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LA Education Guide

Berkeley Hall School

Type: Middle School, Preschool, Private Elementary School

Description:

Berkeley Hall School is a private, coeducational school for students in preschool through grade 8. Rigorous academics in a supportive atmosphere and grounded character development allow students to become fearless scholars and conscientious citizens – gain a love of learning, leadership with social responsibility, creativity with moral integrity, and self-esteem with compassion for others and the environment.

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Address: 16000 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Phone Number: 310-476-6421

Email: [email protected]

Website: Berkeley Hall School

Bright Star Schools

Type: Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Public Charter School

Description:

Bright Star Schools, a network of high-performing, charter public schools across Los Angeles, provides holistic, inclusive support, rigorous academics, and rich life experiences for our students to find joy and fulfillment in higher education, career, and life.

Founded in 2003, Bright Star Schools operates some of the highest performing charter public schools in Los Angeles. We’re building pathways of seamless, high-quality, kindergarten-through-12th grade public educational models and higher education support.

In nine, tuition-free public schools in three communities, our 3,500+ students experience rigorous academics, inclusive education, social-emotional support, and rich life opportunities beyond the classroom.

Our schools in West Adams/Baldwin Village are Stella Elementary Charter Academy, Stella Middle Charter Academy and Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy.
Our schools in Koreatown are Rise Kohyang Elementary School, Rise Kohyang Middle School and Rise Kohyang High School.

Our schools in the San Fernando Valley are Valor Academy Elementary School, Valor Academy Middle School, and Valor Academy High School.

 

Connect:

Phone Number: 323-954-9957

Email: [email protected]

Website: Bright Star Schools

Building Blocks Christian Academy

Type: Preschool, Religious Affiliation

Description:

We know you have many choices when it comes to choosing the first school experience for your child. At Building Blocks Christian Academy we are pleased to be able to provide the community of West LA with a quality early childhood program that exists to equip children with the essential building blocks for life – body, mind and spirit.

Our program blends play-based learning with hands-on academic experiences to prepare the children for the next level in their education. We provide a program that reflects the developmental level of each child through individual, small group and large group activities. We balance our day with both active and quiet time and indoor and outdoor play. We have a newly renovated classroom and a large outdoor space featuring a spacious grass yard and new playground equipment.

Building Blocks serves children ages 2.5-5 and is located in the Mar Vista neighborhood, convenient to Venice, Marina del Rey, Playa Vista and surrounding areas.

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Address: 3734 S. Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Phone Number: 310-560-7684

Email: [email protected]

Website: Building Blocks Christian Academy

Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

Type: Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Preschool, Public Charter School

Description:

Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (“CNCA”) is a small network of seven high-performing, community-based, free public schools serving students from preschool through 12th grade. Our schools are recognized for providing a research-based curriculum with integrated support systems and stand-out enrichment offerings like our bilingual program option, music and dance enrichment, and college awareness and readiness support starting from the beginning. We are proud of our success and excited to welcome new students to our seven different campuses.

Our application window is open from October 12, 2021 to January 28, 2022. When more applications are received than space, we will hold a public lottery event on Friday, February 11, 2022. Our schools are tuition-free and open to all! There are no residential restrictions. School hours are typically from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with before and after school and extracurricular activities available starting at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. daily.

Process to Apply
• Submit an application to be included in the Feb. 11 lottery
Complete your application here.
• Need help? Call our Home Support Office at 213-417-3400 or email [email protected]

Enrollment Reminders and Details
• All new students (including siblings) must apply to enroll at CNCA
• When more applications are received than space, a public lottery event will take place on Feb. 28
• Our Virtual Enrollment Events can be found on our website under “Enroll” on the homepage (pre-registration required!) Virtual School Events – Enroll – Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
• See other important dates and details here: Application Deadline and Lottery – Enroll – Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
• All applications received AFTER January 28 will be added to the waitlist or accepted as space permits.

To learn more about CNCA visit our website, follow CNCASchools on Facebook or Instagram, or call our Home School Office at 213-417-3400.

We look forward to getting to know you and your family as you explore CNCA!

Connect:

Phone Number: 213-417-3400

Email: [email protected]

Website: Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

Children’s Community School

Type: Private Elementary School

Description:

LA’s progressive Elementary School. Children’s Community School prepares children to be active citizens in a democracy. At every step, we relate study to life. We believe education ought to prepare each and every student to take part in shaping their own future—and the future of society.

