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City of Redwood City Department of School Community
1017 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063
The City of Redwood City Department of School Community is responsible for the scheduling and implementation of specialMore programs, events and policies encouraging the participation of elementary and middle school children and parents.
Sandpiper Elementary School
801 Redwood Shores Pkwy, Redwood City, CA 94065

Located on eleven acres of the shoreline in Redwood Shores, Sandpiper School is isolated from the hustle and bustleMore of the city and focuses exclusively on learning. The diverse student body also enriches the school experience with an open-mindedness and a civic sense of culture. 


San Mateo County Office of Education
101 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City, CA 94065
The County Office of Education is an educational service agency serving all 24 school districts in San Mateo County,More including the three in Redwood City: Sequoia Union High School District, Redwood City Elementary School District, and the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District. The office serves as the liaison between the California Department of Education and local districts. Over 9,000 personnel provide support and monitoring to school districts in: business management, financial auditing, data processing, payroll accounting, human resources, legal services, school district boundaries, state financial standards, and teacher credential registration. It provides Special Education Services, Student Services Division, and Internal Business Services. 
Sylvan Learning Center
900 Main St, Redwood City, CA 94063
Located on a tree-lined stretch of Main Street is one of the city's most popular tutoring centers, Sylvan. ThisMore nationwide chain offers after-school and Saturday educational assistance to children in elementary, middle and high schools. Sylvan also offers SAT/ACT and State test preparation and teaches study skills.  
Hawes Elementary School
909 Roosevelt Ave, Redwood City, CA 94061
Hawes offers an interdisciplinary program that focuses on literary development as well as science concepts. TechnologyMore plays a large role in the curriculum with regular use of the Hawes Computer Lab complete with multimedia computers like iMacs and eMacs. The LIFESKILLS curriculum emphasizes cross-cultural awareness, interactions and understanding amongst students. As a year-round school, Hawes students are constantly learning. 
Woodside Royale
1014 Woodside Rd, Redwood City, CA 94061
Conveniently located next door to St. Pius Elementary School on Woodside Road, this apartment complex offers unfurnishedMore units for rent. It features balconies, covered parking and an outdoor swimming pool. The management is friendly and responsive. Contact to learn more about available apartments.
Kings Mountain Learning Center
211 Swett Rd, Redwood City, CA 94062
Located in the Kings Mountain Elementary School off Skyline Drive, the Children's Center provides after-school care forMore students from k -fifth grade. The Center provides an invaluable service for local families. It features a Homework Club and a caring, creative director. The afterschool program serves as a natural extension and complement to the school as well as the community. Well-attended and popular, the center operates throughout the school year, also providing child care coverage during many school holidays.
Fire Departments Redwood City Fire Dept
755 Marshall St, Redwood City, CA 94063

Station #9 is the main headquarters station of Redwood City. Located in downtown, the station houses manyMore departments including the Administrative Staff and Fire Prevention Bureau on the third floor. Station 9 also houses the Alternate Emergency Operations Center for the City of Redwood City and the Alternate Fire Dispatch Center for San Mateo County Communications.

The first and second floors house the Suppression Crews: Engine 9, Truck 9, Breathing Support 9 and Battalion 3 that are deported in a fire emergency. Battalion 3 is the busiest Battalion Chief in San Mateo County and Truck 9 is the busiest Truck Company in the County. Engine 9 is the second busiest Engine Company in the County as well.

Out front, visitors can see a cast metal bell that was used to call volunteer fireman on duty dating back to the 1860's.

In 1982, Fire Station #2 became Fire Station #10 to align with the county-wide numbering system. It covers the largest geographical district in Redwood City and is the third business engine in San Mateo County. The district is bordered by El Camino Real to the East, Alameda de las Pulgas to the West, Woodside Road to the South and Edgewood Road to the north.   

The two-story building contains four bedrooms for firefighters and includes a storage loft. The station has one in-service engine and one reserve engine. The South Zone medical supplies, distributed to Redwood City, Menlo Park, Woodside, and South County Fire, are stored at this station.

