About This School
We invite you to come see for yourself why Kids Connection has consistently been one of the leading educators in the San Francisco Bay Area and the nation. Ranked in the top 1% of the nation, Kids Connection not only produces students that are exceptionally prepared academically but those who are also engaging and caring individuals with a quest for learning and contributing to the world.
Our school is the only private elementary school in beautiful Foster City, California, located 20 miles south of San Francisco and 20 miles north of Silicon Valley. Our test scores confirm we have some of the highest achieving students on the Peninsula. We are proud of our highly achieving students and multi-cultural atmosphere. Here at Kids Connection we:
• rank in the top 1% of schools nationwide
• offer strong accelerated academic programs
• include computer, P.E., music, and foreign language in our program
• use state-of-the-art technology to enhance learning
• have low student to teacher ratio
• offer on-site extracurricular enrichment programs
• offer before and after school care, as well as day camps
• employ teachers who are California credentialed
• provide safe, secure, and loving environments that emphasize character development in all our students
In 2008, Kids Connection Elementary School had 12 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Kids Connection Elementary School Reviews
My daughter attends the first grade at Kids Connection and so far enjoys it and is doing very well. Kids Connection has a well-structured curriculum and there is a good balance of math and English in comparison to some other private school. Expect every day math drills, testing and structure. It is after all academic school and your child should be able to handle that. My daughter's teacher motivates the kids, rewards them for good performance and is well liked by her students. No matter where you child is academically, she/he will be challenged. Their teacher takes them on school trips related to their studies, to help the children broaden their knowledge. As a parent I appreciate her communicating with us regularly through her website or emails which I find very helpful and convenient. I find this school to be a good fit for children who enjoy learning and have desire to do well.
I have been with Kids Connection School for more than six years since my son started Preschool. I appreciate the care and education that the school gave to both of my children. I strongly recommend all 5 stars in all the areas, not only on academia, but also kids' mental and maturity development and habits.
It was a very complicated feeling when we placed our daughter into Kids Connection Elementary School six years ago. Mainly because the school has been well-known as an academic-driven school and we were afraid it would be too stressful or even less fun in learning for our daughter. Our worries soon went away since she had such a great time at school—making friends and having fun learning through curriculum and various school activities! My daughter is currently a fifth grader and is going to middle school this year. We feel sad that she has to leave but are very confident that she is so well prepared in all areas throughout the past years and is ready to move on to her future school. With my little one also with the school, we know this is a great place she can be. We like the small class size, the personal attention our kids get and, above all, the dedicated teachers that know each student's strengths and weaknesses and try to take them to a higher level in many ways. The principal is also fantastic! Kids Connection Elementary School has made it a very positive experience for my kids.
Our daughter has been going to Kids Connection since she was 3 years old. We initially chose Kids Connection over local schools for the convenience – the school is just a mile from where we live and is reputed to have a good afterschool program. After what we thought was a great start at their pre-school (Mrs. Quinn is AWESOME!!). She started in Kids Connection Elementary thereafter. She was fortunate to get some really great teachers – Mrs. Daly, Mrs. Frye, Mrs. Marquis and Mrs. Harper – who all really knew how to make learning fun for kids. We find the teaching staff extraordinarily committed and the support staff really friendly and nice (particularly Mrs. Burke). There were some anxious moments with change in ownership of the school a couple of years ago, but the school has really changed for the better with a much cleaner environment and new enrichment programs that make it easier to keep the kids engaged and busy in afterschool. Our second daughter, who is a real handful, is starting Kids Connection this fall and we are confident Kids Connection will be able to help her become a confident and diligent student like big sis! Overall we really appreciate the training that Kids Connection provides for kids to become thinkers, readers, writers and artists in a very nurturing, supportive and fun environment.
Kids Connection was a wonderful school for my two sons. They are now in college and high school. Kids Connection provided a solid foundation for them to excel in middle school and on. The outstanding academics, character development, and social skills they learned from the teachers and staff at Kids Connection has carried them far. We are so grateful that we sent our children to this wonderful school. My kids still have very fond memories of their time at Kids Connection.
My son is in Kindergarten at Kids Connection. The quality of the curriculum at Kids Connection is good. I am sure that my son is learning new things every day. The environment allows the kids to challenge themselves. I can feel the confidence in him when he says “I know that!”
We have two children currently attending Kids Connection. They both started at the preschool and are now in the elementary school. When we were deciding on a school for them, our first concern was a safe and loving environment, small (family oriented) school but with strong academics. Our children are doing very well. By the time they reach their final years at Kids Connection, I know without a doubt, that they received the best foundation for their education that will follow them throughout the rest of their school years. In my opinion, the early years are the most critical in a child’s life. This is also the time when habits are formed and will remain with them throughout their lifetime.