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.
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.
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.
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.
The Mirman School, across Mulholland Drive from Bel Air Presbyterian, is "passionately committed to the…More education of highly gifted children."
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."
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.
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.
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."
Crestwood—part of a statewide group of cooperative nursery schools—believes a child's "work" at this age…More is play.
"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.
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.
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.