VanDamme Academy

Tel: (949)510-4861
Grades: K - 8 | 131 students
The proper goal of education is to foster the conceptual development of the child—to instill in him the knowledge and cognitive powers needed for mature life.
It involves taking the whole of human knowledge, selecting that which is essential to the child’s conceptual development, presenting it in a way that allows the student to clearly grasp both the material itself and its value to his life, and thereby supplying him with both crucial knowledge and the rational thinking skills that will enable him to acquire real knowledge ever after.
This is a truly progressive education—and parents and students should settle for nothing less.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8

Student Body

Total Students 131 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 27%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade VanDamme Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 33%
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(We allow the children to dress as they please as long as the clothing are appropriate for a school environment.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $10,950
Acceptance Rate 80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kate Watkins

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic Chess Club, Art Club, Drama Club, Spanish Art Club, Drama Club, Spanish, Academic Chess Club,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 01/29/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Laguna Niguel Jr Academy (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Aliso Viejo Christian School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is CCLC at Ziggurat Child Development Center (1 miles away)
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  • Aliso Viejo Aliso Viejo Christian School
    (Other Lutheran)
    1 Orion
    Aliso Viejo , CA , 92656
    (949)389-0300
    (Other Lutheran)
    0.4  mi  |  371  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Aliso Viejo
    St. Mary's School
    (Christian)
    7 Pursuit
    Aliso Viejo , CA , 92656
    (949)448-9027
    (Christian)
    0.7  mi  |  715  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • Laguna Niguel CCLC at Ziggurat Child Development Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    24000 Avila Rd. Suite 3409
    Laguna Niguel , CA , 92677
    (949)360-2004
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  PK-NS
  • Laguna Niguel
    Vine Preparatory Academy
    (Christian)
    27632 El Lazo
    Laguna Niguel , CA , 92677
    (949)280-8641
    (Christian)
    1.2  mi  |  57  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Laguna Niguel
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    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    24291 Avila Rd
    Laguna Niguel , CA , 92677
    (949)831-8887
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.4  mi  |  10  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG

School Reviews

  • Recommended June 25, 2013 - We think the school is wonderful for our children. This is the first school they have been thrilled to be at. We also see great improvement in the kids'' academic work, and more importantly, they are interested. The teachers'' passion for their profession is also very apparent, and rubs off on the kids. Great little school. - Posted by Parent

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