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Address: 14702 Sylvan St, Van Nuys, CA 91411

Phone Number: (818) 780-6226

Email: [email protected]

Website: Children's Community School

Girls Athletic Leadership School

Type: Featured Charter Schools, Middle School, Public Charter School, Special Education Resources

Description:

GALS LA is a free all-girls public charter middle school serving students in grades 6-8 in the San Fernando Valley. GALS LA takes a holistic stance to development that recognizes the deep connection between a healthy mind and a healthy body. Through the integration of a health and wellness curriculum addressing the physical, emotional, and psychosocial needs of female adolescents, GALS LA helps students to emerge as leaders of their own lives. The young women at GALS LA have the ability to pursue their strengths and passions, and to understand their responsibility to the local and global community.

The Girls Athletic Leadership School Los Angeles envisions a world where all young women, regardless of their background, have the opportunity to access the skills, knowledge, and self-determination to succeed in secondary school, college, their communities, and the world.

Noted for Social Emotional Learning and Movement Based Learning

Connect:

Address: 8015 Van Nuys Blvd, Panorama City, CA 91402

Phone Number: 818-389-1184

Email: [email protected]

Website: Girls Athletic Leadership School

Hollywood Schoolhouse

Type: Preschool, Private Elementary School

Description:

Hollywood Schoolhouse knows, values, and encourages fearless curiosity. Through a blended program of innovative academics and structured learning, our diverse community inspires students to be academically strong, artistically proud, physically active, and socially grounded.

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Address: 1233 North McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 91602

Phone Number: 323-465-1320

Email: [email protected]

Website: Hollywood Schoolhouse

International School of Los Angeles

Type: International, Preschool, Private Elementary School

Description:

The International School of Los Angeles is a non-profit, independent, international school committed to bilingual education and academic excellence in a nurturing environment. The International School of Los Angeles offers a preschool through 12th grade curriculum that culminates in the French baccalauréat or the International Baccalaureate®’s Diploma Programme.

With over 65 nationalities and 40 spoken languages represented across its multiple Los Angeles-area campuses (Burbank, Los Feliz, Pasadena, and West Valley), the School invites its students to study and live in a diverse global community every day.

The International School of Los Angeles is committed to the values of respect, excellence, and diversity, and to preparing students of all backgrounds to excel in and contribute to a global world. Since 1978, the School has been instilling the love of learning in all its students through small classes and low student-to-teacher ratios.

If you envision your child studying and learning in an intimate setting and growing up to be a confident, caring, and open-minded critical thinker who will thrive in a diverse, competitive world, book a tour today.

Five Locations in Los Angeles:

Burbank Campus (6th – 12th grade)
1105 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506

Los Feliz Early Learning Center (preschool & pre-K)
2714 St George Street, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Los Feliz Campus (pre-K – 5th grade)
4155 Russell Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Pasadena Campus (preschool – 5th grade)
30 N. Marion Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106

West Valley Campus (preschool – 5th grade)
5933 Lindley Avenue, Tarzana, CA 91356

 

Connect:

Phone Number: 626-695-5159

Email: [email protected]

Website: International School of Los Angeles

International School of Los Angeles – High School

Type: International, Private High School

Description:

The International School of Los Angeles is a non-profit, independent, international school committed to bilingual education and academic excellence in a nurturing environment. The International School of Los Angeles offers a curriculum that culminates in the French baccalauréat or the International Baccalaureate®’s Diploma Programme.

With over 65 nationalities and 40 spoken languages represented across its multiple Los Angeles-area campuses (Burbank, Los Feliz, Pasadena, and West Valley), the School invites its students to study and live in a diverse global community every day.

The International School of Los Angeles is committed to the values of respect, excellence, and diversity, and to preparing students of all backgrounds to excel in and contribute to a global world. Since 1978, the School has been instilling the love of learning in all its students through small classes and low student-to-teacher ratios.

If you envision your child studying and learning in an intimate setting and growing up to be a confident, caring, and open-minded critical thinker who will thrive in a diverse, competitive world, book a tour today.

