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Parent Connections

Welcome to our Peer-to-Peer Parent Connections Program!

We understand that choosing a school can feel challenging at times, with many questions to consider. That's why we've created a forum where prospective parents can connect directly with our current parents. Whether you're curious about our school, seeking advice, or simply want to hear firsthand experiences, our parent ambassadors are here to answer your questions. Feel free to browse the parents who are available to connect with you below. We hope to hear from you soon!

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Connect with Wendy

Parent of Kindergarten Student

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Karate, Tennis, Swimming, Lego, Reading, Performing, ACDS Mixed Media Arts

About Me

I work in tech and I have been sending my son to ACDS from Pre-K. I love the kind, fun, and supportive atmosphere and community at ACDS. My son is happy here and thriving! I love seeing how his curiosity and imagination are encouraged and developed. I would be happy to share our experience here at Pre-K and Kindergarten and answer any questions you have.

Connect with Masha

Connect with Wendy

Parent of Grade 3 Student

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Girl Scouts, Drawing, Reading, Writing Stories, Performing Arts

About Me

I worked as an engineer in the tech sector for 15 years before quitting to take care of my daughter full-time.  She has been enrolled in ACDS since 2019.  Our whole family loves the school, its focus on kindness, the enrichments, and, of course, the academics as well. I’m happy to share our experiences with you and to answer any questions you might have.

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Sarika

Parent of Grade 8 Student

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Swim, piano, singing and golf. And play dates with friends of course.

About Me

We are a family of 4- Aman, Sarika, Shyla and a little Shih-Tzu doggy named Coconut. We are a food and travel loving family:-). We have been an ACDS family for six years and have loved watching her grow at this excellent school!

Connect with Sarika

Connect with Wendy

Parent of Grade 2 Student

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Music, basketball, theater, gymnastics

About Me

Our daughter joined ACDS as a kindergarten (post-COVID), and the school has provided a very nurturing environment to help her grow. As a professor myself, I value the strong balance of social-emotional development and academic rigor ACDS provides. They not only help shape kids' personalities but the school also makes great efforts to educate parents through this journey. I am happy to share our experiences at the school.

Connect with Tanvi

Connect with Wilson

Parent of Grade 1 and Pre-K Student

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)
My 1st grader enjoys sports (soccer, baseball and gymnastics) and is also learning Mandarin over zoom. He enjoys video games, making videos in his free time. My Pre-K child enjoys gymnastics, swimming and creative playtime. He loves dancing and singing with his brother.

About Me
We transferred from another private school. Regrading was a tough decision that turns out to be the best decision we have made. Both my children has blossomed into exuberant students under the immaculate care and teaching at ACDS. I am a consultant for an overseas firm and has been enjoying volunteering at ACDS, with this close-knit parent-teacher community.

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Jeremiah

Parent of Grade 8 Student, Alumni Parent ‘23

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Mountain Biking, Diving, Skating, Skiing, Snowboarding, Camping

About Me

I have been in the Bay Area since the late 90s. Found a home in ACDS when my children were in 3rd and 4th grades. Finding joy in learning has had a huge impact in their growth as students and as young adults.

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Kiri

Parent of Grade 2 Student

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Swimming, biking, LEGO, and Magatiles

About Me

I work in the non-profit sector and have been sending my son to ACDS since 2020 (Pre-K). ACDS provides a caring school environment for everyone involved. I would be happy to share our experiences in the School's early childhood education programs.

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Kim

Parent of Grade 5 and Grade 8 Students, Alumni Parent ‘22

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

ACDS Girls Basketball, ACDS Girls Volleyball, Almaden Cabana Swim Team, AFC Soccer

About Me

Four years ago my daughter transferred from a local public school to be a part of The Learning Center (TLC) at ACDS. We love ACDS so much that our two younger daughters have also transferred to ACDS. It would be a pleasure to answer any questions.

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Daya

Parent of Grade 1 and Grade 6 Students

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Hiking, mushroom hunting, arts, culture, architecture, design, music

About Me

I'm a mother of 2 boys, a 6th grader and a 1st grader. I work as a Creative Director in Visual Design and Strategy. My older son is thriving in The Learning Center (TLC) Program and my youngest is a super cuddly spark plug. Life is full!

Connect with Daya

Allison and Caroline

Parent of Grade 7 Student

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Competitive swimmer; dance (ballet, tap and jazz); art.  Other student interests include camping, travel, crochet.

About Me

We joined the ACDS community in 2020.  I enjoy being active (Ironman finisher and current CrossFitter) and being a swim mom to our competitive swimmer!  I am a dog-lover and a lover of good food.  I work as a business executive in the biotech/pharmaceutical space.

Connect with Allison

Alba Marcon

Parent of Grade 2 Student

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child

Mila loves to swim, to dance, gymnastics, to play piano, to play with her friends… and many after school activities that ACDS offers such as the cougar chorus and embroidery. 

About Me

Hi! We transferred to ACDS at the end of the kindergarten year, they were wonderful supporting the transition. It is awesome when the school’s philosophy aligns with the family’s parenting style. ACDS has also been part of our community, we made dear friends here. We love this school! Feel free to reach out to me if you would like to know more about our experience at ACDS.

Connect with Alba

Kelli

Parent of Grade 6 and Grade 8 Students, Alumni Parent ‘22

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

My children enjoy sports (volleyball, swimming, basketball, and flag football), music, cooking, and time with friends. They also have enjoyed some of the clubs offered at school.

About Me

I'm a mother of three. My boys are in the 6th & 8th grades and I have a daughter in 10th grade. I left my job as a respiratory therapist several years ago and have been busier than ever since then. My boys are loving school in TLC -The Learning Center.

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Connect with Sarah

Parent of Grade 4 Student

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Playing with friends, drawing, and games of all kinds.

About Me

Hi! We live near Willow Glen. My husband and I both telecommute permanently. Our son started at ACDS in preschool and we are happy to be part of the school community!

Connect with Sarah

Parent of Grade 8 Student

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Ella was a competitive gymnast for 4 years, transitioned to soccer during the pandemic and has now moved on to rock climbing and volleyball. She loves to bake, paint, play with her dog and hang out with her friends.

About Me

I'm a mom of 2, Ella and Joey. Ella is an 8th grader in the general ed program after successfully completing the TLC program at ACDS. As a family we spend a lot of time at the beach!

Connect with Beth

Sarah B

Parent of Grade 3 TLC (The Learning Center) Student

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Hip Hop Dance, Gymnastics and Martial Arts.

About Me

I am born and raised in the Bay Area and I work in Human Resources. We were drawn to ACDS's community and focus on children's social/emotional well-being. Our daughter has been at ACDS since junior kindergarten and is now part of the TLC community!

Connect with Sarah