2015 Summer Session is now open!
Visit our Summer Fun page for more details and applications
Enrollment for 2015-2016 is now open!
Download the 2015-2016 application here.
We are still taking applications for the current 2014-2015 school year. Download the 2014-2015 application here.
Missed our Winter Open House?
No problem! Private Tours are always available! Visit our contacts page for details.
What is Sunnymont-Westside?
Sunnymont-Westside is a parent cooperative nursery school, which means that parents and teachers partner to provide strong programs for children and support for their families. We are the union of two schools with a rich history of providing developmental programs for young children and their families in the Santa Clara Valley. Sunnymont, founded in 1953, and Westside, founded in 1962.
Why Choose Sunnymont-Westside for Preschool?
Sunnymont-Westside is a special place where preschool age children naturally develop to their fullest potential in a stimulating and respectful environment. Sunnymont-Westside is a parent participation cooperative nursery school where the needs, talents, and perspectives of every individual are honored.
What's a Parent Participation Preschool and Co-op?
A Parent Participation Co-op is a school where children learn and grow alongside parents under the direction of dedicated, professional teachers. As a cooperative nursery school, Sunnymont-Westside is cared for by our families, who volunteer their time to run the school. From helping in the classroom once a week to making play-dough, parent participation forms strong community bonds and helps make tuition more affordable.
The concept of participation goes much farther than the mechanics of running our school, however. A school such as ours could not function without thoughtful consideration of each for the other. We help each other by switching work days with another parent, working out transportation problems, volunteering for necessary duties, and being considerate of others. The working together and the give-and-take is what most of us particularly enjoy in our school.
The result is that Sunnymont-Westside is a vibrant and supportive community that extends beyond school functions. Sunnymont-Westside parents can rely on one another for everything from playdates to coffee shop recommendations to support in times of family crises.
Where is Sunnymont-Westside located?
In the fall of 2012, we moved to our new home on Union Avenue, just off Highway 85 (15040 Union Ave, San Jose, CA 95124), where we serve families from all over Santa Clara County. We've customized the space for our program, and we're planning the next phase of outside yard expansion. Come join us and be a part of shaping the school!