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Programs at Niles


The Capon program is for students enrolled in kindergarten.  Once a week, students participate in a variety of activities that help them develop their fine and gross motor skills.  These activities are completed under the supervision of the classroom teacher and parent volunteers.



The library media specialist meets with all students in grades K-6.  Each class visits the library once every other week and has the opportunity to check-out books to read.  Books checked-out by students must be returned to the library every time they visit the library.

Visit the Library Media specialist's home page and Library Schedule.

Physical Education

The physical education teacher instructs all students in grades 1-6. Students participate in a variety of movement, physical fitness, and skill activities.  The teacher also prepares the students for the State Physical Fitness Test which is administered to all 5th grade students.

Special Education

Niles School offers a Resource Program and a Speech and Language Development Program that provides services for students who qualify via an Individual Education Plan (IEP).  The teachers are specialists in their area and work collaboratively with the classroom teachers to provide students a comprehensive educational program.  The school psychologist is assigned to our school one day per week.  Her primary responsibility is to assess students to determine whether they qualify for special education services.

Supplemental Programs

Fine Arts Mini Experience (FAME)

FAME docents draw the connection between art and history in historical context. This program is organized, planned, and implemented entirely by parent volunteers who prepare and teach the lessons. We are always looking for parents to volunteer to be trained as a FAME docent. Please contact the office if you are interested in finding out more information.

Music for Minors II

Music For Minors II is a nonprofit organization which provides music enrichment programs in elementary schools in California. Music for Minors II volunteer docents are trained to teach music. Participants learn how to share the joy of music in classrooms through song, dance, and music appreciation. If you would like to be trained as a docent, contact the school office or visit the Music for Minors II for more information.