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Feelings on Sequoia?
We are considering purchasing a home in Upper Diamond in the Sequoia Elementary District. I'm
hoping to hear from a few parents on their overall experience with the school, both academic and
social. Specifically, I'd like to hear how supportive you feel the teachers are of kids with
different learning styles and temperaments. We have two daughters who will be entering
Kindergarten in the Fall of 2014. They are both very sweet but are spirited and sometimes need
help managing their emotions. They've done wonderfully at preschool but there were a few months
where the teachers had to really work hard to help them through a difficult period (during a major
growth spurt). Like all kids, they have their moments but when they have them, they can be quite
intense. We want to feel comfortable that our kids will be supported so they will continue to
develop positive self image and confidence in order to perform well academically and make friends!
Any overall feedback is most welcome and comments specific to temperament appreciated.
I can not say enough good things about Sequoia. It is an incredibly accepting and
diverse school. My son had a number of behavioral issues and was kicked out of three
preschools, a daycare, and a camp within the span of about 18 months (prior to coming to
Sequoia). His kindergarten teacher was amazing and basically made a functioning citizen
out of my son. I really feel like the teacher and the overall feel of the campus made a
world of difference for my son who was made to feel like the worst child ever while in
preschool. At Sequoia it is a warm and accommodating campus. The teacher never
hesitated to implement some of our suggestions (including at one point doing these
emotional check ins every half hour in the day) and once our son started having some
successes he really blossomed. He is now at a summer camp and we haven't heard a peep
of concern the entire summer. When I see my son he seems so happy, with none of the
worry and stress that he used to carry with him from the dark days of preschool. I can
not recommend this school enough. It is a wonderful mix of structure (so kids know what
to expect) with flexibility (so they are able to accommodate behavior & learning
differences), plus it has such a sweet and accepting vibe to it. I feel if the Sequoia
teachers could turn my son around they can work with anyone Seriously, my child is
happier now than he has ever been. Academically I have also been pleased. The
assignments are interesting and my son has been eager to learn. Due to behavioral
issues already mentioned, he went to Kindergarten not even recognizing the letters in
his own name consistently and by the end of the year he could read. So we have been
beyond thrilled with out experience. My only other recommendation would be to pursue
the IEP process if needed at whatever school your child is at. That also made a world
of difference for us, but that is a another topic.
After school options for Sequoia kindergartner
My son will be entering Kindergarten at Sequoia in the fall. While we're very happy with
our school assignment I'm a little torn about how to handle the after-school time. I'm
home with baby #2 through the winter so theoretically I could pick him up but a) I'm not
sure how baby #2 will be napping then (she'll be 7 mos in September) and b) I'm concerned
with keeping my very energetic son busy not not overly structured and over-scheduled
during the 2+ hours between school and dinner/evening/etc. I'm looking for the following
1. If your kid goes to Sequoia what after care option do you use and how do you like it?
I'd consider signing him up for Healthy Start but I'd prefer his afternoons be filled
with outdoor/active and/or unstructured free play time, at least through this first year
of ''real school''.
2. If you have been in a similar situation - home with a baby who might be napping at
1:20/3 pm, how did you handle this for an extended length of time? What do folks do with
an active kiddo do for that chunk of time especially while juggling a for now at least
fairly unpredictable infant?
Thanks so much for your advice and input!
sahm juggling an incoming kinder and an infant
There are several kids at Sequoia who get picked up by the Oakland JCC and spend their afternoon
in their fabulous program. Different options for activities, classes, sweet teachers and a warm
community feeling. My daughter goes there from another school but has good friends who are at
Sequoia. Easy pick up right off Hwy 24. Great program! Happy to put you in touch with the
Sequoia families we know if you have the moderator give you my email address. Also, not all the
kids at the JCC are Jewish and it works out fine.
My younger daughter turned one a month after my older daughter started kindy. I also did not
want to put her in after-care, because I already knew how absolutely exhausting kindergarten is
for the first several weeks. So, really my only option was to smoosh the baby's nap into the
12-2ish timeframe. So that's exactly what I did. Errands done before noon, then pretty
strictly enforced naptime. I had to leave the house at 2:30 to pick up the big kids, so that's
the latest her nap could go. But it worked well. My youngest did give up her nap very early
though, around 21 months old, so after that kindergarten year it was not an issue. But I do
think that unstructured time after school is important for little kids and if you can make it
work, do it!
