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Back to School & After School Enrichment Guide

 

 

Summer is coming to a close and kids and parents are getting ready for a new school year. As children take on new experiences in the classroom they are also growing and challenging themselves in other areas. This year’s Back to School Guide gives an overview of some of the many options available to develop, increase or augment a skill or interest as well as options in classroom and preschool education. Whether it’s looking at a new school, learning to play the piano, being tutored in math or participating in a play, there are many quality programs available to enrich our children’s lives.

 

 

 

 

 

Schools & Preschools

 

Chadeish Yameinu Jewish Community School

900 High St., Santa Cruz

831.295.8467

www.cysantacruz.com

Affirming, egalitarian Jewish Renewal Community, Chadeish Yameinu, represents diversity. For 13 years, our school has provided flexible alternatives for “traditional,” single parent, gay/lesbian, interfaith families’ needs. This September, CY Community School offers classes in Jewish holidays, Hebrew Play/Reading, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Family learning, etc. We help our young people become critical thinkers, empowered to develop personal perspectives; understanding Jewish past, integrating values/challenges facing today’s human community.

 

Coastal Community Preschool

Lic #444408854

900 High Street, Santa Cruz

831.462.5437

coastalcommunitypreschool.org

CCP serves children ages 2 1⁄2 through 5 years with a safe, stimulating, and caring learning atmosphere. We have a curriculum that encourages development at each child’s own pace. Among our program highlights, we offer flexible year-round schedules, a highly experienced teaching staff, and a bright, secure West side location overlooking the Monterey Bay. Join us as we continue working with parents and caregivers to raise a community of strong, confident and happy children.

 

 

Gateway School K-8

126 Eucalyptus Ave, Santa Cruz

831.423.0341 x302

www.gatewaysc.org

Founded in 1970 and located on 2.5 acres perched above the Monterey Bay, Gateway School is Santa Cruz's premier academically-challenging progressive K-8 school with the mission to inspire children to lead lives of purpose and compassion through scholarship and citizenship. At Gateway we believe that the purpose of education goes far beyond teaching only academics. On any given day, you may see our students making native California animal masks, programming quad copters in our Maker's Space, making salsa in the Life Lab gardens, presenting skits in Spanish, parsing primary source documents about the Gold Rush, or debating the difference between the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment. Small class sizes ensure individual attention from teachers who know and care about each child's needs. Art, Music, Spanish, Mindfulness, Life Lab Science and our Maker's Space are integral parts of our robust curriculum. Gateway has long been a leader in innovative learning techniques – it was the first school in Santa Cruz to establish a Life Lab, the first to build a Maker’s Space, and the first to institute a mindfulness program. In this supportive environment, Gateway students graduate with the habits to be successful in the most competitive high schools and colleges.

 

Good Shepherd Catholic School

Preschool - 8th grade

2727 Mattison Lane, Santa Cruz

831.476.4000

www.gsschool.org

Good Shepherd Catholic School, located in central Santa Cruz County, offers a fully accredited academic program for students in preschool through eighth grade. For over fifty years Good Shepherd Catholic School has welcomed children of all faiths. A highly qualified faculty and staff provide a well-rounded curriculum that is project-based and faith driven. The school’s focus on community service gives the students numerous opportunities to learn and practice Catholic social teachings firsthand. Spanish, music (both vocal and instrumental), art, library science, and physical education classes are offered in preschool through eighth grade with technology integrated throughout the school day. Beginning in fourth grade, students participate in enriching overnight trips, school-wide leadership projects, and have the opportunity to be part of the school’s highly successful interscholastic sports program. After school care is available until 6:00 p.m. Please call to schedule a tour.

 

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Head Start & Early Head Start 

831.724.3885 or 831. 688.3802

www.encompasscs.org/CFDP 

Early Head Start & Head Start is an early child education & preschool services that promotes healthy families, school readiness, and provides support for low income families with children ages 0-5 years of age who reside in Santa Cruz County, at no cost! Families receive free services including; social services, health screening, services to children with disabilities, activities to enhance parenting skills and linkage to community services. Families must meet eligibility criteria to qualify. Families must provide verification of child’s age and family income.

