×
Enter a course name, school type and location:

Private K-12 School in Los Angeles, CA

Contact Our School

The Buckley School, Los Angeles:
The Buckley School is a private, coed pre-kindergarten through grade 12 school, the oldest co-educational day school located in Los Angeles, unique in its high level of academics, positive, friendly community, and small size. Based in Sherman Oaks, we serve families in Encino, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Beverly Glen and surrounding communities. More than preparation for high school, students are moved thoughtfully and sensitively from Lower School and prepared for the more departmentalized Upper School program. The school climate permits them to develop their abilities and a love of learning while they are challenged academically. Dr. Buckley’s approach addresses the development of the whole student, enabling them to become well-rounded, and independent. For us, success means feeling safe to take a risk, ask a question, try out for a play. It means students who take the opportunity to learn and grow in all areas of school life, inside and outside of the classroom.

Email: Contact us here 

( or request a callback ).

Philosophy:

Photo of Private K-12 School in Los Angeles, CAThe school’s philosophy is articulated in its purposes, which include a set of school-wide learning expectations. This set of expectations is the measure by which we gauge the appropriateness and effectiveness of programs, curricula, and policies school wide.

1. To create a nurturing atmosphere in the classroom, wherein the child feels accepted, respected as an individual, and free to express himself or herself;
2. For the younger student, to provide a balanced curriculum in which the student is exposed to basic concepts and skills in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science and technology, computer applications, and social studies;
3. For the older student, to provide a balanced college preparatory curriculum in which the student is exposed to the basic ideas of and trained in the methods of literature, composition, history, foreign languages, mathematics, science, and computer science;
4. To maintain the highest level of academic expectations consistent with the cognitive abilities of students at each grade level;
5. To form a close working relationship with parents so they become an active, constructive force in their children’s education;
6. To develop, as appropriate, a cross-discipline approach to education, emphasizing the relationships among academic disciplines;
7. To develop critical reading and critical thinking skills in an age-appropriate manner, including the ability to observe, analyze, synthesize, deduce, and make inferences;
8. To foster a love of learning;
9. To develop an appreciation of and proficiency in the visual and performing arts;
10. To develop in students an awareness of their own bodies and physical abilities, as well as the values of teamwork and sportsmanship;
11. To develop character based on integrity, compassion, honesty, responsibility to the community, a respect for diversity, and belief in the value of living a life based on principle;
12. To foster a view of oneself as a citizen of the world with responsibility to its people and to the environment; and
13. To foster intellectual, emotional, and ethical attributes needed to live in a world of diversity and change.

Educational Approach:

Buckley’s educational philosophy encompasses four principles: academic training, creative self-expression through the arts, physical development, and moral education.

Education Programs:
Our academic curriculum is well rounded, with courses in English, mathematics, science, history, and foreign language. Creative self-expression is encouraged as students are exposed to a wide range of classes in the visual and performing arts as well as classes in computer instruction and journalism.

- Pre-Kindergarten Program
- Lower School Program
- Middle School Program
- Upper School Program

The Buckley Commitment:

Image of Private K-12 School in Los Angeles, CAWhen you join the school community and sign the commitment, you are making a commitment to yourself, others the School and the community to live with integrity, to love learning and to exemplify our motto: “Dare to be True.” This commitment means that each of us, students and teachers alike, will continue to develop the following values:

- Respect:  We respect the rights, feelings, and possessions of others, just as we respect ourselves. We also respect authority and the rules by which we are expected to live.

- Kindness:  Because we are committed to helping others, kindness is essential. We each need to empathize with others, to help others - students and faculty - in a caring, supportive fashion.

- Honesty:  We must be truthful in order to improve ourselves and others. Therefore, we must value honesty in all areas of school life - in class as well as out, with students as well as with teachers.

- Loyalty:  We support the goals of the School and the efforts of its members. Loyalty is commitment.

- Self-Discipline & Self Reliance
:  A healthy community is one in which each member has the self-discipline and self-reliance necessary for independent thought and action, as well as support from the community when that support is needed. We all grow best when we have a balance of independence and support from others.

Extracurricular Programs:

Photos of The Buckley School, Los Angeles* Clubs & Organizations
* LS Afterschool Programs
* Buckley Conservatory
* Summer Camp
* MS Summer Programs
* US Summer School
* Theater Program
* International/Domestic Studies
* Activity Period
* Outdoor Education
* Community Service

Community Service:
Students are involved in a service-learning project concerning homeless youth. Students first focus on this issue in their English class, where they read a novel based on the experiences of a homeless youth. As the year progresses, a guest speaker from Women’s Care Cottage, a local agency dealing with homeless mothers and children, comes in to educate the students. Students then volunteer on a Saturday morning, working to enhance the shelter’s facility by planting flowers and organizing center supplies. In December, the sixth grade class adopts three homeless families for the holidays. Near the end of the year, students organize a drive for materials the shelter needs, such as personal hygiene items.

Email: Contact Us

Request a Callback

Address: Sherman Oaks, Stansbury Ave, Los Angeles, California , USA
Related Schools & Programs. Inquire to our admissions team today:
Sage Garden Montessori
Courses / Programs
Sage Garden Montessori is a small home-based Child Care and Pre School Program located in south-west LA near Westchester, Culver City, Inglewood, and Mid City. Our mission at Sage Garden Montessori is to create a safe and loving environment for your children.

