Crestmont Students “Live History” as Union Soldiers on Angel Island
In March, Crestmont fourth and fifth grade students took the ferry from Tiburon to Angel Island, and lived the life of Union soldiers defending San Francisco Bay from Confederate raiders. For 24 hours it was as if they had stepped back in time to the year 1864, as they participated in the Civil War Living History Program. The students cooked over a fire, wrote in their journals by lantern, took turns on night watch, raised the US flag with 35 stars, and marched in formation. Here's what some of the student/soldiers had to say about what they learned: I learned that a Civil War soldier's ...
Summer Camp Registration Open Now!
Crestmont will offer six weeks of summer camp in 2016, starting on June 27th. Camp is open to all kids in K - 6th grades, not just students at the school. Learn more →
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.
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.