Principal’s Message

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Carden Academy and thank you for your interest in our school. Childhood is such a short time during which we as parents have to guide our children and instill a love of learning.  It is therefore extremely important to make the right choice when it comes to schooling. At Carden, we believe that learning should both a joy and a lifelong pursuit. Academics are important but so is character and through a traditional but innovative approach, this is what we strive for. Logic and Critical thinking are essential for “today’s child” and these are our underlying principles. Each child is asked to think “Why” and encouraged to ask questions.

Our Curriculum is based on the Carden method with Language Arts and Math taught in small groups so that each child can learn at his or her own pace. We have a maximum class size of 18 students so that every child can reach his potential and beyond. Our school is small enough so that every student is known by all the teachers resulting in the whole Carden community as well as the students’ family having a vested interest in the child’s success. The warmth, nurturing environment provides the perfect environment for students to grow both academically and in character. We firmly believe that a child’s social and emotional development relates to their confidence and self-esteem.

We believe in educating the whole child so that from kindergarten our students have departmentalized classes with specialist teachers for music, art, PE, foreign language, and science lab. PE is essential so is taught every day and foreign languages begin in kindergarten.

Every child at Carden is valued as an individual with special talents and skills and we strive to meet each child at their level. We incorporate both relevant and fun field trips into our curriculum as well as offering a wide variety of extracurricular activities. Hands on learning and the incorporation of technology are paramount for today’s child and we have an extensive science and technology program.

Carden is a unique and wonderful place for children to grow through childhood to the early teenage years and I encourage you to visit our campus.

Karen Portman

Contact Us
(408) 265-3392