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We pride our school in having a family oriented atmosphere, wonderful staff, and a homelike environment. In each and every one of our classrooms, teachers bring concepts like letters, numbers, and language to life through creative activities, ensuring our kids are excited and engaged while learning. We even have a unique outdoor classroom for special activities. Toddlers and preschoolers enjoy the sunny California weather on their own large, separate playgrounds. Kindergarteners excitedly chatter and recite new words they’ve learned—sometimes even in Spanish!

Since safety is a priority, our front door requires a security code to gain access, and our front desk has someone there at all times to ensure the most secure possible environment. Each classroom is also equipped with a security camera.

Programs Offered:

Cadence Academy Preschool, Folsom previously operated under the name, The Phoenix Schools, and offers an individualized curriculum program, which includes Math Their Way, Zoophonics, D‘Nealian Handwriting, Science, Social Studies, Kindness Curriculum, Literature, Baby Signs, and Open Court. Along with our structured curriculum, our school is equipped with a computer lab. A Spanish instructor guides three- and four-year-olds through language activities twice a week. Families also have the option of enrolling their children in Jazzerettes, Kinderdance, and Stretch-n-grow as onsite extra curricular activities.

Our Philosophy

At Cadence Academy Preschool, Folsom we partner with families to ensure healthy cognitive, socio-emotional, and physical development in their children.

What Makes Us Unique

Our Broadstone campus has the great advantage of long-term teachers and CPR-educated staff, some of whom have been with the company for twenty years. In fact, our teachers have a combined 166-plus years of experience.

We pride ourselves in being actively involved in the community and participate in many events, such as the Folsom Eggstravaganza, Folsom Family Health and Wellness Fair, and Babies and Bumps. We are part of the local Chamber of Commerce and offer our parents and the community monthly events, such as Open House, Back to School Night, Harvest Festival, Winter Program, Parents’ Night Out, End of the Summer Carnival, and many more. Cadence Academy Preschool celebrates The Week of the Young Child every April through many activities in celebration of our children, families, staff, and the community at large.

More About Our School

Cadence Academy Preschool, Folsom was previously called The Phoenix Schools, Broadstone and is located at 76 Clarksville Road in Folsom, CA 95630. We’re at the corner of Clarksville Road and East Bidwell, not far from the Broadstone Plaza. For those of your taking advantage of our outstanding Before and After School program, we provide transportation to Gold Ridge, Oak Chan, Russell Ranch, and Empire Oaks Elementary schools, as well as our Folsom Preparatory School (grades K-8). We serve the communities of Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Rancho Cordova, Orangevale, and Sacramento.

Our Team

Sandra Haines

Sandra Haines

School Director

My name is Sandra Haines and I am the proud director here at the BEST preschool in Folsom, CA. I have worked in the early childhood education field for over 25 years and I have been at this school since 2003. I received my Bachelors Degree in Child Development from Chico State University. We pride our school in having a family oriented atmosphere, wonderful staff, and a homelike environment. We partner with the community in several events that are fun for the whole family such as, The Folsom Eggestravaganza, Folsom Family Expo and The Glow Run to name a few. Partnering with families to ensure their child’s wellbeing through early education and discovery is a life time goal of mine.

Josie Weathers

Josie Weathers


My name is Josie Weathers and I have worked with all age groups, including being a Director. I came to Broadstone in 2002 and have found my passion, which is to teach Kindergarten. I partner with families to ensure that your child will receive the most out of our class in a fun, educational, creative setting. I have acquired almost every possible Early Childhood Education unit from Folsom Lake College. I enjoy spending time with my family and my puppy, Emme who takes up most of my spare time.

Brandie Bingham

Brandie Bingham


I have worked at this school since 2003, teaching in our 3 year old classroom, The Critter Country. We pride our room in bringing the world alive for the children, through animals, Flat Stanley and creative ideas. I live in Placerville with my loving family, where we enjoy the outdoors and doing things in the wilderness like hiking and camping. When I was young, I lived on a cattle ranch. I love the country and enjoy the adventures that it brings me and my family and I am excited to bring this to your children as well.

Reviews from Parents

4.8 Rating based on 150 Reviews
Ellen M. • Yelp
April 29, 2021
We moved from San Jose to the Folsom area 3 years ago, and my top priority was finding a good preschool for my almost 3 year old son. He had previously been at a Montessori preschool, and I had investigated several schools in the Folsom / El Dorado Hills area. I narrowed my choice down to two schools and drove up for some tours before we moved up here. I was disappointed in the first school I visited, and then when I walked into Cadence, I could just FEEL that it was the right place to be. The front desk staff were attentive, pleasant and well informed, and the Assistant Director (Celeste at the time) gave me a tour of the school and the classroom my son would be in, and answered any questions on the spot. I loved the huge outdoor play area with bikes and CHICKENS, and I also loved that they provided all meals AND support with potty training.3 years later, my son has now graduated to a regular public school. When it was time for my 1 year old daughter to start preschool, I did not hesitate to enroll her at Cadence. They have a great program for infants and early toddlers, too! I have been very pleased with the staff and communication, and my children were/are truly happy there -- and thriving!They have also handled the COVID envrironmental / health challenges very well, and I have felt very comfortable having both of my kids continue to attend school even in these weirder times!Three cheers to Miss Sandra (Director) and Miss Taylor (Assistant Director) and their wonderful school! I highly recommend Cadence -- for the same price that you would pay for Bergamot Montessori, you get so much more!
Liz Hatten • Google
April 15, 2021
The teachers and staff here are wonderful. Our son has been in the infant room, Cuddle Bugs, and now Barnyard class. Each transition has been seamless, even throughout the crazy covid year. Their communication has always been top notch and their professionalism is key. We have recommended 2 friends here in the last year and they both are happy to have trusted us!
J B • Google
March 12, 2021
Cadence has been such a great environment for our 4yr old boy. His teachers in Sea Turtle class are AMAZING!
Quynh H. • Yelp
February 23, 2021
Our daughter joined Cadence when she was 2, and she is now in kindergarten class. Before Cadence she was at another daycare, and we could see the difference. She is happier and more excited to go to school here because the teachers put their hearts in their classrooms. We can see that she continues to learn new things and has a lot of fun in the class. In addition, the director Ms. Sandra and her staffs are very friendly, helpful to answer our questions, and accommodate our requests. Highly recommend this school!

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