The Crowden School

Tel: (510)559-6910
  • The Crowden School for grades 4-8 provides a distinguished academic program with music at its heart. Small class sizes Expert and passionate faculty Excellent high school placement If your children have an interest or talent for music, they will thrive in an environment this focused, this passionate, and this personal—and be transformed.
  • We believe that encouraging the love of music is one of the greatest gifts you can give your child.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades 4-8
Year Founded 1983

Student Body

Total Students 65 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 43%
Students by Grade The Crowden School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students
Advanced Courses AP Music Theory
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $23,600
Tuition Notes Financial aid available. Lower tuition for 4th and 5th grades.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Lauren Eigenbrode

School Notes

  • ·
  • For grades 4 – 8: distinguished academic program with music at its heart ·
  • Intellectually engaging, project-based curriculum that develops critical thinking, teamwork, and creativity ·
  • Academic subjects: Art, English, French, History, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science ·
  • Music subjects: Instrumental Studies, Small Ensembles, Orchestra, Chorus, Musicianship and Composition, Music History ·
  • For students with a general interest in music as well as gifted young musicians ·
  • Beginners on string instruments welcome to apply for 4th and 5th grades ·
  • Small class settings (average class size 12) ·
  • Passionate, dedicated, and expert faculty ·
  • Excellent high school placement ·
  • School hours (8am – 3:30pm) include two hours of music daily ·
  • After-school program available ·
  • Payment plans and financial aid available

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

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