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Helios School Overview

597 Central Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 , Tel: +1 (408) 475-0017

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Helios School Ratings & Reviews

December 20, 2017 Submitted by a parent
It is very interesting to read back through some of these older reviews. Whether or not the school was really as the reviewers say it was in 2013, it's very clear to me that it isn't anything like that today. The thing I like the most about Helios is the way they empower the students to solve their own problems and advocate for themselves. My son had focus issues before coming to Helios. The teachers were great about helping him solve these, by reflecting on the root causes, and coming up with his own solutions. These are skills he will rely upon for life. I am very happy with what he's learning there, but even more importantly, he is learning a lot about HOW he learns. This really sets the experience apart from other schools in my opinion. I am so grateful we found this school. It has fundamentally changed my son's life for the better.
November 27, 2016 Submitted by a community member
Excellent teaching. Structured yet innovative. Great for children who want to think and think deeply without been hot-housed. Teachers, parents and the children are an interesting mix and for our daughter it has been excellent.
September 14, 2016 Submitted by a parent
At Helios, we’ve found a highly experienced and thoughtful group of educators—both school administrators and staff—who are firmly rooted in gifted education research and engaging curriculum design. In addition, social and emotional learning for students and families aren’t just side notes at the school, but woven into the project-based curriculum. The brilliant and kind Head of School, the talented Teachers, and committed community of families have created an educational environment that is immensely inviting, safe, and creative. While at the same time, providing challenge, rigor, and remarkable real-world opportunities for learning for students with all kinds of amazing abilities.Here’s the bottom line: our child is learning and thriving. So much so, that we actually see her enjoyment of deep learning returning (after years of watching it drastically wane in a very good public school), and there’s no more fighting about going to school in the morning. She happily goes. When she comes home, she’s excited to talk about what she’s learned, and does the homework she has with enthusiasm (most of the time ;->). Is the school pure perfection? No school is. It’s had a few growing pains like any start up organization would. Yet, at Helios, there’s a consistent focus on getting to solutions, both individually and collaboratively when a challenge arises. Is the school right for every gifted child and family? In our experience, the students and families we’ve seen who have thrived, are those who truly embrace a progressive education philosophy. Those who don’t, find their fit elsewhere. Helios has been a gift to this family of a gifted child. If you think it might be right for your family, explore it for yourself and see. We hope you’ll get to enjoy watching your child thrive as much as we have!
June 08, 2016 Submitted by a teacher
I wanted to take this opportunity to speak about Helios to those who may not be familiar with it. Helios is by no means your typical Silicon Valley school, where the pressure to succeed and compete can be overwhelming, but is instead a place that helps kids to develop as both students and people in a far more humane and caring fashion than I've seen at any other school. The culture in the whole school, and particularly the middle school, is incredibly strong, and it was so heartwarming to see the understanding and thoughtful ways in which the middle schoolers interact with each other. As a teacher, I was given the freedom to work with my colleagues to create curriculum that was meaningful for our students, helped us to meet their individual needs, and which encouraged our students to develop a love of learning and curiosity about the world around them. The administration was also very supportive and thoughtful about doing what they could to make sure all the students' and teachers' needs were met. For families whose only focus is academic achievement, Helios might or might not be a good fit, but for families who want their children to develop into kind, compassionate, and curious people, I cannot think of a better place.
December 25, 2015 Submitted by a parent
We are very pleased with our experience at Helios and can't imagine our son at another school. Our son is highly asynchronous reading, writing and doing math at very different levels, and the school has worked hard to meet his needs in each area. They understand that with intense cognition can come intense emotions. They have shown amazing patience and love with our son and other intense kids as the kids learn to harness their intensity.The school understands that there is no single or simple formula that works for all kids given the diverse asynchronies one encounters at a school where all 'levels' of giftedness are welcome.We know of a few similar kids at other schools -- and no of no other school that shows such dedication to meeting both the emotional needs and intellectual needs of their students -- treating the students as individuals with individual needs rather than as simple members of an aggregate.I know of no other school in the Bay Area that takes this approach. For our family, it is the right place.I feel that the school provides a great environment for promoting intrinsically-motivated learning, emotional growth, and lifelong learning.As with ANY school, to be successful, the school and family culture need to be in synch. The negative reviews for the school seem to me to indicate cases where these may not have been a good fit.The unlandscaped area that one review mentions has been for our child (and I daresay the overwhelming majority of the students) a place where great creativity has flourished -- as the students have been encouraged to design, build and decorate their own structures -- which they then use during play time. One only has to watch the kids at work and play there to recognize how much they love the experience -- and how much creativity they have poured into it.
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Average Rent in Sunnyvale, CA

  • Sunnyvale, CA Average Rental Price, January 2020 $3,004 /mo

Sunnyvale, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

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Sunnyvale, CA Education Statistics

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  • Some College16%
  • Associate Degree6%
  • Bachelor Degree29%
  • Graduate Degree30%

Apartments and homes for rent near Helios School

Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at Helios School, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of Helios School, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 267 apartments for rent available in this part of Sunnyvale. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near Helios School is currently at Brittany House, renting for $2,105 per month, but if $11,900 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at Arioso Apartments. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about Helios School

Before you start packing, make sure Helios School is really the best option for your child. To recap, Helios School is a well-known private K-8 school in Sunnyvale. It is located at 597 Central Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 and it is the second home of 155 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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