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Center Stage Dance and Performing Arts
23031 Arroyo Vis, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Center Stage Dance and Performing Arts is located inside of the World Elite Gymnastics building on Arroyo Vista. More It teaches ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, ballroom and other forms of dance. Center Stage Dance and Performing Arts has professional teachers from around the world to instruct the classes. The Center also hosts several performances throughout the year. Parking is located on the street and in the rear of the building.
Cielo Vista Elementary School
21811 Avenida de Los Fundadores, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Cielo Vista Elementary School is one of the larger schools in the area. It is a California Distinguished School with aMore staff of 36 certified teachers and 25 support helpers. A number of instructors also have master's degrees. There is an active PTA and student council. It includes pre-K and school readiness programs for children not old enough for kindergarten. Teachers provide homework clubs for students needing additional help. Its Academic Performance Index, commonly referred to as an API score, is 832 on a scale of 1000 for 2009 - 10; the state average is 800. Students tested with 64 percent proficiency in English/language arts, 62 percent in math, and 71 percent in science, all a bit higher than the state average. It met 19 of its 25 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) targets, but did not meet its AYP goals in English/language arts and math.
Stepping Stones Preschool
30605 Avenida de Las Flores, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

Stepping Stones Preschool has been in operation since 2003 and is located at the Santa Margarita United MethodistMore Church, which can be found at the south end of Santa Margarita Market Place. Under the guidance of director Jodi Hammond, the preschool offers two-, three- and five-day programs for children ages 2-1/2 to 5. There is also a four-day-a-week pre-kindergarten program for young 5-year-olds.

The curriculum addresses sensory, motor and communication development.  It features hands-on learning, family activities and a Christian environment, and it is well-equipped for age-appropriate outdoor fun.

Teacher Judy Hall, who has a master's degree in education, has been with the school since it opened.

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