Spring Hill School

250 California Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-0950
Tel: (831)427-2641
Grades: PK-6 | 130 students
Vision A world where all children are inspired and empowered to fulfill their individual potential. Mission To provide an individualized learning environment where the unique talents of bright, motivated and creative children are recognized and nurtured. By design, our flexible programming also enables all types of gifted children to flourish and reach their highest potential. Spring Hill students become tenacious learners and empathetic humanitarians who engage their world with humility and confidence.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded 1977
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2004

Student Body

Total Students 130 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Spring Hill School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 16 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $12,800
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $4,700
Admissions Director Elissa Tomlin
Admissions Associate Sylvie Hill


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Dance, Flag Football, Gymnastics, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballDance,
Flag FootballGymnastics,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Hip Hop Dance, Kids Art, Lego Robotics, Music, Photography, Rock Band, Student Council, Tech Club, Tumbling Hip Hop Dance, Kids Art, Lego Robotics, Music, Photography, Rock Band, Tech Club, Tumbling, Student Council,

School Notes

  • Two full time teachers in Kindergarten class ratio 8:1
  • Class size limit of 16 students
  • Strong emphasis on hands on learning & individualized programs in reading and math — children work at their own pace
  • Exceptional language arts, math, algebra, science & life lab programs
  • Spanish classes begin in Kindergarten
  • Fine arts: music, drama and studio art
  • Before and after school care
  • After school optional enrichment programs: Lego Robotics, Fine Art, Tumbling/Gymnastics, Music lessons- Guitar and Piano, and  sports programs: volleyball, basketball, tennis, various field sports

Profile last updated: 02/29/2016

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School Reviews

We love the reduced instructional hours and many fun field trips. The school culture is a charming blend of privileged and provincial. The school screens out sub-advanced students in order to control the quality of our child's peer group. This school has it all!
- Posted by Parent, 05/17/16
Spring Hill has exceeded our expectations of what a school could be! Excellent motivated and creative teachers who meet the students individual needs to help each child reach their full potential. Our child is being challenged and learning above the grade level, but most importantly our child loves to come to school and never wants to miss a day!
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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