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Dear Families,

Thank you for visiting our website to learn about our school. Spring Hill School is a community of educators and families who are committed to inspiring children to love coming to school every day.  Students learn and create at the highest levels,  collaborate within a community of friends,  and explore their individual passions. As the only Design Thinking School in Santa Cruz, we are known for our teacher expertise, our individualized education by design, and our caring community .

We design our school environment with your child’s needs and interests as our first priority. We are building on our proven National Blue Ribbon Recognition for enhanced learning of advanced students and project-focused curriculum to provide the highest quality of education for all our students. In addition to strong academics, performing and visual arts are a central part of each child’s education. Our Life-lab brings joy to everyone who visits and the students enjoy experimenting, gardening, cooking, and tasting in our garden. Spring Hill students learn conversational and academic Spanish. Our education is designed to engage children with the challenges and opportunities that are emerging in 21st Century education.  We are creating a Design lab to capstone student innovation.

We aim for our students to be tenacious learners and compassionate humanitarians who walk with humble confidence.  Our central belief is that every child comes into the world with unique gifts and every child deserves an education that discovers and nourishes those gifts in a safe and secure environment.

We invite you to come see Spring Hill School and feel the pulse of our academically challenging  heart-centered education.   I look forward to having a conversation with you about what is best for your child.


Cindy Jaconette

Spring Hill School
Individualized Education by Design
Dream, Believe, Learn, Achieve