5300 Figueroa Mountain Rd.

P.O. Box 481

Los Olivos, CA 93441




P:  (805) 688-5440 

F:  (805) 688-2661


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 ​The Family School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity. We encourage the enrollment of children of diverse abilities and backgrounds.​   Lic. # 421708698​ 

Welcome to Blue Door

Chelsea Johnson - Co-Teacher

Nikki Castrellon - Co-Teacher

We are so excited to welcome you to our Multiage K/1 classroom!


Multiage classes are different than combination classes. Rather than having two separate curriculums for the two grade levels within a classroom (combination class model) multiage classrooms address individual needs within a shared curriculum.  


For instance, instead of studying geometry separately in  Blue Door, students will study geometry as a group and the work involved will depend on how each child grasps the concepts. All students participate in the general geometry lesson and then apply a basic geometry practice, advanced geometry practice or extended practice as is appropriate for them.  This can also be called learning on a continuum.


A learning continuum places skills in order, allowing a teacher, parent and student to clearly see where a student is in the process, where they have been and the next steps in their development.  While some students continue across the continuum in a sequential manner, others may travel forward and backwards as they are exposed to and master skills.  Academic achievement will not be limited to what Door a child is in, nor will a child who is still developing certain skills be left behind. For more information visit


We look forward to meeting you,


Chelsea and Nikki!