Preschool Classes & Schedules

Twos

  • Age two by September 1, 2016
  • Two, three, and five-day schedule options are available
  • 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Lunch at school 12:00 Noon.)
  • Small class size of up to 10 students per room with 2 teachers, ratio 1 : 5
  • Children in diapers are welcome.
  • Extended Day service and Enrichment Classes are NOT available to children in the two-year old program. 
     

Threes

  • Age three by (or about) September 1, 2016
  • Five-day, M-F only schedule option available. 
  • 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Lunch at school 12:00 Noon.)
  • Small class size of up to 14 students per room with 2 teachers, ratio 1 : 7)
  • Toilet training desired but not expected.

Fours

  • Ages three years and 9 months to four+ years; Kindergarten eligible (Age 5 by September 1, 2017)
  • Five-day, M-F only (Kindergarten readiness curriculum integrated)
  • 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Lunch at school 12:00 Noon.)
  • Small class size of up to 16 students per room with 2 teachers, ratio 1 : 8
  • Toilet training is required.

Fours

  • Age four and up; Kindergarten eligible (age 5 by September 1, 2017)
  • NOTE: Children turning 6 on or before September 1, 2017 are eligible for our kindergarten program in the fall of 2016.
  • Five day, M-F only (Kindergarten readiness curriculum integrated)
  • 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Lunch at school 12:00 Noon.)
  • Small class size - up to 16 students per room with two teachers, ratio 1 : 8
  • NOTE: There is never a fee for transfer of student records.
     
  • Download: Kindergarten Readiness Checklist
    Download: Are You Ready? A Family Guide to Kindergarten Readines

School Age Classes & Schedules

Kindergarten

  • Age five by September 1, 2017
  • 1/2 day classes August 22 - September 16, 2016 
  • Full day program begins September 19, 2016
  • 8:30 – 3:00 PM, M-F
  • Small class size 1 teacher to 10 students

Elementary

  • Two mixed age classes of 1st and 2nd grade
  • One 3rd grade class
  • One mixed age class of 4th and 5th graders
  • Small class size of 18-20 with 2 co-teachers
  • Integrated Learning - Project Work
  • Authentic Learning - Field Trips 

 
 

 I keep thinking about how often at Ventana I would worry about whether she was learning what she would need in the future, and now I see how much the kindness and collaboration has prepared her! Thank you so much for everything you did for her! - A Proud Mom

 

 

2016-17 Annual Tuition Schedule
Preschool


Twos
2-Day                        $  5,875.00
3-Day                        $  8,388.00
5-Day                        $ 12,625.00

Threes
5-Day                        $ 12,175.00

Fours
5-Day                        $ 12,175.00

Fours
5-Day                        $ 12,175.00
Kindergarten Readiness

Extended Day

We understand our diverse community has different needs for before- and after-school care.  Through our active Enrichment Program and/or "Extended Day" options we offer a comprehensive set of after care activities to meet the needs of both parents and children.  Please call the school office at 650-948-2121 and ask to speak to our Extended Day Director for more information about times and costs for this service. PLEASE NOTE: Extended Day and Enrichment sessions are NOT available for children in the two-year old class. 

Program Components

Enrichment Sessions

Ventana School provides Enrichment Sessions that enhance students physical, social, artistic, and cultural development. Our enrichment program is designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of interests, age ranges, and physical abilities. During any given year, these after-school classes might include choir, piano, science, Mandarin, Spanish, soccer, martial arts, baking, and other creative enterprises. There are four school year session throughout the year, (two first and two second semester) and announcements are made and sign ups take place well before the start of each session. Extended Day contracts with thoroughly-vetted providers who bring unique offerings to our children. Costs for these Enrichment Sessions varies with each contracted vendor. Please call the school office at 650-948-2121 and ask to speak to our Extended Day Director for more information about times and costs for this service.

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Extended Day After School Care

Extended Care

Extended Care (a.k.a. "Stay and Play") is a routine after school program that provides time for free and open-ended play under the close supervision of childcare professionals. Preschoolers are invited to join Extended Care after lunch at about 12:30 PM.  These preschoolers participate in a mandatory rest/nap time from 12:30 - 1:15 PM and are then provided with an afternoon snack and supervised play. Elementary students join the Extended Care group at dismissal 3:00 PM.  They are provided with an afternoon snack and supervised play until parents arrive. Extended Care hours are from 12:30PM (for preschool children) or 3:00 PM (for elementary students) until 6:00 PM. Parents can use the service all five days or on some other regular basis. Parents sign in/out daily.  There is an additional charge for late (after 6PM) pick up. Please call the school office at 650-948-2121 and ask to speak to our Extended Day Director for more information about times and costs for this service.

As-Needed or "Drop-In" Care

Although Ventana encourages parents to sign up for our Enrichment Sessions or Extended Care in advance, we recognize that from time to time parents may need to schedule last minute care for their children. Because it is important that we provide adequate staff to manage our after school groups, we make these programs available to children on an 'as needed' basis ONLY if there is space available. Fees remain same as for our other programs if, and only if, the reservation is made 24-hours in advance. Reservations for after care made with less than a 24-hour notice will be considered "drop-in" and will incur a more substantial fee. Program hours remain the same. 

Extended Day Fee Schedule

2016-17 Annual Tuition Schedule
School Age

Kindergarten - 5th Grade
5-Day                        $  16,830.00

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