrich and strengthen its educational programs.
COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO: WWW.COLLEGEOFSANMATEO.EDU
College of San Mateo is located at the northern corridor of Silicon Valley and situated on a beautiful 153-acre site in the San Mateo hills that provides a panoramic view of San Francisco Bay. Since 1922, CSM has been a gateway to higher education leading to university transfer, career preparation and advancement, and professional and personal development.
The College currently serves approximately 11,000 day, evening and weekend students. CSM students reflect the diversity of the Bay Area and have a range of educational goals. To best serve our students, the curriculum offers a wealth of programs that include traditional, semester-length and short courses in addition to distance learning options.
Students can experience a vibrant campus life to complement classroom learning that includes leadership development, student government, more than 40 student clubs and educational and cultural activities.
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY: WWW.SFSU.EDU
San Francisco State University, located in one of the world's most vibrant and beautiful cities, is a recognized leader in addressing issues both global and close to home. In the global arena, typically SF State enrolls the largest number of international students at any comprehensive university in the U.S., and ranks second among U.S. universities for the number of students who study abroad for an academic year. With a diverse range of students from almost every state and nearly 100 countries, the University community is a perfect setting for learning to succeed in a pluralistic society and global economy. Our highly diverse campus consistently ranks in the top 20 nationwide in awarding undergraduate degrees to minorities. SF State's pioneering commitment to community and civic engagement is prevalent throughout the curriculum. More than 500 courses combine academic study with community involvement, and our location in a center of business, technology and culture provides a laboratory for community-service projects, work-study opportunities and internships.
NOTRE DAME DE NAMUR UNIVERSITY: WWW.NDNU.EDU
Notre Dame de Namur University is a fully accredited, independent, Catholic, co-educational, master's university founded in 1851 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in San Jose and moved to Belmont, California, in 1923.
Come to the campus that's settled in the peaceful, wooded community of Belmont, California - just south of San Francisco, one of the most exciting cities in the world, and at the northern edge of the Silicon Valley, the heart of a metropolitan area filled with the world's leading high tech companies. It's within walking distance of coffee houses and ethnic restaurants. NDNU provides a number of modern facilities including an art gallery, theatre, and computer labs, as you can see on our tour. The campus is a couple hours from redwood forests, Napa Valley, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and four hours from Sierra skiing areas and Lake Tahoe.
CANADA COLLEGE IN REDWOOD CITY: WWW.CANADACOLLEGE.NET
Cañada College is a unique community college. Because it is one of the smallest community colleges in the Bay Area we are more like a private college. Our class sizes are small and our faculty has one mission - to help you achieve your academic goals. You won't find yourself in a large lecture hall being taught by a graduate student. Many members of our faculty have earned Ph.D.'s and they enjoy mentoring students. That's one reason we are historically one of California 's best community colleges when it comes to transferring students to four-year schools.
While we are small, we have a full array of courses that transfer to universities as general education requirements. We also have the first University Center developed in California. It offers bachelor's degrees in nursing, child and adolescent development, business administration, art, and psychology, as well as credential programs. More than 1,000 students are on campus earning degrees in this unique program funded by the California Legislature. Our original and largest partner in this effort is San Francisco State University .
MENLO COLLEGE IN MENLO PARK: WWW.MENLO.EDU
Menlo College's mission is to develop future leaders through a liberal arts-based business education that integrates academic study and fieldwork in a Silicon Valley environment unmatched in its potential for innovation.
Menlo College's size, and its location in one of the world's most entrepreneurial and innovative geographical areas, is enabling the College to create a valuable market niche for itself locally—as well as globally—as Silicon Valley's Business School. And, as the Silicon Valley continues its historic role as a global pioneer in business and industry, Menlo College will develop graduates who are entrepreneurial, innovative, critical thinkers, strategic communicators and team players—men and women who can envision, flourish and lead in a constantly changing global environment.