Who We Are
Arcadia Christian School was originally founded in 1945 by a group of parents who wished to provide a Christian education for their children. Their vision sought to combine academic excellence and Biblical instruction of the Lord.
Today, Arcadia Christian School continues that rich tradition for grades preschool to eighth. ACS offers a life-changing education that prepares students for lifelong learning and leadership, encouraging students to make a positive impact for Jesus Christ in their community. ACS also offers a rich academic experience that develops critical thinking, connecting theory and practice.
Less than 15 miles east of Los Angeles, Arcadia Christian School is located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, and retains the serenity of a foothill community. Arcadia is home to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, and for the second year in a row, Bloomberg Businessweek named Arcadia one of the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids: 2010”.
Arcadia Christian School was originally founded by a concerned group of parents from the Arcadia Christian Reformed Church who wished to provide a Christian education for their children. Their vision was to provide an educational setting that would assist parents with their responsibility to raise their children in the nurture and instruction of the Lord. In 1945, it was incorporated as the Christian School Society of Arcadia, an independent organization. Today Arcadia Christian School still strives to provide this Christian education through a commitment to educational excellence and Biblical values.
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We’ve changed our name!
Options for Learning
(formerly Options—A Child Care
and Human Services Agency)
Our new name tells our story better.
It tells parents and our community more about what you do every day for the children at Options for Learning. Whether you’ve been here for three days or three decades, your commitment has paid off. Because of your efforts, Options for Learning is able to provide enviably high quality family services, educational child care, preschool, and after school programs.
It may take time for people (some of us, too!) to get used to saying “Options for Learning.” And along with our new name, our logo has changed and we have a new website: optionsforlearning.org
WILL YOU TALK TO PARENTS AND
HELP EXPLAIN OUR NEW NAME AND WEBSITE?
We want to keep growing as an organization. The more people who understand who we are and what we do, the better we can keep serving our communities. Your help is appreciated.
Thank you for your effort and enthusiasm,
Executive Director and CEO, Options for Learning
(626) 967-7848 | 885 South Village Oaks Drive, Covina, California 91724-3615
A leader in preparing children and supporting families for life success through innovative, quality child development programs.
All children will achieve their potential.
•Respect, integrity, accountability
•Right to access quality education
•A great place for children and employees to work, learn, and succeed
•Personal rapport between staff and families
•Serving a culturally and economically diverse community
•Innovative and creative contributions to our field
Neighborhood Music School Inc. provides music lessons and summer music camps with recitals and performance opportunities for all ages in the Arcadia CA area. It boasts of some of the highest quality music performers, each with a passion for teaching. With a staff that holds doctorate and masters degrees in education, performance awards, and high rated recordings with rave music reviews providing a wealth of playing experience and excellent instruction. In addition to mandatory English, the language proficiency among teachers include Cantonese, French, German, Italian, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and Tagalog.
Located in the heart of downtown Arcadia, our music school and music store is accessible to Monrovia, Duarte, Sierra Madre, Pasadena, Temple City, Rosemead, San Gabriel. Just south of restaurant row, our brand new music studio facilities provide a comfortable environment in a quaint but trendy neighborhood. Lots of free parking is available as well as refreshments and free Wi-Fi while you wait for your lesson. Multiple family members enjoy the convenience of taking lessons at the same location with different teachers.
Our Arcadia Kindermusik program provides basic music fundamentals for ages 0-5 from teachers schooled in Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kindermusik methods. Group classes and individual lessons are provided for beginner through advanced levels of piano, voice, guitar, drums, violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, tuba, and ukulele. Jazz improvisation and composition classes also are offered for beginners through college level.
Bach, Becker, Conn-Selmer, D’Addario, Gretsch, Ibanez, Offline Percussion, Peak, Sabian, Takamine, Tama, Thomastik, Vandoren, Yamaha, and more!
Our store font offers a full line of musical instruments for rent or sale, sheet music, band and orchestra books, supplies, and instrument repairs. Our inventory includes Bach trumpets and accessories, Becker, Conn-Selmer, D’Addario strings, Gretsch drums, Ibanez guitars, Offline Percussion Invader drum pad, Peak stands, Sabian cymbals, Thomastik Dominant strings, Vandoren reeds and accessories, Yamaha accessories, and more.
Check out our rental instrument program. Instruments include flute, clarinet, oboe, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, French horn, baritone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass, snare drum, bell kit.
Summer Music Camps
Mobile Group Lessons
We can arrange for group lessons at your school. Minimum 16 students, 8-12 week courses.
Mommy & Me Classes
Come try our Kindermusik children’s music program. Mommy & Me Classes as well as our Toddlers, Preschool & Kindergarten Music Fundamentals Classes
At La Salle High School of Pasadena, we honor this mission in our simple, but profound effort to produce good students and good people through a comprehensive college preparatory education. By comprehensive I mean that, at La Salle, each student will find his or her own niche inside the classroom and out. With over 20 varsity teams, an outstanding – and award winning – Visual and Performing Arts program, and a wide array of co-curricular activities, every student entrusted to our care can find a way to nurture their unique attributes. All of this is accomplished in a community environment in which the most common adjective used to describe life at La Salle is the word “family.”
Bosco Tech is an all-male Catholic high school, sponsored by the Salesians of Don Bosco, that uniquely combines a rigorous college-preparatory and technology-focused education. The innovative science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) curriculum allows students to exceed university admission requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one of several applied science and engineering fields.
Barnhart School is a K-8 independent private school serving the San Gabriel Valley and local Los Angeles County areas. Barnhart School is fully accredited by the National and California Associations of Independent Schools (NAIS and CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
At Barnhart, we recognize the importance of providing a balanced educational experience for our students. Our mission is to provide an atmosphere where ALL students flourish in academics, arts, and attitude. Our rigorous academic curriculum is complimented with a commitment to healthy living artistic expression, and leadership development.
As a K-8 school, we pride ourselves in building strong 9-year partnerships with our parents while preparing our students for the transition into the area’s top high schools and ultimately for success in college and in life.
Our vision embodies a refreshed perspective Intelligence, Integrity and Involvement – — virtues that we live by everyday.
The Arcadia Educational Foundation (AEF) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1981 in response to substantially reduced federal and state funding for California public schools.
The Arcadia Educational Foundation’s purpose is to raise funds for the Arcadia Unified School District. The Foundation is administered by parent and community member Trustees who represent the interests of each of Arcadia’s 10 public schools.
AEF runs the annual summer school program and offers $25,000 in teacher grants each year. It also funds the District-wide phone and text communication system so that school officials can communicate with parents in a timely and convenient manner. In recent years AEF has also funded teacher positions due to State-wide budget cuts.
AEF has helped to ensure, through its fundraising efforts, that the Arcadia Unified School District is among the finest in the state of California.