Mom of 3
Need some info about Sequoia Elementary
We are moving to the East Bay from the city and we are considering buying a home in the
Sequoia elementary area. While it is important, I'm not that interested in hearing about
test scores/APIs. I'd like to know about your son or daughter's experience, the
principal, opportunities for music and art, the parent community, and anything else that
you think is important. Thanks in advance!
Hello there potential Sequoia parent!
I am a current Sequoia parent, with a son in the 1st grade. Check out the reviews
ongreatschools.net also, as I know several Sequoia parents have posted there in the
past few months.
I love it at Sequoia. First, the community is a real community. The parents groups,
both FOSS (Friends of Sequoia School) and the Dad's Club are amazing and very involved.
The parents have work days at the school, and the fathers have transformed the grounds
over the last couple years, putting in planter boxes/benches, etc. The children get to
garden. Last year, my son in kindergarten got to eat a salad made entirely of
vegetables the students had grown. He loved it.
Additionally, I find that when problems do arise, the teachers and principal are good
communicators, and care that the children learn, are safe, and feel welcome and heard.
I don't live in the neighborhood, but 3 of my colleagues and my law school roommate
live in a 3 block radius around the school. Some parents have time and give time to
the school. Some parents don't have time but give money. It certainly feels like
everyone contributes in whatever way they can.
They have parenting workshops about once a month, with child care!
There are also many aftercare options - on campus and off. There are 2 aftercare
programs, through the East Bay JCC and Studio One Art, that even pick up at Sequoia.
The kids have science and art. In the upper grades they fund raise to go to science
camp. They have a wonderful music instructor and once a month the kids all get
together and sing at Sequoia Sings.
Diversity is also great here. Racial, familial and economic diversity abound, which is
important to me.
Overall, I love it and I hope you end up there.
Our kids are in 2nd and 3rd grades at Sequoia. We love the community of families, the
dedicated teaching staff and the committed and smart principal. Sequoia is a place
where families really pitch in and make things happen. Because of our fundraising
efforts we can offer garden, art, science, library and music to the kids of Sequoia
during the regular school day. Some of these programs also serve the purpose of taking
one half of the students out of the class at a time, allowing the teacher to work with
smaller groups and do some necessary differentiation. If you want your children
exposed to the true diversity of Oakland (social, racial and economic), Sequoia is one
of the few Oakland school that can offer that. Like any public school that is
struggling with making ends meet financially, things are not perfect. Class sizes are
big (as they are all over) and we could always use more staff for yard supervision and
helping kids who are struggling. We have found ourselves surrounded by lovely families
and innovative and caring teachers. I hope you find the same for your kids.
Our son is in Kindergarten at Sequoia and we live in the neighborhood. We moved from
another part of Oakland when our son was four. We have been very happy with the warmth
of the school and the neighborhood. The families at Sequoia are diverse and welcoming.
We are a two-mom family and we've felt nothing but included. Our son had some
behavioral bumps in the fall and we have found his teacher and the principal to be
great partners with us. We can't say enough good things about our son's teacher who is
a dynamic, caring, creative and dedicated professional who works hard to engage all of
the kids while striving to provide differentiated instruction (for example, our son is
good in math and he helps other kids which benefits them all). There is an active and
dedicated parent group that fundraises and a dads club (open to all genders) that
sponsors movie nights and other events. Our son is engaged and excited about school.
He is getting some music, art and science education--though as an inner city public
school resources are an issue. When we were looking for a school/neighborhood one
thing that we heard over and over was how ''sweet'' Sequoia students are and we
completely agree with that assessment.
Happy sequoia parent
Re: OUSD Elementary options for queer family
I am a mom at Sequoia Elementary in the Dimond District. I love our school, and we have a
lot of diversity in terms of LGBT parents, racial diversity, and economic diversity. It is
also a school where parents are involved and supportive.
In terms of safety, I think here in the Bay Area especially we are very aware of bullying
and it is not tolerated. I encourage you to check out Sequoia.
Sequoia Elementary, in the Dimond district (on Lincoln Ave between 580 & 13) has a lot of
two mommy families. I don't have kids there, but my neighbors who do love the school.
I wanted to give another shout-out for Sequoia as there are a number of happy queer
families among us, within a LGBT friendly community. Not only that, it's a wonderful
school with a fun, down-to-earth, active parent community, with great kids and
teachers. I highly recommend checking us out! You can take a tour by calling the
office at 510-531-6696.
