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Sierra Elementary & High Schl - 4 Reviews - 220 Blake Ave B, Santa Clara, CA - Elementary Schools Reviews - Phone (408) 247-4740

Sierra Elementary & High Schl

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Santa Clara, CA 95051
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(408) 247-4740
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Sierra Elementary & High Schl - Santa Clara, CA
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Sierra School appeared to be an ideal school for our oldest who thrives in smaller group environments. In attending for one school year, our opinion was the smallness was the only...

is it worth 10 thousand? 8/8/2011

Here's what you get, or don't get, if you send your kids to Sierra. For approximately ten thousand dollars/year (more, for the esl students), you get: No school library, no computer lab, no lockers, no gym, no auditorium, no cafeteria, no sports teams, no afterschool clubs, no instruments in music class, very few electives (all of which are held just once a week), no student newspaper, no athletic field (a city park is used for PE), one foreign language option (only Spanish), and field trip transportation either by parent volunteers or by city bus. The buildings are old and dilapidated, some classrooms are tiny, and many of the chairs and desks are worn down and should have been replaced years ago. Students either bring their lunches or buy them from a truck which pulls up every day. The teachers must hate working there, since every summer Sierra seems to lose about half (or more) of its faculty. The "mainstream" student population consists mostly of kids who have special needs, which would be fine except that most if not all of Sierra's teachers have no prior experience or training in Special Ed. Is this worth ten thousand or more? more

Sierra School, high school levels 8/16/2005

Sierra School looked like an ideal school for our oldest who thrives in smaller group environments. Basically, that was the only thing going for them. There isn't much structure and in order for a student to excel, they will have to provide their own discipline and structure. The teachers are there to help and are supportive, but don't provide the structured enviroment of a standard classroom. Tuition is about average at about $10k per year for high school. more
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  • Founded in 1974, Sierra School provides a challenging, comprehensive academic curriculum enriched with art, music, drama, computer technology and foreign language. Balancing this thoughtful and well-rounded written curriculum with life-enriching activities maximizes success for all students. In addition to our K-12 school, we also offer an International Studies Program (ESL) designed for foreign students in Grades 7-12. Through partnership with SEVIS, Sierra creates F-1/I-20 visas allowing students the ability to travel and study at Sierra. Academic Excellence and Life Enrichment! Sierra School Staff Sierra's educators are the best the Bay Area has to offer. Each teacher possesses the knowledge, experience, and love for teaching that is necessary to guide and inspire students to realize their full potential. They know how to challenge students without pressure so that all students can confidently work to the best of their capabilities. Sierra School's mission is to maximize the potential of each child by fostering a love of learning in a challenging and balanced environment. Sierra's commitment to our students is to provide the highest quality education, balanced with life-enriching activities, to establish a solid foundation upon which they can build successful, happy, and prosperous lives.

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    Mon-Fri 7am-6pm
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