Our philosophy is based on anti-bias attitudes. We provide an integrated curriculum which enhances your child's curiosity about their world. We believe that children learn by doing. It is through active participation that children come to discover their talents and responsibilities. It is through friendship and community that children take their place in the family, the larger community, and the world.
- Montessori program including:

* Practical life activities
* Sensorial activities
* Cultural learning
* Science curriculum
* Language curriculum
* Maths curriculum
Brooke Byler Acting Studios, San Diego
Courses / Programs
Based in Mission Valley, just 10 minutes north of Downtown San Diego, Brooke Byler Acting Studios provides a range of private and group acting classes for kids and teens (ages 3-17). We offer general acting classes, parent-and-child group classes, summer acting camps, and more.

Our philosophy is that learning the FUNdamentals should be FUN for the actor, and that coaching should take place in a positive, comfortable environment where the student feels safe in pushing the boundaries of his or her comfort zone.
Private Acting Coaching:
- For Acting Technique & Audition Preparation
- 15 minute to 1 hour sessions

Group Acting Classes (On-Camera)
- Ages 3-6
- Ages 7-10
- Ages 11-17

One-Day Parent / Child Acting Workshops:
- Developing a Character
- On-Camera Auditioning

Summer Acting Camps:
- 1 week, ages 7-10
Robbin's Nest Preschool and Kindergarten, Los Angeles County
Courses / Programs
Located in La Crescenta, Los Angeles County, CA, Robbin's Nest Preschool and Kindergarten offers preschool and kindergarten programs focusing on child development and on the daily activities which are of interest to children at this age (ages 2-5 years). We are aware of the needs and expectations of parents and strive to complement the family structure catering for children from La Crescenta, La Canada Flintridge, Glendale, Montrose, Briggs Terrace and surrounding communities.

We believe that experience in a good child care setting can prepare children for later life experiences. This can best be accomplished in an environment in which the adults promote self-expression and creativity, but also pay attention to the importance of self-control and mutual respect.

The climate at our school encourages children to make choices, take responsibility for these choices, and develop self-discipline. In an atmosphere of trust and respect, each child finds opportunities to realize his/her own self-worth and personal growth.
Education Programs:

- Preschool program

- Kindergarten program

- Half days, 2, 3 and 5 day flexible programs available.

* We are open Monday to Friday from 7.00 am til 6.00 pm to assist the different needs of our families.
Adirondack Learning Academy - Accredited Homeschool Online Programs
Courses / Programs
• Are you searching for accredited homeschool education in a positive learning environment for your child or teenager? Study from home with Adirondack Learning Academy (ALA) - a leading provider of quality online homeschooling!

• ALA delivers NCAA-approved online courses for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 in California and throughout the United States.

• We offer certified teachers, a top-rated curriculum, mentoring program and college placement services.

• On successful completion of the program, high school students are awarded a homeschool diploma, as well as an official transcript that states that you have completed the requirements for graduation in your state.

• Each educational program is tailored to meet your child's learning styles, strengths, and interests to maximize learning. Each child is assigned their own personal learning coach who monitors their progress.

• ALA is accredited by the National Independent Study Accreditation Council (NISAC) and approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Online Homeschool Programs:
For kindergarten, elementary school, middle school & high school students

Curriculum includes:
• Anytime online access
• Rigorous core, elective & career courses
• Complete online learning experience
• Advanced Placement (AP) classes
• College entrance assistance
• Interactive digital content
• Customizable, personal curriculum

A homeschool diploma is awarded on successful completion of the program
Laurel Hill Nursery School, San Francisco
Courses / Programs
Established in 1946 and set in the heart of San Francisco in the Laurel Heights area, Laurel Hill is the oldest parent-participation, cooperative nursery school in San Francisco. Our philosophy is child-centered and is focused on building a child's self esteem through socialization and play. While there is no strict academic program at Laurel Hill, our children thrive in an environment that lets them learn organically. Laurel Hill is the largest co-op nursery school in the Bay Area, with approximately 80 families enrolled. We currently have a staff of 8 teachers, and with parent participation our adult-to-child ratio is roughly 1 to 5.

Families who become members of the co-op need to fulfill participation responsibilities, and by doing so allow us to offer an unrivaled experience at extremely affordable rates. But more important than the financial benefits, by participating at Laurel Hill, you'll connect with an incredible group of families, you'll know your children's friends and teachers intimately, and you'll have the satisfaction of being truly involved in your child's first foray into the school environment.
- Nursery School Program: We follow a child-centered philosophy of early childhood education for ages 2 years 9 months to 5 years. Children are allowed to learn through play and by exploring their environment at their own developmental pace.

- Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) Program: Our Pre-K curriculum is tailored to the needs of young 5 year olds, while still adhering to our child-focused philosophy.

- Extended care program: This is offered from 8a.m. until 5:30p.m., depending on space available.
West Valley Carnegie High School
Courses / Programs
Situated in the San Fernando Valley, north-west of Los Angeles CA, West Valley Carnegie High School is a school based on bible principles that utilizes a traditional classroom experience with teachers who are highly skilled in incorporating the latest in technological advances.

In addition to the traditional classroom teacher, students also have access to a network of live, online, tutors through the curriculum portal.

All curriculum can be accessed online, and student work is performed on a laptop / tablet provided by West Valley Carnegie High School for a true paperless environment.

Students work at a personal pace and may continue their studies at home or abroad. This allows students to move through their lessons at a speed that suits their specific learning style and needs.

Our online tutors are live teachers, available 24/7, who specialize in assisting students with their curricular questions outside of the traditional classroom. At West Valley Carnegie High School, you are never alone in your studies.
Interactive High School Programs:

Traditional Classroom Education + Online Curriculum Portal. Specialized courses include:

- Career and Technology Skills A
- Computer Literacy B
- Financial Literacy
- Fundamentals of Art
- Fundamentals of English Composition
- Honors Introduction to Psychology
- Introduction to Graphic Design A
- Introduction to Psychology
- Job Skills and Experience B
- Mythology and Folklore
- Personal Health and Safety
- Social Problems