Topanga Mountain School

     Tel: (818)346-8355
   
Grades: 6 - 8 | 40 students
item which has been noted, verified.
Topanga Mountain School is a small private middle school for grades 6,7,8 located in Woodland Hills at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains.
item which has been noted, verified.
TMS was founded in 2001 to serve the nearby community of Topanga and has since expanded to include families from neighboring communities.
item which has been noted, verified.
At TMS we believe that a school is not only responsible for a child's academic growth but is in a partnership with the child's family in helping both spiritual and emotional development.
item which has been noted, verified.
The aim of TMS is to endow the student with a sense of personal responsiblity and motivation.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 8
Year Founded 2001

Student Body

Total Students 40 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Topanga Mountain School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 10
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,500
Tuition Notes Financial Aid available Admissions and FA deadline February 10th
Admissions Director Liz Hertz

School Notes:

At TMS we believe that a school is not only responsible for a child's academic growth but is in a partnership with the child's family in helping both spiritual and emotional development. Children spend a great deal of time in their school environment and it is here, away from family, that they practice and experience many of the social mores that become the foundation for their developing independent minds and bodies. In the past extended families and communities took responsibility for teaching their young. This world that children moved through gave them a sense of belonging, yet afforded them the freedom to try out their independence. These days children are increasingly isolated and have few (non-media) role models outside of their immediate family. At TMS we believe that it does "take a village" and that in returning to an understanding of our responsibility as a community we can help in the process of raising our children into well-balanced, compassionate and questioning adults. The program at TMS works at preparing the child for it's academic future as well as giving them a safe space in which to find out who they really are. We need to give children room to explore, make mistakes, and feel supported and safe as they build on their experiences. Education is never limited to a classroom or an age group and at TMS we strive for our students to gain that love of learning and adventure that they will hold dear for a lifetime. At TMS we have fun; school is a positive place where a child enjoys learning and the social interactions with peers and elders. At the core is an understanding of respect and personal responsibility. Our school week is varied and allows for many teaching opportunities both in and out of the classroom. Students are on campus for three and a half days of the week and spend the remaining time out in the community gaining first hand experience of the world they live in. The academic program is broad, offering classes in all the core subjects: Language Arts, Humanities, Math, Science and Spanish. These classes are relevant and interactive. Students also attend classes of Creative Writing, Drama, Art, and Music. Time is set aside for developing study and organizational skills as well as school chores. Students learn to take responsibility for themselves as well as taking care of their school environment.

Profile last updated: 08/15/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Louisville High School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Luke Lutheran School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Luke Lutheran School (0.6 miles away)
 All Schools  | High Schools High Schools  | Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  | Preschools Preschools  | Public Schools Public Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Woodland HillsSt. Luke Lutheran School
    Daycare / Preschool  (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    5312 Comercio Way
    Woodland HillsCA 91364
    (818)346-3070
    Daycare / Preschool  (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    0.6 mi | 48 students | Gr. PK-K                      
  • Woodland HillsHalsey Schools Inc
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    21321 Costanso St.
    Woodland HillsCA 91364
    (818)992-1942
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    0.7 mi | 75 students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • Woodland HillsSt Mel School
      (Roman Catholic)
    20874 Ventura Blvd
    Woodland HillsCA 91364
    (818)340-1924
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.7 mi | 594 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • Woodland HillsLouisville High School
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    22300 Mulholland Dr
    Woodland HillsCA 91364
    (818)346-8812
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    1 mi | 374 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • Woodland HillsKol Tikvan Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool  (Jewish)
    20400 Ventura Blvd
    Woodland HillsCA 91364
    (818)992-1960
    Daycare / Preschool  (Jewish)
    1.3 mi | 102 students | Gr. K-1                      

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?          Yes    

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.

Area Statistics

Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
What About a Foreign Language School?
What About a Foreign Language School?
Sending your child to a foreign language school makes good sense when you have been posted to this country from abroad and in other circumstances as well.
Making the Financial Aid Process Work for You
Do you need financial aid? Not sure? Confused by how financial aid works? Here are some answers.
Interviewing the Over-prepared Teacher Applicant
Some applicants can fool you when they interview. Here is some advice on how to prevent that while at the same time keeping the interview process simple and efficient.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        

Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.

Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!

Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Los Angeles County, CA is $10,167 for elementary schools and $15,119 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).