 

Holy Cross School

150 Emmet Street, Santa Cruz

831.423.4447

www.holycsc.org

Holy Cross School celebrates over 150 years of Catholic education. Our WASC and WCEA accredited program provides a rigorous academic experience in a faith-based community from preschool through 8th grade. Highly qualified and dynamic teachers integrate technology in the classroom and provide meaningful learning opportunities for students. Our core curriculum is enriched with P.E., Spanish, music, Life Lab, a competitive sports program and student leadership. Holy Cross is committed to serving the community through various Service-Learning projects. Visitors are welcome visitors and applications are accepted throughout the year. Please call for a personal tour to see our school in action!

 

Mount Madonna School, Pre/K-12

491 Summit Road, Mount Madonna

408.847.2717

www.MountMadonnaSchool.org

At MMS we strive to prepare well-rounded human beings who not only get into and succeed in college, but learn to value collaboration, form meaningful relationships and engage with their local communities, nation and the world. Come see education through our students' eyes: Montessori-based Pre/K program, 355-acre campus, science and technology labs, outdoor adventure and life skills, regional, national and international travel, mixed-grade buddy program, marine biology and oceanography on Catalina Island, visual and performing arts. Since 1979 MMS has offered students a quality education based on academic excellence, positive character development and creative self-expression. Fully accredited by CAIS and WASC.

 

Mrs. Bus Stop Preschool

Lic #444411906

3215 Axford Road, Santa Cruz (near Capitola Mall)

831.476.8659

www.mrsbusstop.com

Come join us at Mrs. Bus Stop Preschool! Your child will experience the joy of making new friends as they explore, learn, and grow together. Our relaxed setting naturally promotes a sense of community and the wellbeing of every child. Ages 2-5 years. Hours: 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Flexible schedules.

 

Ocean Alternative Education Center

831.475.0767

http://oc-losd-ca.schoolloop.com/

Ocean Alternative, Live Oak School District, supports your homeschooling adventure. Six credentialed teachers are available to guide you to build an exciting education plan for your child. Our weekly classes include literacy, math, science, and art. Students learn to communicate and collaborate in a group-learning environment. Community events, field trips & more! NEW THIS YEAR: Ocean Online is a non-classroom based independent study program. We offer a wide range of services including: quality online curriculum, personalized independent study programs, weekly teacher consultation and instruction, assessment and feedback, social networks of homeschooling families, resource libraries, and Chromebooks (optional).

 

Orchard School K-6

2288 Trout Gulch Road, Aptos

831.688.1074

www.orchardschoolaptos.org

Orchard School, established over 30 years ago, provides a unique, yet comprehensive K-6 education. At Orchard, we weave together the magic of an extraordinary faculty, a 14-acre campus and a down to earth philosophy that nourishes and honors the natural growth and development of children. Small class sizes, an organic garden and an animal farm create enriching "whole child" learning experiences that are hands-on and individualized. We provide Strong Core Academics, Excellent Science Curriculum, Art, Music, Physical Theater/Circus Arts, Electives, Ceramics, Archery, Swimming, Leadership, Field Trips, Drama Productions, and more.

 

Pioneer Academy

181 Laguna Corralitos, Corralitos

(Located directly across from the 5 mile house on Freedom Boulevard)

831.588.9321

www.pioneer-academy.org

Pioneer Academy provides young people with a challenging, creative, and caring academic environment that values social, emotional, intellectual, physical and artistic exploration. We believe young people learn best when they are actively engaged in their education, responsible and aware of their personal growth, and comfortable with themselves, their teachers and peers. With this underlying belief, we are committed to employing a balanced curriculum delivered by engaging teachers in a natural setting. Classes are designed using an interdisciplinary approach through literature, history, mathematics, science, health and well-being, music, and art. See website for more information as well as open house times/dates.

 

Rocking Horse Ranch Preschool

Lic #444400117

4134 Fairway Dr, Soquel

831.462.2702

Rocking Horse Ranch is a play-based preschool located on 3 beautiful acres in sunny Soquel. We are open from 9-5:30 and offer morning, afternoon, and full day sessions. Our outdoor space offers lots of room to explore, including our gardens and many different kinds of animals. Come visit us!

