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Tara Redwood School Photo #1 - KNOWLEDGE | STRENGTH | COMPASSION-crating compassionate cultures since 1989.Preschool-kindergarten-1st to 6th grades.
Tara Redwood School provides a curriculum and environment that nurtures the innate positive qualities within each child.
The school strives to stimulate an intense interest in and joy of learning and an opportunity for each child to fully explore their particular area of interest.
We provide a program that addresses not only our students' various talents but, just as importantly, their emotional and inner development.
Our school strives to develop the 'whole child:' mental, physical and spiritual.
The approach we use is an integration of Montessori and Creating Compassonate Culures Education.
Tara Redwood School provides a curriculum and environment that nurtures the innate positive qualities within each child.
The school strives to stimulate an intense interest in and joy of learning and an opportunity for each child to fully explore their particular area of interest.
We provide a program that addresses not only our students' various talents but, just as importantly, their emotional and inner development.
Our school strives to develop the 'whole child:' mental, physical and spiritual.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 66 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1989
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
66 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
Tara Redwood School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Winter time rain boots and rain coats. Rain boots are removed outside of class and slippers are recommended to stay in students' cubbies for indoor comfort. This mainly applies in the rainy muddy season.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Pam Cayton
Admissions Associate
Jessica Steurer

School Notes

  • Tara Redwood School provides a curriculum and environment that nurtures the innate positive qualities within each child. Students have access to advanced academics inspired by the Montessori program and they learn at a very early age about their emotional growth through our world renouned program Creating Compassionate Cultrues (CCC). The school strives to stimulate an intense interest in and joy of learning as we offer a variety of opportunities for each child to fully explore their particular area of interest. Our program addresses not only our students' various talents but, just as importantly, their emotional and inner development. We  also believe that learning about nature and its environnment is of great value. Each day all the classes have time to explore and play in our large forest campus, go on hikes or play in the creeks .Students have several life lab activities in our organic garden. We value compassionate education that helps to develop the 'whole child:' mental, physical and spiritual. Creative arts of a variety of mediums are practiced daily as a mean to engage the students' interests in monthly thematic studies.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Tara Redwood School offer a summer program?

Yes, Tara Redwood School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

When is the application deadline for Tara Redwood School?

The application deadline for Tara Redwood School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
My Daughter goes to Tara Redwood and she is thriving. We tried public school but with big class sizes and a generic approach to teaching she wasn't doing well. We put her in Tara and she is doing so much better. Individual learning programs, small classrooms and lots of fun activities have made her want to come to school and excited for the day. She also loves the yoga and music program.
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5  
My daughter of 8 goes to this school and since she began studying here, her level of communication and sharing has improved drastically. She is also so informed on world geography and the cultures of our planet. Her reading anxiety has pretty much completely decreased. In one year, she has learned to read musical notes and play the violin too. The community of this school is very kind and prompt to help each other out, which for a working parent, this is a major plus. I highly recommend Tara Redwood School and its innovative curriculum.
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5  
Tara Redwood School is a jewel of a school. My children have absolutely thrived here!
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 66 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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