EIN 95-1643315

Crane Country Day School

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
74
Year formed
1928
Most recent tax filings
2020-06
NTEE code, primary
Description
Crane Country Day School is dedicated to providing an experiential education characterized by a thoughtful balance of academic challenge and creative expression.
Also known as...
Crane School

Program areas at Crane Country Day School

THE CRANE PHILOSOPHY EMBRACES A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO LEARNING THAT BALANCES ACADEMIC SKILLS, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY, A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, THE ARTS AND THE NATURAL WORLD WITHIN THAT CONTEXT, THE SCHOOL HAS A ROBUST SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAM WITH LOWER SCHOOL CLASSES PROVIDING HELP FOR LOCAL NONPROFITS SUCH AS TRANSITION HOUSE, STORYTELLER, AND THE FOOD BANK IN THE UPPER SCHOOL, SERVICE LEARNING IS A WEEKLY CLASS WHICH EMPOWERS THE STUDENTS TO FIND WHAT THEY ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT, CONDUCT RESEARCH ABOUT A NON-PROFIT THAT ADDRESSES THAT PASSION AND MAKE A PITCH TO THEIR CLASSMATES FOR SUPPORT EXAMPLES OF PAST PROJECTS INCLUDE RAISING FUNDS TO CONSTRUCT A WATER WELL IN AFRICA, CARING FOR THE HOMELESS, AND TAKING CARE OF LOCAL ANIMALS. THE CULTURE AND DAILY ROUTINES OF THE SCHOOL REINFORCE THE VALUE OF AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS, PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORLD AROUND US THROUGH THE ALL-SCHOOL MORNING ASSEMBLY, INTRA-GRADE PROJECTS, AND THE INTEGRATION OF NATURE INTO OUR CLASSROOMS WITH BOTH INDOOR AND OUTDOOR LEARNING SPACES IN ADDITION TO USING SOLAR ENERGY, RECYCLING, AND USING OUR OWN WELL WATER FOR LANDSCAPING. THE COMPOSTING PROGRAM SUPPORTS OUR CAMPUS GARDENS WHICH IN TURN SUPPLY OUR ORGANIC SALAD BAR LUNCHES. ENGAGING STUDENTS TO EMBRACE A MORE GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE IS A FUNDAMENTAL PART OF THE LEARNING PROGRAMS WE CONDUCT DURING MULTI-DAY EXCURSIONS TO OTHER COUNTRIES AND UNIQUE SETTINGS WITHIN CALIFORNIA TRIPS HAVE INCLUDED SUCH DESTINATIONS AS PERU, CATALINA ISLAND, BOSTON, AND THE SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAINS AS WELL AS LOCAL MUSEUMS, GARDENS AND COASTAL HABITATS HIGH LEVEL ACHIEVEMENT IS ENCOURAGED WITH AN EDUCATOR IN RESIDENCE, LEARNING SPECIALIST, TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTS, A FULL-SCOPE LIBRARY, AFTER-SCHOOL DISCOVERIES, SPANISH STARTING IN OUR EARLY GRADES, AND THE REGULAR STUDY OF MUSIC AS OUR GRADUATES TRANSITION TO HIGH SCHOOL AND BEYOND,THEY TYPICALLY RECEIVE ADVANCED PLACEMENT IN CORE ACADEMIC SUBJECTS AND THEIR WELL-ROUNDED EXPERIENCE IS OFTEN COMMENTED UPON BECAUSE OF THEIR POISE IN PUBLIC SPEAKING, INNER CONFIDENCE, AND DEMONSTRATED LEADERSHIP SKILLS. CRANE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL PROVIDES ITS SERVICES THROUGH THESE THREE PROGRAM AREAS ACADEMICS (80%)THE JOY IN LEARNING IS A FUNDAMENTAL CHARACTERISTIC OF THE CRANE PHILOSOPHY STUDENTS ARE EXPOSED TO A CHALLENGING CURRICULUM TAUGHT IN AN EXPERIENTIAL AND FUN WAY. ALL ACADEMIC SUBJECTS, INCLUDING LANGUAGE ARTS, MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY AND SPANISH, ARE TAUGHT BEGINNING IN OUR EARLY GRADES OUR MATH PROGRAM FOLLOWS THE SINGAPORE METHOD AND OUR SCIENCE PROGRAM IS INTIMATELY INVOLVED IN THE STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH) APPROACH PROMOTED BY THE NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION FOLLOW-UP DATA IS COLLECTED FROM HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO ENSURE THAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SUCCESSFUL AND THRIVING IN THE NEXT TIER OF EDUCATION PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS (15%)CRANE ALSO BELIEVES THAT IT IS IMPORTANT TO EDUCATE AND NURTURE THE WHOLE CHILD THIS BELIEF IS REFLECTED IN OUR DEDICATION TO THE ARTS MUSIC, ART, AND DRAMA ARE WEEKLY SUBJECTS THAT ARE PART OF THE OVERALL CURRICULUM FOR ALL STUDENTS, KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 8TH GRADE IN STUDIO ART, THE STUDENTS ARE EXPOSED TO A WEALTH OF DIFFERENT MEDIA, MUSIC INCLUDES VOCAL AS WELL AS LIMITED INSTRUMENTAL EXPOSURE, AND DRAMA GIVES STUDENTS A VARIETY OF PUBLIC SPEAKING EXPERIENCES FROM MAKING PUBLIC ALLSCHOOL ASSEMBLY ANNOUNCEMENTS TO PERFORMING IN FULL-SCALE PRODUCTIONS CRANE ALSO BOASTS TWO XYLOPHONE ENSEMBLES, MALLET MASTERS AND VIBES PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND ATHLETICS (5%)LEADLNG A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE IS AN IMPORTANT LESSON FOR US ALL TO ADOPT AS EARLY IN LIFE AS POSSIBLE WITH THAT IN MIND, NOT ONLY DO ALL STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN OUTDOOR LEARNING AND HEALTHY FOOD, THEY ALSO HAVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASSES THROUGHOUT THE WEEK BEYOND THE STANDARD PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM, APPROXIMATELY 85% OF ALL UPPER SCHOOL STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN AT LEAST ONE AFTER-SCHOOL TEAM SPORTS ACTIVITY SUCH AS VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL, SOCCER, OR SURF CLUB OUR ATHLETICS AND COACHING STAFF ARE ALL EDUCATORS FIRST AND STRIVE TO INSTILL A LOVE OF SPORTS AS WELL AS GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP AND ATHLETIC PROWESS IN OUR STUDENTS.ENDOWMENT- CRANES PERMANENTLY RESTRICTED ENDOWMENT SUPPORTS FIVE DIFFERENT FUNDS GENERAL SUPPORT, EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT, FACULTY SUPPORT AND ENRICHMENT, TUITION ASSISTANCE AND SCHOLARSHIPS, AND FACILITIES GRANTS AND OTHER ASSISTANCE GRANT FUNDS ARE GIVEN IN THE FORM OF TUITION ASSISTANCE, A NEED-BASED PROGRAM CRANE ALLOTS APPROXIMATELY 15% OF TUITION REVENUES FOR THAT PURPOSE PARENTS APPLY ANNUALLY USING THE PFS (PARENTS FINANCIAL STATEMENT) THROUGH NAIS (NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS), WHICH IN TURN PROVIDES CRANE WITH A RECOMMENDED GRANT AMOUNT WE ALSO REQUIRE A COPY OF THE PARENTS MOST RECENT TAX RETURN IN ADDITION TO NEED, STUDENTS MUST MAINTAIN A STANDARD OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR TUITION ASSISTANCE AND THEIR PROGRESS IS MONITORED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR PROGRAMS.In response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Crane Country Day School converted to remote learning and successfully completed the 2019-2020 academic year as planned.

