Palo Alto Weekly

- December 9, 2011

Winter Class Guide

Academic Achievement

Accepted Prep

PO Box 473, Palo Alto, CA 94302

650-308-6328

info@acceptedprep.com

www.acceptedprep.com

Accepted Prep offers group sessions and one-on-one tutoring services to help students improve their test scores. Accepted offers test preparation services on SAT, SAT II, AP exams, GRE and GMAT. Classes will be held at Palo Alto High School. Accepted Prep's team-centric approach aims to deliver a fun, collaborative learning environment.

AJ Tutoring, LLC

430 Cambridge Ave., #110, Palo Alto

650-331-3251

www.ajtutoring.com

AJ Tutoring, LLC, helps students conquer the SAT, ACT and SAT subject tests. Its one-on-one tutoring is an efficient and effective way to improve scores, while small group classes provide students with a positive, dynamic and collaborative learning environment that fits any budget.

Challenger School

3880 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

650-213-8245

ChallengerSchool.com

Challenger School is an independent private school that focuses on academic excellence, individual achievement, critical thinking skills and self-reliance. Challenger students achieve scores on average in the 90th percentile on the national Stanford Achievement Test (SAT). Tour the campus to learn about Challenger's preschool through eighth grade programs.

Children's Health Council

650 Clark Way, Palo Alto

650-326-5530

www.chconline.org

help@chconline.org

For struggling learners, getting the right kind of attention to enjoy learning can make all the difference in how a child feels about themselves and school. Children's Health Council's Learning Center offers a range of services for struggling learners — evaluation, individual support/coaching, assistive technology, school-placement services and more.

College Goals

PO Box 18777, Stanford, CA 94309

401-247-2629

www.collegegoals.com

andrea_van_niekerk@collegegoals.com

Private college admission counseling designed 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 email.

Emerson School

2800 W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto

650-424-1267

650-856-2778 (fax)

www.headsup.org

pacdc@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 website for details.

Learning Strategies

PO Box 535, La Honda, CA 94020

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.

Lydian Academy

815 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

650-321-0550

www.lydianacademy.com

Lydian Academy is a personalized middle and high school recognized for academic excellence and great teachers. Lydian has rolling admissions and welcomes new students every week, year round. Earn your diploma from Lydian or get ahead by taking UC-approved and AP classes in Lydian's after-school and summer programs. Lydian also offers professional tutoring with proven results.

Palo Alto Adult School

50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

650-329-3752

650-329-8515 (fax)

www.paadultschool.org

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

QWERTY Education Services

1050 Chestnut St., #201, Menlo Park

650-326-8484

www.qwertyed.com

info@qwertyed.com

Academic tutoring and diagnostic educational evaluation for K-12 and college. Professional educators and diagnosticians work with students to build understanding of their learning, resulting in improved confidence and academic progress. Professional education services since 1976. Contact Michael Perez, director, for a no-cost phone consultation.

Business & Technology

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View

650-940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Offering: Meet the PC, intro to Windows XP, sending-receiving email, slide-show photo organizer, MS Excel, eBay sales and surfing, resume writing, grant writing and master the interview.

Web Site Designs

408-243-6473

richardhellyer@gmail.com

Richard Hellyer is an experienced professional marketing consultant who tutors individuals in graphic design and website implementation.

Career Development

CareerGenerations

2225 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto

650-320-1639

info@CareerGenerations.com

www.CareerGenerations.com

CareerGenerations offers one-on-one and group sessions to meet specific career needs. CareerGenerations career coaches can help assess talents in the context of today's marketplace, generate career options, improve resumes and social-media profiles, design a successful search plan, and skillfully network, interview and negotiate salaries. Contact CareerGenerations for a free initial consultation.

Dance

Bayer Ballet Academy

2028 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View

650-988-9971

www.bayerballetacademy.com

info@bayerballetacademy.com

Classical Russian ballet.

Beaudoin's School of Dance

464 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto

650-326-2184

www.Beaudoins-Studio.com

Tap, ballet, ballroom and jazz dance classes available for children and adults. Special classes for boys, seniors.

Brazilian Dance

Lucie Stern Community Center Ballroom, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

650-463-4940

www.cityofpaloalto.org/enjoy

Brazilian dance for ages 16-99 with Anita Lusebrink. Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Twelve-week session for $110 if registered, $127 if not registered. Drop-in cards available.

