Adat Ari El Day School

  • Adat Ari El is dedicated to excellence in education through an integration of both a general and Judaic studies curriculum.
  • Adat Ari El Labowe Family Day School fosters the academic, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual development of every Jewish child in our TK through sixth grade.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Solomon Schechter Day Schools (SSDS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1978

Student Body

Total Students123 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Adat Ari El Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(respectable attire)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSarah Schultz

School Notes

  • Adat Ari El Day School features a beautiful state-of-the-art facility which houses modern, colorful classrooms with the most technologically advanced learning tools such as Smart Boards, and iPods, fully equipped computer and science labs, a resource learning lab, an art studio, a multi-purpose auditorium, and a computerized library. Adat Ari El Day School also boast about our new Sports Pavilion which features a "smart ceiling". This ceiling increases air circulation and lowers the outside temperature by 20 degrees on warm San Fernando days.
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  • Sherman Oaks
    Grades: K-12 | 821 students
    3.6 miles
    3900 Stansbury Avenue
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
    (818) 783-1610
    3.6 K-12
  • Valley Village
    Grades: PK-8 | 212 students
    0.4 miles
    5243 Laurel Canyon Blvd
    Valley Village, CA 91607
    (818) 752-1546
    0.4 PK-8
  • Beverly Hills
    Grades: PK-8 | 250 students
    7.3 miles
    148 South Linden Drive
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212
    (310) 275-8601
    7.3 PK-8
  • Beverly Hills
    Grades: PK-8 | 587 students
    7.8 miles
    9120 W Olympic Blvd
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212
    (310) 276-6135
    7.8 PK-8
  • Beverly Hills
    Grades: K-6 | 98 students
    6.9 miles
    8844 Burton Way
    Beverly Hills, CA 90211
    (310) 288-3737
    6.9 K-6

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
The Adat Ari El Day School and community have been such a gift to my children and family. We started in the pre-school and have made our way up to 5th grade. The community is very nurturing and inclusive, and I feel my children are getting a solid sense of what it means to connect to their Jewish heritage and traditions. You cannot get a better student/teacher ratio than at Adat, I have no fear that one of my children will fall through the cracks. Each teacher is fully engaged with the students, even on zoom, and the classroom experience is nurturing, yet they are always encouraged to go one step further than their comfort zone. When there was any conflict between the students I have always felt that the principal was ready to step in and give guidance. In fact, anytime I have had a question in regards to my child's development or progress at school, I have always been able to approach the principal who has been an amazing resource over the years, always giving me wonderful advice. I honestly feel that my children are getting a strong elementary education at Adat, and although the school is small, they are still learning all the social skills they need in order to move into middle and high school. They are gaining self-confidence and a solid identity being a part of the Adat school.
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I have been a part of the Adat Ari El community for the last 10 years. My children were at the ECC (3 kids) from the age of 2 and it was a wonderful and nurturing experience. I made some of my closest friends at Adat, people that I am still in daily contact with, people that will always be a part of our lives and I am very grateful for that. My kids continued onto the Adat Ari El Day School for elementary. I really love the Day School, it is academically rigorous while still providing support and understanding when your child is struggling. The dual program of secular and Judaism studies is really wonderful, my kids love the Jewish studies and especially the celebration of shabbat and festivals. The best thing about the school is that it's probably the only true progressive Jewish Day School out there. This progressive curriculum is certainly not at the expense of their academics. The curriculum has been so thoughtfully developed to engage the learners in interactive projects that they incorporate a multi-disciplinary approach where projects often include components of math, science, engineering and art. The Zebrack Design Lab which is a cutting edge STEAM lab is my kids favorite place; this is the hub where all the project based learning takes place and it is being incorporated into the curriculum in a very relevant and engaging way. I wish I could have learned this way at school. It's a very nurturing, welcoming and warm environment with a very high teacher/student ratio and where all of the teaching staff and admin staff know your kids so well. I am very grateful that I am at Adat and I highly recommend the school. Also, kids get into great middle schools and are very well prepared for any school from the Walter Reed IHP to Harvard Westlake.
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