Almaden Country School

  • Grades: PK-8
  • Student Enrollment: 335
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5 out of 5 | 11 Reviews
  • Address
  • 6835 Trinidad Dr
  • San Jose, CA 95120
  • Phone
  • (408) 997-0424
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Almaden Country School enrolls 335 preschool and elementary school students from grades PK-8. It is located in San Jose, CA, which is a highly populated city with a median household income of $70,243.

School Operational Details
  • Students Have Access to a Library or Media Center
School Days and Hours
  • School Days Per Year: 180
  • School Hours Per Day: 8
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11 reviews for Almaden Country School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on June 15, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • We have two daughters at Almaden Country School and we are constantly impressed by every aspect of the school. From the strong academics to the incredible enrichment programs, this school offers a warm, caring environment where kids get to be kids. The teachers are passionate, the parents involved and the kids thriving. what more could a parent want?
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on June 03, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • both of my older children went here and it was the foundation for a great education for them both academically and socially. My daughter went from there to Presentation high and then UC Berkeley, my son went from there to Bellarmine. both talk fondly of their days at ACS: their friends, the teachers, and the classes. We have recommended it to many. they have a great balance of academics and values. It is a very caring and nurturing environment. Our kids loved and excelled there.
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on April 19, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This has been a fantastic school for our children. Caring teachers take the time to know each student individually and help them grow socially and academically in a personalized way.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 12, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • We picked Almaden because we believe children need to be in an environment that nurtures their creativity, instead of only teaching reading and math. Our world is changing so fast we can't possibly know what kinds of careers will be important in the future, so it's critical that children learn how to think (versus how to take a test). Almaden focuses on a love of learning that is geared specifically to each child's type of intelligence. We couldn't be happier.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on May 29, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • We have a 4th grader and a 6th grader at ACS and our children have been taught by excellent teachers who provide a safe and caring environment where our children have learned to think critically and creatively and to love learning. My children love going to ACS and they are receiving a great education.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on August 01, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Our daughter will be starting her 6th year at Almaden Country School in September. We are extremely pleased with every aspect of her development as a result of attending this wonderful school. ACS offers the perfect combination of developmentally-appropriate academics, comprehensive enrichment programs (art, science, P.E., drama, foreign language, music, etc.), individual attention, community spirit and parental involvement. Our daughter is ALWAYS happy to go to school - and we are always happy to become involved in the various volunteer opportunities that exist. It is a happy, warm, welcoming place to be. There is a quality that exists at this school that is hard to find elsewhere... an actual joy of learning! We are confident that ACS is preparing our child for a successful future in every way.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on July 14, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • You have to visit ACS and see the students, to appreciate it! From the youngest to the oldest, the children are happy, they feel safe and valued, they are really confident, and they enjoy learning. We like that the curriculum includes drama at every level (maybe that's in part why the children are so poised), foreign language, and hands-on science. We also believe in the strong emphasis on citizenship and family, and love the closeness of the families at school. The other parents really made us feel at home in our first year and it hasn't stopped since. Don't expect to be wowed by the campus, though. It's older, and the facilities are just adequate compared to some of the other area schools with brand new buildings, but the teachers are fabulous and our daughter is happier than she's ever been - she looks forward to school every day! The academics are solid at ACS, and the program gets more demanding starting in about third grade, but there is not a lot of emphasis or pressure or competition for grades and test scores, which we like - what they're doing works though. This year, I think every eighth grader who applied to Presentation, Bellarmine, and Notre Dame got in! But for sure, you need to go to the school, and see the happy children, to have a glimpse of what makes ACS special compared with the other schools in the area.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 23, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • We have a son entering third grade and a daughter leaving the pre-K program and entering Kindergarten at ACS. We see in our kids the things we noticed in the children we observed when we were touring ACS four years ago: joyful spirit, self-confidence, and a love for learning. The families are a lot of fun to be around (which makes volunteering a blast, even for the Dads!) and our entire family continues to nurture fantastic friendships with more people each year. Kids at ACS develop an inquisitiveness for life and learning while developing and respecting early-on their role as community members and team players. We love this school.

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 23, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • We have been extremely pleased with the educational experience our children have received at Almaden Country School. My daughter started in the 4-year olds program seven years ago. She'll be entering 8th grade in the fall. We also have a son entering 6th grade. Both kids have enjoyed learning and going to school. They have not only grown academically but also as people, since the curriculum is rounded out with various enrichment classes like drama, music, art and such. We like that the environment is nurturing and a little less "worldly" than at some schools, in that the children are able to hang onto their childhood a bit longer. ACS is well-worth the tuition.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 23, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Our sons have been attending ACS since preschool and we are extremely pleased with the developmental approach to learning that is core to the school's philosophy. The learning environment is safe, which encourages children to challenge themselves without the risk of being judged. We have witnessed our boys' self-confidence emerge and blossom as a result. The school's enrichment programs--which include drama--along with the small class sizes, are part of what make this school so special. Although the school is non-sectarian, our family enjoys a great sense of community that comes from the high level of participation of so many like-minded parents. We plan on keeping our sons in ACS through 8th grade. The school is simply a wonderful foundation for future success no matter how you measure it: academically or socially.

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 335
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 28.5
    Full-Time Teachers: 19
    Part-Time Teachers: 12
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 10.3
  • Percent Minority Students: 27.5%
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 167 (49.9%)
  • Females: 168 (50.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Almaden Country School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Almaden Country School
  Number Percent
1st Grade3610.7%
2nd Grade288.4%
3rd Grade3811.3%
4th Grade3911.6%
5th Grade4312.8%
6th Grade4011.9%
7th Grade288.4%
8th Grade4011.9%
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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