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Open House November 4, 2023 & January 20, 2024
Campbell Campus (24 months - kindergarten) 9am - 11am
Hamilton Campus (elementary - middle school) 10am - 12pm

Preschool - open year round
Elementary & Middle School - accepting applications for 2023/24



Why Springbridge International School?

Bilingual Education

Springbridge’s carefully integrated curriculum strives to achieve academic excellence on par with the top private schools in Silicon Valley as measured by standardized test scores. Motivated, capable students suited for our bilingual curriculum and multicultural environment are carefully selected. Our students are immersed in authentic Japanese, Chinese and American curricula and taught by native speakers during the course of the school day. Saturday and after school classes are not required, freeing time for family and personal pursuits.

How do we do it?

Our highly skilled and dedicated teachers create a safe and engaging learning environment. Carefully designed classrooms stimulate meaningful, student-centered learning. Strong bonds are established between students and teachers, who stay with kindergarteners through first grade.

Teachers cater lessons to accommodate individual learning styles, increasing the pace of learning and depth of understanding. Technology and multi-media further accelerate comprehension, addressing multiple learning styles efficiently. Higher order thought processes are engaged at an earlier age. Small class size provides ample opportunity for collaborative learning as well as leadership. Children learn to communicate, expressing and critiquing ideas from multiple perspectives in written and oral formats.

Theme-based units incorporate skills and content from both cultures and a variety of subjects including the arts, social and physical sciences as well as develop critical thinking, problem solving and time management skills. Experiential activities involve students, allowing for multi-sensory learning. Learning is fun.

Parents receive systematic, thorough communication in written and verbal form assessing areas of growth as well as weakness with specific plans of action addressing those areas. Behavioral and academic interventions are quickly and skillfully employed when appropriate. Daily communication is common in our closely-knit community. Teachers meet daily, collaborating and sharing years of experience while crafting project-based units as well as carefully addressing each student’s learning styles. Efficient and engaging activities to facilitate growth are the result. Veteran teachers closely monitor student stress levels, skillfully finding the right learning zone to maximize learning while cultivating the love of learning.


Springbridge families are diverse and committed to education and building a vibrant, harmonious community. Families play a tremendous role in shaping this unique and special school of friends growing together. We share numerous wonderful and unique cultures together.

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Why Preschool

Pre School

Springbridge International School offers Japanese or Mandarin immersion preschool for children ages 2.5 through 4. Children develop socially, emotionally and physically as they join their classmates in both learning activities and free play. Communication is encouraged as children increase their knowledge and understanding of themselves and the world. Children begin to prepare for prekindergarten as early language and math concepts are developed. Our carefully integrated curriculum introduces students to materials they will revisit in later grades and creates the ideal environment in which the bilingual brain can form its unique neural paths. The benefits include greater memory, multitasking ability, concentration and sorting, among others. It is here the children take their first steps with their future classmates in our accelerated kindergarten through grade 8 education at Springbridge International School.

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8:00 – 8:30 Free Play/Morning Exercise in Japanese or Mandarin
8:30 – 8:50 Circle Time in Japanese or Mandarin
8:50 – 9:30 Learning Time in Japanese or Mandarin
(Lesson and Related Activities)
9:30 – 10:00 Snack and recess in Japanese or Mandarin
10:00 – 10:20 Circle Time in English
10:20 – 11:00 Learning Time in English
(Lesson and Related Activities)
11:00 – 12:00 Lunch and Recess in Japanese or Mandarin
12:00 – 1:30 Story/Nap time in Japanese or Mandarin
1:30 – 2:00 Quiet Free Play in Japanese or Mandarin
2:00 – 2:20 Story Time in English
2:20 – 3:00 Learning Time in Japanese or Mandarin
(Lesson and Related Activities)
3:00 – 3:30 Snack and Recess in Japanese or Mandarin
3:30 – 4:00 Arts and Crafts in Japanese or Mandarin
4:00 – 4:30 Physical Education in Japanese or Mandarin
4:30 – 5:00 Music in Japanese or Mandarin
5:00 – 5:30 Story Time, Dramatic Play in Japanese or Mandarin
5:30 – 6:00 Recess and Dismissal in Japanese or Mandarin

Preschool is closed Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas to January 2nd, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, July 4th

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At age four, children are introduced to prekindergarten and kindergarten materials that prepare them for academic success in either English and Japanese or English and Mandarin. This is a very important part of our unique school as it prepares students with a strong foundation on which they will enjoy learning at an accelerated rate, outpacing monolingual children.
Children build upon the academic and social skills learned in preschool. More complex mathematical concepts are connected to what they have learned and the children learn to read so that they can read to learn. Kindergarten math and language concepts are introduced, providing students a head start to kindergarten.