Fire Station #11 is one of four fire stations in Redwood City. It originally opened in 1952, but reopened in 2001 after seismic concerns required the building to be rebuilt. Because of its close proximity to Menlo Park and Atherton, aid is also provided by these neighboring facilities. The U.S. 101 runs through Station #11's district as well as many commercial and residential buildings and three elementary schools.

This stations has several vehicles in its fleet, including an antique Seagrave pumper used in the annual 4th of July parade and for Christmas activities such as chauffeuring Santa Clause up and down streets. It also has a water rescue used in the Port of Redwood City in the event of stranded boaters.

Fire Station #12 is the oldest fire station in Redwood City and became the fourth fire station built for the paid, not volunteer, Redwood City Fire Department. The Station has an engine and a patrol, a captain, a firefighter and a firefighter/paramedic.

The Station is graced by an impressive old black oak tree and complemented by stunning views of the South Bay.

The newest of all five stations, Fire Station #20 serves the Redwood Shores area, including the Sandpiper School and Community Center. The coverage area also includes Electronic Arts and Oracle.

The Station has one in-service engine and one reserve engine. It also has a small zodiac boat for water emergencies.

Fire Station #20 serves the Redwood Shores community. 

Orion Alternative Elementary School
815 Allerton St, Redwood City, CA 94063

As one of the four schools of choice in the District, Orion Alternative School is a kindergarten through fifth gradeMore elementary school that places an enormous emphasis on family involvement. Parents are expected to participate in school activities for a minimum of two hours a week.

With only nine classrooms, the school offers a small learning environment to instill in children a love of learning. Most classes are single-grade, but in the third through fifth grades, classes are configured as third-fourth, and fourth-fifth. Orion offers many off-site learning opportunities while still adhering to California State Standards. It was designated a "California Distinguished School" in 2008.

Tutor Works
652 Bair Island Rd Ste 210, Redwood City, CA 94063
Located in a tree-shaded business park on Bair Island Road, Tutor Works is one of the city's most popular tutoringMore centers. This tutoring center with locations in Florida offers after school and Saturday educational  assistance to children in elementary, middle, and high schools. They also offers SAT/ACT and State test preparation and teaches study skills.  
Henry Ford Elementary School
2498 Massachusetts Ave, Redwood City, CA 94061

The Henry Ford School teaches kindergarten to fifth grade in a unique staff program called the "Professional LearningMore Community." The staff is experienced in differentiating instruction so all students can learn in a curriculum that best suits their needs.

The school is dedicated to "work hard, play hard" and offers a number of "character education," art, music and physical education classes. The school garden provides students an area where they can learn about sustainability and nutrition. Police Activity League (PAL) sports, Redwood City Park and Recreation Services and a Child Development Center (CDC) are all on site.

Some of the school's traditional events include the annual Fall Fiesta, Field Day, Movie Nights and the end of the year Pasta Dinner.  We liaison with private enterprise and our own staff to bring after-school programs such as art and individual music lessons.

Throughout the nine months in school, students focus on the following characteristics in this order: respect, trustworthiness, responsibility, caring, fairness, citizenship, integrity, friendship, cooperation, and leadership/teamwork.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
301 Grand St, Redwood City, CA 94062

Our Lady of Mount Carmel is one of the oldest schools in the Peninsula. It is a Catholic Pre-School – 8More elementary school in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, serving the Redwood City community since 1885.

All of the teachers are fully credentialed and have been teaching for a combined average of 15 years; many hold advanced degrees.  The faculty includes teacher aides in all primary grades, Physical Education, Music and Spanish instructors for all grades, school band and after school sports programs for grades 4 – 8, as well as both Resource and Enrichment teachers.

More than just an educational institution, Our Lady of Mount Carmel emphasizes community service and giving back to the community. A year-round service program is a large component of the education. In 1999, the Citizens Scholarship Foundation of America awarded the school a grant for recognition of community involvement. In the past couple of decades, the Sequoia Foundation—an organization that recognizes Redwood City students and adults for outstanding volunteer service to their community—has awarded 12 Mount Carmel graduates. Alumni are always involved in the school and 50-year reunions are held with regularity. 

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