de Toledo High School

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    22622 Vanowen St., West Hills

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Founded in 2002, de Toledo High School offers a coed, college preparatory Jewish education that includes an extensive slate of AP and honors-level courses along with dedicated pre-med, robotics, engineering, computer science, and speech and debate programs. The school features award-winning theatre and arts education and competitive sports teams.

What makes your school unique?

While our students’ success in gaining admission to the nation’s finest universities is second to none, what truly sets our school apart is the “de Toledo Difference.” We weave ethical principles into every step of the student journey and create a tight-knit, trusting community where our students’ happiness and emotional well-being are paramount. Though we focus on academic accomplishment and intellectual inquiry, our students know that becoming an A+ human being represents the core of our school’s ethos and culture of kindness. Supported by broad circles of friends, our students are encouraged to become the very best, most ethical versions of themselves while exploring their innate talents, developing a deep sense of life purpose, and navigating their teenage years with confidence and joy.

How do you promote a global mindset?

Among de Toledo’s most highly acclaimed and unique offerings is our Global Jewish Education program, giving our students the opportunity to study overseas at Jewish schools alongside peers while living with host families. We also host the same international students who hosted our kids. Earlier this semester we had the honor of hosting a dozen Israeli high school students—all hailing from towns near the Gaza Strip—who were intimately affected by the terror attacks in southern Israel on October 7, 2023. They utilized their stay with us to recover and recuperate.

Tell us about an innovative academic program at your school.

The de Toledo Medical Science Academy is a three-year specialized course of study encompassing college preparatory academics, lab work and surgery internships for students interested in careers in medicine, nursing, physical therapy or veterinary medicine. Participating students can join international medical missions. Last semester, de Toledo seniors traveled with the nonprofit Mending Kids to Tanzania to support a surgical team providing life-changing care to 34 children.