 

Rose Blossom Nursery School

Lic #444403616

6401 Freedom Blvd, Aptos

831.662.8458

www.roseblossom.org

Register for Fall 2016. Advanced Preschool & Kindergarten for children starting at 2 1/2 years old. Focus on social and emotional development, creating peace, and community. This is an NVC-based school, using the Compassionate Communication process taught by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg. Strong academic and emergent curriculum covering: alphabet/reading, writing, numbers/math, science, social studies, and creative drama, integrated with games, music, and art daily, and organized into monthly themes and performances. Individualized instruction, age-appropriate activities, circle time, and free play. Tumbling Tutor™ for preschoolers is optional. Beautiful, country setting in Aptos. Sharon Rose, Director. See website for intro video and Facebook page for updates and activities. Contact the director for tour and registration info.

 

Salesian Elementary and Junior High School

605 Enos Lane, Corralitos

831.728.5518

www.salesianschool.org

Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade, co-ed, experienced credentialed teachers, fully accredited, regular school liturgies, small class sizes, hands-on learning where the strengths and needs of each child are nurtured, integrated technology throughout curriculum, student use of google applications, accelerated reading program, K-8 art, music, and Spanish programs, interscholastic sports (4-8), extended care program.

 

Santa Catalina School

1500 Mark Thomas Dr, Monterey

831.655.9356

santacatalina.org

Set against the scenic backdrop of Monterey, Santa Catalina School is an independent, Catholic, boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12 with a diverse student body and strong local roots. We challenge students to achieve excellence in every arena, from rigorous academics—including a marine ecology program that takes advantage of access to Monterey Bay—to competitive athletics in 13 sports to an arts program with professional-quality facilities. In a warm community that values spirituality and service, Catalina girls become confident young women prepared to achieve greatness with grace.

 

Santa Cruz Children's School, K-6

366 Gault St., Santa Cruz

831.429.8444

www.SantaCruzChildrensSchool.com

Founded on the principle that the act of learning is both intrinsically rewarding and deeply enjoyable, students thrive at Santa Cruz Children’s School in an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity, creativity, and diligence. We offer a challenging and deeply enriched academic program including visual and performing arts, science, outdoor education, social and cultural studies, Spanish, and physical education, with a daily focus on excellence in language arts and mathematics. Because of our small size and large staff, we have built a space where each child is met and engaged precisely where they are academically, socially, and emotionally. Whether they are publishing their creative writing anthologies, researching for their TEDTalks presentations, rehearsing for performances, brewing medicinal salves, or tackling long division for the first time, the students of SCCS are challenged daily to meet their potential and then go a step further. We, as a community of passionate educators, students, and families, have built a heavily enriched space for learners who are creative, curious, and kind. SCCS was created by teachers 24 years ago to be an affordable private school alternative in the heart of Santa Cruz, perhaps for a child just like yours.

 

Santa Cruz Montessori

6230 Soquel Dr, Aptos

831.476.1646

www.scms.org

Santa Cruz Montessori is a non-profit, independent school founded in 1964 serving children ages 18 months to 15 years. Our programs include the arts, sciences, mathematics, literature, language, social studies and music. Our beautiful Montessori classrooms are designed to engage all of the child's senses and create a life-long love of learning. Our mission is to guide and nurture the natural development of the whole person, where students develop a respect for nature and the global family. Our students grow with a healthy spirit, a clear intellect, and a strong character so they may realize their unique contributions as they work for a noble and peaceful world. Call for open house dates or a tour.

 

Santa Cruz Waldorf School, PreK-8

2190 Empire Grade, Santa Cruz

831.425.0519

www.scwaldorf.org

Waldorf education is structured fostering a lifelong love of learning by meeting students at each stage of development. Kindergarteners thrive in a loving, play-based environment that incorporates movement, music and daily outdoor time in nature. In grades 1-8, development-appropriate academics are enriched with foreign language, music, art, movement and gardening. We are the only primary school in the greater Monterey Bay area to offer a full strings program, and our campus sits just minutes from the UCSC campus on redwood forest bordered acreage. Our graduates are grounded individuals that statistically excel in both their lives and in their chosen fields. Come see for yourself, why Waldorf works!

