Inside Our School

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Environment as the third teacher

The environment—the third teacher in the children’s lives—reflects designed intention, safety and purpose in every space. Our classrooms and shared spaces beam with life and the children’s traces stream in evidence all around.

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Our unique environments lead to better educational outcomes for children



Our Atelier (French for “art studio” or “workshop”) welcomes children with an inspiring array of natural and human-made materials visually available to explore. Individually or in small groups, our children encounter experiences with the various media that support all their languages of expression. The Atelier’s clay, paper, fabric, wire, light, beads, shells, leaves, wood, and other materials offer the children endless possibilities in the early exploration of the visual arts.


Safe & Secure

We keep our school safe and secure by intentional design. Protective fences, locked doors, and restricted access to only parents and registered guests protect our children. Educators are trained in pediatric first aid and CPR and are ready to respond to emergencies. Along with safety, cleanliness receives a top priority, and we pride ourselves on the upkeep of our facility, both inside and out. KLA Schools follows the infectious disease protocol set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Our Classrooms

We fill our spacious, organized, and aesthetically beautiful classrooms with an abundance of natural, recycled, and open-ended materials ready for the children to manipulate and explore. Documentation showing the children's thinking processes, academic progress, passions, and interests line the walls and inspire conversation and collaboration. Smaller class sizes ensure that all children feel nurtured, supported, and welcome.

Our learning environments in action

See the KLA Schools of Walnut Creek difference

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Our faculty and staff love meeting the parents and children of our community. At this time, however, KLA Schools of Walnut Creek does not have any openings for new students. Please fill out the waitlist form below and we will reach out to you soon with details, or call (925) 357-8080 to speak with a member of our leadership team about the enrollment process. We look forward to meeting with you!

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