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Carden West School

4576 Willow Rd
Pleasanton, CA 94588

(925) 463-6060


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Carden West School fosters academic, ethical and social values, developing tomorrow's leaders today. The curriculum is based on the California Standards and is customized to individual strengths and learning styles. At Carden West, every student experiences success every day in a nurturing, family-like environment.
Carden West School was originally founded by Annamarie and Norman Zimmerman in 1963 in Southern California. Carden West is based on the teachings of Mae Carden, who believed in the concept of the "whole child". This philosophy emphasizes high academic standards along with high standards for pro-social behavior, thereby nurturing creativity, personal responsibility, and emotional well-being
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school