 

Spring Hill School

250 California Street, Santa Cruz

831.427.2641

springhillschool.org

Spring Hill School offers Pre K through 6th Grade Individualized Education by Design in a community dedicated to educating, supporting, and inspiring children. Our expert teachers provide exemplary personalized education in small class sizes within a nurturing, safe environment. Spring Hill School, the only Design Thinking School in Santa Cruz, delivers meaningful, inquiry based learning. In the design lab, students create new inventions, prototypes, and products. Within a solid academic education, students learn Spanish, music, art, film, sports, dance, and drama. The garden extends life lab and nutrition. We invite you to call or email for a personal tour.

 

Sun for Seedlings Preschool

Lic #444411146

6411 Freedom Boulevard, Aptos

831.662.0828

www.sunforseedlings.com

Sun for Seedlings Preschool and Nature Program in Aptos offers a unique program in a beautiful setting. Our curriculum is play based, and we put a strong emphasis on creating a connection to the natural world. Our open sunny classroom looks out into the apple trees in our outdoor space, and we encourage freedom of choice and relationship building. Our program is designed to inspire each child to explore and discover their world. Set on several acres, every day is filled with the beauty of nature, the joys of friendship, and fun activities and projects geared toward artistic expression, physical movement, and the development of a lifelong love of learning.

 

Tara Redwood School

Elementary Campus

4746 Soquel Drive, Soquel

831.475.0201

Preschool Campus

5810 Prescott Road, Soquel

831.462.9632

www.tararedwoodschool.org

Tara Redwood School provides a curriculum that nurtures the innate positive qualities within each child. The school cultivates compassion and emphasizes social and emotional growth, providing creative tools for self-regulation and healthy expression. Our approach is an integration of the Creating Compassionate Cultures Institute and the Montessori Methods. The Preschool Classrooms accommodate children ages 2 to 5 years old. The Elementary Program is for children TK-K and 1 to 6th grade. We offer mixed-ages, small size, and open classroom settings. Register Now To Ensure Your Space!

 

Twin Lakes Christian School

2701 Cabrillo College Dr, Aptos

831.465.3301

www.tlcs.us

Twin Lakes Christian School (TLCS) is an accredited (ACSI/WASC) non-denominational K-8 Christian school committed to offering a rich educational experience in a loving community with a new state-of-the-art educational building. TLCS provides a full academic program as well as enrichment classes in technology, music, physical education, art, foreign language, community outreach, middle school electives, and competitive athletics. Our teachers are qualified, experienced, and committed to excellence. We also offer an outstanding before and after school program. To learn more about how TLCS can help your student thrive, give us a call at 465-3301 or visit our website at www.tlcs.us.

 

X Academy

STEAM Enrichment in Santa Cruz

408.334.1700

www.xacademy.org

X Academy provides STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) enrichment in the Santa Cruz area, including the Math Circle, a weekly meeting for 5th to 8th graders who really love math. Mathematicians, scientists and engineers challenge students with problem solving and interesting topics. Hosting March Math Kangaroo contest.

 

Enrichment & Support

 

Adventure Sports Unlimited

303 Potrero St., #15, Santa Cruz

831.458.3648

www.asudoit.com

Adventure Sports Unlimited (ASU) is the premier store for aquatics instruction in Santa Cruz. We teach infants through adults the joy of water through our Swim School. Our Ocean programs introduce families to our magnificent marine environments through the Seafood Foraging, Kelp Pickling, and Skin Diving classes. We explore the world-renowned underwater landscape of Monterey and Carmel Bays through our Open Water Scuba courses. It all starts in our custom-built aquatics facility with our tropically heated pool including Jacuzzi, and classroom. We want to make your entry into the water world truly enjoyable. ASU-you deserve it!