Happy Sequoia Parent
We've just started Healthy Start at Sequoia, and after years of play-based
preschool,I'm starting to wonder if a less-structured program might be better
for my child. I'd love to find out about other options (& hope there is openings
at this point)! Thanks!
In need of free play
My daughter goes to the Oakland JCC
with some kids that attend Sequoia. The JCC
picks them up at school and brings them to the afterschool program. They seem to
have a program that suits different kinds of kids and there are opportunities to be
more active or more quiet, etc. We chose it because we thought the program at our
daughter's school wasn't that great and she's been very happy there. And you don't
have to be Jewish to feel welcome.
Re: Sequoia, Glenview or Laurel for kid w/LGBT parents
One of the reasons my family (mom, dad, two kids) likes Sequoia is
because we get to meet all kinds of families, and so do our kids, and I
know that many other Sequoia families value Sequoia's diversity, in all
its forms. I don't know much about Glenview or Laurel so I can't tell
you about that. I do know that we have several families with two moms or
two dads. We have openly gay employees who are well-loved and respected
at the school. It might be worth coming to visit to find out more; you
can schedule observations through the office, take a tour, or come to
any of the community events, which are a great way to get a feel for the
school. Many who do are struck by its warmth. It's a sweet place.
Families there love their kids and are down-to-earth so it's an easy
place to be if those things are important to you.
Happy at Sequoia
Our child is not school age yet, but we are hoping our local Oakland school,
Sequoia Elementary, will work out for us. I know there is a new principal, and
I just noticed their greatschools rating has dropped (from an 8 to a 5, which
seems significant). I'm hoping some current parents could give some insight
about this change in rating and what is going on there?
I'm a Sequoia parent of two as well as a teacher with many years of
experience in different schools. I looked at Great Schools to try and
answer your question about the Great Schools rating. The first thing I
noticed was that the ''Community Rating'' is 5 out of 5 stars. This is
based on reviews by people who write in. The lowered rating you
reference is based entirely on test scores. I'm not sure how Great
Schools gets their data but I would caution against letting a for-profit
website or test scores weight too heavily in your decision. So, I invite
you to come check out Sequoia for yourself. All of our events are open
to the community and are listed on our website (www.sequoiaschool.net).
You can also take tours of the school and visit classrooms if you call
the office and sign up first. It is a great child-centered school with
the most caring and professional group of teachers I've ever found.
There is an involved and supportive parent community and I'm sure many
of them would be willing to talk to you; email our parent group if you
want some contacts! Last year we had an interim principal who was placed
at the last minute. Our community decided to open up the search process
to find the best leader for Sequoia and now we have a new principal,
selected by a committee of teachers, parents, and community members.
Although it is too soon to really tell (school starts on Monday) so far
everyone I've talked to (teachers and parents) is really excited about
the changes at Sequoia. I went to the kinder orientation yesterday and
the energy was great. I am extremely grateful to be a part of the
We are a very happy Sequoia family. We have a new principal this year
and all signs point to her being wonderful. Last year was a tough year
for the school as we had an interim principal who was not a good fit for
the school. The principal before was well loved and it was hard on
everyone to loose great leadership. I'm not sure if the rating you
refer to had something to do with this but that would be my guess. I
would encourage you to come hang out on the school yard after school one
day, talk to current parents you meet and get a feel for the school.
There is a warm community spirit there. Also, check the school's
website for the dates of the prospective parent nights and window for
classroom observations. This is the best way to tell if the school is
the right fit for your family.
mom to two happy Sequoians
I'm a teacher at Sequoia and wanted to share my perspective. The
GreatSchools rating drop, as far as I can tell, is ENTIRELY connected to
one standardized assessment, which showed a dip in performance relative
to last year.
Like many if not all of my colleagues, I am committed to using multiple
measures of student performance to drive my instructional strategies.
During our staff development before the beginning of this year, we all
took a critical look at the data and had robust and necessary
conversations on next steps.
This data, however, is not a stand-alone metric of school quality, or
any kind of statement on the direction of the school. It was impacted,
I believe, by many factors, including a group of students who had
performed exceptionally high in previous years aging out of the test
population and the loss, last year, of a targeted afterschool
intervention for students approaching benchmark in the months before the
test. Finally, there are always changes in the test itself, including
issues around compatibility with district curricula and pacing guides.
