At Prospect Sierra, we know the importance of your child’s academic success – but we go a step further. To ensure their success outside of school, we know that intellectual engagement and careful, critical thinking is essential. Our students dive into every subject, studying different perspectives, applying their knowledge, unearthing new ideas, and working with their peers. With every experience and at every grade, our students learn to think on a deeper level.


At Prospect Sierra, we’ve long understood the importance of socio-emotional skills. As the key to optional learning for your child, we give our students the tools to help them develop this awareness. They learn to identify their feelings (“What am I feeling now?”), regulate their emotions (“How can I go from anxious to calm when I take this test?”), and empathize with others (“My friend is sad. How can I help him?”).


Care for Others

At Prospect Sierra, everyone greets each other by name. We make time for sharing. We create places to discuss perspectives and we foster a climate where we truly care for our students and they genuinely care for each other. Your child will grow to value compassion, empathy and community, because we believe building a better world starts with our personal relationships.

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    Katherine Dinh: Teaching by Talking

      Earlier this month I co-facilitated an online discussion, convened by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), to speak with other school heads about the issues we are facing within the context of the nation’s political and social climate. My fellow facilitators were Caroline Blackwell, NAIS VP for Equity and Justice, and Bryan Garman,..

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  • 2016 Prospect Sierra Summer Stories

    2016 Prospect Sierra Summer Stories

      Aaron Moorhead This summer my family and I spent a few weeks in Northern California and Bend, OR. We have a multi-generational tradition of spending the last week in June at the Trinity Alps Resort. We stay in rustic cabins along the Stuart’s Fork of the Trinity River and spend our days slowly moving..

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  • Empathy, Connection, and the Inner Lives of Readers

    Empathy, Connection, and the Inner Lives of Readers

    “There are perhaps no days of our childhood lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.” – Marcel Proust “Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.” – Anonymous ——————– One of the perks of being a middle school librarian is getting..

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