We appreciate the Prospect Sierra parents who have entrusted their children with us. They come from 18 different Bay Area cities – from Alameda to El Sobrante and beyond. For some, this is their first independent school experience, and they love that our inclusive community feels like a neighborhood school. Many enjoy helping out in classrooms, driving on field trips, or volunteering at our annual Panther Picnic. They recognize the value of raising their children in a community where people look out for one another and care for each other. But most of all, they want their children to thrive academically and acquire the tools to build a better world.
Prospect Sierra students are known for being articulate, compassionate, and joyful. Our students love coming to school each day to think deeply, learn about their emotions, and take care of one another. Our graduates go on to great high schools and colleges, and even more importantly, learn how to make a difference in our world. See first-hand what makes Prospect Sierra such an amazing place.
Kaia, 8th grade
“I know school is going to be great this year. I love my teachers and I can tell they are going to push and challenge me, but I also know that they won’t stress me out.”
Tyler, 4th grade
“Going to Prospect Sierra has been a great part of my life. Every day we have at least one specialists class. My favorite specialists class is colab because we get to make and build stuff and code.”
Shakunthala, 1st grade
“I love being at school because that’s where all my friends are! We play, get to do math, and have so much fun together.”
For more than 30 years, Prospect Sierra has helped our students develop into grounded, intellectually engaged, and compassionate leaders. From founding international service organizations to making an impact through community engagement; from becoming innovators to thriving as dancers, artists, writers, and musicians, Prospect Sierra alumni make a positive impact in the world wherever they are. Our Student Council honors young changemakers through our annual Alumni Action Award, inspiring current students to make a difference.
Prospect Sierra Parent Association
The Prospect Sierra Parent Association (PSPA) is the vibrant, creative, and enthusiastic volunteer arm of Prospect Sierra. All parents and caregivers are members of PSPA. PSPA runs at least 20 active committees, which do everything from planning our beloved (and free!) Panther Picnic in the fall, to running an engaging Authors & Lectures speaker series, to organizing the Staff Appreciation Lunch in the spring.
PSPA gathers regularly throughout the school year. All parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend — it’s a great way to meet other parents and connect with the school community.
2018-19 PSPA Officers
Co-President: Kari Gaspardone
Co-President: Joe Parisi
Vice President Avis: Pilar Beccar-Varela
Vice President Tapscott: Nat Amare
Secretary: Nikki Tyler
Treasurer: Judi McKoy