Springstone is that very special school that teaches in ways that all students can learn and appropriately challenges its students academically, so they are right up to par with California standards. Springstone creates a comfortable and accepting environment where the students can be themselves, have fun, and know they are valued for their unique points of view. The friends my son met in eighth grade are still among his best friends today. Our son has gone on to a four-year college in Florida and has maintained an above average GPA. He is now concluding his sophomore year. One of his best Springstone friends is also at a private four-year college in California, and others are doing very well at local junior colleges. I think this speaks volumes for what a great job Springstone has done to prepare our kids for their next stage of life. We are very grateful to The Springstone School!

Celina Abu-Ghaben

Academics

Springstone students learn organizational and planning skills within the context of a rigorous middle school and high school curriculum that follows the framework of the newly adopted Common Core standards. Small, self-contained, structured classrooms (a maximum of eight students per class) allow for individualized instruction, collaboration, discussion and conversation within multiple modalities. We use a wide variety of written materials including textbooks, journal articles, and web resources. Students have access to electronic media such as videos, books on tape, music, interactive websites, and computer software.

Springstone emphasizes the use of technology as an educational tool. Classrooms are equipped with laptop computers, computer projectors, wireless internet, document readers, and access to a shared network. Our students use laptop computers for concept-mapping and written activities. A shared network allows students to store and retrieve documents in folders that are organized by grade and class.

In our middle school, Springstone provides the essential scaffolding that students with executive function challenges require to become successful. Every class focuses on both written and oral communication, saliency determination, and inferential thinking.

In high school, students are challenged to think critically, to develop complexity and clarity in their communication, and to marshal their skills to solve complex problems. View our coursebook and graduation requirements here.