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“In a loving and caring environment, Peninsula Heritage School fosters each child’s intellectual, social, and ethical growth. Our strong academic program challenges and supports each individual within a school community which values diverse backgrounds, talents, and learning styles.”
Our Character Quality Program
Peninsula Heritage School has had a character development program in place since the school’s inception over fifty years ago. In the last ten years, the program has been recognized six times with Promising Practice Awards from the Character Education Partnership, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. Our six qualities are caring, respect, attitude, gratitude, self-control, and perseverance.
Each grade, including Kindergarten, presents an all-school assembly once per year focusing on one of the six qualities and exemplifying it through song, dance, and written reflections. The character qualities are an integral part of the school and they are included in all aspects of the curriculum from in-class instruction to literature to Physical Education.
We believe that if students are caring, respectful, have a positive attitude, use self-control, and perseverance and tie this all up with a ribbon of gratitude, they can’t help but succeed in all they do.
In June of 2013, Peninsula Heritage School received a full, six-year accreditation from the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), the premier private school association in California. The CAIS Visiting Committee spent four days on our campus in March of 2013 and issued the following major commendations.
1. The [Peninsula Heritage School] Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, staff, parents and children for their passionate commitment to the school’s mission that is lived throughout the school’s curriculum and community.
2. The Head of School for her extraordinary and inspirational leadership of Peninsula Heritage School and for working effectively with all school constituencies.
3. The administration, faculty and staff for fostering a loving environment that supports character development and academic success for all students.
4. The students for their joyful love of learning, remarkable respect and compassion for others, their desire to serve, and their appreciation of their school and the world around them.