Children's School At Claremont Mckenna College

654 E. 6th Street,
Claremont, CA, 91711-0917
Tel: (909)621-8086
Grades: NS - 3 | 84 students
The Children's School has been part of the Claremont Colleges since its founding in 1936.
It is a school for children age two through the third grade.
We have a developmental and total language learning approach to the education of young children, and believe in an eclectic approach to early childhood education.
Play is children's work and is their primary avenue to understanding their world.
Great importance is given to play of all kinds in our school day, both directed and self-directed.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 3
Year Founded 1936

Student Body

Total Students 84 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 31%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Children

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 20%
Average Class Size 18 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate 80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Sheri Ripley

School Notes:

  • "The prime purpose throughout is not to impart knowledge to the child, but to lead the child to observe and to think." ~~Friederich Froebel, Educator and founder of the first kindergarten This quote sums up our philosophy and approach to early childhood education. We are here to help encourage and enable children to be leaders.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Western Christian School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori Academy of Upland (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori Academy of Upland (0.3 miles away)
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  • Upland Montessori Academy of Upland
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    235 E. Foothill Blvd.
    Upland , CA , 91786
    (909)621-1603
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    0.3  mi  |  59  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Claremont Kiddie Academy    
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    663 E Foothill Blvd
    Claremont , CA , 91711
    (909)621-5112
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    0.5  mi  |  77  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Montclair International Montessori School
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    9185 Monte Vista Ave
    Montclair , CA , 91763
    (909)398-1077
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    1  mi  |  79  students  |  Gr.  K-6
  • Claremont Our Lady Of The Assumption School
    (Roman Catholic)
    611 West Bonita Avenue
    Claremont , CA , 91711
    (909)626-7135
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.1  mi  |  397  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Claremont
    Foothill Country Day School
    (Nonsectarians)
    1035 Harrison Ave
    Claremont , CA , 91711
    (909)626-5681
    (Nonsectarians)
    1.5  mi  |  258  students  |  Gr.  K-8

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