The Howard School

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  • The Howard School serves 89 students in grades Prekindergarten-8 and is a member of the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Carden Educational Foundation.
  • The student:teacher of The Howard School is 9:1 and the school's religious affiliation is Nonsectarian.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Carden Educational Foundation
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1912

Student Body

Total Students89 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade The Howard School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(e.g. Polos and Khaki)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • Established in 1934 by Mae Carden, the Carden Method® encompasses the developmental progression of every child. The comprehensive curriculum gives children the tools necessary to gain mastery of math, science, reading and writing. Reading s...kills are taught through a sequential presentation of phonics, rhythm, and visual imagery. Specialty programs including art, music, theatre, foreign language, computer and physical education are central to a Carden education. Our goal is to promote growth of the whole child including emotional and physical development coupled with the pursuit of academic excellence. Small class sizes allow teachers to work closely with each child to develop strengths and target areas of weakness. Located in the semi-rural Carpinteria Valley, our campus offers a picturesque educational environment to families from the towns of Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Carpinteria, Ventura and Oxnard. Instruction is complemented by superb facilities: playing fields and an indoor gymnasium provide daily opportunities for physical activity; the theatre accommodates drama, music and special programs; and a state-of-the-art computer lab fosters computer literacy. Education at The Howard Carden School extends beyond the classroom. Students are taught leadership and responsibility in the community through participation in activities such as the Teddy Bear Foundation's, Adopt a Child for Christmas program or hosting senior citizens at school performances. They also participate in educational programs that promote relationships with local businesses and non-profit organizations including Carpinteria’s Girls Inc., with which we have partnered since 1999.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Camarillo
    Grades: NS-8 | 235 students
    29.3 miles
    1777 Arneill Road
    Camarillo, CA 93010
    (805)987-8621
    29.3 NS-8
    235
  • Ojai
    Grades: PK-12 | 225 students
    13.2 miles
    220 West Lomita Ave
    Ojai, CA 93023
    (805)646-8236
    13.2 PK-12
    225
  • Ventura
    Grades: PK-3 | 26 students
    15.2 miles
    1239 E. Main Street
    Ventura, CA 93001
    (805)648-1437
    15.2 PK-3
    26
  • Ventura
    Grades: K-8 | 390 students
    19.5 miles
    500 High Point Dr
    Ventura, CA 93003
    (805)644-9515
    19.5 K-8
    390
  • Ventura
    Ventura Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK | 36 students
    18.6 miles
    38 Teloma Dr
    Ventura, CA 93003
    (805)642-9567
    18.6 PK
    36

School Reviews

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The Howard School is unique in the emphasis it puts on teaching students how to "learn" and to also perform life's important non-academic skills with exceptional results. The teachers and administrators are excellent educators who display a passion for teaching and a deep caring for & pride in their students.
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The average private school tuition in California is $11,437 for elementary schools and $19,936 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in California is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).