Spring Hill- Advanced School of Santa Cruz

250 California Street,
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060-0950
Tel: (831)427-2641
Grades: K - 8 | 156 students
Vision Statement:  To provide students with a challenging, wholistic education while nurturing confidence and creativity, and to foster responsible stewards of our world who are inspired to make a global impact. Mission Statement: We deliver a rewarding, customized, individually-paced educational experience to high-aptitude, movtivated and often gifted K-8 students.
Spring Hill School is a community where we know each student; we offer an innovative learning environment that supports the development of lifelong learners and inspires students to be engaged contributors to society.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Learning Programs Supported High Aptitude Learners, Gifted
Year Founded 1977
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2004

Student Body

Total Students 156 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 37%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Spring Hill- Advanced School of Santa Cruz Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Average Class Size 17 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,800
% on Financial Aid 15%
Average Financial Aid Grant $4,700
Admissions Director Elissa Tomlin
Admissions Associate Sylvie Hill

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Dance, Flag Football, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballDance,
Flag FootballTennis,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess, Hip Hop Dance, Kids Art, Lego Robotics, Music, Photography, Rock Band, Student Council, Tech Club, Tumbling, Typing Chess, Hip Hop Dance, Kids Art, Lego Robotics, Music, Photography, Rock Band, Tech Club, Tumbling, Typing, Student Council,

School Notes:

    • Two full time teachers in Kindergarten class ratio 8:1
    • Class size limit of 16 students
    • Strong emphasis on hands on learning & individualized programs in reading and math — children work at their own pace
    • Exceptional language arts, math, algebra, science & life lab programs
    • Spanish classes begin in Kindergarten, Latin begins in 4th grade
    • Fine arts: music, drama and studio art
    • Before and after school care
    • After school optional enrichment programs: Lego Robotics, Fine Art, Tumbling/Gymnastics, Chess, Music lessons- Guitar and Piano, and  sports programs: volleyball, basketball, tennis, various field sports

    Profile last updated: 09/23/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Brightpath (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Brightpath (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Holy Cross School (0.9 miles away)
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  • Santa Cruz Brightpath    
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    849 Almar Ave Ste C-202
    Santa Cruz , CA , 95060
    (831)466-0444
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    0.6  mi  |  6  students  |  Gr.  6-11
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    New Horizons School
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    Po Box 3683
    Santa Cruz , CA , 95063
    (831)475-0133
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  • Santa Cruz
    Gateway School    
    126 Eucalyptus Ave
    Santa Cruz , CA , 95060
    (831)423-0341
    0.9  mi  |  272  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Santa Cruz
    Holy Cross School
    (Roman Catholic)
    150 Emmet
    Santa Cruz , CA , 95060
    (831)423-4447
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.9  mi  |  218  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Santa Cruz
    MCP Middle & High School (Monterey Coast Prep)
    Alternative School
    117 Fern Street, Suite 150
    Santa Cruz , CA , 95060
    (831)458-9800
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    1.5  mi  |  30  students  |  Gr.  6-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended September 26, 2013 - Spring Hill has exceeded our expectations of what a school could be! Excellent motivated and creative teachers who meet the students individual needs to help each child reach their full potential. Our child is being challenged and learning above the grade level, but most importantly our child loves to come to school and never wants to miss a day! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended May 21, 2012 - We love the reduced instructional hours and many fun field trips. The school culture is a charming blend of privileged and provincial. The school screens out sub-advanced students in order to control the quality of our child''s peer group. This school has it all! - Posted by Parent

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