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Via Nova Children's School

3032 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94703

Phone:
(510) 848-6682

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

A Typical Day

7:30 -- School opens

7:30-9:55 -- Free Play

9:00-9:45 -- Snack

10:00-10:45 -- Project/Selected Activities Inside/Outside Play

10:40 -- Circle

11:30-12:10 -- Lunch

11:55-12:20 -- Toiletting/Diapering

11:50-12:25 -- Outside Play

12:30 -- Nap/Rest Period

12:30-3:30 -- Naptime/Indoor & Outdoor Activities for Resters

3:30 -- Snack

3:45 -- Indoor & Outdoor Play

4:00 -- Special Project (Art/Science/Music)/ Indoor & Outdoor Play offered

4:30 -- Diaper Check

5:00 -- Story Circle/Indoor & Outdoor Play offered

6:00 -- Via Nova Closed

(information extracted from Via Nova Website)

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school