We're here to show your child that they are special!
Over the last 33 years, The Prentice School has held true to its mission of empowering children with learning differences to fulfill their full potential. Our students experience academic and social success through our specialized curriculum taught in a safe, nurturing and inclusive learning environment. We consistently engage a wide network of industry experts and professionals to ensure our program stays relevant, efficient and effective.
The Prentice School is led by a highly committed Board of Directors and executive team that is united by a shared belief that our students are bright, competent learners with tremendous potential. Our team is motivated by the academic and social progress our students exhibit on a daily basis. In fact, we normally see positive results within days of a student starting our school.
I look forward to talking with you about your child's current needs to see if The Prentice School is a fit for them.
Devon Green, Head of School
A proven, evidence-based approach that supports our students’ unique learning style has defined The Prentice School since 1986. We consistently evaluate and refine our academic program and teaching methods to maximize both classroom learning and life skills for our students. Our educational approach and interventions continue to evolve as the nature of the issues facing our current and prospective students change.
Anxiety and frustration frequently go along with learning differences. In some cases, years of unmet academic achievement results in a loss of self-confidence and strained relationships. A compassionate and nurturing environment that is free of judgement is essential to the success of our students.
Our highly qualified educators and staff members create a culture of caring and inclusiveness for each student.
Educating the whole child — mind, body and spirit — is the focus at The Prentice School. Art, Music, Technology & Media, Physical Education and Social Learning are embedded within our school program.
Our programs are designed to engage different parts of the brain to allow students to have movement breaks, practice transitioning and experience teamwork firsthand. This results in a holistic sense of confidence and accomplishment.
Prentice provides on-campus support services which allows students to remain at the school, maximizing their daily schedule and providing a consistent environment. This also enables invaluable cross-communication among our professional team and educators.
We offer school-wide and class-wide occupational therapy, a school therapist, and comprehensive staff support resources. Speech and Language, Educational Assistive Technology, Tutoring, Testing and Assessments, Before and After School care, After School Clubs, and our print, video and online Library.
Our school tours are designed to provide attendees with an overview of The Prentice School, including a description of our program and instructional approach, and a tour of our campus and classrooms.
Student visitations are ongoing throughout the school year and are scheduled based on availability.
All prospective students must attend The Prentice School for a three day visitation. 2019-2020 school year visitations will begin the week of August 26, 2019. Visitations will not be scheduled after the week of May 18, 2020.
If you would like your student to start with The Prentice School in Fall 2019, we request that you enroll them in our Summer School program.
All students need space to learn and our 6.6 acre campus provides it! With over 20 full classrooms, an Academic Enrichment building which includes science labs, music room, art lab and educational technology lab, we have plenty of room to provide your student with the environment they need to succeed.
By February 1 of each year, every school in California is required by state law to publish a School Accountability Report Card (SARC). The SARC contains information about the condition and performance of each California public school or nonpublic school.
– For more information about SARC requirements, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.
– For additional information about the school, parents/guardians and community members should contact the Head of School or Director of Program.READ MORE
The Prentice School is a Nonpublic School (NPS) through the California Department of Education.
Eligible students that are directly placed at Prentice are funded by their school district. These students require a direct placement referral from their school district or Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA).
The Prentice School promotes a non-adversarial relationship with school districts and wishes to maintain a collaborative approach with all parties involved in the placement of district funded students at Prentice.
If you have specific questions about how to enroll in The Prentice School as a nonpublic status, please contact your home school district.