P S #1 Elementary School

     Tel: (310)394-1313
Grades: K - 6 | 215 students
Committed to providing its students with the finest in progressive elementary education, 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 response to a need in the community for small classes, innovative programs, and an enriched, joyful learning experience for children.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 6

Student Body

Total Students 215 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 25%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade P S #1 Elementary School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Amanda Perla

School Notes:

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 40 years ago: “It’s not how smart you are; it’s how you are smart.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Pacifica Christian High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Westside Waldorf School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Santa Monica Montessori (0.5 miles away)
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  • Santa MonicaWestside Waldorf School
    Daycare / Preschool
    1439 15th St
    Santa MonicaCA90404
    (310)454-7064
    Daycare / Preschool
    0.2 mi | 30 students | Gr. K                      
  • Santa MonicaPacifica Christian High School
      (Christian)
    1730 Wilshire Blvd
    Santa MonicaCA90403
    (310)828-7015
      (Christian)
    0.5 mi | 230 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • Santa MonicaSanta Monica Montessori
    Montessori School
    1909 Colorado Avenue
    Santa MonicaCA90404
    (310)829-3551
    Montessori School
    0.5 mi | 89 students | Gr. PK-9                      
  • Santa MonicaSaint Anne School
      (Roman Catholic)
    2015 Colorado Avenue
    Santa MonicaCA90404
    (310)829-2775
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.6 mi | 238 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • Santa MonicaDelphi Academy Of Santa Monica
    1229 4th St
    Santa MonicaCA90401
    (310)526-2700
    0.6 mi | 46 students | Gr. K-6                      

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