Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Los Angeles Ballet Academy (LABA) offers a variety of dance styles to children ages 3 to 18, and an adult fitness and ballet program, LABA4LIFE.
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The Links at Terranea is a 9-hole, par-3 Southern California oceanfront golf course that offers a junior golf academy for children ages 5 to 18. Assistant Golf Professional Robert Krasemann has worked at Terranea since 2011 and has been involved with the golf industry since he was in high school. His team includes five full-time golf instructors.
Founded in 1961, Viewpoint School offers an enriched college preparatory program on its 40-acre campus located in the scenic foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Head of school Mark McKee oversees 1,215 students in grades kindergarten through 12. Viewpoint also offers extracurricular activities such as music, filmmaking, robotics, more than 130 athletic teams, arts, computer animation and oceanography.
Wise School was founded in 1977 with the goal that every child would feel a deep connection to their Judaism and the world around them. The school’s 600 students range in age from Parenting Center children through sixth grade.
Milken Community School is a large, independent Jewish co-ed school that offers rigorous academics as well as Jewish studies to students in grades 7–12. The school’s experienced administrators are recruited from across the United States.
Louisville High School is an all-girls, Catholic high school founded in 1960. Ninety-one young women and five teachers formed the nucleus of the first class of Louisville, which today has graduated more than 5,000 students. The school offers a variety of extracurricular activities, including a championship volleyball team.
iLEAD Encino offers students an education program that blends independent home study, community experiences and studio instruction based on the Common Core Standards. The learning model of this public charter school promotes individualized instruction, active learning methods and opportunities for self-directed learning. iLEAD Encino launched in 2014 and serves grades TK through 8.
iLEAD North Hollywood offers a structured yet independent learning model designed and administrated by credentialed, award-winning faculty and staff. The school offers project-based learning, extensive college counseling, “Flipped Learning” practices, arts integration, individual learning plans, a nationally ranked speech and debate program, and strong connections to the professional writing community through its “Get Lit” partnership. Extracurricular activities include speech and debate, contemporary music/songwriting, theatre, student council, Key Club and Cheers For Queers. iLEAD North Hollywood enrolls more than 300 students in grades 9 through 12.
The Wesley School is a co-educational K-8 independent day school established in 1999 by a group of parents after the closing of St. Michael’s in Studio City. The school serves more than 300 students in kindergarten through eighth grade and offers a variety of after-school enrichment classes, a competitive sports program and elective courses.
Laurence School offers a 21st-century academic curriculum, including STEAM and global education programs, as well as visual and performing arts, athletics, character education and project-based educational experiences. Founded in in 1953 as a one-room schoolhouse with 12 children, Laurence now enrolls 300 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Overseen by head of school Laurie Wolke, who has 26 years of experience educating children, Laurence is dedicated to the concept of educating the “Total Child.”
Founded in 1933 by Isabelle Buckley, The Buckley School teaches 830 students in grades K–12 using the 4-Fold Plan—a model that places equal emphasis on academics, the arts, athletics and moral education. The Buckley School offers a wide range of extracurricular offerings, including National Honor Society, competitive league athletics, Girls Who Code, Diversity Club, several performing arts productions and an award-winning student newspaper.
Heschel is celebrating 45 years as a community Jewish school, providing a rich education that teaches critical thinking and collaboration. Through experiential learning and innovative programming, the school’s 375 students grow to be mindful about their own learning and to develop a personal understanding of the world. Heschel teaches students in grades TK through 8 and offers extracurricular activities such as athletics, musical theatre and robotics.
Nachshon Minyan is a private religious school emphasizing the teachings and traditions of Judaism in small classes for grades K–6 and a Pre-B’nei Mitzvah class for grade 7. Founder Judy Greenfeld, a rabbi and cantor, and executive director Sandra Gelfat envisioned a camp-like atmosphere for the school and brought in like-minded teachers to teach a project-oriented curriculum that highlights hands-on learning.
Founded in 1980, Los Encinos School is led today by Ilene Reinfeld and provides rigorous academics and a comprehensive arts and humanities curriculum, integrated with technology and science. The school enrolls 168 students in kindergarten through sixth grade and offers a wide range of after-school enrichment activities.
de Toledo High School is an independent Jewish co-ed college preparatory high school founded in 2002. The school offers honors and Advanced Placement courses, performing arts, athletics, STEM, robotics, a speech and debate team, senior internships, extracurricular activities, a four-year college counseling program and global education opportunities.
Sierra Canyon School is an independent, non-sectarian, college preparatory school with an average class size of 17 in the Lower School (grades Early Kindergarten through 6) and 14 in the Upper School (grades 7 through 12). Located in the northern San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, families comprise more than 90 zip codes made accessible by a reverse commute and daily bussing.
STEM³ Academy serves students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering and mathematics yet may struggle with traditional educational methods due to social and learning differences. The school, which accepts public and private funding, offers distinct tracks for elementary, middle and upper school.
Beth Hillel Day School was formed in 2013 with the merging of the Early Childhood and Elementary School. Both schools had well-established programs in the Temple Beth Hillel community since the early 1990s. The school’s enrollment of 200 includes children from age 3 months to 13 years.
Established in 1978, Valley Beth Shalom Harold M. Schulweis Day School (VBS) is a K–6 Jewish elementary school in Encino. Based on a foundation of Jewish values, the school is part of Valley Beth Shalom synagogue.
Berkeley Hall School (BHS) is a coed independent school founded in 1911 by sisters Mabel Cooper and Leila Cooper. The school has an enrollment of 265 from nursery school through eighth grade and offers a wide variety of team sports and enrichment classes.
Chaminade College Preparatory is a coeducational Catholic school in the Marianist tradition, serving more than 2,000 students in grades 6–12. The school’s seven-year learning experience offers a rigorous academic curriculum and diverse extracurricular activities.
Campbell Hall is an independent college preparatory day school for students in kindergarten through grade 12. In addition to offering numerous extracurricular activities, the school also promotes collaborate learning experiences with its Public Partnerships Program. For the past 10 years, Campbell Hall has partnered with area underserved public schools to offer a variety of exchange programs, workshops and enrichment opportunities.
For the past 59 summers, Westmark School’s Camp Funtime has provided summer programs for boys and girls ages 3 to 13. Directed by Linda Stephenson and Ali Guerrero since 2007, Camp Funtime offers 25+ activities on the Westmark School campus.
Adat Ari El offers a progressive education—rooted in project-based learning and Design Thinking methodologies—to students from TK to grade 6. The school offers innovative general academic studies, a Hebrew/Judaic studies program, physical education and performing arts, as well as a wide variety of extracurricular activities.
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