Palo Alto Weekly

- August 6, 2010

Fall Class Guide 2010

Academic Achievement

Challenger School

3880 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto

650-213-8245

ChallengerSchool.com

Celebrating 45 years of learning and fun, we are an independent private school that focuses on academic excellence, individual achievement, critical thinking skills, and self-reliance. Our uniquely structured classes yield astonishing results. Challenger students achieve scores on average in the 90th percentile on the national Stanford Achievement Test (SAT). Come tour our campus to learn about our preschool through eighth-grade programs.

College Goals

PO Box 18777

Stanford

401-247-2629

www.collegegoals.com

andrea_van_niekerk@collegegoals.com

Private college admission counseling by highly experienced ex-Ivy League admission officer and freshman academic advisor. Counsel high school students across all levels of college selectivity and preparation and on all aspects of a thoughtful, ethical and appropriate college-application process. Work both in person and through e-mail.

Emerson School

2800 W. Bayshore Road

Palo Alto

650-424-1267

650-856-2778

www.headsup.org

tbootz@headsup.org

Emerson School, a private, non-sectarian program for grades 1-8, operates on a year-round full-day schedule providing superior academic preparation, international courses (Chinese, Spanish) and individualized Montessori curriculum. Visit Web site for details.

Learning Strategies

650-747-9651

www.creative-learning-strategies.com

victoriaskinner@creative-learning-strategies.com

A highly qualified Learning Strategies tutor

will come to the home, work around vacation schedules and set up individual learning programs curtailed to the student's needs.

Palo Alto Adult School

50 Embarcadero Road

Palo Alto

650-329-3752

650-329-8515

www.paadultschool.org

Hands-on computer, language, test preparation, writing, investment and certificate courses available starting at $19. Hundreds of online classes are offered by the Palo Alto Adult School in conjunction with Education to Go.

Dance Connection

4000 Middlefield Road, L-5

Palo Alto

322-7032

www.danceconnectionpaloalto.com

cindy@danceconnectionpaloalto.com

Dance Connection offers graded classes for ages 3 to adult with a variety of programs to meet every dancer's needs. Ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, boys program, lyrical, Pilates and combination classes are available for beginning to advanced levels. Find information and download registration from the Web site.

DanceVisions

4000 Middlefield Road

L3 Palo Alto

650-858-2005

www.dancevisions.org

info@danceaction.org

DanceVisions, a unique nonprofit community dance center, offers classes from age 3 to adult. Classes range from modern to hip hop, lyrical, Pilates, jazz, ballet, and contact improvisation, as well as providing a performance showcase. Check Web site for details about classes and schedules.

L'Ecole de Danse

Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto

650-365-4596

www.lecolededanse.net

L'Ecole De Danse (School of Ballet) — Vaganova and Cecchetti styles. Creative dance, pre-ballet and full curriculum for all levels starting at age 5. Adult classes include beginning, intermediate and advanced. Please call for more information.

Western Ballet

914 N. Rengstorff Ave., Unit A

Mountain View

650-968-4455

www.westernballet.org/

info@westernballet.org

Western Ballet has a welcoming, caring place to study ballet. We offer adult classes for absolute beginners to professionals, providing the largest selection of drop-in classes in the San Francisco Peninsula and South Bay. For children through teens preparing for careers in ballet, we have a graded youth program with 13 pre-professional levels. Our highly experienced faculty consists of current and former professional dancers. Cost of a single adult class: $15. For the youth program, see www.westernballet.org for tuition rates.

Zohar Dance Company

4000 Middlefield Road, L4

Palo Alto

494-8221

www.zohardance.org

zohardance@aol.com

Founded in 1979, Zohar is unique in that it offers classes to adults in jazz, ballet and modern dance. Under the direction of Ehud & Daynee Krauss, the studio is known for its professional instructors and inspiring classes.

California Yoga Center (Palo Alto)

541 Cowper St.

Palo Alto

947-9642

www.californiayoga.com

info@californiayoga.com

The California Yoga Center offers classes for beginning to advanced students. With studios in Mountain View and Palo Alto, classes emphasize individual attention and cultivate strength, flexibility and relaxation. Ongoing yoga classes are scheduled every day and include special classes such as prenatal, back care and pranayama. Weekend workshops explore a variety of yoga-related topics.

