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  • Old Adobe Elementary Charter School8

    Petaluma, CA | Sonoma County

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    February 19, 2015


    I have a child in lower and upper grades. I appreciate the way the teachers have taught them as individuals and allowed them to be themselves during the process. Outstanding edible garden, unrivaled 360* views, caring staff, involved parents, safe environment, expansive after school enrichment programs, and that just scratches the surface. Old Adobe is a feeling, not just a place.

    Submitted by a parent

    November 12, 2013


    The best in town! Teachers are great and office staff is awesome!! It's a genertation school in our family. Thank you Old Adobe for being the best!!!

    Submitted by a parent

    October 10, 2010


    It has the feel of a small community, and the teachers and staff are friendly and committed to educating the students.

    Submitted by a teacher

    September 22, 2010


    The school teaches the whole child- academics, social skills, leadership skills. The curriculum weaves in art and music as well, something which often gets left behind. The school is very nurturing- the children all care about eachother and you can see it first hand.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 27, 2010


    I can say nothing bad about this school. The parents, teachers and staff have been warm and welcoming to our LATINO family since before day one. We attended last years open house as future incoming kindergarteners and the pre-kindergarten bar-b-q in the begining of the year. We are very satisfied with the programs available for academic success as well as for enrichment. Our daughter is shy but she has grown so much in her first year at Old Adobe. I would recommend this school to ANYONE and EVERYONE as it is in my mind and in my HEART the BEST school choice for all families looking for an EXTENDED family for their children. Our younger son can not WAIT to be an Old Adobe Elementary Student.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 26, 2010


    We were new to Old adobe last year. We were welcomed by the warm staff and friendly children. The kids were eager to learn my daughters name and to know all about her. We went on to put our kindergartner in this year. He was having behavioral problems for a little while. The principle, office and teachers all came together with us parents to find a working system. It was very effective. He is thriving, making good choices, and playing so well. We thank everyone at Old Adobe for helping us in so many ways! THANK YOU! And, the scores are some of the best!!

    Submitted by a parent

    March 21, 2010


    This school has a caring and informed community who believes in nurturing the whole child. Besides excellent education in reading, writing, and math there is an added emphasis on the arts. My first grader says he hates holidays because he can't go to school on holidays.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 16, 2010


    I enrolled my kindergartener in Old Adobe instead of the school we live by because of Old Adobe's excellent academic program and not for 1 day have I regretted that decision. On the first day of kindergarten, Mr. Keig, my daughter's teacher, told a group of us parents nervously waiting by the classroom as the morning bell rang, 'This is YOUR classroom!' That held true all year. We parents had unprecedented access to the classroom during class time. And the amount of parent involvement was considerable because of the inviting, all inclusive attitude held by the Old Adobe staff. She's a first grader now and I couldn't be more proud of any parenting decision I've ever made for her. Choosing Old Adobe has been the smartest choice and most rewarding thing I have ever done for my daughter. Sincerely & gratefully, the Shelton family

    Submitted by a parent

    February 21, 2010


    The list is long if you are looking for reasons to choose Old Adobe Elementary School. My daughter started this year as a very shy and timid girl and because of the wonderful and close knit community of the school and the excellent teachers, my daughter has blossomed into a very self confident first grader. Her teacher Ms. Stoep is very talented and the dedication of the staff to work as a cohesive team to benefit all of the students at Old adobe is impressive. You will not be a number or a nameless face at this school. Everyone from the Principal to the school secretary to the librarian will know your name and all about your child! I looked at private schools because I was not happy with the public school system, however Old Adobe is top notch and I would recommend this school to anyone.

    Submitted by a parent

    February 12, 2010


    Old Adobe Elementary is a warm environment that has a real community feel to it. The parents are welcoming, and it is easy to become involved to any degree. The teachers maintain high academic achievement without the pressure, and work with the parents as a team. The kids do very well on standards tests, and there is also a concerted effort to balance out the curriculum with art, music, and creativity. This school has a lot to offer in many areas, and it's a pretty special place.

    Submitted by a parent

    February 12, 2010


    We love OLD ADOBE!!! We recently moved to Petaluma and we were very happy to find that Old Adobe was our designated school. We have a friend who substituted there years ago and has been telling everyone about this gem of a school. She was right! Old Adobe rates right up with our last school ( A Great Schools rated 10). Our son was apprehensive about the move and changing schools, Ms Stoep and Lulu helped to make a seemless transition. The school truely feels like a family. Because of its size the teachers and the staff know each of the students and are very eager to help. The music program is amazing! The terminology that my first grader now knows is impressive! He has continued to excell in both reading and math. The library is great! Ms. Hinton has made reading even more fun! We love Old Adobe!

    Submitted by a parent

    February 1, 2010


    My husband and I love this school. We would normally have paid for a school like this. You won't find a better school in Petaluma!

    Submitted by a parent

    January 19, 2010


    We have only been here for six months and feel like we have been welcomed with open arms by staff and fellow parents alike. All the teachers in the school seem to know our children's names. Parents all greet each other warmly each morning during drop off and will introduce themselves to newcomers. Becoming involved in school programs and committees has been easy. The PTA officers are completely approachable and excited to have new parents get involved. The Kindergarten teachers have a deep understanding of early childhood development and the importance of creative, imaginative play and artistic expression as part of the daily curriculum. The kindergarteners are thriving academically and exceeding state standards in this low-pressure, nurturing environment. We feel that this school is a hidden little gem that needs to be discovered!

    Submitted by a parent

    December 8, 2009


    We've been at this school three years and I am really happy with the overall experience. The school has a principal that is going on his 4th year and there has been some bumps in the road in creating a cohesive environment for all. However, this year the school has enforced new behavior policies that are awesome and I've noticed a huge improvement to the demeanor of the children knowing that there is low tolerance to bullying and the likes. I can't say enough about the education my kids has received. So far in Kindergarten thru Second grade, the teachers have been incredible and my kids have excelled in reading, math and art. The teachers are passionate about what they do and the librarian is the best! This is a small school; you get to know all the parents and kids and you'll feel safe and comfortable here. I highly recommend!

    Submitted by a parent

    December 2, 2009


    We are attending our third year at Old Adobe. I can't say enough good things about this school. It has above average API, a fantastic parent community with amazing involvement, great teachers, a beautiful campus in between the vineyards, a really unique curriculum which infusing the arts, and the greatest library around. It is a nice little school, with about 2 classes for every grade K-6. The smallness makes it very unique, and gives it a great community feel.

    Submitted by a parent

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