Mountain Independent Studies (K–6)


About Mountain Independent Study

The Mountain Independent Study program is a home study approach to education for Kindergarten through sixth-grade students located at the Mountain Elementary School site, 3042 Old San Jose Road, Soquel. This program has been a part of the Mountain Elementary School District since 1993. In 2009 the program came under the administration of the SLVUSD Charter School.
Our goals include supporting parental efforts to integrate the learning environment into the home setting, enhancing and integrating the development of each student as a whole human being, and to provide meaningful, active learning which supports real-life experiences.
Mountain Independent Studies creates a bridge between the school, home, and the community. We offer a two day a week enrichment classroom opportunity for all students, as well as providing instruction in art, music, drama, Life Lab, movement education, and more. The classroom structure is based on a Montessori environment. We encourage parent involvement through regular parent meetings, field trips, networking, and volunteer opportunities. Parents actively participate in Mountain School Parent Club to support participation in the art, music and drama classes. There is a resource center on site, and our staff meets regularly with each individual family.
To learn more about our program, please call Amanda Bauscher at 831-475-6812 ext. 24.

 “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, 
we must carry it with us, or we find it not.”
~ Waldo Emerson, Emerson’s Essays


Amanda Bauscher


Office: (831) 335-0632
Registrar: (831) 336-5167

Amanda Bauscher,
Rhonda Schlosser

3042 Old San Jose Rd.
Soquel, CA 95073
Classroom Hours
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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