Parent Testimonials

Parent Testimonials

We treasure our Mandala families and community. Take a look at what some of our parents have said about our school.

“The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly. You see that their priority is the child and their well-being. Also, the group of kids and parents are incredibly well diverse.
I would recommend this school to anybody.” — Christina S.

“We love Mandala Children’s House! The teachers and staff are incredibly warm and welcoming. The transition to school has not been easy for my son, but he’s always been supported by the teachers and they’ve done everything to help make it smoother for him and for me.” — Leah R.

“The teachers and staff at Mandala are focused on the whole child, the social/emotional elements of early learning, and the concept of learning through play. I was so happy to find this preschool in the Alum Rock area.” — Gina W.

“Mandala’s focus and way of teaching is very warm and nurturing. There are a lot of activities and a hands-on approach when it comes to learning. There are a lot of reasons why we love Mandala so far!” — B.C.

“Love love the environment and teachers of Mandala Children’s House I recommend this school 100%.” — Marcia N.

“I now have had two daughters graduate from Mandala. Not only did they make life-long friends while attending, I did as well. There is a sense of community and belonging at Mandala.” — Reshma M.

“Sending my daughter here was one of the best decisions we ever made. She absolutely LOVES it here (and so do we)!! She looks forward to going to school and is always happy when she comes home to let us know all about her day at school. The staff is wonderful and caring.” — Dal H.

“After an exhaustive search for the perfect preschool, we came across Mandala through a referral from another parent. Although there are tons of preschools between Mandala and my house, there are no better.” — Gene B.

“This is a school that reflects my own values in terms of respect for every human being, environmental responsibility & walking the talk. I am proud to be a member of the Mandala community.” — Rosemary P.

“Our family feels so blessed to have such caring, thoughtful, bright, and communicative teachers and staff looking out for our son. They are always willing to take a phone call, meeting, or respond to an email. They proactively reach out to us with true caring and excitement for his progress, and the same if they notice anything of concern…as they would for their own families.” — D.F.

“The extra resources on staff are incredible, and have made all the difference in the world in terms of helping our son develop a positive “eq”…not just “iq”…from an early age. It’s been so beautiful to see him growing up as not only a bright and curious child with a passion and joy for learning, but also a happy, confident, well-adjusted child, who makes friends easily and always has a smile on his face.” — D.F.

“Mandala has been our son’s biggest advocate. They nurture, praise, and celebrate each child’s unique qualities, and work in partnership with parents to “bring out the best” in each child.” — D.F.

“Everyone at Mandala truly cares about the students and their families, and it shows. They teach by example the values of kindness, compassion, ethics, and respect for the world around you…and that learning is fun! They have given our son an incredible head start in this world, and for that we will be forever grateful.” — D.F.

“The staff is so wonderful here, and the facilities are always kept clean. Cozy nurturing environment with tight student caps to always ensure above-average student:teacher ratio.” — Charmaine D.

“All three of my children went through Mandala and we found the teachers to be caring and professional. There is a family atmosphere that permeates everything that takes place at the school. We love this place.” — Doug K.

“Excellent preschool with a caring staff. Extremely low teacher turnover and a very knowledgeable staff. My daughter loves going here and has blossomed into a confident little girl.” — a parent

“My child is learning from some of the most talented, professional, and nurturing teachers I could have ever hoped for. Mandala’s teachers have established an incredible foundation for my daughter, and I will always be grateful.” — a parent

“I would recommend Mandala to anyone who wants their child to experience a truly amazing learning community – one that nurtures the whole child. Mandala truly lives up to its mission in everything they do.” — a parent

“This school is an excellent beginning preschool for 2 year olds! They do not require the child to be potty trained, and they even help with this! The staff is very nurturing and knowledgeable. I love this school!” — a parent

“This school has the resources of a wealthy school, the family atmosphere of a home-based school, and the participation of an easy-going co-op school. I love the teachers and staff. This is the perfect place for my son and our family.” — a parent

“Our children have had wonderful, nurturing introductions to school thanks to Mandala. They have an extremely talented staff, beautiful grounds, an incredible curriculum, an amazing staff, and peaceful classrooms. We couldn’t be happier.” — Michael S.

