Wilshire Private School, Los Angeles:
Wilshire Private School is an independent K-6 school located near the Miracle Mile district in Mid-Wilshire in Los Angeles. Wilshire Private School also hosts international students mainly from Asia and specializes in intensive English language instruction. Our kindergarten through sixth grade academy offers qualified, experienced, and caring teachers. Our learning community flourishes in a well-located and safe environment conducive to well-rounded educational achievement. Wilshire Private is part of the Wilshire Performing Arts Academy, Hollywood Wilshire Sports League, the Independent School Alliance for Minority Students and are sponsored by the Korean Institute of Southern California (KISC).
- Kindergarten program
- Elementary School program
- Lower School program (til end of 6th Grade)
* English / Language Arts:
The English-Language Arts Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve represents a strong consensus on the skills, knowledge, and abilities that all students should be able to master in language arts at specific grade levels during 13 years in the California public school system. Each standard describes the content students need to master by the end of each grade level (kindergarten through grade eight) or cluster of grade levels (grades nine and ten and grades eleven and twelve).
A high-quality mathematics program is essential for all students and provides every student with the opportunity to choose among the full range of future career paths. Mathematics, when taught well, is a subject of beauty and elegance, exciting in its logic and coherence. It trains the mind to be analytic - providing the foundation for intelligent and precise thinking.
To compete successfully in the worldwide economy, today's students must have a high degree of comprehension in mathematics. For too long schools have suffered from the notion that success in mathematics is the province of a talented few. Instead, a new expectation is needed: all students will attain California's mathematics academic content standards, and many will be inspired to achieve far beyond the minimum standards.
* History / Social Science:
The California State Board of Education has worked hard with the Academic Standards Commission to develop history-social science standards that reflect California's commitment to history-social science education. These standards emphasize historical narrative, highlight the roles of significant individuals throughout history, and convey the rights and obligations of citizenship.
In that spirit, the standards proceed chronologically and call attention to the story of America as a noble experiment in a constitutional republic. They recognize that America's ongoing struggle to realize the ideals of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution is the struggle to maintain our beautifully complex national heritage of e pluribus unum. While the standards emphasize Western civilizations as the source of American political institutions, laws, and ideology, they also expect students to analyze the changing political relationships within and among other countries and regions of the world, both throughout history and within the context of contemporary global interdependence.
* Physical / Health Education:
Physical education significantly contributes to students' well-being; therefore, it is an instructional priority for California schools and an integral part of our students' educational experience. High-quality physical education instruction contributes to good health, develops fundamental and advanced motor skills, improves students' self-confidence, and provides opportunities for increased levels of physical fitness that are associated with high academic achievement. The Physical Education Model Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve affirms the standing of physical education; rigor is essential to achievement, and participation is not the same as education.
Mastering fundamental movement skills at an early age establishes a foundation that facilitates further motor skill acquisition and gives students increased capacity for a lifetime of successful and enjoyable physical activity experiences. Similarly, the patterns of physical activity acquired during childhood and adolescence are likely to be maintained throughout one's life span, providing physi- ' s cal, mental, and social benefits.
The Science Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve represents the content of science education and includes the essential skills and knowledge students will need to be scientifically literate citizens in the twenty-first century. By adopting these standards, the State Board of Education affirms its commitment to provide a world-class science education for all California students.
These standards reflect the diligent work and commitment of the Commission for the Establishment of Academic Content and Performance Standards (Academic Standards Commission) and the commission's Science Committee to define the common academic content of science education at every grade level.
* Visual and Performing Arts:
The arts are a dynamic presence in our daily lives, enabling us to express our creativ- ity while challenging our intellect. Through the arts, children have a unique means of expression that captures their passions and emotions and allows them to explore ideas, subject matter, and culture in delightfully different ways. Achievement in the arts cultivates essential skills, such as problem solving, creative thinking, effective planning, time management, teamwork, effective communication, and an understanding of technology. The visual and performing arts standards presented here are comprehensive and pro- vide important guidance for schools to pre- pare curricula for students in prekindergarten through grade twelve.
For the four disciplines of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts— each with its own body of knowledge and skills—the standards are organized into five strands that are woven throughout all artistic experiences. The standards incorporate both traditional means of artistic expression and newer media, such as cinematography, video, and computer-generated art.
Gifted Student Program:
Students who are gifted are mainstreamed into the general student body without any loss to their ability to achieve their potential. The WPS Gifted Program looks for students to move out of their comfort zone and are challenged through in-depth class challenges while including all students. Students are given oppotunities to move ahead of other students if necessary or even skip a grade.
Intensive English (ESL Program for International Students):
WPS hosts many international students throughout the year. Through an English Immersion program, coupled with one-on-one tutoring and small group ESL instruction, most non-English students develop a satisfactory grasp of the English language within three months.
Wilshire Private School offers extracurricular courses both throughout the school day and during after school hours. Students have the opportunities for daily foreign language classes which include Korean and Spanish as well as ESL classes. Our music program includes music appreciation, choir, hand chimes, and orchestra. To further round out our courses, classes in computer, art, physical education, dance, drama, arts and crafts, and theater.
Also, our teachers are generally available for a half hour after school ends for homework help and direction. Cost for each of the extracurricular / enrichment courses are dependent upon the type of course offered. Homework classes would range far less than perhaps a musical or sports class.
Summer School and Summer ESL:
Wilshire Private School offers two four-week programs during the summer. We offer general academics designed to keep students current and fresh in their retention of learned materials. This includes reading, writing, and math skills. Much can be offered on an individual basis within the class setting. The afternoons offer extracurricular courses which can include music, dance, drama, art, foreign languages, computer, and more! Weekly summer field trips to museums, the beach, and family parks round out an exciting and stimulating program.
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