Photo courtesy of Ruth Bosco.

community and social justice

We are committed to a diverse school population. We are diverse ethnically and culturally with many different family structures; from different socioeconomic experiences and backgrounds and with a commitment to LGBTQ teachers, families and children—each person and family bringing a unique and valued presence to our community. At APS we do everything we can to represent the colorfulness of the Bay Area and we are committed to our school community reflecting the beauty of our differences and the strength of our alliances to each other.

professional development

We are committed to the professional development of APS teachers, teachers in the community, and students of early childhood education. Our mission is to continue to grow and evolve in the field of Early Childhood Education. We are committed to the cultivation of our school as a place of research, with a community of learners, and for active global citizens to engage in democratic practice.

learning through play and in relationship

Our mission is to provide the highest quality Early Childhood Education for the children in our care in a safe, loving, respectful environment so children can freely explore their world. We believe that children learn through play and in relationship. We learn from our inquiries and explorations; from our mistakes and the problems we encounter; from each other and the different perspectives we each bring. Learning happens in relationships, community and with JOY and LOVE.

current information

Open Houses

October 22, 2016        11 am - 1 pm Saturday

January 28, 2017        11 am - 1 pm Saturday

Children are welcome!

Current Enrollment

Currently early enrollment for Three year old group for Fall 2017 - if interested please contact Anne Bauer at or Susan Stevenson at