Crane Country Day School

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1795 San Leandro Ln

Santa Barbara, CA 93108

(805) 969-7732

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Grades: K - 8

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 250

Students Per Teacher: 8

Parent Reviews

21 Parent Reviews for Crane Country Day School

We have homeschooled, thrust our kids in schools around the world and attended Crane for 8 years. The thing I love the most about Crane is that my children are known. The teachers are incredibly attentive and deeply care about our kids. The attention they give our boys in advisory, families, and on a ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/29/14

I am a real parent and will write as honest and unbiased a review as I can. We have an actual gifted child, and for 4+ yrs we have tried to get some changes and have been told "No" at every turn. It's been very frustrating since this school does give support to learning challenged kids. All of the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/04/14

I completely agree with the last post. The headmaster and board are after big bucks. There seems to be one admissions criterion; how much can you donate? Grade inflation runs rampant, and the teachers who really are mostly great, are left on their own to deal with behavour issues and low ability without ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/03/14

I wrote a review two weeks ago, addressing the lack of ability with which Crane can educate the gifted, but also how much emphasis the headmaster puts on fundraising and hanging out with the richest families. Somehow, SOMEHOW(?) it was removed and all of a sudden a review about how great gifted kids ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/01/14

At Crane my daughter is surrounded by loving teachers and immersed in joyful learning. She tests as gifted, and I wondered if a small school would be able to offer her enough challenge. But her teachers invite her to go farther and deeper in every lesson. She writes every day; the librarian sets books ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/01/14

Apathy is at an all time high at Crane right now. And it starts at the top, with an administration that is more concerned with raising money to build new buildings (an indoor gym in central California!?!?!) than it is with investing in the kids. The curriculum emphasizes rote memorization and a one-size-fits-all ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/30/14

I don't even know where to begin when it comes to talking about Crane! We have been part of this school for over 6 years and all I can say is that it just keeps getting better every year. The teachers are amazing and so dedicated to what they teach. When you walk into a classroom you immediately see ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/24/14

My two children simply love getting out of the car and going to school every single morning! They find school fun, engaging, challenging at Crane. When I pick them up at the end of the day and listen to their chatter about what went on at school that day , I find myself wishing I were their age again ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/24/14

We've been at this school for more than 5 years and, I have to say, things are going downhill fast. There are some amazing, passionate teachers, but the work that goes on in the classroom these days is NOT experiential. Incidences of creative expression are few and far between. Worksheets and lessons ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/15/14

As amazing as the K-5 experience was for both of my children, the 6-8 has been even better. The academics are top-notch, encouraging critical thinking and independence. The faculty in Upper School have created an environment that is rich in content but also keeps the fun-factor. My oldest was well ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/20/14

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Santa Barbara schools — Crane Country Day School is located at 1795 San Leandro Ln, Santa Barbara CA 93108. 1795 San Leandro Ln is in the 93108 ZIP code in Santa Barbara, CA Crane Country Day School is a Private school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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