About Our School
Carden School of Sacramento is a private, independent, non-sectarian school for students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight.
Carden school of Sacramento, operating as an independent business affiliated with the international Carden Educational Foundation, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, or political affiliation.
It is named in honor of the late Mae Carden whose educational philosophy and teaching techniques inspired its establishment in 1971.
The basic purpose of the school is to awaken in each student the desire to learn and to equip them with a solid foundation of learning skills and basic knowledge. This will enable them to reach logical conclusions and to proceed with confidence and pleasure through a lifetime of learning. We believe that self-confidence and self-reliance can be developed in a child’s character by the careful teaching of the key subjects. This is the Carden System.
For mastery of basic skills, students are grouped at each grade level according to ability. These groups are small to maximize individualized instruction.
Teacher-pupil ratio for basic skill subjects is a maximum of one teacher to eight pupils.
Although we believe all students possess gifts and talents unique to themselves, an effort is made to provide additional challenges for the accelerated tudent and frequent extra help for the student who finds mastery of the basic skills more difficult.
Students work at different levels which are identified upon entry. These levels within the various subject areas are continually being re-evaluated. The belief of the school is to provide realistic achievement goals for the student.
The School Stresses
- A thorough teaching of the basic academic skills in small individualized groups
- The communication skills of oral and written composition
- Classical literature and fine arts
- Training in the ability to internalize and organize acquired knowledge
- The develeopment of sound judgement
- The building of character and good citizenship