Four Additional Locations in Los Angeles, from Preschool- 12th grade:

Burbank Campus (6th – 12th grade)
1105 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506

Los Feliz Early Learning Center (preschool & pre-K)
2714 St George Street, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Los Feliz Campus (pre-K – 5th grade)
4155 Russell Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Pasadena Campus (preschool – 5th grade)
30 N. Marion Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106

West Valley Campus (preschool – 5th grade)
5933 Lindley Avenue, Tarzana, CA 91356

Connect:

Address: 1105 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506

Phone Number: 626-695-5159

Email: [email protected]

Website: International School of Los Angeles

KIPP SoCal Public Schools

Type: Elementary School, Featured Charter Schools, Middle School, Public Charter School

Description:

KIPP SoCal Public Schools is a nonprofit organization that operates 20 tuition-free charter public schools with a whole-child approach to learning. These award-winning schools help students graduate college at a rate 3 times higher than the national average for under-resourced communities. Today, you can find KIPP SoCal’s joyful and academically excellent schools  — open to all — grades TK-8, across three districts: Los Angeles, Compton, and San Diego.

With the purpose of education for liberation, KIPP SoCal engages in open-dialogue between students, families, and communities to understand their needs, their concerns and most importantly their realities. KIPP SoCal offers #WellnessWednesday as part of their commitment to mental health, that includes monthly community info sessions, weekly Q&A’s, and daily “Calm Corner” inspirational videos, to see, develop, and inspire the limitless potential in each and all KIPPsters.

 

Connect:

Phone Number: 323-647-8898

Email: [email protected]

Website: KIPP SoCal Public Schools

Larchmont Charter School

Type: Elementary School, Featured Charter Schools, High School, Middle School, Public Charter School, TK (Transitional Kindergarten)

Description:

Larchmont Charter School is a free public charter school serving over 1,500 students in grades TK-12th on four campuses in Los Angeles. Larchmont has become a national leader in progressive education, fulfilling our mission to provide a socio-economically, culturally and racially diverse community of students with an exceptional public education. With participation from our entire community, we strive to instill in each student a dedication to improving the world we inhabit. Larchmont Charter, we believe, reflects what great public education can and should be.

We offer all students in CA a free education with rich programming, including:

• Highly qualified teachers with expertise in both academic and social emotional development
• Small class sizes
• Exceptional academic program rooted in constructivist, project based learning
• Diverse student body
• Weekly enrichment classes including PE, art, music, gardening, cooking and more
• Affordable after care for TK-7th grade
• Nutritious gourmet lunch program (Larchmont offers free and reduced price meals for students who qualify)
• Students of all backgrounds at Larchmont outperform their peers in surrounding schools
• Robust offering of AP classes
• Dynamic arts program
• CIF sports program in high school
• High technology to student ratio
• Fantastic community of families
• “#3 in Best Charter Elementary Schools in Los Angeles Area” according to 2021 Best Schools by Niche.com
• Top 6% of ranked high schools nationally according to U.S. News & World Report (2021)

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Phone Number:

Email: [email protected]

Website: Larchmont Charter School

Leaps n Boundz

Type: Special Education Resources

Description:

Leaps n Boundz provides therapy, recreation and social programming for individuals with diverse abilities.  We teach in therapeutic and fun environments that promote strength and growth in all aspects of life. Play and movement are used as tools to increase motivation, improve life-skills, build self-esteem and create opportunities for social interactions.  Our programs enable individuals of all abilities, through individualized goals and objectives, to improve his/her quality of life. Through increased independence, our safe and supportive environments provide participants with unique experiences and creative learning opportunities.

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Address: 5301 Beethoven St Suite #155, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Phone Number: 310-821-0963

Email: [email protected]

Website: Leaps n Boundz

PS1 Pluralistic School

Type: Featured Private Elementary Schools, Private Elementary School

Description:

Located in Santa Monica, PS1 is a coeducational day school for children in grades K-6. At PS1, children grown up in—and help shape—an exceptionally joyful, empathetic, dynamic learning community. From this intentionally created microcosm your child emerges excited and prepared to change the wider world for the better.

