Mission & Philosophy
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. ― Aristotle
For over 35 years, Almondale Academy (formerly Almond Hill) has served the greater Sacramento area of Folsom, Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, Roseville, and Orangevale. Under new leadership, our community school has launched an exciting curriculum that instills and sustains genuine academic excellence and social responsibility. Our pedagogy is based on the best practices in the proven field of experiential education.
Our mission is to provide a dynamic environment where educators purposefully engage with learners in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values, and develop people’s capacity to contribute to their communities.
Almondale’s serene country-side setting supports our hands-on, experiential approach which includes: student-centered, project-based classes, outdoor and environmental learning, expeditionary and service-learning in multi-age classrooms. In addition, our methodology for teaching the humanities (the art of becoming a fully developed human being) embraces classical literature and virtue-based coursework. This focus ensures the growth of the intellectual, moral, social, and creative capacities that are so crucial in our present world. The virtues we are focused on for the 2015-2016 school year are: compassion, cooperation, gratitude, wonder, perseverance, and authenticity. These virtues are the foundation of our school.
We invite you to come experience our dynamic and nurturing atmosphere. Prospective students are welcome to attend a full day of classes for free so that they may get a true feel for our campus.
Please call our office at 916-988-8611 to make arrangements for a visit.