All About Theatre

325 Washington St, Santa Cruz

831.345.6340

www.allabouttheatre.org

Celebrating 14 years of theater, and over 100 productions in Santa Cruz County. Offering training in the performing arts for children aged (3-8), Youth (8-13), Teens (13-19) and Adults (18 and up). Our upcoming Fall Season will include 3 musicals; Disney’s The Lion King Jr., High School Musical, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as well as classes in voice and group singing and more.... There's a role for everyone and everyone will leave with skills that they didn't have when they arrived. We rehearse predominantly at our downtown Santa Cruz, but also at our mid-town location in downtown Soquel Village. Come be a part of the magic...!

Cabrillo Extension After School Program

831.479.6331

www.cabrillo-extension.org

Create – Play – Laugh – Learn! At Cabrillo Extension’s after school program students experiment with new ideas in robotics, engineering, programming, comic book and graphic novel illustration, youth strings and youth chorus. Join Cabrillo's academic faculty, local artists, and technology & digital media professionals to see into the future through career exploration, meet new friends and explore creativity in visual arts classes. Camps begin in September for elementary and middle school students. Check the web site for easy online registration, class details and information about discounted fees for early registrations.

 

Cherryvale Art Farm

4900 Cherryvale Ave, Soquel

831.462.2524

www.CherryvaleArtFarm.com

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Nestled in the Soquel hills, we offer expert art instruction in a gorgeous rural setting. By placing the artists in the unique farm habitat Cherryvale Art Farm participants are able to explore the garden and farm animals through creative art, crafts and cooking experiences. The hands-on instruction will include handling and caring for our animals (who are also some of our models), harvesting and cooking from the garden and specializing in projects that integrate the experience through open-ended projects. After school Sessions starting Sept. 13: Tue/Thurs, 3:30 pm -5:30 pm & (new) Workshop Wednesdays 3:30 - 5:30 pm. Tk - 6th grades. Visit our website for more information.

 

Dancenter

810 Bay Ave, Capitola

831.475.5032

www.dancenterinfo.com

Our school year begins September 6th, with a full range of classes for all ages, 3 years old and older. Pre Dance, Creative Ballet, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Latin Dance, Modern, and Belly Dance. Come join the fun! Sign up online.

 

Dientes Community Dental Care

1830 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz (near Toys R Us)

831.464.5409

1430 Freedom Blvd, Suite C, Watsonville (near Mi Pueblo)

831.621.2560

www.dientes.org

Dientes Community Dental Care is a full-service dental clinic with offices in Santa Cruz and Watsonville. We practice whole family dentistry including kids, adults and seniors; but children hold a special place in our heart - half of our patients are kids. In our Santa Cruz clinic, we have a dedicated pediatric wing where Dientes’ dentists excel at making parents and children comfortable and offering preventive education with each visit. As a non-profit dental clinic, our focus is on high-quality, low-cost dental services, including exams, x-rays, fillings, sealants and root canals. We accept Medi-Cal and have affordable rates for uninsured patients. We offer bi-lingual services - Se habla Español

 

Elaine's Dance Studio

2525C Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz

831.479.9133

www.elainesdance.com

Celebrating its 30th year in Santa Cruz and offering Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Acrobatics, and specializing in Preschool Dance and Kids combination classes. And new this year: Absolute Beginning Tap Class for Adults. Contact Elaine if you are new to her dance studio and would like help with class placement. Class size is limited. See website for class schedules and online registration.

 

First 5 Santa Cruz County

831.465.2217

www.triplep.first5scc.org

First 5 Santa Cruz County promotes the healthy development of children from birth to age 5. Parents and caregivers of newborns can contact First 5 to receive a free “Kit for New Parents” with parenting videos, children’s books, information on caring for babies and local resources. First 5 also offers parenting support through the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, a world-renowned program that strengthens families by building positive relationships. To find Triple P classes or quick tips, visit our website.

 

French Tutoring

Sophie Véniel

831.295.3556

Customized French tutoring specializing in middle and high school students . Learning French can be one of the most rewarding educational opportunities. As a French native I am passionate about teaching and sharing my language skills. I offer simple steps to understand grammar, build vocabulary to gain confidence in speaking while learning at your own pace

 

Good Life Ceramics

3717 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz

831.515.7560

www.Goodlifeceramics.com

Friday After School Clay from 3:30 to 5:00! Individual sets of five sessions available and valid the first Friday of October 2016 through the last Friday of May 2017. Session credits redeemed with each reservation made. Camps limited to the first ten students reserving space for their desired Friday session. Program for students age 8 through 13. Clay projects offered determined weekly, with lots of variety including pinch and coil pots, slab trays and mugs, animal sculpting and more. Projects offered change weekly. Projects hand built by students and glazed as directed by staff.

