Spring Fair 2014

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The 2014 GHS Spring Fair
Next Friday, April 25th, from 3 - 6 PM!

Auction site is up!


You can purchase tickets (bracelets for unlimited games, tickets for food, raffle tickets) from Lisa Peters this week (and raffle tickets from your student help them win the prizes!!).

Next week, students will be selling at drop off and pick up. You can also buy tickets during the Fair.

Volunteers still needed!

Please Click Here to sign up!

About GHS

Our secure and well-equipped 6.5 acre campus is located at 1060 Suncast Lane, in the Business Park just off Latrobe Road in El Dorado Hills.

GHS - A Complete Education

Golden Hills School is a fully accredited, independent, non-profit school. The school is self-managed and controlled and not part of a corporate chain. We offer a complete academic programs for students in Junior-Kindergarten through Eighth grade.

Our philosophy is that the successful education of a child requires an equal partnership between students, their parents and the school. At Golden Hills School, we are committed to nurturing and developing this partnership to ensure an enriched and superior educational experience for each of our students and for our families.

Small class sizes, student character development, experienced and caring teachers and parental involvement are the foundations on which Golden Hills School was established. We believe in meeting and then challenging each student at their own ability-level, providing him or her with the opportunity to progress at his or her own pace. This personalized approach allows each student to maximize their academic, social and physical potential.

Our academic program focuses on imparting a strong academic foundation, through small group, ability-based learning with differentiated instruction. By ensuring that students acquire academic skills early in their education, they are empowered and capable of becoming partners in their own education and take on the responsibility for their own learning in an age-appropriate manner.

Character education is a critical part of who we are as a community. The character development program is guided by our Characters of Gold which are integrated into everything that is taught to the students.

In addition, Golden Hills School offers an extensive portfolio of enrichment classes enabling us to deliver “A Complete Education” at a level that is unmatched in the Sacramento area.  We incorporate physical education daily at all grade levels taught by a full-time physical education instructor.  Our students enjoy art, music, dance, drama, Spanish, and computer instruction.

Our athletics program is extensive and very popular. We participate in the county sports program which includes basketball, volleyball, wrestling, football and cross country.  Our students have the opportunity to participate in sport clinics including golf and basketball. Extracurricular activities take place on campus in our complete gymnasium with stage for the performing arts and our athletic field.

GHS History

Golden Hills School was founded in February 1992 as a tutorial service by local educators, Brant and Caralyn Choate.  Within a short time the tutorial service was transformed into a one-room, multi-age school.  The school moved to rented quarters in the El Dorado Hills Business Park and a handful of teachers were hired to accommodate the steady increase in students.

In 1998, Dr. and Mrs. Choate partnered with Mary and Wil Agatstein and in 2001 moved the school to its present location on six acres facing Suncast Lane.  It was the dedication and vision of these two families, and the financial support and enterprise of those and a larger group of GHS families, that allowed Golden Hills School to flourish into the exceptional school it is today.

In 2002, the Agatstein and Choate families donated the school to the GHS Academy, a non-profit corporation. At the same time, a group of GHS families including the Choate’s and the Agatstein's formed an entity which, with the help of the Winn Family, developed the school’s current campus for use by GHS.  They later made it available to the School for purchase under favorable terms.

In 2007, GHS purchased the buildings and surrounding property from those families.   In 2008, an athletic field was constructed on the site to complement our gymnasium, performance stage, technology lab, art and music studios, and two playgrounds.

Today Golden Hills School is a non-profit, independent and fully-accredited school for grades Jr. Kindergarten through 8th grade, serving around 200 students.  Strong academics, athletics, fine arts, character development, and community involvement are the foundations of an education at GHS.

GHS Student Pledge

"I pledge, as a student of Golden Hills School, to strive toward excellence in my scholastic performance, my school attendance, and my behavior. I will work diligently each day toward reaching my goals. I deserve and will only accept from myself and others the very best education possible. Excellence is my goal!"


Class Size

At Golden Hills School we offer classes from Junior Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.

We are committed to providing a personalized educational approach through differentiated instruction. Our trained and experienced teachers and student learning are further supported by keeping class sizes optimal for both effective instruction and for building community.

Junior-Kindergarten                   15 students maximum

Kindergarten to 5th Grade         22 students maximum

Middle School (6th-8th)              24 students maximum


NAIS Member and CAIS and WASC Accredited


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Golden Hills School

Golden Hills School

1060 Suncast Lane
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Phone: 916-933-0100
Fax:     916-933-9643

Email:  info@goldenhillsschool.net

Web:   www.goldenhillsschool.net