Mountain Independent Studies

3042 Old San Jose Road, Soquel, CA 95073
831.475.6812 ext.24 Fax 831.464.7300


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Mountain Independent Study Program 

 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 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, library skills, Life Lab, movement education, and more. We encourage parent involvement through regular parent meetings, field trips, networking, and volunteer opportunities. There is an extensive resource center on site, and our staff meets regularly with each individual family. 

To learn more about our program, please call Maria Fahrner at 831-475-6812 ext. 24. 

 Maria Fahmer, Teacher: BA in History from UCSB in 1980 Multiple Subject credential from San Francisco State University 1982 Master's Degree in Education from San Jose State University in 2004 Independent Study Teacher at Mountain Elementary School from 1993-present