Last year was a year of challenge and transition for Sequoia, as our
previous administrator was promoted to a district wide position and an
interim principal filled in the gap.
We are blessed, this year, with far greater stability, and a staff that
remains committed to our school vision of truly providing all children
with an education that impacts and enriches them in meaningful ways. I
encourage all parents to give Sequoia a close look!
--One Teacher's Two Cents
I had to respond to correct a previous response. While it is true the
GreatSchools.org focuses on test scores only for it's ranking, it is a
NONPROFIT. Hence the .org URL. They provide good honest basic info and
parent reviews of a given school but it is not the end of the story.
Understanding the population served such as a lot of English Learners, kids
who had little access to preschool or parents with limited educations all
affect overall test scores but are not necessarily relevant to your
individual child. Looking at scores over time, extracurriculars, teacher
longevity and school community are all very important factors. So use
GreatSchools ratings but don't base your views on them entirely.
I'd be interested in hearing from Sequoia families about the new
principle. How has this changing of the guard affected the
school? What about the school's arts anchor status? Any info is
Thinking about Sequoia
You asked about the new principle at Sequoia. First, I want to say
that my older child attends Sequoia now, and my younger will be
starting in the fall. We have found it to be a terrific school, with
a marvelous staff of teachers and strongly committed parent group,
and a wonderfully diverse student body. Our daughter has gotten a
great education there, and truly feels like part of a community. I
don't yet have a concrete sense of the new principal (she is interim,
and will be reviewed in the coming months), but with all the assets
this school has going for it, I am confident its going to remain on
its amazing upward trajectory.
Sequoia Elementary does have a new principal, but this has not affected
our Arts Anchor status or our enrichment programs (art, garden, music,
library, PE). The state budget is negatively affecting all public schools
right now, but we've maintained all of our enrichment programs. I have
many good things to say about my child's experience at the school. We have
more neighborhood attendance and involvement than ever, our test scores
have improved greatly, and our volunteering and fundraising efforts have
grown hugely in recent years. Also, from what I understand, our principal
has been placed on an interim status, and every OUSD school with an
interim principal has the opportunity for community input on their
leadership (the process is posted online). While I'm not sure how this
will play out, I am confident that our committed families and professional
staff will use this as an opportunity to do what is best for our students.
Re: Kids of LGBT families experience: Oakland schools
My child currently attends Sequoia and I have another who will begin
next year. Sequoia is the most diverse school I can imagine (I'm a
teacher myself), and I am glad that the appreciation of diversity at
Sequoia includes LGBT families as well. One of the very first things I
noticed at the school were gay-positive posters in several classrooms.
I know of several kids with two moms or two dads at the school. Last
year there was a diversity night where a movie about different kinds
of families (adoptive, gay, grandparents raising grandkids) was shown,
and a panel of parents spoke afterwards. There are a couple of openly
gay members on staff. Recently there has been discussion about
bullying around kids' ideas about how girls and boys ''should'' act
and I've been grateful for that. Not everyone at Sequoia feels the
same way or agrees all the time but there is a respectful and caring
culture that many, many different kinds of families fit into at our
COVA or Sequoia elementary school?
I am lucky enough to have a choice between two free schools
for my son to go to in the fall - COVA and Sequoia.
My son is naturally talented with music so I think that he
could really benefit from all of the training that he would
get at COVA, but I haven't heard many recommendations for
it. While I have had people I know say that Sequoia is a
good school. I went to visit COVA but they did not let me
sit in the kindergarten and just observe. We were led
through different class rooms and the classes had prepared
for our visit.
Anybody have any advice?
I don't have personal experience with COVA but just wanted
to let you know what you can expect at Sequoia. My son
started Kindergarten this year and my daughter will start
there next year. We are so happy with the community of
students, teachers and parents at Sequoia. It is a truly
welcoming place with lots and lots of lovely people! It is
a place where as a parent you can jump right in. The parent
group is organized and well run but not intimidating. We
don't make the huge sums of fundraising dollars that other
schools do but what we do make goes towards amazing
enrichment for the students. Right now my son enjoys an art
class, African drumming and choir! And that's in addition
to a stimulating ''regular'' school day. Sequoia is one of the
few school that really makes it their goal to educate the
whole child. The teachers are a dedicated and talented
bunch, the principal is smart and committed and I have met
so many parents with a can-do attitude. I would definitely
Editor note: a reply was also received for COVA
I would like some more information from current Sequoia families
(at all grade levels) regarding your experience at the school.
