Carden Day School Of San Jose

Carden Day School Of San Jose Photo #1 - Science Labs are two fold. An outside company, Science Smart Kids does extended labs in addition to classroom labs and experiments.
Carden Day School Of San Jose Photo #2 - Assemblies: Starting as early as Pre-K, our students participate in class Assemblies, as well as full-scale Holiday performances, Foreign Languages, "Bees" (Math, Geography and Spelling), and the annual Talent Show throughout the year. These performances promote public speaking and self-confidence.
Carden Day School Of San Jose Photo #3 - Boy's Uniform: Students are required to wear a daily uniform, which has many options of polo shirts and sweaters to mix and match. Full dress days help to remind students that dressing up is a special way to show respect and is required for Thursday Assemblies, special performances and field trips.
Carden Day School Of San Jose Photo #4 - Girls's Uniform: Students are required to wear a daily uniform, which has many options of polo shirts and sweaters to mix and match. Girls have the option between jumpers and pants. Full dress days help to remind students that dressing up is a special way to show respect and is required for Thursday Assemblies, special performances and field trips.
Carden Day School Of San Jose Photo #5 - Spirit Days are celebrated monthly to encourage school unity and school spirit. Children come dressed based on the given theme of each day. Halloween is celebrated yearly, but other themes include: Decades Day, Olympics Day (Winter/Summer), Hollywood Day, Favorite Food Day, Fairy Tale Day, Farmer Day and many more.
Carden Day School Of San Jose Photo #6 - Recess and Lunch Recess and lunch time allows for social interaction and growth.
  • 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.

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Carden Day School Of San Jose places among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Carden Educational Foundation
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded2002
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students191 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Carden Day School Of San Jose Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Abacus Mental Math, Beginning Mandarin, Chess Club, Debate Club/Model UN, Engineering For Kids, French Club, Gardening, Intermediate Mandarin, International Club, Puppets and Oragmai, Robotics Club, Spanish, Strategic Game Club

Arts and Music Programs:
After School Art: Art Explorers with Mrs. Teitelbaum, Arts and Crafts, Bollywood Dance, CLAP Arts Dance, Literary Magazine

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Badminton Club, BasketBall: Rebound Academy, Big Kicks Soccer, Karate: Kickin' It

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
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Jose
    Grades: PK-8 | 344 students
    6.5 miles
    6835 Trinidad Drive
    San Jose, CA 95120
    6.5 PK-8
  • San Jose
    Grades: K-8 | 110 students
    3.3 miles
    5200 Dent Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95118
    3.3 K-8
  • San Jose
    Grades: NS-4 | 380 students
    2.3 miles
    3500 Amber Dr
    San Jose, CA 95117
    2.3 NS-4
  • San Jose
    Grades: K-12 | 27 students
    0.7 miles
    1631 Peregrino Way
    San Jose, CA 95125
    0.7 K-12
  • San Jose
    Grades: NS-4
    3.2 miles
    4949 Harwood Road
    San Jose, CA 95124
    3.2 NS-4

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The average private school tuition in San Jose, CA is $15,190 for elementary schools and $23,135 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Jose, CA is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).