 

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Santa Cruz

Steve Walker

831.332.9876

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The Gracie Academy believes in empowering anyone - regardless of age, gender, size, or athletic ability - using the time-tested techniques and teaching methods perfected over the last century. Our training programs are aimed at perpetuating the techniques and principles of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in their purest form – as a method of self-defense rather than for sport or competition. We don't just teach people how to fight, we give people the confidence so they never need to. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Santa Cruz is the only Gracie Academy® certified training center in our area certified to teach the official Gracie Academy® programs, Bullyproof® and Gracie Combatives®. To take advantage of our 10-day free trial contact Steve Walker, Certified Instructor.

 

The Heart Gym

831.419.5459

www.TheHeartGym.org

Parents: feeling exhausted and frustrated? Wanting more ease and harmony? Come discover another way to respond other than threatening and bribing. Learn the Brain Science of Emotion and practice an effective system of tools to respond by connecting. The Heart Gym offers workshops for all parents as well as a Dad's Only class.

 

Jim Booth Swim School

Santa Cruz at Harvey West Pool

Watsonville and at Capitola In Shape

831.722.3500

jimboothswimschool.com

Be a water wonder! From our Little Otters swim class for parents and their babies to Aquaphobics, our adult beginner class, the whole family splashes together at Jim Booth swim school. Little Otters beginning at age 4 months is a gentle introduction to our 94-degree pools that will make you confident that you are guiding your infant to a happy water experience. Our group lessons emphasize quality swimming in an exciting class taught by our caring, well-qualified teachers. The whole family can swim at Jim Booth Swim School!

 

JuneBug's Gym

3910 Portola Drive Ste 2 & 3, Santa Cruz

831.464.2847

www.junebugsagym.com

JuneBug's Gym is a place where your child from ages crawling-8 years of age can experience a fun filled adventure in movement and gymnastics. Leading research teaches us that brain development occurs through a child's movement and motor development and directly enhances reading, writing and math skills. Our classes are designed to give your child a wide range of fun, creative and challenging movement activities in every class. Besides classes, we also have Open Gyms, birthday parties and Parents Night Out! Come join the fun!

 

Merit Academy K-12

Santa Cruz

831.462.5655

www.meritworld.com

Give your child a strong start at school with one-on-one guidance from Merit college advisors, educational consultants, and academic tutors. We'll teach them how to effectively block off time to study for tests and to get each homework assignment done on time using the Merit Planner. Don't wait for progress reports; it'll be too late!

 

Music Together/MusicalMe, Inc.

Locations throughout Santa Cruz and Santa Clara County

831.438.3514 or Text: 831.332.9002

www.MusicalMe.com

For more than a generation, the Music Together® program has helped engage adults in supporting their children’s music and overall development. Our songs and teaching practices have been perfected in classrooms and homes around the world for over 25 years. Our curriculum fosters the integration of music into everyday life – regardless of adults’ music ability. The program enhances children’s learning in multiple domains, increases family engagement and adds richly to each family’s “toolbox”. Siblings are welcome, especially infants who may attend free if they are 8 months or under. Classes throughout Santa Clara & Santa Cruz Counties. Contact us now to attend a class for free!

 

Nicolette Harris Educational Therapy

Sash Mill, 303 Potrero St, 43-202, Santa Cruz

831.212.1150

www.nic4ed.com

Educational therapy serves students who are struggling in school. Therapy leads a student to learn and practice strategies to support them through their challenges at school; attention, memory, study skills, social skills, and the emotional components of learning. Parents learn how best to support their child's educational journey. By collaborating with the student, parents, teachers, psychologists and others we can create a comprehensive support system. I offer individual sessions, parent consults, and small group classes in language arts for homeschoolers.

