Adda Clevenger School

The Adda Clevenger School starts with a simple idea: children who are having fun at school will learn more at school. When children look forward to their school day, they jump out of bed in the morning with purpose, anticipation, and a mind ready to learn. When they come to school, they are met with joy and love, by teachers who find them fascinating and exciting. A day that includes music, dance, art and constant physical activity along with math, science, history and language arts, engages students mentally and physically, both with their world and with each other. A school year full of chances to be stars, but also to stumble and blush, lets them grow into adults whose confidence is based in experience. When they come to school, our students fill the space around them with song, laughter, motion and energy. The school day and the schoolhouse become the place and time of play and learning. At Adda Clevenger, the Students are the School.

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  • The Power of the Arts - Adda Clevenger School - 08/30/2019
    Students take part in various theatrical, musical and choral performances during the school year. These range from dramatic stage productions, operettas and musicals to dance shows and choral concerts. Recent ...moreperformances have included Guys and Dolls, Les Misrables, Annie, Once upon a Mattress, The Nutcracker, Meet Me in St. Louis, Oliver, Mamma Mia, The Mikado, Fiddler on the Roof and more.All students of the school are members of the Adda Clevenger Youth Chorus of San Francisco under the direction of Sian Wittke. In addition to a well-rounded musical education including music theory, vocal coaching and dramatic interpretation, it is essential that choristers also have many opportunities to perform. The repertoire consists of a wide range of genres including classical, sacred, folk, theater, and current popular music.In recent years the Chorus has made tours of Italy, Prague and England. Past tours have included visits to Switzerland, Austria and Italy, including performances at the Salzburg Music Festival. Students have performed concerts at the White House, International Children`s Choir Festival in London and Canterbury, and multiple concerts at Carnegie Hall. hide

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1980

Student Body

Total Students
136 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Adda Clevenger School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(School uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
5% sibling discount
Acceptance Rate
50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Benjamin Harrison

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Chorus, Dance, Drama, Musical Theater, Speech and Debate, Stage Techs

School Notes

  • Adda Clevenger was established to serve children who are able to accomplish more than they are allowed to do in a regular classroom, where the teacher must pay close attention to students who require more repetition. Quick learners often do not get their time`s worth out of the school day. We believe quick learners have the potential to perform at `gifted and talented` levels if given the opportunity. The academic performance of both average and above average learners is enhanced by a faster pace and higher expectations. 
  • The arts are fully integrated and essential components of our program, offering students a variety of opportunities throughout the school day to move, collaborate, explore, challenge themselves, create and have fun. Arts classes are fun, but they are also serious. Students develop substantial skills and achieve levels of mastery that can only be attained through consistent and continuous application over a number of years. The daily doses of dance, music, drama, creativity and gymnastics make the school day fly by and keep our students energetic, healthy, mentally alert and physically fit.
  • In addition to fostering intellectual curiosity and developing a healthy appetite for academic success, our accelerated program also makes it possible for many of our graduates to place into honors sections of one or more high school freshman classes, putting them on track for advanced placement courses later in high school. Thus Adda Clevenger students continue to "get more out of their time spent in school" long after they graduate.

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Our kindergarten daughter is thriving here and can't wait to go to school each day. The school places a heavy emphasis on music, dance, gymnastics and performing, which makes it a great fit for high energy and creative kids. I''m continually amazed at the level of musical education she is receiving at 5. The classes are small, which means all of the teachers get to know my daughter well and the breadth of the curriculum for a kindergartener is very impressive. The school feels like a large family and I can't imagine a better place for teaching poise, confidence and creativity.
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5  
Adda Clevenger is a gem of a school. A bit different than most private schools, Adda offers a unique self-esteem building combination of performing arts (ballet, tap, choir, acting, gymnastics) with an excellent math, science, history and language and visual arts curriculum. The small class sizes, combined with an extended day and academic calendar, allow for this school to stay ahead of the curve and offer an excellent, well-rounded education. Students graduate happy and are accepted into the top high schools in San Francisco.
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