We are beginning to look at Oakland Public schools for our child
and I know that Sequoia has a good reputation and we hopefully
could still get our child in from out of the attendance area. We
are interested in a school that is diverse and has more going on
than academics (educates the whole child). How does the
community feel at Sequoia? Do the teachers know how to teach
kids at all ability levels? I've heard great things about the
administration there. What have your experiences been? We plan
to go to the info night and visit classrooms but I'd also love to
hear your opinions as current families there. Thanks in advance
for taking the time to respond!
curious about sequoia
I am a very satisfied parent of a Sequoia 2nd grader. My child
has had exceptional teachers thus far, and she is engaged and
excited everyday. The school community is wonderful - friendly,
diverse, active, supportive of teachers and public education.
The school is fortunate to have a seasoned teaching staff who
understand how to teach to different kinds of kids at varying
levels, and they are not teaching to achieve high test scores,
but to engage the students. There is wonderful enrichment - art,
music, garden, library, and more, and a fair amount of community
activities. Oh, and did I mention the dynamic principal? She is
fantastic - well liked by teachers, parents, and students.
While not perfect (no school is), Sequoia has so much going for
it. Check it out!
My family loves Sequoia. We live in the neighborhood but are friends with many
families both in and out of the attendance area. Sequoia is incredibly diverse, which
we greatly appreciate. There are people from all over the world who bring with them
all kinds of experiences and backgrounds. My child is learning so much just from
being in such a vibrant and interesting community! Sequoia is down-to-earth, low-
key, friendly, and many parents there care deeply about equity and social justice.
And the kids are really, really sweet! My child's classes have always had a wide range
of ability levels and the teachers so far have handled this well, which is not easy to
do. Sequoia has a highly experienced and stable teaching staff, and I am always
amazed at how engaged the kids are in lessons, but core subject learning is not all
that happens at Sequoia. Our fantastic principal values the whole child and cares
about social and emotional development. Kids learn conflict resolution skills and
bullying is taken very seriously. There is a cross-grade buddy program that is very
popular with the students. All grade levels have amazing art classes taught by real
live artists. There are after-school choirs available to all interested kids. There is a
lovely garden and most grade levels have weekly garden class. The PE teacher is a
hero on campus, and he runs lunchtime track meets. Lots of classes go on great
field trips, and older kids go to science camp. The on-site afterschool programs are
run by committed, caring people. And the events--Harvest Festival, Winter Concert,
Multicultural Potluck and Program, Variety Show, Walkathon (I'm sure I'm forgetting
some)--are really fun and kid-centered. Sequoia is not perfect--we can't raise as
much money as some other schools, and we can always use more volunteers--but I
don't think any school is perfect. You can find out more about our school by visiting
www.sequoiaschool.net. Good luck with your search!
Fan of Sequoia
Re: Best schools to target for Oakland Lottery system
We have been Sequoia parents for 9 years now (older child in
middle school and younger one still at Sequoia), and we have
been extremely happy with the school. The teachers are
excellent and are very experienced at dealing with a wide range
of situations. We have always felt they have been very helpful
and eager to work with us to help our children. The current
principal is excellent and very helpful. I highly recommend
long term Sequoia parent
My child will not start kindergarten until next fall, but I have been involved with my
neighborhood school, Sequoia, for several years now. Through volunteering and
attending school events, I have found a wonderfully diverse and interesting family
population, a very talented, stable staff, and an accessible, intelligent, energetic
principal. The school has been designated an Alameda County Arts Anchor School,
and you can see new art going up inside and out. There is a thriving garden
program and an active Dads' Club, among other things. And two brand-new play
structures were installed over the summer, which are getting a lot of use!
Sequoia does not have test scores as high as the other schools you mentioned, nor
does it raise as much money as those schools. This may work in your favor as far as
the lottery goes, as those seem to be the determining factors as far as which
schools parents most frequently request. As a teacher myself, I believe there is more
to a good school than test scores, and I like much of what I have found at Sequoia. I
think Sequoia is one of the best-kept secrets in OUSD and feel lucky to have access
to the school without having to try and get in via the lottery.
