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Cypress College Prep Celebrates Positive WASC Initial Visit, Awaits Accreditation Decision


Menlo Park, CA – [5/14/24] – Cypress College Prep, a new private school founded by Aaron Andrikopoulos and Joe Niederman, co-founders of AJ Tutoring, proudly announces a positive initial visit by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The school is eagerly anticipating the commission’s decision on their application for accreditation, expected in July.

Cypress College Prep was established by lifelong friends Aaron Andrikopoulos and Joe Niederman, who met in first grade at Walter Hays Elementary in Palo Alto. Leveraging over 40 years of combined educational experience, Aaron and Joe have built Cypress College Prep with the same dedication to excellence and personalized instruction that defines AJ Tutoring, the premier test preparation and academic tutoring group in the Bay Area.

AJ Tutoring has a long-standing reputation for creating a team of professional, charismatic, and energetic educators passionate about teaching. Over nearly two decades, Aaron and Joe have witnessed the significant, long-term academic success of their students. This success, coupled with a growing demand for WASC and A-G accredited for-credit high school courses, inspired them to expand their educational offerings through the creation of Cypress College Prep.

Cypress College Prep is designed to provide a holistic educational option for students, offering a unique, small learning environment. The school emphasizes flexibility and personalized educational support to address the diverse needs of its students. The commitment to high-quality, small group, and one-on-one and small group instruction remains at the forefront of their mission.

“We are thrilled with the positive feedback from the WASC initial visit and look forward to the accreditation decision in July,” said Aaron Andrikopoulos. “Our goal with Cypress College Prep is to continue providing the highest quality education in a supportive and inclusive environment, helping every student achieve their full potential.”

Joe Niederman added, “The foundation of Cypress College Prep is built on the success and principles of AJ Tutoring. We are excited to bring our passion for teaching to this new venture and to support local students with a comprehensive high school experience. We are excited about the positive initial WASC visit and await WASC’s Cypress College Prep Accreditation decision.”

Cypress College Prep is poised to become a leading educational institution in the Bay Area, offering a unique blend of personalized instruction and a flexible learning environment. With the upcoming accreditation decision, the school is set to make a significant impact on the educational landscape, providing students with the tools and support they need to succeed academically and beyond.

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Contact: Jonathan Mason, Principal, info@cypresscollegeprep.com, (650) 683-4126.



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