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LA Education Guide

Aveson Center for Independent Study

Type: Homeschool Program, Public Charter School

Description:

ACIS offers a homeschool-style hybrid independent study experience for elementary and middle school students. Our program provides the advantages of highly personalized academic instruction at home while simultaneously providing the social and academic benefits of being part of a school community with a consistent peer base.

All ACIS scholars are encouraged to delve deeply into their passions, build upon their strengths, and maintain a growth mindset when facing challenges. From Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through Eighth Grade, ACIS scholars pursue an exemplary education that is truly designed just for them.

Connect:

Address: 1919 East Pinecrest Dr., Altadena, CA 91001

Phone Number: 626-797-1440

Email: [email protected]

Website: Aveson Center for Independent Study

Brawerman Elementary School East

Type: Preschool, Private Elementary School, Religious Affiliation

Description:

Students grow into kind, confident, independent thinkers and doers who are well prepared to apply their skills and abilities as they advance through life.

We hold ourselves to the highest academic standards and a tradition of Jewish values that emphasize teaching, learning, personal, and social responsibility. The inquisitive nature of Judaism, which invites the curious to explore, discover, and debate, provides the ideal learning environment.

Connect:

Address: 3663 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010

Phone Number: (213) 835-2170

Email: [email protected]

Website: Brawerman Elementary School East

Bright Star Schools

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

Description:

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 ext 1030

Email: [email protected]

Website: Bright Star Schools

Citizens of the World Charter Schools Los Angeles

Type: Elementary School, Public Charter School

Description:

Citizens of the World Charter Schools Los Angeles (CWC LA) is a nonprofit organization that operates a network of high-performing public charter schools across Los Angeles.

Our mission is to create an intimate network of high-achieving, community-based public schools for a diverse community of students, developing their abilities, confidence, and sense of responsibility for themselves and their community as true citizens of the world.

CWC LA currently operates five schools across fives distinct neighborhoods of Los Angeles: CWC Hollywood (TK-5), CWC Silver Lake (TK-8), CWC Mar Vista (TK-8), CWC West Valley (TK-1st), CWC East Valley (opening August 2021).

All of our schools are tuition-free, non-religious public schools committed to socio-economic, cultural and racial diversity. The success of our work relies on our highly-engaged parent community, as well as the support of key partnerships at the school and regional levels. At our schools, parents and the greater community often volunteer countless hours to on-campus activities as well as financially contribute to support each school’s operating budgets.

Connect:

Address: 5371 Wilshire Blvd. #200, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Phone Number: 818-330-3050

Email: [email protected]

Website: Citizens of the World Charter Schools Los Angeles

Compass Charter Schools

Type: Elementary School, High School, Homeschool Program, Middle School, Public Charter School, Special Education Resources

Description:

Compass Charter Schools is committed to providing a safe, family-centered alternative to the traditional brick-and-mortar school. Compass is an ideal solution for all type of scholars who may choose from our Online or Options Programs.

Connect:

Address: 850 Hampshire Road, Suite P, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

Phone Number: 855-937-4227

Email: [email protected]

Website: Compass Charter Schools

Echo Horizon School

Type: Private Elementary School

Description:

At Echo Horizon, we prioritize the elementary school experience by creating a safe, inclusive community where children don’t have to grow up too quickly. With 180 students in grades Pre-K–6, our intentionally small community allows us to get to know one another beyond the surface. Echo’s diverse scholars come from 49 different zip codes within Los Angeles County and approximately 50 percent of our students identify as people of color.

Children thrive in our kind, connected community, one where they are free to explore, question, and imagine. Fifteen percent of our students are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). Our DHH students use hearing technology and grow up alongside their hearing peers. The advantage of this unique educational model to both hearing and non-hearing students is invaluable: children develop empathy, an appreciation of difference, and essential communication skills.

Above all, education at Echo Horizon is joyful: our students go out into the world with exuberance, confidence, and resilience. Echo’s graduates go on to the top secondary schools in Los Angeles and our alumni are changemakers, scientists, athletes, and artists. Our purpose is to empower children with the empathy, intellectual curiosity, resourcefulness, and courage they need to change the world for future generations.