Center for Movement Education & Research

www.movement-education.org

judy@movement-education.org

Center for Movement Education and Research (CMER) offers both introductory one-day workshops to explore what dance/movement therapy is about, as well as a selection of comprehensive Alternate Route Training Courses for professional development in becoming a dance/movement therapist. Most CMER courses provide Continuing Education credit as an approved provider of continuing education by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (#3888).

Dance Connection

4000 Middlefield Road, L-5, Palo Alto

650-322-7032

www.danceconnectionpaloalto.com

info@danceconnectionpaloalto.com

Dance Connection offers graded classes for preschool 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 website.

DanceVisions

4000 Middlefield Road, L-3, 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 website 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 4-and-a-half. Adult classes include beginning, intermediate and advanced. Please call for more information.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View

650-940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Offering: Belly, Hula and Latin dance.

Uforia Studios

819 Ramona St., Palo Alto

650-329-8794

www.uforiastudios.com

Uforia Studios specializes in dance (Zumba, Hip Hop, Bollywood, Hula Hooping), Strength and Sculpting (uDefine) and Spinning (uCycle). All fitness levels and abilities are welcome. Schedule available online.

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. 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, there is a graded youth program with 13 pre-professional levels. Faculty consists of current and former professional dancers. Cost of a single adult class: $15. For the youth program, visit website for tuition rates.

Zohar Dance Company

4000 Middlefield Road, L-4, Palo Alto

650-494-8221

www.zohardance.org

zohardance@gmail.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 and Daynee Krauss, the studio is known for its professional instructors and inspiring classes.

Handicrafts

Custom Handweavers

2263 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View

650-967-0831

www.customhandweavers.com

webemit@sbcglobal.net

Ongoing classes in weaving, spinning, and knitting for beginner and intermediate students. Day and evening sessions. Explore the ancient art of Temari, a Japanese folk art, or learn to weave the Navajo Way. Call for more information, email or visit the website.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View

650-940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Offering: Beading, drawing, ceramics, Japanese flower arranging (Ikebana), knitting and crochet, needle arts, painting (watercolor, oil, acrylic). Older-adult classes (55+).

Health & Fitness

AlaVie Fitness

50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

415-567-7411

www.alaviefitness.com

info@alaviefitness.com

As AlaVie Fitness's signature program, PowerVie is different from other military-style boot camps. Visit the webaite or call for more information and to register.

American Red Cross: Silicon Valley Chapter

2731 North First St., San Jose

1-877-727-6771

www.siliconvalley-redcross.org

Palo Alto Chapter: 400 Mitchell Lane, Palo Alto

In a Red Cross First Aid class students learn CPR, choking rescue, bleeding control and treatment of burns, fractures, seizures and more. Fee $75. Adult CPR and First Aid Certificates. Locations in San Jose and Palo Alto. Call 1-877-727-6771 for dates/times or visit the website.

Andre's Boot Camp (ABC)

www.andrestraining.com

andre@andrestraining.com

No two sessions are the same but every session will offer either circuit training or interval training. ABC is designed for those who enjoy multi-sport activities. A variety of athletic "toys" are used to make the classes both fun and challenging. Call, email or visit the website for more information.

Betty Wright Swim Center @ Abilities United

3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

650-494-1480

www.AbilitiesUnited.org/BWSCwelcome

bwsc@AbilitiesUnited.org

Improve health and wellness through aquatic exercise and therapy in the fully accessible, public, warm-water (93 degree), in-door pool. Classes include aqua aerobics, aqua arthritis, back basics, body conditioning, Aichi yoga and prenatal. Physical therapy, personal training, Watsu and land massage by appointment. Group and private swim lessons. Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Be Yoga

440 Kipling St., Palo Alto

650-906-9016

www.be-yoga.com

beyogapaloalto@gmail.com

Friendly community yoga studio. Small class sizes, excellent instruction, reasonable prices. Also offered are workshops on ayurveda, reiki and mediation.

California Yoga Center (Palo Alto)

541 Cowper St., Palo Alto

650-967-5702

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.

California Yoga Center (Mountain View)

1776 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View

650-967-5702

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

650-325-YOGA

www.darshanayoga.com

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

Five Branches University

Santa Cruz

831-476-9424

www.fivebranches.edu

Five Branches Institute offers master's degree program courses in traditional Chinese medicine — herbology, acupuncture, etc. Located in Santa Cruz and San Jose. Tuition is around $13,250 per year.

Jacki's Aerobic Dancing

890 Church St., Mountain View

650-941-1002

www.jackis.com

joanier@pacbell.net

Jacki's Aerobic Dancing offers a well-balanced hour of abdominal work, weight training and safe, easy-to-follow aerobic routines. Complimentary child care is available. Classes meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-10 a.m., at Mountain View Masonic Temple.

