Golden Hills School

1060 Suncast Lane,
El Dorado Hills, CA, 95762-0957
Tel: (916)933-0100
Grades: PK - 8 | 212 students
Golden Hills School Mission Statement

“Golden Hills School is a close, diverse community dedicated to inspiring a love of learning and empowering each child to achieve his or her personal best.
We provide an enriched educational environment that fosters a culture of integrity, respect and service to others.
With high standards in academics and character development, we prepare students to be confident and successful global citizens.”

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1992

Student Body

Total Students 212 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 19%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Golden Hills School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 90%
Average Class Size 20 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $9,150
Tuition Notes Jr. Kindergarten tuition = $535/ 10 months (5 half days/week) K to 5th Grades tuition = $9,150 6th to 8th Grades tuition = $9,300
Acceptance Rate 75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jim Gaines

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballGolf,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 02/22/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Guiding Hands School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Guiding Hands School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori Manor (5.5 miles away)
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  • El Dorado Hills Guiding Hands School
    Special Education School
    4900 Windplay Drive
    El Dorado Hills , CA , 95762
    (916)939-0553
    Special Education School
    0.1  mi  |  171  students  |  Gr.  NS-12
  • El Dorado Hills
    El Dorado Hills KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    3959 Park Drive
    El Dorado Hills , CA , 95762
    (916)939-0391
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.6  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • El Dorado Hills
    Holy Trinity School
    (Roman Catholic)
    3115 Tierra De Dios Drive
    El Dorado Hills , CA , 95762
    (530)677-3591
    (Roman Catholic)
    3  mi  |  337  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Folsom Lexington Hills KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    295 S. Lexington Drive
    Folsom , CA , 95630
    (916)983-6169
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    4.3  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Folsom
    The Phoenix Schools
    650 Willard Dr
    Folsom , CA , 95630
    (916)353-0185
    5.2  mi  |  334  students  |  Gr.  KG-8

School Reviews

  • Recommended February 27, 2013 - Our family loves GHS for its small, welcoming, comfortable environment that is encouraging and challenging for my two children. Even though my kids are young, the buddy system has really immersed them into whole school community - students and teachers of every grade know my kids as they move around campus throughout the day. My kids are receiving great instruction in the core subjects as well as spanish, music and technology. My kids are excited about what they are learning and eager to return to school each day. They are making great friendships, and I am too. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended February 22, 2013 - Our kids have been at GHS for several years now and the school just continues to get better. The new Head of School is incredibly dedicated and very experienced in private school education. She and the other administrators as well as the teachers care so deeply about all of the kids. With one small class per grade of about 20-22 kids, each teacher has really gotten to know my children and they personnally work to ensure their success. The community is great and the facilities are wonderful. It''s kind of a hidden gem in the Latrobe Business Park, but we love it. It''s just a safe, warm and inviting place where the kids can really flourish. I highly recommend visiting if you are looking at private schools. Just wait until you see how polite and well-mannered the kids are there and you will know why we have kept our kids there throughout elementary and we plan to continue all the way through eighth grade. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended February 22, 2013 - My daughter is in middle school and this is her second year at Golden Hills. She loves it! The campus is much nicer than the prior private school she attend and the teachers have all been excellent. I highly recommend it. Also the children are all well mannered and polite. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended February 21, 2013 - My kids love this school! I have 1 in elementary and 1 in middle school, we have been here 3 years, and we have had a wonderful experience. The close-knit environment welcomed our family when we moved to the area, my kids have had great teachers, and we h ave made wonderful family friends. The academics are strong, there are a lot of extracurricular activities, and the environment allows kids to develop into solid human beings without the peer pressure, bullying and cliques you would see in the overcrowded public schools. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended January 28, 2012 - The GHS students and parents are wonderful and committed to academics, character, and family. The class sizes are small and the teachers, as well as the administration know my child. - Posted by Parent

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