Children's School At Claremont Mckenna College

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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.

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School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded1936
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students68 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
43%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Children's School At Claremont Mckenna College Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio34:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
20%
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLea 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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Claremont
    Grades: NS-8 | 426 students
    1.5 miles
    1035 Harrison Ave
    Claremont, CA 91711
    (909) 626-5681
    1.5 NS-8
    426
  • Upland
    Grades: PK-K | 76 students
    3.3 miles
    235 E. Foothill Blvd.
    Upland, CA 91786
    (909) 621-1603
    3.3 PK-K
    76
  • Claremont
    Grades: PK-K | 19 students
    0.7 miles
    211 E Arrow Hwy
    Claremont, CA 91711
    (909) 399-9222
    0.7 PK-K
    19
  • Claremont
    Grades: K-8 | 432 students
    1.1 miles
    611 West Bonita Avenue
    Claremont, CA 91711
    (909) 626-7135
    1.1 K-8
    432
  • Claremont
    Grades: NS-12 | 762 students
    1.8 miles
    3105 Padua Ave
    Claremont, CA 91711
    (909) 624-8291
    1.8 NS-12
    762

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