“I have nothing but good things to say about Mandala Children’s House. Mandala has an excellent student/teacher ratio in the early preschool – 4:1, and a small class size – only 12 two year olds, max – that I did not find in virtually any other preschool in the area.” — Sheri K.

“My daughter had an amazing time attending this fantastic preschool. Our whole family is wiser and stronger because of the staff and facilities at Mandala. I tell all my friends about Mandala and recommend it to all the parents I know.” — Ria D.

“We loved Mandala! My kids have so many fond memories from their time there. My son even returned and did his Eagle Project there to help the school. I highly recommend it!” — Stacy B.

“All three of my children attended Mandala. Mandala prepared them well for kindergarten, which they all excelled at. Very low teacher to child ratio, full time counselor/therapist and a cozy little campus.” — Justin H.

“My son has been through the Cocoon and Caterpillar class so far. He loves going to school and its amazing how he’s grown during his time here. My husband and I love the nurturing environment, supportive staff and many resources the school offers to us. It’s a wonderfully run school.” — Leigh R.

“If there are more than 5 stars I would pick that. Mandala ia the best beginning we could give my little one.” — Sonal S.

“My daughter and son both attended Mandala from early pre school to pre kinder. They are now in 2nd and 4th grade. They still talk about their loving teachers, the fun playgrounds and the friends they made while they were very young. Mandala has a very special place in their hearts!” — Rose C.

“Mandala Children’s House is a wonderful preschool! Their philosophy of nurturing the whole child is a god send…Both of my daughters attended Mandala Children’s House for 3 years and I feel so happy that my husband and I were able to give them the best building blocks for their educational and personal journey of life. We always felt so much love and support at Mandala. Thanks again to all the wonderful staff and teachers at Mandala. We will always miss it.” — Tammy D. 

“My boys had a wonderful experience at Mandala. They have a deep love of learning and absolutely love school to this day. Mandala was the perfect beginning for them as their sense of wonder, curiosity, and exploration was fostered from a very young age. Today they are kind, confident, and outgoing boys and we truly believe that the the 3+ years at Mandala paved the way for them! My family and I have a deep appreciation for the amazing teachers and administrators who truly believe in nurturing young children. As a mother I couldn’t ask for more from a pre school and as a professional (Pediatric Occupational Therapist) with a background in Child Development, I am in awe of a school that offers such great support and resources to children and their families. What a gift Mandala has been to my family and I!” — Atty R.

“We drive 20-25 minutes to get to Mandala every day, but it’s more than worth the drive. My son started in the summer session in early preschool, not potty trained and he’s now moving to the afternoon prekindergarden level and we couldn’t have picked a better environment. The staff is nurturing and knowledgable. They have helped me through some difficult situations and questions with my son’s development and helped me get him the services he needed the our local school district. They really focus on the family and are available to talk about any concerns daily. I love the playground, garden and Montessori based classrooms. There are families from many different cultural backgrounds and participation is always welcome, though not strictly required if you cannot make it in. I cannot say enough good things about Mandala…” — Rachel T.

The teachers are all so caring and loving. They will cater to your child’s needs, but also keep to the flow of the classroom. Parents are welcome to stay and be involved in the classroom. I love the nature setting, with all the fruit trees and flowers.” — Reshma M.

“What more can I say to a school that not only teaches, but nutures the child. The teachers are all so caring and loving. My older son, which has graduated last year, does so well in Kindergarten.  My younger son, which currently attends Mandala, is so happy every day he comes home. I could not have asked for a better school.” — Tammy C.

“We love Mandala!! My daughter wakes up every morning asks excitedly if she has school today. I am your typical Asian mom, academic is high on my list. Mandala has exceeded all my expectations. My daughter is confident, has a vest vocabulary and has started reading. She started adding last year. Although this will be her last year in Mandala, this experience will be her aid forever.” — Kimberly C.

“We love this school. The teachers and staff are experienced and have created a nurturing and peaceful learning environment for children. The teachers are very up-to-date in their knowledge about early childhood education. Along with everything else you would want your child to learn in preschool, they help encourage politeness. They give each child individual attention. I can’t imagine a better preschool.” — Sophia L.