Pilgrim School

540 S Commonwealth Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90020-0900
Tel: (213)385-7351
Grades: NS-12 | 399 students
Pilgrim School, a division of the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, is an ethnically and culturally diverse, co-educational day school for students preschool through the twelfth grade.
The school’s mission is to provide a superior interdisciplinary education, designed to enable students to attain the skills necessary to become self-sufficient, creative and independent thinkers, as well as responsible, ethical and socially conscious citizens.
Pilgrim School offers a traditional college preparatory curriculum, emphasizing the mastery of fundamental skills and critical thinking at all levels, from preschool through high school.
Small classes ensure that all students receive extensive personal attention from their teachers, encouraging the development of each student’s unique abilities.
Pilgrim also provides all of its students, not just the most gifted, with the opportunity to participate in sports, the arts, and a wide array of extracurricular activities.
Through exposure to the Judeo-Christian tradition, students realize the blessings of faith and hope, without imposing religious uniformity.
By welcoming, honoring, and recognizing the contributions of students of all religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds we inspire students to be respectful, ethical, and contributing members of society.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded 1958

Student Body

Total Students 399 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Pilgrim School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31
Admissions Director Patricia Kong


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
TennisTrack and Field,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Linden Center (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is First Lutheran Shcool Of La (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Precious Blood School (0.3 miles away)
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  • Los Angeles
    First Lutheran Shcool Of La
    (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    Grades: K-7 | 97 students
    0.2 miles
    3119 W. Sixth Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90020
  • Los Angeles
    Precious Blood School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 181 students
    0.3 miles
    307 S Occidental Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90057
  • Los Angeles
    Grades: PK-6 | 83 students
    0.4 miles
    434 S Vermont Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90020
  • Los Angeles
    The Linden Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: 6-12 | 58 students
    0.5 miles
    812 N Fairfax Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90046
  • Los Angeles
    Cheerful Helpers Therapeutic School
    Special Education School
    Grades: NS-K | 7 students
    0.5 miles
    3300 Wilshire Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90010

School Reviews

Hi I am an alumni of pilgrim school. I attended in 1976-1978. My second grade teacher was mrs grigsby and my third grade teacher was mrs Klein. I remember them very well. Although I attended for two years I must say they were the best times I had in elementary school. I would love to hear from my old classmates. Sincerely Scheherazade aresh
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 07/24/15

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