Valley Beth Shalom Day School

15739 Ventura Blvd,
Encino, CA, 91436-0914
Tel: (818)788-2199
Grades: K - 6 | 249 students
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 Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 6
Year Founded 1979

Student Body

Total Students 249 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Valley Beth Shalom Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 19 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 29 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $17,850
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

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Dance, Flag Football, Football, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballDance,
Flag FootballFootball,
SoccerVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. karate, art, drama, mathemagic, cooking, sports karate, art, drama, mathemagic, cooking, sports,

School Notes:

  • 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.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Learning Center (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Cyril Of Jerusalem School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Berkeley Hall School (1.8 miles away)
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