Form 990s for Crane Country Day School

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-04-15990View PDF
2019-062021-01-21990View PDF
2018-062019-04-15990View PDF
2017-062018-10-16990View PDF
2016-062017-08-03990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Crane Country Day School

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Dancing Tides FoundationCharitable Contribution$140,000
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...and 10 more grants received

Financials for Crane Country Day School

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,686,071
Program services$7,713,885
Investment income and dividends$206,100
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$154,205
Net income from fundraising events$142,323
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$9,902,584

Personnel at Crane Country Day School

NameTitleCompensation
Joel WeissHead of School$421,438
Don CookDirector Finance and Operations / Director of Finance and Operations$121,000
Sonya WheatDirector of It / Technology Director$103,000
 Subscribe to viewDirector of Development$157,914
 Subscribe to viewDirector of Admissions$103,081
...and 15 more key personnel

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Maine Coast Waldorf SchoolFreeport, ME$5,726,110
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The Derryfield SchoolManchester, NH$16,665,011
Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$9,902,584
2020
Yearly growth
-3.4%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$9,807,790
2020
Yearly growth
-2.1%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$24,475,108
2020
Yearly growth
-2.1%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
74
2020
Yearly growth
-10.8%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
1795 San Leandro Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Metro area
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
Website URL
craneschool.org/ 
Phone
(805) 969-7732
Twitter profile
@craneschool 
IRS details
EIN
95-1643315
Fiscal year end
June
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1928
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
B24: Elementary School
NAICS code, primary
611110: Elementary and Secondary Schools
Parent/child status
Independent