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Delphi Academy of Santa Monica

1229 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 526-2700


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Our Early Kindergarten is designed for those 3-4 year olds who have shown an interest in learning in a more academic environment compared to a strictly play-based setting. Hands-on learning activities, projects, and one-on-one reading instruction are some of the highlights in our Early K program.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We offer personalized education programs for every child at Delphi Academy from Early Kindergarten through elementary school.
Reading readiness and instruction is taught on a one-on-one basis with the teachers through 1st grade to create a strong reading foundation for each student.

Day in the Life

A Typical Day

Circle Time to start the day
Reading (reading readiness personalized to each child)
Playground (free play and organized games, physical education)
Math (math games and activities)
Hands-on projects such as gardening, cooking, science
Quiet Time (read aloud with teacher, puzzles, drawing, etc.)

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