Children's School At Claremont Mckenna College (Closed 2016)

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The Children's School has been part of the Claremont Colleges since its founding in 1936.
It is a school for children age two through kindergarten.
We have a developmental and total language learning approach to the education of young children, and believe in an eclectic approach to early childhood education.
Play is children's work and is their primary avenue to understanding their world. Great importance is given to play of all kinds in our school day, both directed and self-directed.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded
1936
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
68 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
43%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Children's School At Claremont Mckenna College Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
34:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
20%
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lea Harper

School Notes

  • "The prime purpose throughout is not to impart knowledge to the child, but to lead the child to observe and to think." ~~Friederich Froebel, Educator and founder of the first kindergarten This quote sums up our philosophy and approach to early childhood education. We are here to help encourage and enable children to be leaders.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Children's School At Claremont Mckenna College?
The acceptance rate of Children's School At Claremont Mckenna College is 80%, which is lower than the national average of 84%.
When is the application deadline for Children's School At Claremont Mckenna College?
The application deadline for Children's School At Claremont Mckenna College is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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