 

The Party Store

1706 Freedom Blvd

Freedom (next to K-Mart)

831.761.5315

We offer you a large variety of theme balloons helping to encourage and promote your child's Back to School experience. Allow our knowledgeable staff to assist you with the outstanding service you deserve. Let's make your child's new school year fun and affordable. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Brent J. Porter, D.D.S.

550 Water Street, Suite D-1, Santa Cruz

831.459.9802

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Back to School & Cavity Free in S.C! It is so important that your child's first dental visit be a positive one. With Dr. Porter and his Team, your child will experience a new age in pediatric dentistry... one filled with prevention, education and chair-side parental support. Dr. Porter and his Team are dedicated to a gentle, fun-filled approach… no T.V.s in the ceiling here! Instead, we individually educate your child to become their best at brushing and flossing! At Dr. Porter's office, prevention is primary with semi-annual check-ups beginning at age 1. As a team, we pride ourselves in the experience we offer our patients! Please join us in keeping your children Cavity Free while Growing Up In S.C!

 

Kim Sammet

320 River Street, Santa Cruz

www.kimsammetcollegecounseling.com

A successful college experience is a direct result of finding the best academic, social, geographic and affordability fit. Kim Sammet provides creative personal guidance, strategy and support for high school students and their families to plan, organize, and strategize a successful and less stressful college application process.

 

Santa Cruz Gymnastics Center

2750 B Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

831.462.0655

www.scgym.com

Santa Cruz Gymnastics Center, Inc. is the best gymnastics facility in the county. We live by our commitment to promote strong minds and bodies through the sport of gymnastics. Our large established facility offers classes, camps and special activities to children of all ages, all perfect opportunities to improve physical awareness in a fun and safe atmosphere. Gymnastics not only increases strength, grace and flexibility, but also encourages hard work, discipline and determination, all life skills which will be extremely useful for your children as they grow into healthy adults. Please visit our website for class schedules and yearly calendar.

 

SantaCruzSoccerCamp.com

831.246.1517

Santa Cruz Soccer Camp has witnessed over 30 years of making a sport fun, entertaining, and empowering for boys and girls ages-5-15. At this camp they are taught by skillful educators, most who have graduated Leadership Development ages 13-15, having participated as young campers immersed in the philosophy of Making Soccer Fun.

 

Seahorse Swim School

Seascape Sports Club (Aptos) 
NEW! Private Home Pool (Aptos)

Santa Cruz Elks Lodge (Summer)

831.476.7946 (swim)

www.SeahorseSwimSchool.com

Swim Lessons: Group, private, semi-pvt, custom classes & a non-competitive swimteam for youth & teens. Parent-tot classes (6 months +) teach parents how to instruct babies safely. Instructors are engaging, fun & interactive. The positive, specific feedback used in classes builds confidence while learning new life-long, life-saving skills.

 

SpeechRighter, Inc.

820 Bay Ave, Ste. 210, Capitola

831.854.2060

www.speechrighter.com

SpeechRighter is a pediatric-based speech-therapy and learning clinic specializing in late-talkers, language acquisition, articulation, auditory processing and social skill learning, in addition to brain training therapies and the use of alternative communication systems to facilitate language learning.

 

Wonderland Toys & Classroom Resources

4101-B2 Soquel Dr. (at 41st and Soquel)

831.316.7261

www.wonderlandsantacruz.com

Wonderland offers many educational products for teachers, tutors, parents and homeschool families. We accept POs from schools, school districts and some homeschool programs. We have a wide variety of curriculum materials including common-core-based teaching tools, STEM/STEAM materials, classroom decoratives, reward charts, stickers, work books, leveled readers, math manipulatives and much more. At http://www.wonderlandsantacruz.com/www.wonderlandsantacruz.com you can purchase a wide variety of educational products (many are only available on the website, not in the store) and they can be delivered straight to your home and school. We are open to coming to school events and bringing workbooks and other curriculum materials to schools.

 

GUiSC is not responsible for any errors or omissions, nor does inclusion in this listing constitute our endorsement of a program. Listings were written by each organization and GUiSC has not confirmed the accuracy of the information provided. Please call the individual program to confirm details.

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