Adda Clevenger Jr Preparatory

★★★★☆
  • 180 Fair Oaks St

    San Francisco, CA 94110

    Cross street: <p>San Francisco Bay Area - Mission/Noe Valley</p>

    Map & Directions
  • 415-824-2240

About Adda Clevenger Jr Preparatory

Hours
Mon-Fri 8:30am-6pm ; Appointments Available

Education

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I am so thankful that I found this wonderful school right in the heart of San Francisco! I can't tell you how refreshing it is to finally find a school that doesn't promote any agenda other than traditional education and a fabulous performing arts program. And the level of maturity I've seen amongst the older children was another reason we chose this school. They are well spoken, confident young men and women who generally get into the top high schools. And the shows they do are fun and wholesome and really well done! My children are in the lower school and I was concerned that such a long day might be too much for them, but my worries were totally unfounded. They come bounding out of the school at 5pm full of smiles and energy, and the homework is pretty much non existent so when we get home they can just relax and hang out. And since they get all their singing and dancing and gymnastics as part of the curriculum, we don't have to drag them all over the city! In short, I am very pleased with the Adda Clevenger School and highly recommend it!

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I am so thankful that I found this wonderful school right in the heart of San Francisco! I can't tell you how refreshing it is to finally find a school that doesn't promote any agenda other than traditional education and a fabulous performing arts program. And the level of maturity I've seen amongst the older children was another reason we chose this school. They are well spoken, confident young men and women who generally get into the top high schools. And the shows they do are fun and wholesome and really well done! My children are in the lower school and I was concerned that such a long day might be too much for them, but my worries were totally unfounded. They come bounding out of the school at 5pm full of smiles and energy, and the homework is pretty much non existent so when we get home they can just relax and hang out. And since they get all their singing and dancing and gymnastics as part of the curriculum, we don't have to drag them all over the city! In short, I am very pleased with the Adda Clevenger School and highly recommend it!

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""My kid has been at Adda Clevenger for several years. Recent outside scholastic evaluation revealed that my kid tests 1-2 grades below how Adda Clevenger decribes on the annual report card and 1-2 years below age matched public school kids in San Francisco.\r\n\r\nMy kid enjoys the physical activities (dance, gymnastics, kick ball, etc). My kids a come home with a fair number of injuries from playing with minimal supervision on a school playground that also doubles as a teacher parking lot. It is also impossible to keep the school uniforms clean with the kids crawling under the teacher's cars to retrieve a ball on the playground. To the school's credit they were successful in running off the canabis club in the next block.\r\n\r\nCurrently school begins at 8:30am and ends at 5pm and my kids has 7 classes with 6 different instructors. As with any kid, there are one or two teachers who are favorites. Interestingly, there is more than one teacher notorious for ""yelling"" at the kids routinely and worrisomely, a couple teachers for who my kid reports ""feeling invisible"". \r\n\r\nIn a school where every kid must be in every show with 3-4 shows per year; my kid has become acutely aware that some kids get to dance and get lines, while others remain perpetually in the chorus. \r\n\r\nSo goes life in show business.""

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""My kid has been at Adda Clevenger for several years. Recent outside scholastic evaluation revealed that my kid tests 1-2 grades below how Adda Clevenger decribes on the annual report card and 1-2 years below age matched public school kids in San Francisco.\r\n\r\nMy kid enjoys the physical activities (dance, gymnastics, kick ball, etc). My kids a come home with a fair number of injuries from playing with minimal supervision on a school playground that also doubles as a teacher parking lot. It is also impossible to keep the school uniforms clean with the kids crawling under the teacher's cars to retrieve a ball on the playground. To the school's credit they were successful in running off the canabis club in the next block.\r\n\r\nCurrently school begins at 8:30am and ends at 5pm and my kids has 7 classes with 6 different instructors. As with any kid, there are one or two teachers who are favorites. Interestingly, there is more than one teacher notorious for ""yelling"" at the kids routinely and worrisomely, a couple teachers for who my kid reports ""feeling invisible"". \r\n\r\nIn a school where every kid must be in every show with 3-4 shows per year; my kid has become acutely aware that some kids get to dance and get lines, while others remain perpetually in the chorus. \r\n\r\nSo goes life in show business.""

Pros: year round, long day (good for working parents)

Cons: angry teachers/staff, irritable kids, long days often fatiguing for smaller kids

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If you've got the money to pay for a private school education, this is one place to check out. It's arts-centered, but academics and athletics are strong. Their music instructor is highly qualified and soooo good with children, almost a magical touch.

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If you've got the money to pay for a private school education, this is one place to check out. It's arts-centered, but academics and athletics are strong. Their music instructor is highly qualified and soooo good with children, almost a magical touch.

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