Connect:

Address: 3430 McManus Ave., Culver City, CA 90232

Phone Number: (310) 838-2442

Email: [email protected]

Website: Echo Horizon 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

Type: Tutoring Service

Description:

Kango is an award-winning, app-based service used by families and schools throughout the LA area, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, Tucson, and Phoenix, Arizona. The company provides safe rides and childcare for kids, and has now added virtual tutoring services for school-aged children!

All providers have tutoring experience or are certified teachers. Kango also offers an enriching online “Tiny Explorers” program for young children aged 3-6 including story time, art projects, singing and more.

Virtual sessions last 30 minutes or 60 minutes and cost $14.99 – $29.99. Your first 30 minute virtual session is free!

Connect:

Phone Number:

Email: [email protected]

Website: Kango

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.

Connect:

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.

Connect:

Address: 1225 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone Number: 310-394-1313

Email: [email protected]

Website: PS1 Pluralistic School

Stratford School Altadena

Type: Private Elementary School

Description:

Stratford School Altadena is a private preschool through elementary school nestled in the scenic foothill community of Altadena. Our campus offers three preschool programs: Early Preschool starting at 2 years of age with no potty training required, an enriched hands-on STEAM-based Preschool program, and a Mandarin Bilingual Preschool program, both starting at 2 ½ and potty trained.

Our Elementary program provides 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.”

Connect:

Address: 2046 Allen Ave, Altadena, CA 91001

Phone Number: 626-794-1000

Email: [email protected]

Website: Stratford School Altadena

Stratford School Los Angeles

Type: Private Elementary School

Description:

Stratford School Los Angeles is a private preschool through elementary school tucked away in the heart of Hollywood. Our campus offers two preschool programs: An enriched hands-on STEAM-based Preschool program and a Mandarin Bilingual Preschool program, both start at 2 ½ and potty trained.

Our Elementary program provides 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 our school is the Stratford motto, “Summa spes, summa res,” meaning “highest hopes, highest things.”

Connect:

Address: 1200 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Phone Number: 323-962-3075

Email: [email protected]

Website: Stratford School Los Angeles

Stratford School West Los Angeles

Type: Preschool, Private Elementary School

Description:

Our West Los Angeles community campus is focused on early childhood education offering Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Transitional Kindergarten programs. Stratford’s hands-on learning approach cultivates a child’s natural curiosity and wonder inspiring children to become creative problem-solvers, imaginative innovators, and confident leaders.

Our teachers balance academic learning with lots of fun to inspire a love of learning, build self-confidence, and nurture growing independence and social/emotional skills. The open, caring, family-oriented atmosphere at Stratford School helps preschoolers feel safe – physically and emotionally – and nurtures the whole child, both mind and heart.

Connect:

Address: 2000 Stoner Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Phone Number: 424-293-2783

Email: [email protected]

Website: Stratford School West Los Angeles

The Center for Early Education

Type: Preschool, Private Elementary School

Description:

The Center for Early Education, a socio-economically and culturally diverse independent school for children, toddlers through grade six, strives to graduate students who are joyful, resilient, life-long learners. The Center embraces a philosophy of education that combines a nurturing, inclusive learning environment with an increasingly challenging academic program that addresses the developmental needs of each child.

While most students enter The Center in the Toddler program, Early Childhood 1 “EC1” (the first year of preschool), or Kindergarten, we welcome applications at all grade levels! The 2021-22 application for all grade levels is open online now.

Connect:

Address: 563 N Alfred Street, West Hollywood, CA 90048

Phone Number: 323-651-0707

Email: [email protected]

Website: The Center for Early Education

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

Woodcrest School

Type: Private Elementary School

Description:

K-8 private school in Tarzana offering a strong academic foundation with small class size. Our students attend top high schools in the San Fernando Valley and are proficient users of technology, innovators, strong communicators, and kind.

Connect:

Address: 6043 Tampa Ave., Tarzana, CA 91356

Phone Number: 818-693-3303

Email: [email protected]

Website: Woodcrest School