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Harmony Elementary School

Occidental, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-1
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  • Enrollment: 58

Overview

Harmony Elementary School
1935 Bohemian Highway
Occidental, CA 95465
(707) 874-1205
Harmony Elementary School is located in Occidental, CA and serves grades K-1.
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Student Diversity

Race

Percentage

Hispanic
14%
Two or more races
14%
White
71%
Other
1%

Reviews4 Reviews

3.5
parent
see above. I'm just so relieved we got out.
parent
We are so happy we stumbled upon Harmony exploring the backroads of Sonoma County. The beautiful campus drew us in, but it is the caring teachers, teaching assistants, principal and other wonderful support staff (garden teacher, music teacher, school counselor, and cafeteria chef making delicious homemade food) that make us feel very blessed to have our son learning and growing in this nurturing community. I have been impressed by the hands-on and collaborative culture of the school, which I think begins with a principal who supports teachers, and brings the problem-solving attitude and resources needed to support students who are having more challenges in the classroom or with peers for whatever reason. Communication home is great, with a weekly class newsletter, as well as a weekly school-wide e-bulletin. Amazing for a public school, every classroom has a teaching assistant. The parent community is involved in a laid-back sort of way, and I feel overall parents and school are supporting a happy, healthy childhood for these lucky kids.
parent
Finding the utopia of Harmony has been the best gift that a parent could ever wish for!! This school has somehow figured out the magic formula that is needed to effectively teach our kids in the 20th century. When I toured the school, I was beyond impressed with how respectful the students were, empathy of the teachers and THE BEAUTY OF THE GROUNDS. It is an idyllic setting with a backdrop of redwood trees, a beautiful organic garden, a salmon creek, waterfalls.....my husband and I both agree that we wish WE COULD attend the school. The principal seems to effectively promote the importance of education being nature based learning mixed with technology in order to round out children to have sensory experiences (and the peace/compassion that comes along with it) as well as the tools necessary to face the future in a competitive marketplace. also love the fact that my daughters get to experience the amazing organic garden by growing their own vegetables and also cooking with them. So happy this school is in my backyard!
parent
This could potentially be the greatest elementary school. The teachers are the best! The new principal seems more concerned with test scores rather than the individual child. There have been valuable staff members "pushed out" only to be replaced by people less involved with the "whole child" child concept. It is said to be a school built around Place Based Learning. That is becoming less and less the reality of this beautiful school. It used to feel like a private/parent involved school and now it's becoming just another public elementary school. I hope the administration sees this and "turns the ship around". The sense of fairness that once was, is definitely gone due to the new principle and others. I am very concerned, and continually looking for alternatives, although I truly don't want to.