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Quick Facts

  • Established: 1999
  • Location: Walnut Creek, CA
  • 2017-2018 Academy Enrollment: (K-8) 379
  • 2017-2018 Preschool Enrollment: 115
  • 2017-2018 Average Annual Tuition Rate per child: $7,920
  • Faculty/Staff: 53
  • Student/Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Mascot: Knights
  • School Colors: Navy Blue and White
  • Accreditation: ACSI/WASC Accredited

While the education of your children is what we pour our hearts into, the safety of our students is our top priority as well. In light of our nation’s recent events, our goal is to ensure our teachers and staff are well trained with the latest safety and health procedures. The teachers and staff turn to our Disaster Response Plan often throughout the school year, while the DRP is reviewed and updated annually by our leadership team to ensure its accuracy in equipping the staff.

Safety preparedness involves understanding events we might experience while on campus such as an earthquake, fire, chemical spill or even a trespasser. In order to be well prepared for such events, we have a part time School Wide Awareness Trainer (SWAT) on staff who evaluates and identifies everyday campus safety issues and concerns and then looks at ways to improve them.

Here are the highlights of what we’re doing throughout the year to keep your children safe.

      1. Campus Access Policy – All visitors accessing the campus while school is in session must check into the office to help ensure the safety and well-being of all students and staff.
      2. Shelter in Place Drills –These drills are designed to prepare the campus for things such as chemical spills/releases.
      3. Monthly Fire Drills – We don’t just run the same boring drill every month, we simulate blocked stairwells and pre-plan a displaced child, with parental permission to avoid complacency and  keep our teachers and Buildings and Grounds crew on their toes. Teachers and Staff send evaluations after each drill to our leadership team to refine our drill procedures if needed.
      4. Do Not Release To List – We keep an active list available to all staff personnel so they are clearly aware of children who, for whatever reason, are unable to be released to a particular person.
      5. Student Only Restrooms – We have restrooms designated for our students only near the playgrounds; no adults are to access these restrooms during the school day.
      6. Evacuation Plan – We have identified locations for an all school-evacuation, and continuously practice safe evacuations for students and staff through monthly drills.
      7. Public Address System – Our public announcement system throughout the CAMPUS enables us to keep everyone informed when there is valuable information that needs to be communicated.
      8. Parent Alert – this phone system allows us access to all families of the school in order to immediately inform them of events occurring on our campus.
      9. Medical Drills – We conduct medical response drills throughout the year to ensure we are ready to respond to emergencies on the playground or in the classroom in a timely fashion.

 

These are just some of the many steps we have taken to help us seek a secure campus and we are actively looking for ways to improve. Kitt Schwitters, our School Wide Awareness Trainer, (SWAT), is charged with overseeing our campus safety. 

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