To find out more, you could check out www.sequoiaschool.net, or attend the
Prospective Parents' Night at 7pm on Tuesday, November 13th. There are also very
current posts from parents at www.greatschools.net.
Good luck with your search!
If you find yourself agonizing, trying to decide where your child
should go for kindergarten this Fall, I urge you to join my wife
and me in sending our child to Sequoia Elementary. As a 3rd grade
teacher at Sequoia for 5 years, I have gotten to know the staff,
the principal, the kids and the families very well. The staff is
excellent, bringing years of experience, dedication, kindness and
humor to the classroom. Our young principal, Kyla Trammell, is a
dynamo in her 2nd year and a wonderful fit for Sequoia: extremely
popular with all. As for the students and families of Sequoia,
they are, like Oakland itself, a truly wonderful mix of race and
class (rare these days), from many backgrounds & corners of the
world. Plus, an artist-in-residence, a wonderful choir, a new
garden science program, and much more!
As a parent of a five year old girl, I know how difficult this
decision can be. I feel it in my gut. Sequoia is not a perfect
universe. It is an excellent school, but it is still the public
domain in all its ragged glory. So what do we do with this
anxiety? What if it made us get involved, like a parent this year
who helped get grant money for the kindergarten to build garden
beds? Suddenly not only one child has benefited but 60 and 60
next year and the next. If you believe in public education and
want to play an active role in shaping your community, join us at
Sequoia. It is a wonderful neighborhood school where your child
I'm a 3rd grade teacher at Sequoia Elementary. Our 2 children
will be attending Sequoia in a few years. Here's why. Sequoia has
the unique combination of an excellent staff & a truly diverse
student body. Sequoia has many experienced teachers who have not
lost their passion for teaching and their love for students.
Teachers routinely stop in the hallways to discuss instructional
techniques rather than gripe. We have a wonderful new principal:
young, smart, energetic and very sensitive to her role in the
community. Students, teachers and parents all like her. At Back
to School Night she received a standing ovation. Sequoia offers
excellent after-school programs, an artist-in-residence, a
wonderful choir, teachers active in the Bay Area Writing Project,
a PTO & Dad's Club, a new computer lab, a Website Club & more!
I know this is a decision you feel in your gut. It's easy to be
blinded by the myth of test scores. It's natural to want to
insulate your child. However, Sequoia is a wonderful public
school where your child can thrive & you, as a thoughtful, active
parent, can make a tremendous contribution.
Our son has now been at Sequoia for 4 years. We have been
very happy with the school. All of the individual teachers
our son has had have been excellent. I have been really
impressed with their level of caring and concern for their
students, and willingness to work with parents. The school
has a great art program and PE program. There also is a
more developed music program for the older classes. The
school has a fair number of the younger students learning
English, but by 1st and 2nd grade, most of these students
were very fluent in the language. I do think the language
barrier plays some role in the smaller number of parents
active in the parents groups, but I also think the variety
of backgrounds makes the school even more interesting for
parents and children. Just wait til you experience the
grade level potluck dinners- talk about a diverse meal.
Sequoia is a small school with amazing staff, enrichment,
music and art programs, and a richly diverse population of
students. The teachers are incredibly dedicated and the
Principal, Kathy Maloney, provides strong leadership with
a loving heart. There are before and after school programs
as well as a stellar summer program. The school garden
flourishes just like the kids who go there. Check it out!
I have consulted the website... We attended an informational
meeting at Sequioa Elementary school as we begin to consider
where our almost 5 year old daughter will start Kindergarten next
year. Private school is a remote possibility for us for financial
reasons. Is there really a difference in the experience my child
will have at Sequoia as opposed to Redwood, or one of the ''hills''
schools? If so, what exactly is the difference? I'm particularly
interested in the experience of people who have children now in
K-2 at Sequoia. I'm also interested in connecting with anyone
who is considering Sequoia for Kindergarten next year.
I have a daughter in kindergarten at Sequoia Elementary School.
There is a group of parents created to discuss exactly such
concerns. We maintain an email list at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sequoianeighbors. Once you've
''joined'' the list, you can post all of your questions, and I'm
sure you'll get a variety of opinion.
Our son is in the third grade at Sequoia, and we have been very
happy with the school. All of the teachers our son has had have
been excellent. The school has a great art program and a fun
physical ed. program. I do not know specifics about Redwood, so
it would be hard for me to compare, but we have been very happy
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