The Willows Community School

8509 Higuera Street,
Culver City, CA, 90232-0902
Tel: (310)815-0411
Grades: PK - 8 | 425 students
The Willows Community School, located in Culver City, California, is a Developmental Kindergarten through 8th grade independent school enrolling 435 students annually.
Nationally recognized as a balanced, progressive educational leader, The Willows’ strong academic program incorporates experiential learning and thematic instruction into cutting-edge curriculum and integrates technology and the arts into the classroom.
At The Willows, we believe each child brings our community an extraordinary gift: a curious mind, ready to explore and eager to learn.  Our mission is to grow that gift by challenging our students to uncover meaning and significance in the world around them and to become capable, confident individuals who demonstrate character, engagement, and a joyful passion for creative inquiry across a lifetime.  The Willows is strongly committed to financial assistance and seeks a broad-based student body with a diversity of race, ethnicity, economics and learning styles.  

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Learning Programs Supported Individually assessed
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 425 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 23%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 58 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Willows t-shirt worn Monday thru Thursday)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 20 / Jan. 30
Yearly Tuition Cost $25,000
Tuition Notes DK-5 $25,700 6-8 $29,300
% on Financial Aid 22%
Admissions Director Kim Feldman

Sports

Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports BaseballBasketballDanceFlag FootballGolf
SoccerSoftballTrack and FieldVolleyball
BaseballBasketball,
DanceFlag Football,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
Volleyball

School Notes:

  • The Willows Mission Statement
    At The Willows, we believe each child brings our community an extraordinary gift: a curious mind, ready to explore and eager to learn.  Our mission is to grow that gift by challenging our students to uncover meaning and significance in the world around them and to become capable, confident individuals who demonstrate character, engagement, and a joyful passion for creative inquiry across a lifetime.    

    Our Philosophy
    The Willows is committed to a balanced yet demanding progressive curriculum rooted in experiential learning and social values. We teach and model a zest for learning and the courage to take risks.  We challenge children to challenge themselves and set high standards for academic excellence, which they pursue with energy and joy. We nurture a sense of compassion and community that begins at home, reinforcing what it means to be a respectful, involved citizen-of-the-world. We believe that great minds grow in a near-infinite variety of ways. In the spirit of the willow tree itself, our “great minds” are flexible, resilient, and beautiful at every stage of development.
  • Profile last updated: 11/04/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is STAR Prep Academy (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Turning Point School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Park Century School (0.5 miles away)
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  • Culver City Turning Point School
    8780 National Blvd
    Culver City , CA , 90232
    (310)841-2505
    0.5  mi  |  343  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Culver City
    Park Century School
    Special Education School
    3939 Landmark St
    Culver City , CA , 90232
    (310)840-0500
    Special Education School
    0.5  mi  |  99  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Culver City
    Echo Horizon School
    Special Program Emphasis
    3430 Mcmanus Avenue
    Culver City , CA , 90232
    (310)838-2442
    Special Program Emphasis
    0.5  mi  |  264  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Los Angeles Play Mountain Place
    6063 Hargis St
    Los Angeles , CA , 90034
    (323)870-4381
    0.7  mi  |  93  students  |  Gr.  K-6
  • Culver City STAR Prep Academy
    10101 Jefferson Blvd.
    Culver City , CA , 90232
    (310)842-8808
    0.9  mi  |  71  students  |  Gr.  6-12

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