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AN ALICE BIRNEY VISITATION IS A MANDATORY PREREQUISITE BEFORE ENROLLMENT

This year we will be having (2) Zoom Visitation presentations. You will need to attend one of these presentations so that your child will be eligible to enter the Open Enrollment lotteries for EK, Kindergarten, 4th grade, and 5th grade.  All other grades (1st-3rd and 6th-7th) will have Wait Lists to which your child will be added after your participation in the presentation. We do not enroll brand new students to our 8th grade classes. The 1st presentation is on Thursday, December 3, 2020, and the 2nd is on Thursday, January 7, 2021. You must sign up for one of these Zoom presentations in advance. You can do so by calling the school office at 916-395-4510, or by emailing Trina at catherine-chalmers@scusd.edu or Sophia at Sophia-thomsen@scusd.edu.  You will need to provide your name, your child’s name, the grade you are interested in, your child’s DOB, your phone number, and your email address. Two weeks before each visitation, we will email you an invitation to the presentation with the Zoom meeting ID and password. You will also have the ability to call in if you need to participate in this way.

 

Our School Mission

The Alice Birney School Mission is to receive every child with open eyes, open arms, and an open heart, recognizing that each one brings unique qualities, gifts, and talents that can be fully realized when the essence of the education offered is imbued with gratitude for sacred learning, love for the endeavor, and respect for the child’s autonomy and freedom. Throughout their journey, Alice Birney students are prepared to do their best and most beautiful work in all subject areas so they may apply to the high school of their choice. By 8th grade promotion, students are expected to be proficient in core academic areas as well as visual and performing arts as demonstrated in their culminating 8th grade projects. Alice Birney students will be prepared and motivated to continue as lifelong learners.

 

Alice Birney was the subject of a study by the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education: Growing a Waldorf-Inspired Approach in a Public School District (PDF) By Diane Friedlaender, Kyle Beckham, Xinhua Zheng, and Linda Darling-Hammond.

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Alice Birney is a member of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education.

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