El Rancho School is a private, coeducational preschool through eighth grade founded in 1961. We operate as a nonsectarian school, serving students who are two-years-old, through the eighth grade. The park-like campus is located in a residential area of Carmichael at the eastern end of El Camino Avenue. Towering trees shade the play areas, the blacktop, lawns, and colorful flowerbeds. Many of the classrooms are adobe brick buildings in the style of the California missions.
At El Rancho School safety and security are paramount. The campus is fenced and gated, with closed circuit video surveillance surrounding the school. A sign-out system of releasing children is supplemented with picture identification required for persons who the staff does not recognize.
We have wonderful teachers who gently guide and teach your child. We understand the personal qualities that a teacher brings to the profession are what determine if your child has a happy day at school. Only truly outstanding, tenderhearted, affectionate, patient, and gentle teachers are on the El Rancho staff. Teachers with special skills are used to supplement the program. They teach Spanish, P.E., music, gymnastics, art appreciation and dance.