Jazzercise at Little House Activity Center

800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park

650-703-1263

www.jazzercise.com

meredithozbil@hotmail.com

Jazzercise blends aerobics, yoga, Pilates and kickboxing movements into fun dance routines set to fresh new music. All fitness levels welcome. Classes are ongoing. Go directly to class to register.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View

650-940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Be fit. Offering: Belly dance, exercise for the older adult, Feldenkrais, hiking, hula, mat Pilates, Qigong, stability ball, stretch and flex, Tai Chi and yoga. Older-adult classes (55+) available.

Palo Alto Adult School

50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

650-329-3752

650-329-8515 (fax)

www.paadultschool.org

Hike for Fitness or bring balance back to your life with Yoga.

Red Star Soccer Academy

248 Walker Drive, #8, Mountain View

650-380-0099

www.redstarsoccer.com

Red Star Soccer Academy is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to youth player development. It offers training for eager young athletes who aspire to reach their full potential in soccer. Red Star is affiliated with the US Soccer Federation and US Club Soccer. Red Star teams compete in Nor Cal Premier League and US Club Soccer sanctioned tournaments. Visit the website for specific tryout times and to pre-register online.

Studio Kicks

796A San Antonio Road, Palo Alto

650-855-9868

650-855-9869 (fax)

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 3 and 12 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.

Taijiquan Tutelage of Palo Alto

4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

650-327-9350

www.ttopa.com

mjchan@ttopa.com

Taijiquan Tutelage of Palo Alto. Established in 1973. Learn the classical Yang Chengfu style of Taijiquan (T'ai chi ch'uan). Beginning classes start monthly. Classes are held at the Cubberley Community Center.

Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA

3391 Middlefield Road, YES Hall, Palo Alto

www.california.usa.taoist.org

650-396-9244

paloalto.ca@taoist.org

The Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA offers classes designed to improve balance, strength and flexibility while promoting relaxation and good health. Beginner classes in Taoist Tai Chi internal art of Tai Chi Chuan are offered for all ages and fitness levels in Palo Alto. First class is free. Call or visit the website for class schedule and more information. A nonprofit organization with nationally accredited instructors.

Yoga at All Saints' Episcopal Church

555 Waverley St., Palo Alto

650-322-4528

www.asaints.org

Kundalini-style yoga, combining asana (physical poses), breathing exercises and meditation. Practice is best done on an empty stomach. Please bring a mat and blanket and wear comfortable, easy-to-move-in clothes. If floor work is difficult, exercises can be modified to be done in a chair. All ages. No registration necessary. Every Saturday, 8-9 a.m., in the Parish Hall. $5/person.

Language

ABC Languages

585 Glenwood Ave., Menlo Park

650-204-7908

www.abclanguagesf.com/

menlo@abclanguagesf.com

ABC Languages offers up to 20 different language classes to adults and children either in groups or privately. ABC's teaching staff is composed of experienced instructors who are native speakers of the language they teach.

German Language Class

50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

650-329-3752

www.paadultschool.org

adultschool@pausd.org

Willkommen! (Welcome!) Learn to speak, read, and write German, with an emphasis on conversation. Basic grammar and Germanic culture are also covered. The instructor, a college-credentialed teacher, lived and studied in Germany through Stanford, from where she later received a master's degree.

International School of the Peninsula (ISTP)

151 Laura Lane, Palo Alto

650-251-8500

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.

Istituto Educazione Italiana

1000 El Camino Real, Room 8, Atherton

650-868-5995

www.italybythebay.org

iei@italybythebay.org

Italian language for adults in the evening on the campus of Menlo College. Workshops in painting Tuscan and Venetian landscapes/cityscapes using acrylics in collaboration with the Pacific Art League (668 Ramona St., Palo Alto). Workshops in Florentine silversmithing at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. Full fee and schedule information can be found online.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View

650-940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

Current language course offerings include French, Japanese and American Sign Language. Prices vary.

Miscellaneous

Bair Island Aquatic Center

1450 Maple St., Redwood City

650-241-8213

www.gobair.org/about/rowing.html

info@gobair.org

Learn to Row classes for adults at Bair Island Aquatic Center (BIAC), a local nonprofit boathouse. No previous experience or fitness level required. Six sessions in spring and summer, consisting of two weekends of classes (9 a.m.-noon Saturday and Sunday), followed by four weeks of instruction in the novice crew. Cost: $250 (includes three month membership at BIAC). Visit the website for details and registration information.

