Crestmont announces new summer camp!
Are you ready for Crestmont Camp? Crestmont will offer six weekly sessions of summer camp this year! Camp is open to children from Crestmont and beyond, and is for children entering kindergarten to those who just completed fifth grade. Registration is now open, and those who sign up before February 28th receive a $25 discount. Learn more on our summer camp web page.
Crestmont named a “Best Independent Elementary School” by Parents Press
We are pleased and proud to announce that Crestmont School has been selected by Parents Press as a "Best of 2014" Independent Elementary School! AND a group of our vibrant students made the cover of the magazine, too! Click the image to page through the digital edition of this month's Parents Press.
Crestmont 4th/5th graders featured in a news story about Pegasus Project, a youth sailing program in Berkeley
Crestmont's 4/5 class's sailing adventure on San Francisco Bay was the culminating field study of the three science and social science units: understanding our local watershed and the importance of protecting it; how the natural environment interacts with human civilization, from the indigenous people of the Bay Area, to the people who live here today; and European exploration and the California Gold Rush, where much of the transportation was by sailboat. This sailing trip went beyond science and social science, and asked students to take a safe risk -- to practice healthy risk taking. Most students had never been on ...
Welcome to Crestmont School!
Crestmont School is the Bay Area’s only cooperative K-5 elementary school. Located in the scenic hills of Richmond, California, near the El Cerrito border, it was founded in 1969 with the goal of creating an environment that encourages curiosity, critical thinking, community spirit and academic excellence for children of all backgrounds.
The essence of Crestmont is expressed in our children’s enthusiasm for learning, curiosity about life, and kindness for others.
“My son graduated from Crestmont last year after having spent his entire elementary years at the school. He came out more creative and confident as he went into middle school and his experience at Crestmont has given him life coping strategies that he will carry with him into the future. As he undertakes the task of middle school, I see the influences of the creative task force of teachers alive in his daily life. It is amazing to see.”
— 2010/11 family
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The school grounds are located down the hill from Arlington Blvd, just west of Open Door United Methodist Church. The entrance to the school is located on Patterson Circle, which begins on the north side of the church.