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About This School

Stone Bridge School is a charter middle school in Napa. The principal of Stone Bridge School is Darryl Centers and can be contacted at dpcenters@gmail.com. 275 children attend Stone Bridge School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. 1% of the Stone Bridge School students have "limited English proficiency." The student to teacher ratio at Stone Bridge School is 17:1. Hopewell Baptist Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • P.E. classes
    • Softball
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 36%
Asian 5% 2%
Hispanic 4% 44%
Filipino 3% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Multiracial 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.8%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4%
Unspecified 0% 10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 18056%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Limited English proficiency 1% 22%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    I was a student at SBS for ten years and I had a wonderful experience. However such an experience depends on the teacher you are placed with. I was lucky enough to be placed with a wonderful teacher but others I know have not been so lucky. Certain teachers at the school do not have the proper credentials to teach and this has somehow gone under the radar of the NVUSD. As said in a previous comment kindergarten sells the school. SBS's kindergarten program is wonderful but that's about all that's guaranteed. Once you leave kindergarten it's a game of chance especially in the upper grades. Some of the subject teachers aren't properly credentialed. Also don't buy into the "we are a community and we help eachother" lie. It's not true unless you are a waldorf family and you live and breathe the school. The community is very selective and don't expect to be included we were not. As an alumni of SBS I don't look back fondly on my years there because I liked the school but because of my classmates and teacher. As I said before kindergarten is wonderful but after that your experience is only as good as the teacher you get. I hope this was helpful to you )

  • (5 months ago)

    I was a student at SBS for 9 years and it was a fabulous experience. SBS over-prepared me for high school making it easy to excel in all of my classes (academically socially and artistically) and gave me an amazing second family who will always support me no matter where I end up. I disagree with the nay-sayers below just because that was there experience doesn't mean it was everyone's and I never felt "stuck with my teacher" I had a phenomenal relationship with her that I hope I can maintain as I continue on my education. Also my family doesn't do no TV or adhere to a strict Waldorf pedagogy and I still had a great time at SBS and got an education that my newer friends are jealous of. Every school has gossip SBS has little to no drama and every class is different but you make your experience with the class teacher and school community. If you don't like something do something about it SBS will try and do their best to accommodate what your child needs. I'm sure SBS has issues and teacher problems all schools do I'm just saying that I gained an experience from this school I could not have gotten anywhere else and I feel truly blessed for getting to be a part of that.

  • (5 months ago)

    If you are a parent who focuses on academics this is NOT the school for your children. One of my friends told me she pulled her kids out of this school when she learned that the school hired a teacher who has no credentials and no classroom experience. Why did they hire such person? Because they could not find anyone else. Parents are overly involved in school events and activities which are numerous compared to other schools in Napa sometimes creating an atmosphere in which some parents are favored over others by the teacher. Making matters worse the tendency towards parental cliques often leads to more gossipy parents and inexperienced teachers that promote this type of behavior. Each time my child comes home there's new gossip coming from a classmate who heard it from their parents. What kind of role model is that for your children? I agree with the comment below you're STUCK with a teacher 'till 8th grade!

  • (2 years ago)

    I would advise any new parent to PLEASE do their homework on Waldorf education. I thought that I did I read the books talked to other parents etc. however you do not truly understand it until you are there. It is 100% about the teacher that you get in 1st grade. The kindergarten completely sells the school - teachers are wonderful teacher/child ratio is low and curriculum is positive. However as a new parent please look past the kindergarten and interview some of the teachers in the upper grades! Every year the teacher in first grade is unknown until the last minute. Unfortunately it is difficult to find good Waldorf educated teachers - there are just not that many out there. They have hired EXTREMELY poor quality teachers! Most parents I have talked to have to spend so much $$$ on extra tutoring for their children when they get close to junior high and high school. No one at the school will tell you this. The reason their test scores show grade level is because the school is made up entirely of white middle class educated families it is not due to the teaching staff. Also many of the teachers are unable to accomodate children with different learning needs.

  • (3 years ago)

    SBS is a great school for some families but adheres to a strict Waldorf pedagogy. Much is made of the media restrictions and delayed literacy but Waldorf is much more than locking up the T.V. and waiting to do ABCs. Any famliy considering SBS should read up thoroughly on this form of education. Specific to this school the class sizes are large even in grades 1-3 and in keeping with Waldorf the teaching is group based rather than individualized. The kindergarten is one of the best I have ever seen and some of the grades teachers are absolutely brilliant educators. However the problem of inconsistency among the classes is huge. The 1st gr. teacher is to remain with your child through 8th gr. If your child gets one of the prized teachers it's a thoroughly enriching education. If you end up with a less than fabulous teacher you are in for much disruption and uncertainty. This also means that only a small group of students benefits from the strongest teachers. Art is well integrated but it is of a specific style and not taught as a form of personal expression. There is also a spiritual undercurrent to much of the teaching that though not overt cannot be denied.