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Sample Prekindergarten Daily Schedule

**Japanese and Mandarin programs are separate programs.

8:00 – 9:00 Free Play/Morning Exercise in Japanese or
Free Play/Morning Exercise in Mandarin
9:00 – 9:30 Circle time and language arts in English
9:30 – 10:00 Related Activity in English
10:00 – 10:30 Recess and Snack in Japanese or
Recess and Snack in Mandarin
10:30 – 11:00 Circle time and language arts in Japanese or
Circle time and language arts in Mandarin
11:00 - 11:30 Related language arts activity in Japanese or
Related language arts activity in Mandarin
11:30 – 12:00 Lunch in Japanese or
Lunch in Mandarin
12:00 – 1:00 Recess in Japanese or
Recess in Mandarin
1:00 – 1:30 Lesson in English mathematics
1:30 – 2:00 Related mathematics activity in English
2:00 – 2:20 Recess in Japanese or
Recess in Mandarin
2:20 – 3:00 Lesson in Japanese mathematics or
Lesson in Mandarin mathematics
3:00 – 3:30 Snack and Recess in Japanese or Mandarin
3:30 – 4:00 Arts and Crafts in Japanese or
Snack and Recess in Mandarin
4:00 – 4:30 Physical Education in Japanese or
Physical Education in Mandarin
4:30 – 5:00 Music in Japanese or
Music in Mandarin
5:00 – 5:30 Story Time, Dramatic Play in Japanese or
Story Time, Dramatic Play in Mandarin
5:30 – 6:00 Recess and Dismissal in Japanese or
Recess and Dismissal in Mandarin
After School

After School

Springbridge International School offers after school activities to full time students including the following:

  • chess
  • light & photography
  • Chinese
  • hula dance
  • ballet
  • art
  • Japanese
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  • Spanish
  • coding
  • golf and tennis lessons at Saratoga Country Club
  • seasonal sports (basketball, baseball, soccer, floor hockey)
  • abacus
  • LEGO engineering
  • cooking
  • ​jazz dance.


Springbridge International School‘s summer camp offers Japanese and Chinese immersion programs. Native speaking Japanese, Chinese and English teachers provide academic enrichment, sports, cultural arts and crafts, special events and fieldtrips.


Students enrolled in Springbridge during the academic year may participate in one of the following programs:

  • Japanese immersion program in conjunction with an English program
  • Chinese immersion program in conjunction with an English program


  • children entering kindergarten,
  • children entering first~sixth grade


Summer Camp is open for 7 weeks, beginning the second week after the school year ends.

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Springbridge International School meets and exceeds the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts and mathematics as set forth by the California Department of Education. Springbridge International School follows the Japanese Standard Curriculum and, separately, the Chinese Standard Curriculum. Our kindergarten students are performing at various stages in the first grade for language arts and mathematics as measured by Scholastic Leveled Readers, Developmental Reader’s Assessment and Singapore Mathematics.

Springbridge elementary students develop a sense of belonging and security in an international setting while learning to question, evaluate, compare, reason and problem solve bilingually.

Our carefully integrated curricula and specialized teaching methods utilize the advantages of the advanced cognitive abilities of the bilingual brain. Our experienced teachers combine teaching concepts and content enabling more material to be covered, in depth, in less time.

