Carden Academy Of Almaden

5200 Dent Avenue
San Jose, CA 95118-0408
Tel: (408)265-3392
Grades: K-8
Life is a joy.
And at Carden Academy, we believe that learning should be a joy as well.
By combining a thoughtful, contemporary approach to student learning with traditional values of education we help nurture confident, accomplished children who are ready to take on the challenges and opportunities of life.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other special emphasis association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1973

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Average Class Size 18 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniforms required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,900
Tuition Notes Assessment Interview Fee: $100.00 Registration Fee: $600.00 Tuition (New Student): $13,900.00
Admissions Director Bill Ries, Principal


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. After School Dance, After School Science, Girl Scouts, High School Prep, Music Enrichment, One-on-One Basketball, Scrapbooking, Soccer Shots, Success Chess School, Tae Kwon Do Girl Scouts, Scrapbooking, Soccer Shots, Tae Kwon Do, After School Dance,
After School Science,
High School Prep,
Music Enrichment,
One-on-One Basketball,
Success Chess School,

School Notes

  • Carden Academy is a co-educational, non-sectarian, independent private elementary and middle school. The curriculum emphasizes the interrelationship of the subjects presented. Carden is concerned with development of the whole child. It has a well-rounded program that includes language arts, literature, mathematics, geography, history, science, physical education, French, Mandarin, music, art, and drama. A variety of after school enrichment is also available to every student. Here, you’ll find our students are fully engaged. Each and every one of ourteachers and staff take the time to get to know the students and place anemphasis on individualized attention and small group learning. Ouracademics are challenging, and our curriculum is well rounded. The resultis an education where students are ready for high school, and beyond. Visit our website or, better yet, schedule a visit today. And see whyCarden Academy is a place where children become confident andaccomplished. 

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Sierra Elementary & High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sierra Elementary & High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Justin Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • Santa Clara
    Grades: KG-12 | 100 students
    0.5 miles
    220 Blake Ave # B
    Santa Clara, CA 95051
  • Santa Clara
    Grades: PK-8 | 306 students
    0.5 miles
    2655 Homestead Rd
    Santa Clara, CA 95051
  • Santa Clara
    Live Oak Academy
    Alternative School (Christian)
    Grades: K-12 | 262 students
    0.7 miles
    2499 Homestead Road
    Santa Clara, CA 95050
  • Santa Clara
    Neighborhood Christian Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: K-1 | 126 students
    0.7 miles
    887 Pomeroy Ave
    Santa Clara, CA 95051
  • Santa Clara
    Grades: K | 27 students
    0.8 miles
    1000 Kiely Boulevard
    Santa Clara, CA 95051

School Reviews

We transferred our son to Carden Academy from a top rated public school at the beginning of third grade and couldn't be happier with our decision. The school is very well managed with an impressive staff of teachers and administrators. The Carden philosophy and their teaching strategies have been extremely effective; it is easy to see why it works. In addition to a rich, well rounded curriculum, including foreign language and PE every day, the small class sizes make learning so much easier for all. We also appreciate the strong emphasis the school places on respect for others as well as yourself. We feel fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful school and highly recommend.
- Posted by Parent, 05/12/16
Go to this school. Carden of Almaden is a great school, high standards and amazing results. We have had our kids enrolled at Carden Academy at earlier campus in Santa Clara and was an easy decision to stick with Carden through search for new campus and transition to Almaden. The adminstration, faculty, and families make a great community. In addition to curiculum and standards, many other programs to participate in and grow well rounded minds. Untimately our children are most prepared for high school and continuing into higher education.
- Posted by Parent, 09/19/15
My daughter was in the Kindergarten class last year, and 1st this year, and I could not be more happy with the school. The small group work has allowed her to work at her level, and feel challenged yet supported. The special subject teachers are great. Every day I pick her up, I always ask her what was her favorite part of the day, and it is almost something different. The new song she learned in Spanish, the game they played in PE, the iPads they use on Fridays, the Alice in Wonderland song they learned in music, the drawing she made in computers, the book she picked at the library, etc. The school has a small environment and family feeling, yet has the facilities and space of a larger school. Tons of outdoor space for the kids to run around. I love that they get up to 30 minutes of playground time in the morning between drop off and start of school, plus 2 twenty minute recces times, and daily PE. The teachers and administration are very responsive. I had questions about how my daughter was doing in class, and immediately scheduled a meeting with the teacher and the director of education, where they walked through every question I had, and gave helpful suggestions on how to improve things for her. The school is so smoothly run, everything from morning drop off and pick up routine, teacher escorts from your car with umbrellas on rainy days, and special performances. We look forward to many more years at Carden Academy.
- Posted by Parent, 09/19/15
My son really enjoyed Carden for the past eight years. He enjoy the four wonderful teachers, in Science, English, Math, Computers, and Music. They gave him the essential tools of knowledge and personality to help my son be ready for high school and future.
- Posted by Parent, 07/17/15
Carden Academy of Almaden is a great school. We have three daughters enroll at this school. Ms. Baker is a wonderful math teacher. We love her. Thank you so much Ms. Baker for helping our daughters to improve math. We're looking forward to enroll our new born baby in a next five years.
- Posted by Parent, 07/06/15

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Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in San Jose, CA is $10,462 for elementary schools and $13,608 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Jose, CA is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).