  • (3 years ago)

    This entire school year my child's teacher has said "good morning" to me maybe twice. She has her own set of "pet parents" who she spends most of her time with. She has shown aggressive behavior to my child and even though I have mentioned this to the principal the behavior continues. A very unhealthy environment! Oh and you're STUCK with such a teacher 'till 8th grade!

  • (3 years ago)

    Prospective parents should understand that a Waldorf education is a commitment - subjects are taught at a different rate from regular public schools so especially in the early grades the children can be significantly behind and a switch may be a stumbling block. It is the goal at Waldorf schools that teachers stay with their class throughout the grades. This can be wonderful since the teacher has an intimate understanding of his/her class which can truly benefit the child. However this can also present problems when things don't work out with a teacher. Our children have been SBS students for years but we are now faced with the problem of a teacher who has extreme and militant rules. Meetings take place suggestions and promises are made but the problems persist. Since there is no obvious indication that anything is being done it is clear that we cannot continue with this teacher until 8th grade. We are now confronting a switch to another school. This will be a traumatic event for our family and I wouldn't wish this situation on anyone.

  • (4 years ago)

    Three of my grandchildren attend Stonebridge. I am impressed with many things about Stonebridge----but what impresses me the most is the way that the children are nurtured and respected as individuals.

  • (4 years ago)

    The Waldorf style delivery method excels at creating thinking feeling and problem solving students. The school community is open and supportive. I wouldn't have my daughter anywhere else.

  • (4 years ago)

    Take a field and watch a community build a utopian school... this is the history of Stone Bridge School in Napa California. As parents we feel incredibly lucky to have been a given a place at the table of such an amazing community. Stone Bridge School with its Waldorf orientation and overwhelming parental involvement cultivates enthusiasm for life-long learning our children literally come home singing. At a time when the profession of teaching is reduced to teaching to the test Stone Bridge School is a vibrant reminder that teaching is not only a refined skill but an art form. And our children thrive as a result of being embraced as dynamic unique individuals and critically thinking active community members. What more could we ask for from a public school in a diverse democratic society? Stone Bridge School is one model that deserves recognition.

  • (4 years ago)

    My kids have been attending this school for over ten years and i wouldn't have my kids go any where else. I love the philosophy and the curriculum.

  • (4 years ago)

    Stone Bridge School offers children a bridge from traditional teachings and the Waldorf teaching which includes all of the arts. Children are able to see the arts incorporated in their learning and as a result see how they personally are interwoven in both. As a parent I am thankful that the upper class (middle schoolers) are still part of the main frame of the school. They walk amongst the lower grades as role models. They have interaction with them and it pleases me to no end to see that everyone is still part of the whole. I wish that my older children had had the opportunity to start in the lower grades.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great Community excellent curricula.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our school is developmentally appropriate - which is hard to find these days!! Also we have the best parent community in Napa!!

  • (4 years ago)

    It cares about the students not just the scores.

  • (4 years ago)

    It is a school dedicated to creating little persons who respect each other and the Earth as well as live in harmony with all peoples. It does not push children to excel it invites them to. It is a second family.

  • (8 years ago)

    SBS is a Waldorf methods public charter school of the highest caliber. The teachers are dedicated to bringing in an artistic and meaningful style throughout the grades. The upper grades curriculum is particularly challenging thus preparing all of the children for the rigors of high school and beyond.

  • (8 years ago)

    My favorite thing about the upper grades at Stone Bridge (besides not sending 6th graders to Middle School!)is how much time and effort is spent in working on the children's writing and presentation skills. Each grade has one teacher and each class is very intimate. The class does different 'blocks' for around 9 weeks and then switches subjects. There are two strings lessons each week as well as choir language handwork (knitting sewing or woodworking) and foriegn language taught by supplementary teachers. I have to admit that sitting at a recital with all the violins surrounding the audience and playing away is fairly painful....but the rest of the curriculum more than makes up for it! The theory is that one teacher follows a class from 1st to 8th grade in a perfect Waldorfian world. When this is actually managed there is much rejoicing!

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