John Thomas Dye School

Tel: (310)476-2811
  • The John Thomas Dye School, an independent school, provides for its students a program of academic excellence, one both traditional and dynamic, with a commitment to family and community.
  • 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Year Founded1929

Student Body

Total Students346 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeJohn Thomas Dye School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size22 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineSep. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$29,700
Tuition NotesFinancial assistance available
% on Financial Aid
12%
Average Financial Aid Grant$19,000
Admissions DirectorJudy Hirsch
Admissions AssociateOlivia Mora

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Flag FootballSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
American Girl, chess, cooking, debate, Harry Potter, robotics

Arts and Music Programs:
guita

School Notes

  • First date to submit application is 9/15/16 for the 2018-2019 school year.
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