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OUR CLASSES

Open Mind School provides educational, therapeutic, and social programs tailored to individual learning styles.

DROP IN

In-person drop-in classes are on hold due to Covid-19 saftey. 
Check out our distance learning page!

ART ATTACK

This class allows students to have fun while developing their creative thinking skill. Students will create a variety of art projects, from 2D creations to inventive collages and seasonally-themed objects. 

ART ATTACK

PUBLIC SPEAKING

This class takes communication to the next level by helping students to develop the ability to speak in front of others. Students will gain confidence and learn how to better communicate their ideas and thoughts. 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

COMMUNICATION

Open Mind School utilizes a total communication approach. To best meet the communication needs of each student, we provide and challenge students to use various methods of communication.

COMMUNICATION

HIKING

For students with an adventurous spirit, our hiking program provides a fun and educational opportunity to explore the great outdoors. Group hikes allow students to bond with their peers and staff members.

HIKING

OT GYM/MOVEMENT

Occupational therapy is a key component for developing, maintaining, and improving skills needed for daily living. Through interactive and fun activities that get students moving, this program will promote functional skills, sensory processing, and wellness.

OT GYM/MOVEMENT

MUSIC

From Mozart to rap, country to rock-n-roll, students listen to, interpret, and appreciate a variety of musical genres and composers. This class celebrates music as a powerful art with the capacity to heal, calm, energize, and excite!

MUSIC

PIANO

Whether one is an aspiring musician or simply loves to jam out in the car, this class will change the way students are able to interact with and enjoy music. Students practice basic piano drills and songs, while developing skills such as rhythm, fine motor skills, and coordination.

PIANO

YOGA

This class gives students the opportunity to stretch their minds and bodies, with an emphasis on health and wellness. Through a combination of poses, breathing and deep relaxation, students increase their body awareness and concentration in an environment promoting social interaction.

YOGA

MUSIC

From Mozart to rap, country to rock-n-roll, students listen to, interpret, and appreciate a variety of musical genres and composers. This class celebrates music as a powerful art with the capacity to heal, calm, energize, and excite!

SOCIAL CLUB

BAY AREA SPECIALFIT

We know how difficult it can be for children with special needs to attend the local gym. That is why Bay Area Specialfit at Open Mind became the first Specialfit affiliate site. Open Mind communication and behavior support specialists team up with local fitness experts to create individualized fitness programs and small group instruction. This program promotes a healthy lifestyle and allows each student to set and work toward personal goals beyond the traditional OT and APE programs. 

BAY AREA SPECIALFIT

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM

Open Mind School After-School programming is an interdisciplinary mix of games, art projects, sports and research opportunities with the Social Innovation Lab . Using a play-based approach, target skills (social, academic, physical, etc) are naturally worked into  every activity. 

HEBREW

Students experience an interactive introduction to the Hebrew language, stressing progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the receptive and expressive communication and an understanding of the practices and products of Israeli cultures.The class will become an immersive world where students will listen to and watch videos spoken in Hebrew.

HEBREW

READING WORKSHOP

Students unlock a whole new world between the lines of nonfiction articles and among the pages of fiction novels. This class provides students the opportunity to practice and improve their reading skills, focusing on comprehension and critical thinking.

READING WORKSHOP

WRITING WORKSHOP

Creativity and imagination come alive as students tell stories through writing. They strengthen their voices as writers and become well-versed in the writing process, improve expressive skills, and write passionately about topics they care about. 

WRITING WORKSHOP

COOKING

Students will take a culinary journey around the world, cooking up the delicious flavors of various international cuisines. The class will focus on safe cooking techniques, the importance of healthy nutrition, and the wide variety of cultures.

COOKING

SCIENCE

Explore the joy of discovery in our science curriculum that is filled with exciting projects. All academic curriculum is based on California State Standards and individualized to each student's needs

SCIENCE

MATH

Comprohensive k-12th grade math courses. All academic curriculum is based on California State Standards and individualized to each student's needs

MATH

HISTORY

Understanding the past through exploring diverse perspectives and engaging indeep discussions. All academic curriculum is based on California State Standards and individualized to each student's needs

HISTORY