Darshana Yoga

654 High St.

Palo Alto

325-YOGA

www.darshanayoga.com

info@darshanayoga.com

Fresh and inspiring yoga classes in Palo Alto. A blend of alignment and flow. Great teachers, beautiful studio. Director Catherine De Los Santos has taught yoga in Palo Alto more than 25 years.

Elite Musketeer Fencer's Club

160B Constitution Drive

Menlo Park

353-0717

408 317 0480

www.emfc.net

valerie@emfc.net

Fencing programs for kids and adults, recreational and competitive. Summer camps, birthday parties, private lessons and group classes.

Private Yoga Instruction by Eyesha

650-224-0150

Sivananda-certified yoga instructor with extensive experience in both private and group class settings. First class is free. Subsequent classes are $50/ hour.

Palo Alto Adult School

50 Embarcadero Road

Palo Alto

650-329-3752

650-329-8515

www.paadultschool.org

Hike for Fitness or empower yourself with Tai-Chi. Join Jeanette Cosgrove's Pilates class. Bring balance back to your life with Yoga. Our fitness classes start at $48.

Studio Kicks

796A San Antonio Road

Palo Alto

855-9868

www.studiokickspaloalto.com

info@studiokickspaloalto.com

Studio Kicks is a family fitness center offering high-energy cardio kickboxing classes and fun martial-arts training for kids 2 and up. Taught by owner/instructor Richard Branden, six-time world champion and original stunt cast member for the "Power Rangers." Get the whole family healthy and fit. Stop by for a free class.

Miscellaneous

Lucy Geever, Flight Instructor and Advantage Aviation

1903 Embarcadero Road

Palo Alto

650-533-4018

http://www.advantage-aviation.com/

Offering learn-to-fly seminars, private pilot ground school and flying lessons, along with free seminars for pilots.

Lip reading/managing hearing loss

450 Bryant St

Palo Alto

650-9497-999

foothill.edu

mastmanellen@foothill.edu

Lip reading/managing hearing loss. Classes start quarterly and meet weekly but you can join anytime. Learn ways to cope with hearing loss and improve lip-reading skills. Pay per quarter, register in class. Beginning class meets on Mondays 1:30-2:50 p.m.

Studio Kicks

796A San Antonio Road

Palo Alto

855-9868

www.studiokickspaloalto.com

info@studiokickspaloalto.com

Studio Kicks is a family fitness center offering high-energy cardio kickboxing classes and fun martial-arts training for kids 2 and up. Taught by owner/instructor Richard Branden, six-time world champion and original stunt cast member for the "Power Rangers." Get the whole family healthy and fit. Stop by for a free class.

Music & Art

Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center

230 San Antonio Circle

Mountain View

917-6800

917-6813

www.arts4all.org

info@arts4all.org

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) offers classes year-round in music, visual and digital arts for ages 18 months to adult. Vacation and summer camps, one- and two-day arts workshops offered throughout the year. Private music lessons offered, taught by international faculty. Financial assistance available.

Kindermusik with Wendy

Mountain View

968-4733

www.kindermusik.com

wendymusikmom@aol.com

Group music classes for children ages birth to 7 and their caregivers. All classes include singing, instrument play, movement, musical games, and home materials, and aim to develop the whole child through music. Five levels of classes as well as a multi-age class. Cost per class session ranges from $100 to $225 depending on class and session length (8-15 weeks per session).

Midpeninsula Community Media Center

900 San Antonio Road

Palo Alto

494-8686

www.communitymediacenter.net

The Media Center offers classes every month in a wide range of media arts, including publishing media on the Web, pod casting, digital editing, field production, TV studio production, Photoshop for photographers, citizen journalism, and autobiographical digital stories. One-on-one tutoring is also available. Biweekly free orientation sessions and tours. Web site has specific dates, fees, and scholarship information.

New Mozart School of Music

305 N. California Ave.

Palo Alto

650-324-2373

www.newmozartschool.com

info@newmozartschool.com

New Mozart provides private lessons on all instruments and excellent early childhood music classes for children 2-7 years of age.

