Carden Arbor View School embraces the Carden® Curriculum developed by Miss Mae Carden (1894-1977) during the mid-twentieth century. Currently used by over 80 schools across the United States and adopted by other countries as an effective method for teaching English language and grammar, the Carden® Curriculum is designed to address the development of the whole child, combining high academic standards with high expectations in personal and character development.
Reading, writing, spelling, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, poetry, French, and handwriting make up the core academic program in kindergarten through eighth grade.
In addition to this strong academic program, Carden Arbor View School provides instruction in music, art, computer science, physical education, and motor development. High school level Spanish instruction is offered as an elective in eighth grade. Depending upon the grade level and subject, students spend between 25% and 75% of their instructional time in small groups.
In addition to the academic curriculum, our students participate daily in a school prayer, a thoughtful meditation on appropriate attitudes and behavior, a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, and a patriotic song. At every grade level these activities are integrated with carefully chosen curricular materials to provide the building blocks for instilling in our students the value of harmonious and purposeful living and learning.
We encourage you to learn more about our curriculum by grade level:
If you not familiar with Miss Carden and the Carden Method, we encourage you to review the information we have prepared.
Our Accreditation Carden Arbor View School is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools. We take great pride in our students, staff, and curriculum and encourage you to learn more about our Accreditation.
Student Achievements Over the years our students have achieve both academic and non-academic achievements. Take a moment to learn more about our student achievements.
Arbor View Society Learn more about the Arbor View Society and how a tax-deductible financial gift can help make a big difference in your child, grandchild, niece, nephew or future Carden Arbor View students.