Schools

Child development centers, preschools, elementary and secondary schools. Also see: “Child Care and Baby Sitting and “Tutoring and Academics.” For additional resources, see our current issue.

Educare

EduCare Preschools of Lakewood are private preschools, and accept children ages 24 months through Kindergarten. Each school is licensed for 70 children. Each facility leases space in a church, and both are attractive and well-maintained

Montessori Children’s House Preschool & Elementary School

Year-round program for children (2-12) in preschool and kindergarten through grade 6. Students are in a multi-age group environment working individually and independently. Without a traditional grading system, classes help students to progress at their own pace.

Oakwood Academy Schools

Oakwood Academy Schools offer an accelerated academic program with a hands-on approach to learning. Students learn computer skills and go on educational field trips.

Parent-Participation Playgroups and Preschools

Parent-participation play groups and preschools (33 mos-5 yrs) are run independently by parents with a certified director at each session.

Preschools – Long Beach and Orange County

Year-round preschools, for ages 2-5 years, offer an accelerated academic program that includes science, math and language development.

St. Catherine’s Academy

St. Catherine’s Academy (SCA) is an all boys’ Catholic school with a military tradition serving students in transitional kindergarten to 8th grade. Founded in 1889 by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, SCA offers both day and boarding opportunities.

Stratford School

At Stratford, high expectations yield extraordinary results. They start early with an advanced and intentionally balanced curriculum that challenges students and accelerates achievement.

The Prentice School

Founded in 1986, the school serves bright students in grade K-8 with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences and related learning challenges, such as ADHD and anxiety.

Valley Christian Schools

At Valley Christian, you’ll find an inescapable link between excellence in education and a Biblical World view. Students enjoy outstanding training in fine arts, sports, honors and AP courses (with unparalleled pass rates), and STEM, including award-winning robotics.