Opus1 Music Studio

2800 W Bayshore Road

Palo Alto

408-821-5080

musicopus1.com

musicopus1@gmail.com

Opus1 Music Studio is offering private & group music lessons for all kinds of instruments to aged 1.5 and up. Beginners to advanced level.

Pacific Art League

688 Ramona St.

Palo Alto

321-3891

www.pacificartleague.org

gallery@pacificartleague.org

Art classes and workshops by qualified, experienced instructors for students from beginners to advanced and even non-artists. Classes in collage, oil painting, portraits and sketching, life drawing, acrylic or watercolor and brush painting. Sculpture. Registration is ongoing.

Palo Alto Art Center

1313 Newell Road

Palo Alto

329-2366

www.cityofpaloalto.org/enjoy

lynn.stewart@cityofpaloalto.org

Classes and workshops for children and adults in ceramics, painting, drawing, jewelry, book arts, printmaking, collage and more. Register online or stop by the Art Center for a class brochure.

Violin and Music Studio of Mid-town Palo Alto

2862 Bryant St.

Palo Alto

650-456-7648

linglingviolin.blogspot.com

linglingy@gmail.com

Group music classes for children aged from 3 to 7. This "Intro to Music" includes singing, music note reading, movement and other activities that can help children learn and enjoy music at the same time. It will also give them a solid foundation when they're ready to learn any music instrument later. Year-round enrollment. Taught by professionally trained music teacher. Director: Lingling Yang.

Schools

Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center

230 San Antonio Circle

Mountain View

917-6800

917-6813

www.arts4all.org

info@arts4all.org

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) offers classes year-round in music, visual and digital arts for ages 18 months to adult. Vacation and summer camps, one- and two-day arts workshops offered throughout the year. Private music lessons offered, taught by international faculty. Financial assistance available.

Children's Pre-School Center (CPSC)

4000 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto

493-5770

www.cpsccares.org

info@cpsccares.org

Open arms, Open hearts — Opening minds together. Every day at CPSC holds new adventures for your children from the youngest infant to the oldest preschooler. Your child will experience the joy of finger painting, the thrill of dancing, the pleasure of building towers, and the satisfaction of mastering pre-literacy and pre-math skills with the support and guidance of a dedicated, loving, multicultural teaching staff.

Circle of Friends Preschool

Alameda de las Pulgas

Menlo Park

854-2468

cofpreschool@gmail.com

We offer a well-rounded curriculum in a warm personal environment. Our goal is to promote the development of the whole child: physical, emotional, social, language and intellectual. Detailed assessment of each child helps us to build partnerships with families to support emerging competencies. All this in a play-based program where children have opportunities to create, explore, problem solve, learn concepts, and integrate knowledge in a hands-on environment.

Helios New School

3921 Fabian Way

Palo Alto

650-223-8690

www.heliosnewschool.org

Constructivist K-4 secular program for gifted children on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life. Curriculum includes French, Chinese, music, social-emotional learning - plus access to JCC afterschool programming/recreational facilities. Accepting applications. Email admissions@heliosnewschool.org or check website www.heliosnewschool.org for dates/times of tours/information nights.

International School of the Peninsula

151 Laura Lane

Palo Alto

251-8504

www.istp.org

admissions@istp.org

ISTP offers extensive after-school language classes at its two Palo Alto locations. Classes offered in French, Mandarin and Spanish to preschool students (3 to 5 years old). Additional classes taught in Arabic, Farsi, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese and Russian for elementary and middle school students.

School for Independent Learners

909 North San Antonio Road

Los Altos

650-941-4350

www.sileducation.com

Private WASC-accredited high-school. One-to-one and small-group instruction. FT and PT enrollment. UC-approved college prep, honors, and AP coursework. Individualized curriculum. Self-paced, and mastery-based: failure is not an option. Also: tutoring, test prep, and college counseling. Open every day, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Start anytime.

Yew Chung International School (YCIS)

310 Easy St.

Mountain View

903-0986

www.ycef.com/sv

YCIS provides multi-cultural and bilingual, English and Mandarin Chinese, education to children from preschool to 5th grade. Yew Chung education aims to liberate the joy of learning within each child. No prior Chinese experience is required.

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