Mission Statement :  We look to each day with a commitment to inspire purposeful learning, cultivate character, and celebrate childhood.
The school encourages its students to reach their highest individual potential intellectually, artistically and physically; it nurtures their emotional, moral and social development; and it prepares them to meet the challenges of a diverse and competitive world.
We, of the John Thomas Dye School believe the education of a child is the responsibility of the parents, the child, and the faculty of the School.
Each of these three influences is an integral part of a successful educational experience for the child.
This basic philosophy has enabled the school to develop an atmosphere that stresses the right of each individual to be different and unique while developing confidence, mutual respect, and a degree of cooperation, allowing the student to strive for higher academic achievement, to develop an understanding of the right of others, and to grow in self-esteem.
Our goal is to have each student grow socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically, thus enabling each to be a creative, productive, and responsible contributor to society, more specifically, to foster in each child a genuine self-esteem built upon the acquisition of the ability to use appropriate cognitive and social skills commensurate with the child's maximum potential for achievement.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 344 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $36,900
  • Acceptance rate: 7%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Sep. 22 / Jan. 7
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

John Thomas Dye School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Year Founded
1929
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
344 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
46%
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
John Thomas Dye School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
58 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
22 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
uniforms, blue pants, white polo and blue skirt, white blouse, jumper

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Sep. 22 / Jan. 7
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial assistance available
Summer Program Cost Notes
Cost changes each year and will be determined in May by class taken.
% on Financial Aid
11%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$15,000
Acceptance Rate
7%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kate Dworkoski
Admissions Associate
Olivia Mora

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
chess, debate, Harry Potter, Piano, robotics, Spanish

Arts and Music Programs:
American Girl, cooking, Dance, Drama, guitar

School Notes

  • First date to submit application is 9/22/22 for the 2023-2024 school year.The Kindergarten applicant pool is limited to 70 boy and 70 girl applicants not counting siblings and legacies. Transfer students appications will be considered up until January 1. 
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does John Thomas Dye School cost?

John Thomas Dye School's tuition is approximately $36,900 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of John Thomas Dye School?

The acceptance rate of John Thomas Dye School is 7%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. John Thomas Dye School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in California with low acceptance rates.

Does John Thomas Dye School offer a summer program?

Yes, John Thomas Dye School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What sports does John Thomas Dye School offer?

John Thomas Dye School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.

What is John Thomas Dye School's ranking?

John Thomas Dye School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for John Thomas Dye School?

The application deadline for John Thomas Dye School is Sep. 22 / Jan. 7.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
New Year's Day (Observed)-School Closed
January 02, 2023 (Monday)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (School Closed)
January 16, 2023 (Monday)
Presidents' Day Weekend (School Closed)
February 17, 2023 (Friday)
Presidents' Day Weekend (School Closed)
February 20, 2023 (Monday)
Spring Break (No School)
March 27, 2023 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 344 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $36,900
  • Acceptance rate: 7%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Sep. 22 / Jan. 7
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Los Angeles, CA is $16,942 for elementary schools and $23,167 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Los Angeles, CA is 78% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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