Academics

At Creekside your child’s education is about experiences which promote meaningful learning in an environment where students are guided to be caring citizens, strong leaders and well rounded individuals.

We believe hard work in the classroom combined with the flexibility to pursue one’s passions allow students a pathway to greatness. Our community of engaged learners will challenge the norm while appreciating the structure that a site-based independent program offers them. Our campus belongs to our students, and we seek to create structure that supports this independent mindset.

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California Distinguished School for 2020-22
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Creekside Tops Local Schools

The strong test scores at Creekside are a byproduct of students’ love for learning.  We do not subscribe to the one size fits all approach to learning.  In 2022, there are so many wonderful teaching modalities, and we like to say we “eat from the learning buffett”.   Our kids do it all, and they love it.  Our teachers use project based learning, experiential learning, nature-based instruction, place-based learning, and of course, strong teacher-led instruction.  Our outstanding test scores reflect a student’s love of learning. 

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Creekside Structure

During the school year, we provide in-classroom instruction Monday through Thursday. Friday’s are independent-study days for all grades; teachers will provide work for all students. While families can decide to plan their own Friday schedules, the Creekside PTO offers an Enrichment option for interested students with activities tailored to appeal to each grade level. 

This non-classroom based structure does require more at-home study in order to meet state requirements. However, the added flexibility offers more time to pursue outside activities and passions. We know that if kids have time to pursue outside passions they will be more likely to engage academically.  As students progress through our school they become independent thinkers and are able to balance their academic and extracurricular commitments.  These skills prepare them for higher level learning in high school, college and life. 

Beyond the Core

In addition to California core subjects (math, english, social studies, and science),

we offer electives that support whole child development.