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Walnut Creek Education Foundation
960 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
The Walnut Creek Education Foundation raises money to support a range of programs at public schools in Walnut Creek,More specifically at the five elementary and one middle school in the Walnut Creek School District and at Las Lomas High School in the Acalanes Union HIgh School District. Otherwise known as WCEF K-12, the foundation supplies funding for programs that the districts can no longer cover, especially in these times of declining state revenues. In relying on donations of $500 per family at these schools and other fundraising events, the foundation had a goal to pull in $724,000 for the 2009-10 academic year. For the five elementary schools, WCEF K-12 provided $284,000 in 2009-10 to help pay for art, music, and PE classes and for librarian hours. At Walnut Creek Intermediate, the foundation provided $130,000 to help pay for sixth-grade orientation, counselors and librarian hours. At Las Lomas High School, WCEF 12 supports the leadership class and the counseling program. 
Michael Potter
1808 San Miguel Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Michael Potter is a licensed marriage and family therapist with offices in Walnut Creek. Although he specializes inMore children and families, Mr. Potter also sees adolescents, adults, and couples. He has extensive experience helping children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Prior to opening his own practice, Mr. Potter worked for 13 years at New Directions Counseling Center, and developed and implemented a child counseling program at Ayers Elementary school from 1992-2002.
NorthCreek Academy and Preschool
2303 Ygnacio Valley Rd Ste A, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
This private Christian school offers pre-school, elementary and junior high programs at its Walnut Creek campus. TheMore school is a ministry of the North Creek Church, which is part of the Evangelical Free Church denomination. The campus contains three main sets of buildings, the oldest housing the chapel and fellowship hall. The preschool-grade 5 classrooms were constructed in 1999, and the most recent addition is a 1200-seat worship center, along with junior high classrooms and an arts and science lab. The NorthCreek Academy belongs to the Bay Area Christian Schools Athletic League (BACSAL). 
The Buena Vista Club
2372 Buena Vista Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
The Buena Vista Club primarily caters to Buena Vista Elementary School families. Home of the Bulldogs, the clubMore provides before and after school care to students from kindergarten to fifth grade. The variety of activities offered include art projects, games and sports.
Walnut Creek Intermediate
2425 Walnut Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Walnut Creek Intermediate, home of the Squires, opened in 1956 to serve middle school students in the Walnut CreekMore School District.

Students from the district's five elementary schools feed into WCI, giving the school a large and somewhat diverse population. The school's sixth and eighth grade students are organized around core English and social studies classes.

Students also have the option to take electives, including drama, computer, weight training, Spanish, French, yearbook, cartooning and leadership. The principal is Kevin Collins. All data below is for 2008-09 unless otherwise indicated. 

  • 2009 Base API: 894
  • 2010 STAR results: 85 percent of 6th-8th graders proficient or advanced in language arts
  • Percentage of parents with a college education: 39
  • Percentage of students who are: white, 69 percent; Asian, 12; Hispanic, 10; African-American, 3; Filipino, 3; Pacific Islander, 1. 
  • Percentage of students who are English learners:
  • Percentage who students who receive free or reduced-priced lunches: 12 
  • Number of Expulsions/suspensions: expulsions, 0; suspensions, 100, 56 involving drugs or violence. 

Source: California Department of Education, Ed-Data and Walnut Creek School District

Diablo Valley Children's Gym
1400 Central Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
The Diablo Valley Children's Gym offers gymnastics programs for preschool and elementary school children. The programsMore are designed to foster gymnastic skills in a safe environment. Call for information about session schedules.
Walnut Heights Elementary School
4064 Walnut Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Walnut Heights Elementary School has served students in the Walnut Creek School District since 1951. The schoolMore offers an accelerated reading program, an extended day kindergarden, a library media center, a computer lab and a recycling program.

The school's principal is Susan Drews.

The following data is from 2008-09, unless otherwise noted:

  • 2009 Base API: 935
  • 2010 STAR results: 81 percent of 2nd-5th graders proficient or advanced in language arts
  • Percentage of parents who are college graduates: 44
  • Percentage of students who are English learners: 7.2
  • Percentage of students who are: White, 72.3; Asian, 3.9; Filipino, 1.1; Hispanic,  7.2; African-American, 1.7
  • Percentage who students who receive free or reduced-priced lunches: 6.8
  • Number of expulsions/suspensions involving drugs or violence: expulsions, 0; suspensions, 0

Source: California Department of Education and Ed-Data

Valle Verde Children's Center
3275 Peachwillow Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Located on the grounds of Valle Verde Elementary School, the Valle Verde Children's Center offers full- and part-timeMore care on a nonprofit basis. A full-day summer program is also available. Valle Verde emphasizes a safe and nurturing environment where kids can explore things like art, music, sports, science, cooking and computers, or find a quiet place to do their homework.
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