“The aim of education should not be the acquisition of data. The aim is the mental, emotional, physical and social development of each child.”
- Mae Carden
Carden Academy of Whittier serves preschool - Grade 6. We are accredited by the Carden Educational Foundation and provide a traditional curriculum.
Teachers receive training through the foundation and work with students in small groups. All grades are interrelated and sequential; each build upon the last to give security in academics and create a solid foundation for future education.
Miss Carden devoted her life to developing a program that works. The Carden Curriculum concerns itself with the development of the whole child. It is highly individualized in it's approach. Children are taught in small groups within each classroom. There are continual challenges and stimulation. The Carden Method provides strong academic training with a phonics-based reading program. Our versatile academic program includes advanced math, classic literature, language arts, history, science, computers, French, STEM, and art. Our Christian-based curriculum awakens students to ethical and social values.
Carden is an atmosphere! It is a philosophy. Life is good and all is well. We accept each child where he is, at the moment, a unique person with his or her individual characteristics. Our goal as a school is to teach acceptable patterns of behavior and successful patterns of learning. We believe that children enjoy knowing how to behave. We believe that achievement builds self-esteem. We believe that true happiness is the by-product of doing for others.
It is Miss Carden's curriculum that equips us to educate the students, but it is her philosophy that helps us reach the heart.