The REALM Fall Semester 2023

Santa Monica

Now let’s break it down!




Our classes are kept small with the ideal class size being 8 or fewer students. We are not a traditional “school” where students have textbooks and are sent home with homework. This allows us to individualize the learning experience for each student. Some classes tend to be more academic in their design, such as our math and history classes, while others allow children to learn about science and history in a less traditional manner. Additionally, classes like Sailing and Hikers Club, take students out of the center for an outdoor learning experience.


Choosing classes at The REALM can feel similar to choosing college courses! There are so many different options it can sometimes seem a bit overwhelming. We recommend looking through the schedule and class descriptions with your child and see what lights a little spark! Then keep the followings things in mind as you plan your learning adventure:



At The REALM, our classes are multi-disciplinary covering various learning goals often across many subject areas. Classes “about” Egypt, for example, will include writing, reading, math, scientific investigation, creative arts, music, etc. Classes will teach kids how to learn and how to connect and share their ideas about what they have learned.



Our teachers bring with them a multitude of different teaching styles. It can be a great experience for your child to both take classes with teachers that have similar learning styles as well as those who are very different.



Almost all classes at The REALM are multi-age to some extent. We believe that all children learn at individual rates and therefore are ready for certain classes at varying ages. While we give suggested age ranges for all of our classes in order to help parents understand the overall “level” of the class, we look at each unique student individually to best meet their academic and social-emotional needs.


The REALM Spring Semester 2020

Fall 2023 Semester 
First day of classes: Friday, September 1
Last day of classes: Wednesday, December 20

  • No Classes – Labor Day, September 4
  • No Classes – Parent-Teacher Conferences: October 6
  • No Classes – Teacher In-Service Day: November 1
  • No Classes – Thanksgiving Break: November 20-24
  • No Classes – Open House: December 21

Join In!

Create a Profile
Prior to signing up for any REALM programs, please create a profile for your child by clicking ‘Register Now’ in the menu, and then select ‘View’ beside Create a Profile.

How to Enroll
Because student schedules at The REALM are highly customized, the first step to enrolling in classes is for us to get to know you. Please contact Cyndy via email at to schedule a meeting with one of our Co-Directors, Vicky or Jessie.