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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.