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Starbright School -- San Jose Campus

4645 Albany Drive
San Jose, CA 95129

(408) 985-1460


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Starbright School offers a strong academic curriculum for above-average children aged two to six. Every child is unique, so we tailor our approach to each child's social, emotional and intellectual needs.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught Optional enrichment program classes are available. They include: Musical Theater, Choir, Dance, Gymnastics, Math, Science, Myths and Legends, Art Studio, and Speech Therapy, as well as Russian and French Language Classes.

From the Director:

Starbright offers a structured, academic preschool program that focuses on starting children early on grade-school subjects and sets the foundation for future academic success. Children study colors and shapes, numbers and letters, work on various crafts projects. The program incorporates math readiness and reading readiness skills, as well as beginning writing skills. The preschool is designed to lead into our kindergarten program and prepares children to embark on their life-long journey of learning.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Since preschool is for the very young, we make sure not to overload the children with too much study too fast. Learning has to be fun, and learning has to include plenty of play time and toys. Our preschool program is designed to be appropriate for the children's age and alternates between guided learning activities and free play. Children learn through play, so we offer the best educational toys and games, carefully selected and gathered from all over the world!

A Typical Day

ARTS AND CRAFTS: Our daily activities, specially designed for each age group, encourage students to learn through play. Children create a variety of art and craft projects using paper, glue, paints, clay, and fabrics.

LEARNING GAMES: Starbright students learn shapes, colors, numbers, and letters through a variety of educational games. Activities include puzzles, blocks, building sets, picture pegs and matching games.

MUSIC: During daily music appreciation time, students dance and sing their favorite songs to the sounds of a live piano.

OUTDOOR PLAYTIME: Starbright playgrounds are equipped with child-safe gym sets, playhouses, balancing beams, slides, bikes, and a variety of other toys that promote gross motor development. Our outdoor play areas feature state-of-the-art rubber surfaces that offer safety and allow for a consistently clean environment.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents are always welcome at our school. We discuss each child's progress when parents pick them up from school each day.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want

Modes of Communication

  • Phone Calls
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school