We understand that parents have many choices for their child’s education. From other prestigious local private schools to top-notch area public schools the competition is fierce. So what makes families choose Merryhill Elementary and Middle School and stay until their child graduates? The fact that so many great things can be found #OnlyatMilpitas. Let us tell you more.
The 3 C’s – Compassion, Curiosity, and Competency – are the pillar of Merryhill Milpitas Elementary & Middle School. Our students internalize these important traits throughout their time at our school and learn to apply them in their everyday lives. We believe Compassion to be the most important of the 3 C’s and encourage our students to act compassionately towards others and themselves. To be kind to oneself is the first step in succeeding at selflessness. Living curiously sets our students apart from others because they question everything and can go above and beyond norms in their learning. Competency in academics will advance them to do well in school, and whatever life throws their way. The learning experiences at Merryhill School provide a balance for their lives to be well-rounded students.
Every Monday morning, our 2nd through 8th graders do yoga for 30 mins with a professional yoga teacher. Throughout the recent tumultuous years, we realized that students were feeling more anxious than ever. Yoga is a great way to help them calm down and regulate their emotions. Students will focus better in the classroom when they are able to focus on themselves and feel empowered through recognizing and controlling their own emotions. Not only has this improved our students’ well-being, but has also brought them together by emphasizing that students need to be kind to themselves just as much as being kind to others.