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Sample Elementary Schedule

** Japanese and Chinese programs are separate.

8:00 - 8:15 Drop Off
8:15 - 8:30 Class Prep
8:30 – 9:10 English math
9:15 – 10:15 Japanese or Chinese language arts
10:15 – 10:45 snack and recess
10:50 – 11:50 English language arts
11:55 – 12:45 lunch and recess
12:50 – 1:30 Japanese or Chinese math
1:35 - 2:10 science, social studies
(languages alternate daily)
2:15 - 2:45 recess
2:50 - 3:25 art, music, character, phys. ed
(languages alternate daily)
3:30 - 3:45 clean up/HW check
3:45 dismissal


Kindergarten – 8th Grade $14,936 – based on 10 months
Extended care (3:45pm – 6:00pm) $25/hour
Preschool – Five full days (8:00am - 6:00pm) $23,436 – based on 12 months
Preschool – Five school days (8:00am - 3:00pm) $20,496
Preschool – Five mornings (8:00am-12:00pm) $14,664
Preschool – Three full days (8:00am - 6:00pm) $14,064 – based on 12 months
Preschool – Three school days (8:00am - 3:00pm) $12,300
Preschool – Three mornings (8:00am - 12:00pm) $8,808
Preschool – Two full days (8:00am - 6:00pm) $9,384 – based on 12 months
Preschool – Two school days (8:00am - 3:00pm) $8,196
Preschool – Two mornings (8:00am - 12:00pm) $5,856
Pre-K – Five full days (8:00am - 6:00pm) $17,840 – based on 10 months
Pre-K – Five school days (8:00am - 3:00pm) $15,600
Pre-K – Three full days (8:00am - 6:00pm) $10,700 – based on 10 months
Pre-K – Three school days (8:00am - 3:00pm) $9,360
Application Fees & Deposit Information
Preschool – 8th Application fee $150
Uniform (Kindergarten – 8th grade) Purchased separately
Registration Deposit (Kindergarten – 8th) 10% of annual tuition
Materials fees (Pre-K – 8th) $458

Sibling Discounts

Discounts are available to families who have two or more children attending Springbridge International Elementary or Preschool at the same time. The cheaper tuition receives a 10% discount. Discounts apply to tuition only.

Lunch and Snack

Lunch and Snack


Afternoon snack is provided for all students. Our snack menu includes a seasonal, organic fruit and a whole grain, minimally processed, organic cracker or bread. Organic yogurt is served once per week.
Beverage choices include unsweetened, barley tea, organic milk or water. Families may provide soy, rice or other customized beverages which we can store in our refridgerator.
Morning snack is provided by home as the core academic learning occurs before lunch and we want all students to be comfortable and ready to learn during the core learning time.


Students may bring home lunch or order lunch through
Choicelunch, in their words, “make scrumptious, nutritious lunches that lead to healthier lives.”
Choicelunch offers local, fresh food served in environmentally freindly containers.
Their vast menu includes a hot or cold meal, fruit, snack, dessert and healthy beverage selection of juice, milk or water.
Families order online, even same day, and can select to have an emergency lunch provided when mornings are hectic or something in the backpack overflows.

Int’l Student Exchange

Int’l Student Exchange

Summer – 2018
Duration – 2, 4, 6, or 8 week programs
Program 1 – ages 10 – 12
Program 2 – ages 13 – 15

Housing – homestay with an American family and experience American culture,
Asian-style, furnished housing with fitness and recreation rooms in addition to a swimming pool. A parent may chaperone their own child(ren) or may also chaperone family friends who are unable to chaperone.

Academics – English communication – writing and speaking
– American culture

Activities & Sightseeing – Monterrey Bay Aquarium, Great America Amusement Park, Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Forest, Disneyland, Muir Woods Redwood Trees, San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge, Professional Baseball

College Tours – University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, San Jose State University, University of California at Santa Cruz, San Francisco State University, University of San Francisco

Sample Academic Schedule

8:30 arrive at school
8:45 – 9:30 English speaking/conversation activities
9:45 – 10:30 English writing
10:30 – 11:30 recess
11:30 – 12:15 English math
12:15 – 1:15 lunch and recess
1:15 – 3:15 Activities (art, music, sports)
3:15 – 3:30 clean up
3:30 – 5 After school activities

Sample Field Trip Schedule

8:30 arrive at school
8:30 – 9 Field Trip Preparation
9:00 Depart for Monterrey Bay Aquarium
10:30 – 12:15 Aquarium Tour
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 3:30 Maritime class at Aquarium
3:30 Depart Monterrey Bay Aquarium
5:00 Arrive at School, dismissal

Mommy & Me Yoga

Mommy & Me Yoga

Springbridge International School offers Yoga classes for mothers and toddlers in Japanese. Mothers and toddlers enjoy relaxing yoga and quality bonding time.

Classes for 2018 have concluded.

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