I do not recommend this school at all. After our children attended for 4 years... We realized the major huge problem with this school. It is the director. She is very mean spirited, talks unkindly about other parents, speaks of children's short comings, and is solely interested to pursue her acting
... Read more career. If you are a director or actor she will love you and hug you all day. Otherwise you will be snubbed and treated horribly. Please save your money and go to a school where you and your family will get respect. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/27/13
My daughter was forced to leave the school because of her mild special needs, though she had a shadow teacher to help her, and an entire team of educational help available to the school. They just weren't willing to integrate her, though they pride themselves on being very embracing of all kinds of children.
... Read more So, after only six weeks, they told us on a Monday that she had to leave that Thursday. Truly unconscionable. Left a big scar on my daughter that will take a long time to heal. I was shocked and disgusted by their lack of tolerance and consideration in this situation. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/03/13
My son learns about a different country, a great artist and and a great leader every week.
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Posted by a parent on 04/21/10
Garden of Angels is truly a special school. We have been there a little under two years and I honestly can say that miraculously, the teachers genuinely love every child and treat them all with the same amount of dedication and attention. Due to the play based and thematic curriculum, the children
... Read more here learn experientially and retain their knowledge. Our family is a very academic family (from the East Coast) and we feel blessed to have experienced this school. If your child is precocious, I especially recommend continuing on for Kindergarten as there are field trips every week and there is a continuation of learning on a higher level. Also, your child can easily advance to the first grade level with Kindergarten peers. Due to the individualized curriculum, the school is able to further enhance your child's strengths while evening out the areas of development! My child loves school! Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/04/09
At the beginning GOA looks to be a great place. They say they're diverse but the truth is they cater to the hollywood crowd. Those parents and kids are definitely favored and even though we considered ourselves liberal, the left wing ideas of the administrator can be a bit much. Yes they have a diverse
... Read more program but how great is that diversity if you don't have a diverse staff or the ethnic student diversity is only marginal or if the majority of the families are from the entertainment industry? We had such great hopes for what this school represented but after a year or so we find ourselves more and more disappointed each day. Also, too often I have seen sick kids at the school as I drop off my daughter. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/05/08
Garden of Angels is definitely a rare and exceptional place for children to learn and grow! There is a great director and office manager and an attentive and very well trained staff. The campus is beautiful, very brightly colored and kid friendly. Although there is a strong quality in academic programs,
... Read more the children have fun and learn what they need to know and also do art, music, dance, yoga, sports and even two performances a year. The parent/family groups and involvement is strong - you knew going in that everyone does community hours and helps out and the level of committment and pride shows. One of the many philosophies visible is play learning and experience learning. The warm and loving teachers, like Mrs.Kimber generates such excitement that each day is a new and wonderful experience! My child did not want to leave at the end of his day! Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/12/06
Garden of Angels is definitely a rare and exceptional place for children to grow, explore, learn and thrive! There is a great director and office manager and an attentive and very well trained staff. The campus is beautiful, very brightly colored and kid friendly. There is a strong quality in academic
... Read more programs. The children have fun and learn what they need to know and also participate in art, music, dance, yoga, sports and even two large performances a year. The parent/family groups and involvement is strong - you know going in that everyone does community hours and helps out and the level of committment and pride shows. One of the many philosophies visible is play learning and experience learning. The warm and loving teachers, like Mrs.Kimber, generate such excitement that each day is a new and wonderful experience! My child does not want to leave at the end of his day! Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/09/06
Looks great and seductive to parents: lots of coloful painted walls, big smiles from the administraiton. The school is never clear in it's communication (besides when they need you) and the snacks are usually unhealthy! This preschool has changed a lot (the older kids campus had to be closed down; the
... Read more owner is not involved.) The school is looking to attract the Hollywood crowd -not 'bad' by itself, besides the fact that it has become much more superficial and fake, and that there is no real diversity in the school. Sometimes, here is real chaos around with some safety issues. As a three year old, it may be nice to hear about Van Gogh (through books and copies... actually never in a museum!) but, wouldn't it be more important to learn some Spanish -it's a claimed 'left wing' school... Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/12/06
What can I say? GofA is unique, like gold or Miles Davis. They do it all, they do it well, and the end result is extraordinary. So many aspects of the curriculum are remarkably inventive and encourage creativity and the amount of love and detail put into every facet of the schoolday is truly inspiring.
... Read more My kids hate to leave when I pick them up and I feel that the faculty are more friends and family than just teachers, even though they're wonderful at that too. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/10/06
This school is a child's paradise. The ambience is enthralling and makes the child run, not walk into this school. The staff is the most attentive, friendly and inviting. There is extra attention and focus on every indiviual child and thier needs. The quality of the academic education is exceptional.
... Read more Your child will learn to explore the world in the most unique and wonderful ways. There is a major emphasis in the arts and music, and an unlimiting amount of extracurricular activities. The parents are also heavily encouraged and are reminded on the importance of thier participation in the school's activities and events.This is the school you wish existed when you were a child. One visit to the school and you'll understand. Read less
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Santa Monica schools — Garden Of Angels School is located at 1009 18th St, Santa Monica CA 90403. 1009 18th St is in the 90403 ZIP code in Santa Monica, CA Garden Of Angels School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 1.
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