Crane Country Day School

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Crane Country Day School Photo #1 - 7th Grade QED Project allows students to pursue their interests and passions through a 16-week independent study with an expert mentor.
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Crane Country Day School Photo #1 - 7th Grade QED Project allows students to pursue their interests and passions through a 16-week independent study with an expert mentor.
Crane Country Day School Photo #2 - Upper School Trip Week takes students snorkeling and exploring environmental stewardship on Catalina Island (6th Grade), zip-lining and developing teamwork and leadership skills in the San Bernardino Mountains (7th Grade), and river rafting, hiking, and spending time with school children and locals in Costa Rica (8th Grade).
Crane Country Day School Photo #3 - The Lower School Track Meet competes against local schools to practice teamwork, sportsmanship, and physical fitness.
Crane Country Day School Photo #4 - Each 8th Grader presents a Current Event at a daily all-school assembly, in conjunction with their public speaking class. The daily assembly allows students to perform and present in front of the entire school community, developing stage presence and public speaking skills.
Crane Country Day School Photo #5 - Upper School students develop a strong conceptual understanding through experiential learning and hands-on lessons and programs.
Crane Country Day School Photo #6 - The Upper School Service Learning program empowers students to care for one another and the world around them by letting them choose the organizations to support and develop ways in which to help. At any one time, 8–10 local and international organizations are being supported by Crane students.
Crane Country Day School Photo #7 - The Upper School Musical gives students a stage to express their musical and theatrical abilities. Past shows include Aladdin, Peter Pan, and High School Musical.
Crane Country Day School Photo #8 - Lower School Spring Study Week immerses students in a thematic study through complete experiential education. Classrooms are transformed into dynamic learning environments where students participate in cross-grade workshops and attend guest presentations. Past themes have included Native Americans, The Renaissance through Leonardo da Vinci, and Latitude 0: Journey around the Equator.
  • Crane Country Day School is dedicated to providing an experiential education characterized by a thoughtful balance of academic challenge and creative expression.
  • We thrive as a community that builds character and confidence, while celebrating the joy in learning.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1928

Student Body

Total Students264 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeCrane Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 5 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$24,000
% on Financial Aid
20%
Acceptance Rate
40%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorErin Guerra

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Surf Team, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
SoccerSurf Team,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Advisories, Chess Club, Discoveries Workshops, Math Counts, Math Super Bowl, Student Council, Tech Crew, Technology Task Force, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Spring Musical, Xylophone Ensembles

School Notes

  • Mission Statement: Crane Country Day School is dedicated to providing an experiential education characterized by a thoughtful balance of academic challenge and creative expression. We thrive as a community that builds character and confidence, while celebrating the joy in learning.
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The average private school tuition in California is $10,951 for elementary schools and $19,006 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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