Courtyard School's mission is to develop scholars, artists, and leaders in a safe and nurturing environment that supports students and their families. Through small class sizes and personalized attention, our students are provided an excellent academic foundation that emphasizes creativity, art, science, athletics, and community service. Courtyard is committed to teaching children the values of tolerance and respect, and to fostering a love of learning by making school a place where children want to be.
Courtyard School is a private, non-profit, independent elementary school that has served the greater Sacramento community for over 25 years. We provide a complete elementary school program for students in Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Grades one through Six. Our school serves a socio-economically and culturally diverse student population and is recognized for the strong community that bonds our families together.
Courtyard School has been located in Midtown Sacramento since 1982. We are conveniently located a few minutes from Downtown, about one-half mile west of the Capitol City Freeway, and minutes from East Sacramento, Curtis Park, Land Park, Natomas, and West Sacramento. We are near several rich historical and cultural landmarks, as well as the American River Parkway, which our students walk to and study as part of our curriculum.
The school is administered by Principal, Jonathan Molnar, who reports to the Courtyard School Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of individuals from the community and the parent body who are committed to the pursuit of the educational objectives of the school. Donating their time and efforts, Board members are responsible for setting policy that supports Courtyard School’s mission and assists the Principal and teachers in ensuring the best environment possible for our children. Board meetings are open to all parents and the wider Courtyard community.
Courtyard School offers an excellent academic program for children in Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Grades One through Six in a safe and nurturing environment. Our well-rounded curriculum not only focuses on the basics of reading, writing, and math, but it also includes Spanish, science, literature, performing arts, visual arts, and athletics. Courtyard now offers 7th and 8th grade classes in 2012-2013.
Our core subjects meet or exceed California’s state curriculum standards. Our small class sizes, which generally have 16 children or less, allow our teachers the freedom to tailor curriculum to meet the individual needs of each student. This additional attention is another reason why children thrive when they attend Courtyard School.
Our goal is to provide our students with an academic foundation that will help them succeed throughout their lives, while developing a love of learning. Through field trips, hands on activities, guest speakers, projects, and other enriching activities, the curriculum is designed to pique student interest and foster critical thinking skills. Last year, for example, Courtyard students went on multi-day trips to the Marin headlands, Yosemite National Park, and the Olympic Peninsula, as well as day trips to the nearby B Street Children's Theater, The Crocker Art Museum, Lawrence Hall of Science, and the San Francisco Zoo.
Courtyard’s dedication to a strong academic foundation is driven and supported by our seasoned faculty, who have the freedom to tailor curriculum to individual student needs. Our core teachers are supplemented by teacher aides who help provide individual attention and support for our students, and our program aides who run our after school and camp programs. Together, our staff provides a strong network of educators to help our students excel.