Private Schools Near The Wilshire Corridor
- The Buckley School
- The Archer School For Girl
- The Brentwood School
- The Curtis School
- John Thomas Dye
- The Mirman School
- New Roads
- Sinai Akiba Academy
- Steven S. Wise
- Milken Academy
3900 Stansbury Avenue
Sherman Oaks, California 91423
805 students total Lower School: 265 students (kindergarten through grade five) Middle School: 210 students (grades six through eight) Upper School: 330 students (grades nine through twelve).
Source: The Buckley School
Source: The Archer School For Girls
In its relatively short history, Brentwood school has grown to be one of the premier independent day schools in Southern California. Founded as a non-profit corporation in 1972, Brentwood school acquired the Brentwood military academy, which had existed since 1902.
Lower School (K-6): 300 Middle School
(7-8): 230 Upper School
Source: The Brentwood School
We are a traditional school. We do not believe in fads–in the latest trends for their own sake. Nor do we abandon the value of teaching the basics: reading, writing, mathematics, and science. And yet, we are an innovative school. We recognize that our mission is “to prepare children for their futures and not for our pasts.” Our teaching methods are founded on current research, and we strive to integrate proven new technologies and strategies in the classroom. We see the process of learning as being inextricably tied to its results and, therefore, believe in children being led to discoveries rather than simply being fed information. We value the process of exploration and inquiry, analysis and creativity, collaboration and communication.
Enrollment – 493
Lower Elementary Grades DK-2 Upper Elementary Grades 3-6
Source: The Curtis School
Through the educational process, we assist students in gaining self-esteem, self-knowledge, and respect for the knowledge and opinions of others. We believe that education must not be a race for the accumulation of facts, but should be an enriching end in itself. We also believe that education is a joint venture among students, parents and teachers. To be effective with young people, teachers and parents must themselves continue to learn, so that they may perceive the young accurately and treat them wisely.
We believe that the arts are an essential part of the curriculum and that it is important for students to express themselves creatively and to use their imaginations freely. Therefore, music, drama, visual arts, film, writing and dance are significant parts of student life at Crossroads.
K–12 enrollment – 1159 students
K-5 enrollment – 313 students
6-8 enrollment – 336 students
9-12 enrollment – 510 students
This basic philosophy has enabled the school to develop an atmosphere that stresses the right of each individual to be different and unique while developing confidence, mutual respect, and a degree of cooperation, allowing the student to strive for higher academic achievement, to develop an understanding of the right of others, and to grow in self-esteem.
Our goal is to have each student grow socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically, thus enabling each to be a creative, productive, and responsible contributor to society, more specifically, to foster in each child a genuine self-esteem built upon the acquisition of the ability to use appropriate cognitive and social skills commensurate with the child’s maximum potential for achievement.
Source: John Thomas Dye
1596 students enrolled
727 at Middle School (Grades 7-9)
869 at Upper School (Grade 10-12)
Student to Faculty Ratio: 8:1
Average Class Size: 16
We are dedicated to:
- academic excellence
- the social, emotional, and physical development of the student
- depth, complexity, and differentiation tailored to each student’s needs and abilities and developing creatively productive and ethical world citizens
Source: The Mirman School
Elementary 11811 Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90064
Upper and Middle School- 12201 Washington Place Los Angeles, CA 90066
At the elementary school, kindergarten and 1st grade are combined in multi-age classes called Pods that provide children with a supportive learning environment that nurtures their intellectual, social, and emotional abilities. Second through 5th grades build on this foundation through small classes that give attention to students’ progress in every area of development. Our middle and upper school programs further develop thoughtful learners and engaged citizens through a program of academic mastery, the arts, athletics, and community involvement.
The school’s multidisciplinary curriculum is designed to prepare students to excel in college and in life. Students are taught to evaluate evidence, consider diverging perspectives, and seek connections before they formulate conclusions
Elementary- 2000 Stone Ave Los Angeles, CA 90025
Upper/Middle School 3131 Olympic Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90404
Born of a felt responsibility to prepare young people for the world that awaits them, New Roads School seeks to spark enduring curiosity, to promote personal, social, political, cultural and moral understanding, to instill respect for the life and ecology of the earth, and to foster the sensitivity to embrace life’s deep joys and mysteries.
Through active involvement in learning, students acquire knowledge and cognitive skills that facilitate understanding. The school promotes students’ social and emotional growth in order to encourage caring for others and participation in spiritual life, which fosters a deeper level of understanding and awareness. By use of differentiated instruction and varied means of academic support within a rigorous academic program, Sinai Akiba enables students with a wide range of abilities and needs to achieve and succeed. school established in 1968,
Source- Sinai Akiba Academy
563 North Alfred Street
West Hollywood, CA 90048
These Founders were passionate about respecting the inner world of the child. They sought to develop an early childhood education based each child’s natural developmental pace as well as on the recognized developmental stages through which each individual passes to maturity. At a time when preschool education was in its infancy, CEE’s Founders pioneered a school dedicated to the needs of young children.
During the 1970s, The Center added elementary grades from Kindergarten through Grade Six. Today over 535 students attend CEE. One hundred faculty and staff members comprise a highly qualified professional team committed to serving the entire community of the school: students, parents, grandparents and alumni.
Source- Center for Early Education
15500 Stephen S Wise School Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90077
15900 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049
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