The Mirman School, across Mulholland Drive from Bel Air Presbyterian, is "passionately committed to the…More education of highly gifted children."</p>
<p>Opened in 1962 as the Mirman School for Gifted Children, the school aims to provide "academic nurturing, intellectual stimulation, emotional care, artistic fostering, physical health, social and ethical development, humanistic interests and personal growth of the highly gifted and talented."</p>
<p>The school features 10 lower-school classrooms, 10 upper-school classrooms, the Annenberg Center for Communications, the Garen and Greif Computer Labs, a state-of-the-art lower school science lab and Kirianoff science lab, the Lantz Art Center, a music room, the Leonard M. Ross Family Auditorium and the McDaniel Library. Call or visit the website for more information.</p>
Brentwood School, founded in 1972, is an independent K-12 coed day school on Sunset Boulevard.
It seeks to…More "provide challenging, engaging programs in a nurturing learning environment, devoting care and attention to every student. Embracing high standards of character, commitment, and achievement, ...[and]... encourages students to think critically and creatively and to act ethically. "</p>
<p>By graduation, graduates have learned to "think critically, to reason scientifically, to understand the relationship between the global economy and sustainable environments, to attain proficiency in a foreign language (or languages), to recognize how art impacts business, culture, and commerce (and vice versa), to articulate ideas in different forums and through various media, and to become conversant in the cultural and religious beliefs of a number of countries."</p>
<p>Brentwood allocates approximately $3.5 million annually in tuition assistance.</p>
Kenter offers strong enrichment to all kids in art, music, science, physical education and computers. With parents as…More partners, the school hopes to foster a learning environment that teaches children how to be safe, respectful, and responsible citizens, as well as thinkers, discoverers and inquirers.</p>
Curtis School 15871 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA90049 This traditional school that offers a well-rounded educational experience for young people in kindergarten…More through sixth grade.
In 1993, Paul Revere Middle School school achieved magnet status and, a year later, became a Los Angeles Unified…More School District charter school. The magnet designation results from intense study programs in mathematics, science and technology for grades six through eight.</p>
<p>The school is located on 23-acre campus that features a "farm" where abandoned chickens and rabbits thrive, a vegetable garden and a vineyard, tennis courts, a grass sports field with obstacle course.</p>
The Sunshine Pre-School offers daycare and educational opportunities for children 2 to 5 years old. Located in…More a converted home, it features a bright, friendly atmosphere. There is an average of 14 children in the class, which offers play-based learning, such as dress-up, counting, help with the calendar, science and phonics, with teacher guidance. The school is operated by Director Rita Cornyn.</p>
Berkeley Hall School 16000 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA90049 Pre-K through eighth grade students thrive in a lush green campus at the crest of the Santa Monica Mountains at this…More Berkeley Hall, founded in 1911 by Christian Scientists who were dedicated to promoting the unlimited, intelligent nature of all children as expressions of God. Spiritual but nonsectarian Berkeley stresses honesty, compassion, responsibility and respect for self and others. Academics build character, too and Berkeley Hall seeks to inspire "a love of learning, confidence, self-esteem, and a spirit of discovery. " All students take Spanish. Older students mentor younger students. Junior high students take on leadership roles that help them transition to high school confidently.
