Grades: K - 6
Valley Beth Shalom Harold M.
Schulweis Day School, a K-6 Solomon Schechter elementary school, offers a superior education and enriching foundation for life’s journey.
Students thrive in an environment that focuses on academic excellence, strong Jewish values, a dynamic community, and personal growth.
Students reach their learning potential guided by talented teachers through individual learning approaches and small group instruction.
Established in 1978, VBS Day School has more than 30 years of experience.
Affiliated with the Solomon Schecter Day School Association, VBS has a rich history and a unique community fostered by the involvement of parents, VBS rabbis and cantors, and a thriving synagogue that engages the entire family in Jewish life.
Upon commencement, VBS Day School students have attained much more than a high quality education.
They have discovered an academic, emotional, and spiritual basis for life’s journey as it continues beyond secondary school and into adulthood showing that they can make a difference in the world.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Other school association(s)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten - 6|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||30 teachers|
|Average Class Size||19 students|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 29 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$21,500|
|Tuition Notes||1,000 new student fee 100 parent org dues 100 supplemental fee synagogue membership (approximately $2,500)|
|% on Financial Aid||29%|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$5,000|
|Admissions Director||Cindy Goodman|
|Total Sports Offered||6 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Dance, Flag Football, Football, Soccer, VolleyballBasketball, Dance,
Flag Football, Football,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||6 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||art, cooking, drama, karate, mathemagic, sports art, cooking, drama, karate, mathemagic, sports,|
Our mission is to empower each child to reach his/her potential as a confident, skilled, and passionate learner with a strong Jewish identity. Exceptional, forward-thinking academic general and Judaic studies programs emphasize inquiry, critical thinking, and creativity while instilling Jewish ethics, values, spirituality, a personal connection to Israel, and a strong sense of social responsibility. Embraced by a nurturing and dynamic community, our students build a foundation that fosters academic achievement, celebrates the joy of Jewish life, and cultivates a desire to make a difference in the world.
Profile last updated: 02/02/2015
- School Location Miles Grades Students
EncinoGrades: PK-8 | 264 students
4548 Haskell Ave.
Encino, CA 91436
Sherman OaksGrades: K-9 | 476 students
15365 Magnolia Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Van NuysGrades: K | 26 students
14926 Burbank Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91411
EncinoGrades: NS-K | 55 students
4963 Balboa Blvd
Encino, CA 91316
EncinoGrades: 4-12 | 13 students
16944 Ventura Blvd Ste 8 C
Encino, CA 91316
Rental Market Monitor
August 30, 2015
Scandals in private school are bound to raise questions for those of us thinking about sending our children to private school. Regardless of how sensational these scandals may appear, they are actually few and far between.
August 09, 2015
Voucher programs have gained a lot of traction since 1989 when the first voucher program appeared in Milwaukee. We look at how things are playing out in 2015.
July 12, 2015
Many parents tend to dismiss the idea of sending their children to private school without exploring it in depth. We explore this and several more related subjects.