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Address: 1225 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone Number: 310-394-1313

Email: [email protected]

Website: PS1 Pluralistic School

Stratford School

Type: Featured Private Elementary Schools, Private Elementary School

Description:

Stratford School is a private Preschool, Elementary, and Middle School with Southern California campuses in Altadena, Mission Viejo, and West Los Angeles. We provide an unparalleled education where children are inspired to become creative problem-solvers, innovators, and confident leaders.

Stratford’s STEAM based curriculum is specifically sequenced to provide a foundation for academic excellence, taught in a warm and caring environment. Arts, music, character development, and physical activity round out our students’ experience.

Beyond the classroom, Stratford encourages students to explore their individual passions through enrichment activities to strengthen personal development and prepare them for admission to competitive high schools and colleges. Evident at all our schools is the Stratford motto, “Summa spes, summa res,” meaning “highest hopes, highest things.”

Stratford Altadena: 2046 Allen Ave, Altadena, CA 91001
Stratford Mission Viejo: 2471 Chrisanta Dr., Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Stratford West Los Angeles: 2000 Stoner Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025

*Please check with your preferred campus for grades currently offered.

Connect:

Phone Number: 626-794-1000

Email: [email protected]ls.com

Website: Stratford School

The IKAR Early Childhood Center

Type: Preschool

Description:

The IKAR ECC offers a developmental, play-based program infused with Judaic and social justice curricula. Our program embraces commitments to Judaic learning; an intro to conversational, liturgical, and written Hebrew; Reggio Emilia-inspired emergent learning; our partnership with the community of Katira, Uganda; and the practice of Tikkun Olam (taking care of the earth). We offer half day and full day options and are open to children ages 2-5. Families do not need to be Jewish to attend. We are open and operating safely and joyfully under strict COVID protocols. Located in Mid-City Los Angeles.

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Phone Number: 323-634-1870

Email: [email protected]

Website: The IKAR Early Childhood Center

Total Tutors

Type: Academic, Creative Writing, Distance Learning Support, Language Classes, Special Education Resources, STEM, Tutoring Service, Virtual Classes

Description:

Tutoring

Total Tutors brings a new way of educating through individualized education programs, psychology-backed methods, and seasoned education professionals. The success of our private tutoring programs stems from our own evaluations and extensive tutor matching process that cater to each student’s individual needs, helping them learn effectively and build positive connections with education. We offer tutoring for all subjects K – 12 with a focus on elementary education, as well as test prep and reading/ writing & math/ logic development programs, in-home or virtually. No what your needs are, trust Total Tutors to deliver the best education and help unlock your child’s full potential.

Distance Learning Support

Total Tutors offers customized learning pod support to assist in and supplement distance learning for small groups. Our experienced educator meets the pod at any location in Orange County or online, reviews and reteaches materials covered in online curriculum, assists in homework and project completion, and provides a safe and structured environment for learning. We also offer additional pod enrichment programs with a mix of Arts & Sciences, music, and physical activity to provide an engaging, well-rounded education experience.

Enrichment Programs

Total Tutors offers enrichment programs for music, instruments, Arts & Sciences project-based learning, supplemental education, and fitness & sports programming offered through Fit First. Our enrichment programs can be offered as targeted private lessons or learning pod enrichment programs that offer a mix of enrichment opportunities. Enrichment programs are offered in-home in Orange County or as online lessons or workshops.

Special Education Resources

Total Tutors offers special education services for behavior intervention, social skills instruction, and custom education programs tailored to each student’s specific needs, as well as life skills classes for all students. We have a team of highly qualified and accomplished professionals from various fields to teach GATE students and advanced extracurricular subjects. With many experienced ABA trained and special education certified staff and field experts, we are the best choice for special needs tutoring.

Located in Irvine, Orange County and serving clients online as well.

 

Connect:

Phone Number: (949) 287-3305

Email: [email protected]

Website: Total Tutors

Wonder Preschool & Learning Center

Type: Preschool

Description:

Affordable preschool with full and part time schedules and a nurturing parent community to support families’ diverse needs. Our curriculum is play-based, research-driven and developmentally appropriate programming for 2 to 5 years old with special emphasis on social-emotional learning. COVID-19 precautions: ventilation system, stable cohorts, frequent hand-washing, weekly on-site testing, hourly site sanitation, daily cleaning in all areas.

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Address: 3031 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Phone Number: 323-644-9380

Email: [email protected]

Website: Wonder Preschool & Learning Center