Center for Movement Education & Research (CMER)

310-600-0664

www.movement-education.org

judy@movement-education.org

CMER offers both introductory one-day workshops to explore what Dance/Movement Therapy is about, as well as a selection of comprehensive Alternate Route Training Courses for professional development in becoming a Dance/Movement Therapist. Most CMER courses provide Continuing Education credit as an approved provider of continuing education by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (#3888).

Children's Health Council

650 Clark Way, Palo Alto

650-326-5530

www.chconline.org

help@chconline.org

For struggling learners, getting the right kind of attention to enjoy learning can make all the difference in how a child feels about himself or herself and school. Children's Health Council's Learning Center offers a range of services for struggling learners: evaluation, individual support/coaching, assistive technology, school-placement services and more.

College Goals

PO Box 18777, Stanford, CA 94309

401-247-2629

www.collegegoals.com

andrea_van_niekerk@collegegoals.com

Private college admission counseling designed 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 email.

Emerson School

2800 W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto

650-424-1221

650-856-2778 (fax)

www.headsup.org

pacdc@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 website for details.

Kiwi Crate

103A Pioneer Way, Mountain View

650-967-4311

hello@kiwicrate.com

www.kiwicrate.com

Kiwi Crate delivers monthly crates with all the materials and inspiration for projects related to a theme such as safari, space or colors. Projects may include arts and crafts, science activities, imaginative play and more. Kiwi Crate has hand-selected and kid-tested projects that are open-ended and encourage curiosity, exploration and creativity. Great for ages 3-6.

Learning Strategies

PO Box 535, La Honda, CA 94020

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.

Lip reading/managing hearing loss

450 Bryant St., Palo Alto

650-949-7999, ext. 4379

www.hearinglossca.org/html/lipreading.htm

ellenmastman@yahoo.com

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.

Little House Senior Activities Center

800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park

650-326-2025

www.peninsulavolunteers.org

Computer workshops, health lectures, investments, travel, self-improvement, movies, opera previews, ballroom dancing and weekend trips for people over 50. Register in person or by phone.

Lucy Geever-Conroy, Flight Instructor and Advantage Aviation

1903 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

650-493-5987

www.advantage-aviation.com/

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

Palo Alto Adult School

50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

650-329-3752

650-329-8515 (fax)

www.paadultschool.org

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

Palo Alto Adult School

50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

650-329-3752

www.paadultschool.org

Curious about birds you often see but have trouble identifying? Learn about "swimmers," "shorebirds," "perching birds" and "birds of prey." See website for class offerings.

Parents Place

200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto

650-688-3040

www.parentsplaceonline.org/peninsula

Parents Place, a program of Jewish Family and Children's Services, supports families and children through parent education, consultation, and counseling about everything to do with raising children — from infancy to young adulthood — including comprehensive services for teenagers and children with special needs.

QWERTY Education Services

1050 Chestnut St., #201, Menlo Park

650-326-8484

www.qwertyed.com

info@qwertyed.com

Academic tutoring and diagnostic educational evaluation for K-12 and college. Professional educators and diagnosticians work with students to build understanding of their learning, resulting in improved confidence and academic progress. Professional education services since 1976. Contact Michael Perez, director, for a no-cost phone consultation.

The Talking Playhouse

595 Price Ave., Suite A, Redwood City

650-678-9769

www.talkingplayhouse.com

info@talkingplayhouse.com

Social-learning and social-skills classes and activities for all age groups, including theater games and writing groups. See website for timetable and more information.

Music & Art

Art for Well Beings

2460 Park Blvd., Palo Alto

650-776-8297

artforwellbeings.org

me@judyg.com

Art for Well Beings (AFWB) offers art classes especially welcoming people with special needs. AFWB is open to the public. Drop-in or sessions are available. All materials provided. Please call to register or visit website for more information.

Art with Emily

402 El Verano Ave., Palo Alto

650-856-9571

www.artwithemily.com

emilyjeanyoung@gmail.com

Emily Young teaches mixed-media, multi-cultural art lessons for children at her fully equipped studio in Palo Alto. Individual lessons or small group classes available.

Art Works Studio

595 Lincoln Ave., Palo Alto

650-796-1614

www.artworkspaloalto.com

artworkspaloalto@gmail.com

Art Works Studio offers a variety of fine-art classes for kids, as well as summer camps.

