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Accelerated Reader (AR) reading program. “I think this is our seventh year with AR. We find that it really helps with comprehension and vocabulary. And in addition to the reading curriculum, it really helps with reading achievement,” Goris said. Pacific Point also offers a national arts program, Deep Space Sparkle. “It’s been a great program, kids really enjoy the art.” A new addition to Pacific Point this year is the school garden, and all students are encouraged to record observations of garden projects in journals. According to Goris, “It really combines science and writing, and students get to eat [what they grow].” Annual tuition at Pacific Point is approximately $7,000 per student, which Goris said may be the lowest among private schools in the area. “I just think we have a great program here,” Goris said, “It’s a well-rounded program.” Pacific Point Christian School is accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) and AACSI (American Association of Christian Schools International). Crossroads Christian Elementary School Crossroads Christian Elementary School is a private school and a ministry of the Crossroads Christian Center with 40 years of serving the South County community’s educational needs. The school serves 135 students in Pre-K through Fifth Grade. Marsha Anguiano has dedicated 17 years of service to the school, as a teacher, and for two years now, as its principal. “We’re a big family here, and we all understand that it takes each one of us to make it work and [deliver] the best program for the kids,” Anguiano said. Crossroads Christian Elementary School participates in Terra Nova, a national standardized testing program utilized by Christian schools. According to Anguiano, the school is ranked in the top 25 percent nationally. “Our students work hard and our teachers, who are all credentialed, work hard to get them there, so it pays off, it’s a good thing.” The school has a full-time staff of about a dozen teachers plus support staff. Class size generally runs from 12 to 20 students. “I think having a small environment here, we get to know the [students] well, and we get to know the families well,” Anguiano said. “We try to teach the whole child— and not just academics—that they need to be a part of the community and be a positive influence in the community.” Annual tuition for the 2017-18 school year will be $8100 for elementary students. New students will receive a ten percent discount. Financial assistance is available to student families that qualify. The school offers flexible tuition options for preschool students, including half-day or full-day, 5-day or partial-week options. MORGAN HILL & GILROY CAMPS AVAILABLE • Summer Day Camps • Sports Camps • Art & Dance Camps • Specialized Camps • Teen Camps • STEM Camps Financial assistance available. SIGN UP TODAY www.ymcasv.org/summer-mm Mt. Madonna YMCA • 408 762 6000 Health, wellness and recreation for all ages! 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According to Goris, “It really combines science and writing, and students get to eat [what they grow].” Annual tuition at Pacific Point is approximately $7,000 per student, which Goris said may be the lowest among private schools in the area. “I just think we have a great program here,” Goris said, “It’s a well-rounded program.” Pacific Point Christian School is accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) and AACSI (American Association of Christian Schools International). Crossroads Christian Elementary School MORGAN HILL & GILROY CAMPS AVAILABLE • Summer Day Camps • Sports Camps • Art & Dance Camps • Specialized Camps • Teen Camps • STEM Camps Financial assistance available. Crossroads Christian Elementary School is a private school and a ministry of the Crossroads Christian Center with 40 years of serving the South County community’s educational needs. The school serves 135 students in Pre-K through Fifth Grade. 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