Children's School At Claremont Mckenna College

654 E. 6th Street
Claremont, CA 91711-0917
     Tel: (909)621-8086
Grades: NS - K | 72 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 kindergarten.
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

Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - Kindergarten
Year Founded 1936

Student Body

Total Students 72 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 31%
State avg.: 44%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
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.

Profile last updated: 10/23/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Young People Corporation Academy (0.8 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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  • ClaremontKiddie Academy
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    0.5 mi | 77 students | Gr. K                      
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  • UplandYoung People Corporation Academy
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    UplandCA 91786
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    0.8 mi | 28 students | Gr. PK-12                      
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