Prospect Sierra School

960 Avis Drive/2060 Tapscott Ave.,
El Cerrito, CA, 94530-0945
Tel: (510)236-5800
Grades: K - 8 | 470 students
Prospect Sierra students are passionate about learning.
Our exceptional teachers inspire students to seek deep, meaningful understanding; to develop strong academic skills; and to become creative and independent thinkers.
Prospect Sierra cultivates compassion, fairness, respect, and individuality within a community that celebrates diversity, authenticity, and service.
Prospect Sierra School embodies several key assumptions in philosophy and daily practice: that learning is the young person's pathway to personal growth; that school should be both challenging and joyous; that school is a community through which students, teachers and parents develop trust, demonstrate cooperation, show respect, and acquire an understanding of the rights and needs of others; and that diversity, in its many human forms, brings quality and strength to our welcoming and inclusive school.
The school also believes that positive expectations and relationship-based teaching are essential to the learning process.
We intend that our students maintain a lifelong love of learning; to become reflective, critical thinkers; and to become responsible citizens of the global community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1983

Student Body

Total Students 470 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 44%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Prospect Sierra School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 94 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 44%
Average Class Size 24 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(neat, clean, and not distracting)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 11 / Jan. 13
Yearly Tuition Cost $23,600
Tuition Notes There is a generous financial assistance program based on family need. Approximately 36% of our students receive financial aid.
% on Financial Aid 36%
Average Financial Aid Grant $12,800
Admissions Director Renée Thompson
Admissions Associate Amy Sullivan - Grades 5-8

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballTrack and Field,
Volleyball

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 09/02/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Arlington Christian School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. John The Baptist (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori Family School (1 miles away)
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