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Willowbrook Campus Welcomes Alex Parsons as Animal Care Specialist

We are thrilled to welcome Alex Parsons as our new Animal Care Specialist at our Willowbrook Campus. Alex will be carrying on in the footsteps of Janet O’Faolain, implementing the robust programming that Janet created for the school over the last several years.   Here’s a little about Alex, in her own words: “Animals have always been a passion of mine since I was a young child. I first learned to ride at 6 years old, and went on to

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Students Return for Back-to-School Learning Fun at All 3 Campuses

Students returned for back-to-school learning fun at all three Anneliese Schools campuses this week, and what an eventful week it was! Across grades, from Willowbrook to Aliso to Manzanita, students met their teachers for the 2023-24 school year and settled into class rhythms and routines. Here’s a peek at scenes from all three campuses this week. Ms. Patti’s K2 class enjoyed both recess and class time together.   Willowbrook Campus Our Nursery to 6th campus in Laguna Beach’s Wilderness Canyon

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Anneliese Schools field trip to Fiji
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Sixth Graders Visit Fiji for Cultural Immersion

The 6th Grade trip to Fiji is an Anneliese Schools tradition, and the culminating cultural immersion for our sixth graders before they leave us. The trip is focused on experiencing the Fijian culture by becoming immersed in it, in one of the most beautiful examples of unspoiled nature one can find in the world. It is easy to be initially enticed by the picturesque landscapes, crystal clear water, and colorful reefs. But everyone who has been lucky enough to experience

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School Leaders Speak to Emotional Intelligence at B.A.N.K. Conference

Last week, our Head of School, Dr. Wendy Bana, and our Aliso Campus Director, Susan Dillon, were invited to speak at a conference. The conference was sponsored by B.A.N.K., a company founded by a fellow Anneliese parent. One conference goal was to introduce a new facet of the company, Make Kids Matter, to the constituents of B.A.N.K. One of the company’s underlying philosophies is the furtherance of emotional intelligence (EQ) in the world through understanding and honoring every person’s unique

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Redefining Education Through the Arts

In recent years, new programs regarding arts education have begun surfacing in an effort to create a more holistic education approach for students. While standard education teaches children the necessary foundation in subjects like math and science, many schools believe incorporating arts education programs to work in tandem with standard education practices is essential for shaping well-rounded students. Private schools are leading the charge in adopting innovative arts programs to deliver a much more holistic and robust education experience to

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Photos from Anneliese Schools Oktoberfest 2023

We had an amazing turnout for this year’s Oktoberfest at Anneliese Schools! This special tradition is a big fundraising event for our school, but it’s also a time when we look forward to building community and celebrating with our families and staff. Thank you for attending and making this year even better than the last. Photos ©️ Mark James

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