Brentwood Science has the biggest enrollment of any elementary magnet school in the Los Angeles Unified School…More District. Students are bused in from 200 districts across the district and speak 37 different languages, including Farsi, Russian, Spanish, Korean and Chinese. </p>
<p>Highly-ranked in the California API scores, the school emphasizes the scientific method and logical inquiry. Sports teams, robotics clubs, parent-funded music and arts enrichment all combine to actualize the school's mission statement: "The mission of Brentwood Science Magnet is to enable all students to become contributing members of a diverse society, empowered with the knowledge, values, and skill necessary to meet challenges with success." </p>
Palisades Elementary Charter School is an affiliated charter school within the Los Angeles Unified School District.…More Along with standard subjects, the school offers the Children's Music Workshop program, giving students musical instrument instruction from professional music teachers. Some students from the program get the chance to perform at the All Schools Honor Orchestra at UCLA. The Palisades Enrichment Program at the school raises funds to support the computer lab, music program, yard supervision, science fair, art instruction, the Discovery Garden, drama, environmental lessons and physical education.</p>
<p>The school uses the Tribes program as a process of learning that promotes healthy growth of students. Community service is also an important part of the Palisades Elementary curriculum, encouraging students to learn social responsibility. After school, students can participate in the STAR enrichment program, which provides additional instruction and activities in specialized subjects and gives children time for homework.</p>
Crestwood—part of a statewide group of cooperative nursery schools—believes a child's "work" at this age…More is play. </p>
<p>"Children are the architects of their own education; given a rich environment of possibilities and a minimum of adult intervention, children will learn to make choices, resolve conflicts, and solve problems," according to the school's mission statement.</p>
<p>Since the school is a co-op, each family is required to work at the school a minimum of two times per month per child and if necessary two workdays (per child). The school is a living legacy of a post-WWII push for cooperative housing in Los Angeles, led by the Mutual Housing Association, which built Crestwood Hills. It's also a perfectly up-to-date exemplar of how community and parental involvement can make an ordinary school extraordinary. Located high up near unspoiled Crestwood Hills Park, it's an idyllic place for kids to learn and grow.</p>
Built on the foundation of the highest academic standards and Jewish ethical and spiritual values, the Milken Middle…More School and sibling Community High School aim to mold students with sharp minds, generous hearts and kind souls.</p>
<p>The middle school was founded in 1981 in a few dorm rooms on the east side of Sepulveda on the Bel Air campus of what is now American Jewish University, the next-door neighbor of the Stephen S. Wise Temple and its elementary school.</p>
<p>The success of the school led to the 1994 purchase of land on Mulholland west of the 405, the erection of temporary buildings and a new middle school/high school campus completed in 1998.</p>
<p>But there's lot's more than a breathtaking view and high-technology facilities. The Milken experience cultivates "Judaism as a pluralistic, moral, spiritual and intellectual way of life which, in the context of community, refines the human being (<em>tikkun atzmi</em>) and repairs the world (<em>tikkun olam</em>)."</p>
<p>Middle school years can be especially tough on developing adolescents, so Milken offers an "inviting, supportive and safe environment because these are the optimal conditions for the academic development of young adolescents. The tone of the school explicitly and self-consciously emphasizes trust, decency, and fairness." </p>
Maybe you didn't notice when it stopped being the Eastern Star Home for Women -- that 1931 Spanish Revival casa…More grande </em>on Sunset that was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989.</p>
<p>That's OK. It looks exactly the same, but the beautiful structure now houses the Archer School for Girls, started in 1995 by three mothers who couldn't find a school they liked for their daughters.</p>
<p>This all-girl institution "provides more than a traditional, girl-centric learning environment. [It]... equally prepares young women for leadership in our ever-emerging global world."</p>
<p>Offering grades six through 12 and enrolling around 450 students, 31% are "students of color." Students come from 138 elementary and secondary schools and from 71 Los Angeles zip codes. Over $2.5 million in tuition assistance is awarded annually.</p>
<p>True to founders' vision, Archer says it remains "intentional in its practice of teaching girls the way they learn best."</p>
In the post-World War II McCarthy era, when progressive politics were demonized in right-wing circles, a group of Los…More Angeles parents and teachers decided that they wanted their kids educated according to the progressive values they held so dear. We "were risk-takers," they say, "passionate ... for a better world, and certain that that world could begin by educating ... children in a humanistic, democratic way."</p>
<p>They "understood that children displayed an innate joy of freedom in learning and were certain that a mode of education existed which could retain and heighten the pleasure of mastery, while simultaneously instilling sane and sensible values and a feeling of responsibility to the class, the school, the community, and the world."</p>
<p>The ideals of the founders live on at Westland, and the school is still owned by a non-profit corporation whose voting members are parents and teachers, "thus guaranteeing a unified spirit which would be of greatest benefit to children."</p>
Kidville 11740 San Vicente Blvd Ste 107, Los Angeles, CA90049 Kidville is a national education and play center for kids from newborns through six years old. It provides camps, art…More programs, music, parental resources, enrichment programs and preschool alternative programs. It also hosts birthday parties.
Brentwood Art Center 13031 Montana Ave, Los Angeles, CA90049 Brentwood Art Center is located on Montana Avenue near 26th Street and has served the Brentwood and surrounding…More communities since 1971. Brentwood Art Center offers art classes for children, teens and adults year-round with class sizes generally ranging between nine to 13 students. Winter and summer art camps for children are also available at Brentwood Art Center as well as adult travel programs. Students working on and looking for assistance on portfolios are welcome. Basic drawing supplies are available for sale but most adult classes require students to provide their own materials. Brentwood Art Center also hosts birthday parties and offers exhibits featuring students' completed art works.