Children's Music Workshops

PO Box 60756, Palo Alto, CA 94306

650-306-0332

www.alisonsmusiclessons.com

white.alison@gmail.com

Kids music classes and private lessons for guitar, piano and voice. Locations in Palo Alto and Mountain View. Music for special-needs children too.

Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center

230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View

650-917-6800

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 14 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. Private lessons also offered.

Kindermusik with Wendy

Mountain View

650-968-4733

www.kindermusik.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 depends on class and session length.

Lingling Yang Violin Studio

Palo Alto

650-456-7648

linglingviolin.blogspot.com

linglingy@gmail.com

Offers private violin instruction for children 7 and up and adults of all levels. Year-round enrollment. Audition required for intermediate and advanced violin players. Taught by classically trained violinist and very experienced violin teacher. Her students include award winners at violin competitions and members of PACO, CYS and ECYS.

Manzana Music School

Palo Alto

650-799-7807

www.manzanamusicschool.com/

ManzanaMusicSchool@yahoo.com

Private and group lessons for children and adults on guitar, violin, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, vocal, arranging and music theory.

Midpeninsula Community Media Center

900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto

650-494-8686

www.communitymediacenter.net

info@midpenmedia.org

The Media Center offers classes every month in a wide range of media arts, including publishing media on the Web, podcasting, 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. Website has specific dates, fees and scholarship information.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View

650-940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Improve your skills. Offering: Beading, ceramics, chorus, digital photography, drawing, guitar, Ikebana, orchestra and painting (watercolor, oil, acrylic). Older-adult classes available (55+, $18).

Music with Toby

Palo Alto

415-513-3158

www.tobybranz.com

Toby Branz offers private voice and violin lessons in Palo Alto. She received her master's degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2010 and a postgraduate diploma in 2011.

Music Within Us

2483 Old Middlefield Way, Suite 150, Mountain View

650-325-2194

www.themusicwithinus.com

info@themusicwithinus.com

Dr. Lisa Chu offers classes, workshops, and individual sessions using techniques drawn from the fields of life coaching, mindfulness-based meditation, yoga, deliberate practice, group facilitation, sound healing and music improvisation.

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 for all ages and early-childhood music classes for children 2-7 years of age.

Opus1 Music Studio

2800 W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto

650-625-9955

musicopus1.com

musicopus1@gmail.com

Opus1 Music Studio is offering private and group music lessons for all kinds of instruments to ages 2 and up. Beginners to advanced level.

Pacific Art League

688 Ramona St., Palo Alto

650-321-3891

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

650-329-2366

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.

Schools

Action Day/Primary Plus

333 Eunice Ave., Mountain View

650-967-3780

www.actiondayprimaryplus.com

Providing quality infant, toddler and preschool programs for more than 33 years. On-site dance and computer classes offered. Fully accredited staff and facilities.

Amigos de Palo Alto

1611 Stanford Ave., Palo Alto

650-493-4300

www.amigosdepaloalto.com

Amigos de Palo is a full Spanish-immersion preschool. Offering parents a safe, loving and trustworthy environment where they may leave their children, both for childcare and to begin learning from bilingual instructors how to speak and learn Spanish the same way their native language was learned — naturally. Preschool sessions are offered Mon.-Fri. (1-4:30 p.m.); Mon., Wed. and Fri. (8:30 a.m.-11:45 p.m. or 1-4:30 p.m.); and Tue.-Thu. (8:30 a.m.-11:45 p.m. or 1-4:30 p.m.).

Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center

230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View

650-917-6800

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, T-1, Palo Alto

650-493-5770

www.cpsccares.org

Students 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

3214 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park

650-854-2468

cofpreschool@gmail.com

Circle of Friends Preschool offers a well-rounded curriculum in a warm personal environment. The goal is to promote the development of the whole child: physical, emotional, social, lingual and intellectual. Detailed assessment of each child helps 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.

German-American International School

275 Elliott Drive, Menlo Park

650-324-8617

www.gais.org

info@gais.org

German-American International Sschool (GAIS) is an international school serving approximately 300 students in preschool through 8th grade. GAIS offers a German bilingual program through 5th grade, and welcomes English-speaking students in a new English language middle school program that offers German, Spanish and French as additional language options. GAIS follows the academically rigorous, inquiry-based programs developed by the International Baccalaureate Organization.

Helios New School

3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto

650-223-8690

www.heliosns.org

admin@heliosns.org

Constructivist K-4 secular program for gifted children. Individualized curriculum including foreign language, science, fine arts and social-emotional learning. Email or visit the website for dates/times of tours/information nights.

