Located on eleven acres of the shoreline in Redwood Shores, Sandpiper School is isolated from the hustle and bustle…More 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. </p>
City of Redwood City Department of School Community 1017 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA94063 The City of Redwood City Department of School Community is responsible for the scheduling and implementation of special…More programs, events and policies encouraging the participation of elementary and middle school children and parents.
The schools of the Redwood City School District have seen steadily rising API scores, largely due to the dedicated…More faculty, teachers, parents and students of the District. </p>
<p>The school emphasizes blocks of time for reading, writing, math, social studies and science. Targeted instructional groupings (TIG) allow students to receive instructions tailored to their specific needs. The district offers 16 schools, from the four "schools of choice" to certain schools focused more on technology (McKinley Institute of Technology) and the performing arts (John Gill). </p>
Mount Carmel Church School 301 Grand St, Redwood City, CA94062 Mount Carmel Church School offers education for children from pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade. It offers…More programs in art, music, technology and more.
Rrots N Wings Montessori School 2323 Euclid Ave, Redwood City, CA94061 Roots and Wings Montessori School offers education for children ages 2-6. It provides morning-only, afternoon-only and…More full-day sessions. Roots and Wings Montessori school's goal is to promote academic abilities, independence and choice.
San Mateo County Office of Education 101 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City, CA94065 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.
Hawes Elementary School 909 Roosevelt Ave, Redwood City, CA94061 Hawes offers an interdisciplinary program that focuses on literary development as well as science concepts. Technology…More 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.
As one of the four schools of choice in the District, Orion Alternative School is a kindergarten through fifth grade…More 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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
The Henry Ford School teaches kindergarten to fifth grade in a unique staff program called the "Professional Learning…More Community." The staff is experienced in differentiating instruction so all students can learn in a curriculum that best suits their needs.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
Sylvan Learning Center 900 Main St, Redwood City, CA94063 Located on a tree-lined stretch of Main Street is one of the city's most popular tutoring centers, Sylvan. This…More 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.
Tutor Works 652 Bair Island Rd Ste 210, Redwood City, CA94063 Located in a tree-shaded business park on Bair Island Road, Tutor Works is one of the city's most popular tutoring…More 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.
Hoover Community School places an emphasis on language arts, mathematics, English language development, science and…More technology. Located near public libraries in Redwood City, the Boys & Girls Club, and Hoover Park, it is well situated in a very active community. Teachers use research-based instructional strategies, receive ongoing staff development, and design curriculum to best meet student needs. Instruction is rigorous and based on the state standards for each subject area. The school has partnered with the Sobrato Foundation to support Spanish and English language development for grades pre-kindergarten to third grade. Hoover has school-wide Internet access, more than 250 Macintosh computers, and two computer labs.</p>
Woodside Royale 1014 Woodside Rd, Redwood City, CA94061 Conveniently located next door to St. Pius Elementary School on Woodside Road, this apartment complex offers unfurnished…More 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.
Station #9 is the main headquarters station of Redwood City. Located in downtown, the station houses many…More 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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>Out front, visitors can see a cast metal bell that was used to call volunteer fireman on duty dating back to the 1860's.</p>
<p>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. </p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>This stations has several vehicles in its fleet, including an antique Seagrave pumper used in the annual 4<sup>th</sup> 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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>The Station is graced by an impressive old black oak tree and complemented by stunning views of the South Bay.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>The Station has one in-service engine and one reserve engine. It also has a small zodiac boat for water emergencies.</p>
<p>Fire Station #20 serves the Redwood Shores community. </p>
Adelante Spanish Immersion School is a California Distinguished School teaching kindergarten through grade 6. The…More school combines Spanish-speaking and English-speaking students in the classroom to adapt to the rapidly changing bilingual world. In addition to learning another language, students can partake in each other's culture and acquire a more diverse academic experience. The two-way immersion instructional program is unique in the Redwood City School district.</p>
<p>Half the students are Spanish-speaking and half are English-speaking. Approximately 70 percent of students are of Latino background. By the time they graduate, students will demonstrate high proficiency in both languages.</p>
<p>The School has a non-profit: Unidos y Adelante, which plans social and fundraising events to bring the two communities together and strengthen ties. Every spring, the Adelanted School plans a Latino Kermesse, a nighttime celebration of food, dance, and music amongst the community.</p>
<p>It is one of four "Schools of Choice" in the Redwood City School District. A School of Choice does not base attendance on neighborhood boundaries like all the other schools do. All students must fill out a "Schools of Choice" application and a student registration form. All students within the district are eligible to apply.</p>
John Gill Elementary is known for its award-winning multi-age program and performing arts focus. While most…More classrooms have traditional single-grade classrooms, students have the option to stay with the same teacher for three years. This allows the teacher and student to develop a strong sense of community, consistency, and accountability. The older students have the opportunity to be teachers for the younger ones. The program won the Golden Bell Award in 2006 and prestigious Kent Award in 2007-2008.</p>
<p>While most schools have cut their arts funding, John Gill makes it a point to incorporate the performing arts program into the curriculum. Some features include twice-weekly dance instruction, public performances, and music (instrumental and theory.) Every child will participate in at least one public dance performance each year. </p>
Fair Oaks School is a K-5 school highly focused on its language arts program. The goal of the program is to make sure…More all third graders are reading at the third grade level when the school year is over. A Reading Recovery specialist and a Johns Hopkins University program have helped achieve a vast improvement. The school received the Golden Bell Award for this particular program.</p>
<p>Over 40 volunteers with the tutoring program plus six AmeriCorps tutors have contributed to this success. A central part of the program is 90 minutes of uninterrupted daily reading. Starting in first grade, children are grouped by reading level, allowing teachers to work with students all in similar reading levels. Teachers assess students every eight weeks to determine if additional support from tutors or families is needed. These students are all able to receive one-on-one training if necessary. </p>
While adhering to the California State Standards, Taft Community School tries to get every student performing at…More their grade level or above. Taft has several different types of classes depending grade levels: Spanish alternative and English Only (SEI) classrooms at the kindergarten, first, and second grades; third grade transition classes; third through fifth EO (SEI); one K through 4th grade district Special Day Class; and one 1st through 4th grade district Special Day Class.</p>
<p>In addition to the school's core curriculum, enrichment opportunities include science enrichment, art, singing, dance, gardening and environmental studies, field trips and social justice. Each year, a special team of 4th and 5th grade students is chosen to become Peace Patrol participants. This team wears official Peace Patrol vests and is trained to use specific P.E.A.C.E.</p>