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serendipity: n. the gift of discovering valuable or pleasant things that are not anticipated

Individuality

celebrated, seen, & respected

The path to self-discovery is never a straight line. The early childhood and elementary years represent the critical window of time for early identity formation.  All individuals who interact with our youth during this time present critical models of the limitless potential of their future.  Therefore, at Serendipity, we do not take for granted our role in creating the right environment within which each student will uncover their interests, talents, motivations, and passions. We believe in looking inward to find one’s individuality. Students are encouraged to embrace their authentic selves, gain confidence, and dare to be bold.

Discovery

challenged, empowered, & supported

Discovery permeates all aspects of our work at Serendipity.  We provide intellectual freedom for students to flex their creative muscles, to develop ideas or concepts that capture their curiosity, and to tackle problems do not have an immediate or obvious outcome. By prioritizing a learning environment of discovery, we put learning in the hands of each student and challenge their engagement with learning on a personalized level.  

Community

invited, welcomed, & embraced

Belonging isn’t just a happy accident. Strong communities have one thing in common: a sense of purpose. Strong cultures help people support one another, share their passions, and achieve big goals.  Each member strives to understand their role within the community and how they contribute to the community’s culture and sense of purpose..  Together, we value the contributions of each member while elevating the group’s goals above the individual. In turn, we invest in community and culture because we believe in a greater call to serve each other and serve our world. 

Individuality

When is a school not a school?

When it's a nest.

The early childhood and elementary years represent the critical window of time for early identity formation.  All individuals who interact with our youth during this time present critical models of the limitless potential of their future.  Therefore, at Serendipity, we do not take for granted the gravity of hiring the right people and creating the right environment within which each student will uncover their interests, talents, motivations, and passions. 

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By The Numbers

2

Park-like campuses, serving children ages 2 to 5th grade

16-18

Average Class Size

143

Enrollment, Belmont campus

95

Enrollment, San Mateo campus

30

Years educating young learners

10:1

Student to teacher ratio

5000 sq.ft.

New Arts and Enrichment Center

Discovery

When is a school not a school?

When it’s a workshop.

Discovery permeates all aspects of our work at Serendipity. Discovery, wonder, exploration, and inquiry have been proven to be key components of long-term retention, self-awareness, connections, transference, and application.  By prioritizing a learning environment of discovery, we put learning in the hands of each student and challenge their engagement with learning on a personalized level.  

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Serendipity School is committed to the process and journey of learning.

Play

We’ve all heard the old expression: “mere child’s play”, an expression that implies that child’s play is insignificant, inconsequential, easily dismissed. We disagree. 

Play serves a dual purpose for learning: it is fun and it is essential.

Core Curriculum

Our teachers utilize best-in-class curriculum, hands-on experiences, programs, and educational resources to maximize each student’s potential.

Co-Curriculum

Serendipity School’s commitment to balanced education includes depth and breadth within robust Co-Curricular Programs including:

World language (Mandarin and Spanish), visual arts, physical education, technology and innovation, music, and drama. 

Social & Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning is some of the most vital education that happens at Serendipity School. In addition to improving academic outcomes and positive school climate...

SEL has the greatest impact on the person the child will become and how they will engage with the world. 

Family Testimonials

Serendipity School Parent

"The love that the Serendipity staff has for the children is evident in all they do. They are truly caring and know that every child is unique. I wish my kids could stay with them forever, but they leave well prepared because of Serendipity."

Serendipity School Parent

“The school encourages creativity from the students which is great for their confidence and for maintaining joy for the learning process.”

Serendipity School Parent

“We could not be happier with Serendipity School. A perfect balance of warmth, kindness, fun, a challenging curriculum, and the expectation of being a good world citizen.”

Community

When is a school not a school?

When it's a home.

The early childhood and elementary years represent the critical window of time for early identity formation.  All individuals who interact with our youth during this time present critical models of the limitless potential of their future.  Therefore, at Serendipity, we do not take for granted the gravity of hiring the right people and creating the right environment within which each student will uncover their interests, talents, motivations, and passions. 

Learn more

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