Preschool Classes & Schedules

Twos

  • Age two by September 1, 2017
  • Two, three, and five-day schedule options 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. 

Preschool (3s & 4s)

  • Age three by (or about) September 1, 2017
  • Age four, fall birthday, not eligible for Kindergarten September 2018
  • 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 16 students per room with 2 teachers, ratio 1 : 8)
  • Toilet learning desired but not expected.

Kindergarten Readiness

  • Age four, spring or summer birthday, Kindergarten eligible 2018 (age 5 by September 1, 2018)
  • 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. ratio 1 : 8
  • NOTE: There is never a fee for transfer of student records.
  • Download: Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

School Age Classes & Schedules

Kindergarten

  • Age five by September 1, 2017
  • 1/2 day classes August 21 - September 8, 2017 
  • Full day program begins September 11, 2017
  • 8:30 – 3:00 PM, M-F
  • Small class size 1 teacher to 10 students
  • NOTE: Children turning 6 on or before September 1, 2017 are eligible for our First Grade program in the fall of 2017.

Elementary Grades 1 through 5

  • Single grade classes K - 5
  • Small class size of 18-20 with 2 co-teachers, ratio 1:10
  • Curriculum Integration around Big Ideas
  • Reading and Math Curriculum Specialists 
  • Art, Music, Spanish, P.E. and STEM teachers
  • Pop-up lunch recess electives
  • Arts-infused project work
  • Off-site 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

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 before- and 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 Wendy, our Extended Day Director, for more information about times and costs for this service.

Download a Summary of Extended Day/Enrichment Program

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, STEM/coding, Mandarin, Spanish, soccer, martial arts, baking, and other creative enterprises. There are three 12-week sessions 2017-18. Announcements are made and sign-ups take place before the start of each session. Extended Day contracts with thoroughly-vetted providers to bring unique offerings to our children. Costs for these Enrichment Sessions vary with each 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 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 quiet/rest time from 12:45 - 1:30 PM and are then provided with an afternoon snack and supervised play. Elementary students join the Extended Care group at 3:00 PM dismissal.  Children are provided with an afternoon snack and supervised play until parents arrive. Extended Care hours are from 12:30 PM (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 "bundled" 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 the 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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