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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 128 Reviews Leave A Review
J B • Google
Cadence has been such a great environment for our 4yr old boy. His teachers in Sea Turtle class are AMAZING!
Noah Black • Google
Cadence Academy has been a fantastic experience for our 5 year old. The staff is kind, caring and it is nice to have that peace of mind when dropping him off. He loves Josie & Kristi who really allow him to flourish.
Colin Urbanski • Google
My children have been attending The Phoenix Schools, now Cadence Academy for the past seven years. We would never consider taking them anywhere else! My oldest child is excelling in school because of the foundation that she got from Cadence. My youngest will be going to Kindergarten next year and I am so confident that he will be more than ready. Both of our children grew up at this school and we consider everyone at the school a part of our family. The director and assistant director are always available to help with anything I might need. They even helped all of their families by creating a distance learning classroom when the public schools shut down, and helped our child and our family be organized and ready to take on such a different learning experience during COVID. Every teacher that my children have had has been amazing! We are so thankful that we found such a safe, educational and fun school for our children.
Megan Palmer • Google
UPDATE: Our kids are now 5 and 3, with our 5 year old attending kindergarten at Cadence. The teachers at this school are everything. My kids come home happy and having learned new things every day. The environment, curriculum and other families we’ve met are all great. When we leave at the end of the day all of the teachers know my boys and are saying goodbye. To list all of the teachers that have been so influential over the last two years would take more space than my review as a whole. This school has gone over and above to give our kids a fantastic experience. I can’t even imagine it’s greatness post Covid since it’s all we’ve known. The director really cares about the kids too. This school is the perfect mix of teaching kindness, having fun and learning A LOT. We have a 3 year old and 1 year old attending Cadence Academy on Clarksville and couldn’t be happier. Our 3 year old really understood a lot about our move and his teachers have been nothing short of amazing. Miss Michelle and Miss Sherri in The Lions Den classroom, along with the kids, have been so great with him that we see a difference at home in a very positive way. I feel comfortable with everyone here and my kids are so happy. If you’re looking for a preschool with teachers and staff that really care about the kids and show it daily, this is your place.

Cadence Academy Preschool

Folsom, CA

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