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Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Yorba Linda, Calif. (June 17, 2020) – Students from Heritage Oak Private Education in Yorba Linda and 11 sister schools across the country recently participated in “Poetry Out Loud,” a national, virtual event. These schools are part of Spring Education Group, a multi-school network providing superior private school education from infant care through high school. Students were invited to read poetry they created during the event, which was attended by more than 150 students, staff and family... Read More
Posted on Monday, March 2, 2020
On Friday, February 21st, the third grade students of Heritage Oak Private Education took part in an exciting culmination to a two-week authentic project on inclusive playgrounds. Mrs. Laurel Kraemer, Brea resident and City Manager of Santa Fe Springs, CA, came to speak to the third grade students about what it takes to turn open land into a city park, and how those parks are designed to be a place for everyone, even differently-abled persons. The authentic project, which was part of the... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2019
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2019) – Students from Heritage Oak Private Education recently performed nearly 1,200 acts of kindness through a schoolwide kindness campaign. For two weeks, students hosted the Raise Craze campaign, during which they performed acts of kindness at school, in their homes and throughout the community. The campaign began with a coastal cleanup day for students and faculty and continued with other activities, including helping neighbors, cleaning up trash in the... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2019) – Students at Heritage Oak Private Education in Yorba Linda recently donated 300 toys to the Los Angeles Police Department’s annual toy drive, as well as 350 nonperishable food items to Canning Hunger. The donations were the result of school-wide drives to benefit local families in need during the holiday season. At the close of each drive, students helped pack, prepare and load the items for delivery to the organization. Through these initiatives, students... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 5, 2018
Yorba Linda, Calif. (November 5, 2018)—  On Monday, November 5th, sixth graders at Heritage Oak Private School had a unique opportunity to meet and converse with author Christina Diaz Gonzalez regarding her book, The Red Umbrella. The students, who just completed reading the novel, met with Gonzalez, via Skype, during their literature class period. The meeting was made possible by Heritage Oak Literature Teacher Rachel Simmonds who is a personal friend of Gonzalez’s. The Red Umbrella is a... Read More
Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2018
Yorba Linda, Calif. (October 4, 2018)— Last week, the first grade classes at Heritage Oak Private Education completed their lesson about Johnny Appleseed and fall apples by making apple sauce. While the apple sauce was the sweet treat at the end of the lesson, the real learning occurred during the sauce-making process. First, the students learned about the sense of taste as they tried various types of apples and chose which one they liked best. The students collected the data and created a... Read More
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2018
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (March 26, 2018) – Students from Heritage Oak Private Education in Yorba Linda recently raised more than $3,000 in donations to provide more than 100 duffel bags filled with comforting and essential supplies for distribution to foster care children. Throughout the winter, students collected contributions from fellow students, parents and the community to produce the duffel bags, called “sweet cases.” At the close of the fundraiser, students decorated the “sweet cases,”... Read More
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2018
Yorba Linda, Calif. (February 8, 2018) -- Heritage Oak Private Education is proud to announce that its Middle School Science Teacher, Annie Shaw, has been honored as one of the Top 10 Teachers in Orange County and named "Most Inspiring Educator of the Year" by Parenting OC Magazine. The honor was bestowed on Shaw at Parenting OC's Top Teacher Event the evening of February 7, 2018. Over 100 teachers were nominated as "Top Teachers" by school administrators, and the top 25 were announced in mid-... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017
Yorba Linda, Calif. (November 27, 2017)— Heritage Oak Private Education is proud to announce that it has been named Best Private School AND Best Preschool by the OC Times Newspaper. According to the newspaper, “Voting for best of TimesOC was conducted both in print and online, directed specifically towards our Orange County readership (including readers of the Daily Pilot). Readers were asked to select services, people and businesses they feel are stars in their community.” The full list of... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Yorba Linda, Calif. (November 7, 2017) - Each year, Heritage Oak Third Grade teacher Mrs. Bernard encourages her students to recycle their bottles after lunchtime and she enlists a parent to take the recycling when the can gets full.  This year, the class has had an added educational experience as one of the students in the class, Julian M., has family members who own a recycling plant! Julian's mother didn't just offer to pick up our recycling, she brought it straight to her family's center,... Read More

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