Carden Day School Of San Jose

1980 Hamilton Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
Tel: (408)626-8008
Grades: PK-8 | 191 students
Carden Day School Of San Jose strives to nurture and develop the whole child through classic academic structure, rich fine arts, science and technology programs, service opportunities, and an environment filled with respect and humor.  Knowing that artisitc and intellectual expression must come from within, teachers at Carden Day School integrate knowledge from year to year and grade to grade so that information is not isolated, but woven seamlessly.
The students are accustomed to small group instruction in reading and math allowing for maximum attention to be paid to each individual during active instruction, so the child can develop at his/her own rate.
Others are able to work independently, fostering intellectual stamina, developing critical thinking skills and the ability to rely on oneself as well.
Life lessons in courtesy, responsiblity, and gratitude are integrated into our teaching philosophy.
Education is multi-faceted, and Carden Day School celebrates every aspect of knowledge, from academic facts to social graces, and all that's in between. 

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Carden Educational Foundation
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 2002

Student Body

Total Students 191 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Carden Day School Of San Jose Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Abacus Mental Math, After School Art: Art Explorers with Mrs. Teitelbaum, Arts and Crafts, Badminton Club, BasketBall: Rebound Academy, Beginning Mandarin, Big Kicks Soccer, Bollywood Dance, CLAP Arts Dance, Chess Club, Debate Club/Model UN, Engineering For Kids, French Club, Gardening, Intermediate Mandarin, International Club, Karate: Kickin' It, Literary Magazine, Puppets and Oragmai, Robotics Club, Spanish, Strategic Game Club Badminton Club, Chess Club, French Club, Gardening, Robotics Club, Spanish, Abacus Mental Math,
After School Art: Art Explorers with Mrs. Teitelbaum,
Arts and Crafts,
BasketBall: Rebound Academy,
Beginning Mandarin,
Big Kicks Soccer,
Bollywood Dance,
CLAP Arts Dance,
Debate Club/Model UN,
Engineering For Kids,
Intermediate Mandarin,
International Club,
Karate: Kickin' It,
Literary Magazine,
Puppets and Oragmai,
Strategic Game Club,

School Notes:

Additionally our core curriculum also offers the following special subjects, programs, and academic competitions:
  • Computers (4th-8th)
  • Science Labs-including a school sponsored Science Fair (K-5th and 6th-8th), as well as opportunities for Synopsis Science Championship (6th-8th) and the California State Science Fair (6th-8th)
  • Art classes-all mediums including ceramics
  • Music and Chorus- with multiple Music Programs and Plays, and annual Talent Shows
  • French Classes (Pre-K - 8th)-participation in the National French Contest, French Assemblies
  • Latin Classes (6th-8th)
  • Daily P.E. classes; Jump Rope for Heart (American Heart Association) and Jump Rope Assembly
  • Class Assemblies-to promote public speaking/performance and self-confidence
  • Math Competitions: AMC 8 and California Math League, Math Assembly
  • SAT's, Johns Hopkins Awards
  • National Geographic Geography Bee

Carden Day School also offers many  educational and cultural field trips and experiences:
  • Science Camps: Astrocamp, Catalina Island Marine Institute, Marin Headlands Institute, Yosemite National Park
  • Historical East Coast Trip - 8th Grade
  • International Excursions: Canada, China, England, France, Monaco, Spain
  • Field Trips: California Academy of Science, California Theater Company-Sunnyvale, Computer History Museum, DeYoung Museum, Intel Museum, Physics Day at Great America, SF MOMA, Tech Museum of Innovation

Profile last updated: 02/28/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is As-safa Institute/as-safa Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is San Jose Christian School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is San Jose Christian School (0.2 miles away)
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