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.
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
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Bridges Academy (Grades 4-12) is a school serving the twice-exceptional (2e) – students with learning differences who are amazingly bright, outside-the-box thinkers, capable of developing expertise at a very young age in wide-ranging fields, from robotics to religion, string theory to Sanskrit, politics to poetry. The school prepares students for the 21st century and its many opportunities, including university studies and artistic and entrepreneurial endeavors. The school, which opened a second campus in Seattle in fall 2022 and an online high school in 2021, is a testament to the power of strengths-based 2e educational philosophy.
Bridges empowers its students to thrive academically and socially through small classes and differentiated instruction, creating an environment in which gifts are recognized and developed, and learning differences and disabilities are accepted. Many students come to Bridges defined by their challenges but graduate defined by their strengths and talents.
Address: 3921 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Studio City,
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.
The Willows Community School, located in Culver City is a Developmental Kindergarten through 8th grade non-profit, co-educational independent school enrolling 465 students annually. Nationally recognized as a balanced, progressive educational leader, The Willows’ strong academic program incorporates experiential learning and thematic instruction into cutting-edge curriculum and integrates technology and the arts into the classroom. The Willows is strongly committed to financial assistance and seeks a broad-based student body with a diversity of race, ethnicity, economics and learning styles. 33% of its student body is comprised of students of color, and the school annually enrolls students from 57+ zip codes across the greater Los Angeles area. We believe each child brings our community an extraordinary gift: a curious mind, ready to explore and eager to learn.
Address: 8509 Higuera Street, Culver City,