Grades: K-6 | 230 students
- Committed to providing its students with the finest in progressive elementary education, PS1 Pluralistic School offers a strong academic curriculum within a nurturing environment.
- A variety of teaching methods are used to reach a common goal in a learning community where knowledge meets imagination.
- Creative teachers integrate subject matter and relate it to the world around us.
- With a developmentally appropriate curriculum, teachers challenge their students at various levels of difficulty and complexity.
- Discovery and hands-on activities make learning relevant to each child's life experience.
- Students' interests are taken into consideration when units of study are created.
- The school was created in 1971 in response to a need in the community for small classes, innovative programs, and an enriched, joyful learning experience for children.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Educational Records Bureau
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-6|
|Total Students||230 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 44%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||24 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||10:1
National avg.: 13:1
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Dec. 4|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Admissions Director||Beth Kemp|
|Admissions Associate||Evelyn Cazun|
- At PS1, we recognize that every child is unique, so we built a school that nurtures individual talents and learning styles. That's how children become the best versions of themselves. In a school where fitting in is about being yourself. When we talk about pluralism – the ‘P’ in PS1 – we are referring to respecting, recognizing, and building upon a child’s passions, interests, talents, personal expressions, and uniqueness. That’s what made Joel Pelcyger, our founding Head of School, start saying 44 years ago: “It’s not how smart you are; it’s how you are smart.
Profile last updated: 08/03/2015
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8780 National Blvd
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