International School of the Peninsula

Cohn Campus (grades 1-8): 151 Laura Lane, Palo Alto

Cooper Campus (nursery): 3233 Cowper St., Palo Alto

650-251-8500

www.istp.org

istp@istp.org

After-school programs for preschool, elementary- and middle-school students. Classes include French cooking, Asian cooking, chess, science, robotics, Chinese dance, art and craft, watercolor, gymnastics, soccer and multi-sports. For a complete list of classes available visit the website.

Jim Gorman Swim School

3249 Alpine Road, Portola Valley

650-854-6699, ext. 100

jim@laderaoaks.com

Patient, professional instructors and warm, clean pools make it fun to learn to swim. Private and small group lessons for all ages and abilities, from water babies (3-30 months) to national champions. Weekday and weekend lessons available for sign-ups now.

Kirk House Preschool

1148 Johnson St., Menlo Park

650-323-8667

www.kirkhousepreschool.org

khp@mppc.org

Kirk House Preschool is a half-day preschool with both morning and afternoon classes for children aged 3-5 (Young Fives class). Kirk House Preschool is a Christian, play-based school which offers a development-oriented curriculum in a park-like setting.

Milestones Preschool

3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

650-618-3325

www.milestonespreschool.org

preschool@AbilitiesUnited.org

Milestones Preschool, a developmental program, provides children aged 2-5 years a fun and educational environment that promotes their development of the social skills, independent thinking, intellectual growth, and positive self-image they need to succeed in kindergarten and later in life. NAEYC accredited. State of California License 434407984.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View

650-940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Offering: Arts and crafts, computers, digital-camera techniques, ESL, foreign languages, high school programs and GED, memoirs, music and dance, needlework, orchestra, parent education, physical fitness and vocational education. Older-adult classes (55+) available.

Palo Alto Prep

4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

650-493-7071

www.paloaltoprep.com

Palo Alto Prep is a unique private high school designed to help students succeed in every aspect of life with confidence and success.

Phillips Brooks School

2245 Avy Ave., Menlo Park

650-854-4545

www.phillipsbrooks.org

The Phillips Brooks School, an independent co-educational day school for students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, prepares each student to live a creative, humane and compassionate life, and to be a contributing member of society. The curriculum emphasizes the basic academic disciplines and their integration into everyday life while developing the foundation for individual scholastic excellence and inspiring an enthusiasm for life-long learning. The overall school experience weaves the intellectual, spiritual, social and physical areas of growth into the fabric that is the Phillips Brooks School community.

Sand Hill School

650 Clark Way, Palo Alto

650-688-3605

www.sandhillschool.org

info@sandhillschool.org

For young minds, one size doesn't fit all. At Sand Hill School, find what fits best for each child. At Children's Health Council. Grades K-3. 6:1 student/teacher ratio.

School for Independent Learners

909 North San Antonio Road, Los Altos

650-941-4350

www.sileducation.com

info@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, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Start anytime.

Sora International Preschool

701 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto

650-493-7672

www.SoraPreschool.com

Sora International Preschool is an English-Japanese bilingual preschool. Sora provides children a great leaning experience in a warm, cheerful and friendly environment. Sora's mission is to help families that are raising bilingual children as well as those that want their children to begin a second language at an early age.

St. Joseph Catholic School

1120 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View

650-967-1839

www.sjmv.org

St. Joseph Catholic School offers a comprehensive curriculum with an emphasis on religion, language arts, mathematics, social studies and science. In addition to the core curriculum, St. Joseph's also offers a fine arts program, computer instruction and physical education.

Trinity School

2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park

650-854-0288

www.trinity-mp.org

admission@trinity-mp.org

Early childhood through grade 5. Trinity School encourages preschool to grade 5 children from all backgrounds to love learning. Trinity fosters rigorous academics grounded in child-centered content. The legacy of a Trinity education is a curious mind and a discerning heart.

Woodland School

360 La Cuesta Drive, Portola Valley

650-854-9065

www.woodland-school.org

Preschool-8th grade. Woodland School's focus is a challenging academic program with a strong enrichment program of art, music, drama, computers, gymnastics and physical education. Science, math and technology are an integral part of the 5th-8th grade experience. Extended care is offered 7:30 a.m-8:15 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. Call for a brochure or to set up a tour.

Yew Chung International School (YCIS)

310 Easy St., Mountain View

650-903-0986

www.ycef.com/sv

info@sv.ycef.com

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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