Los Encinos School is located in the heart of Encino CA, off Ventura Blvd. Since 1980, this gem of a school has proven that a small, independent elementary school can make a huge impact on the lives of children and the greater community.
Children in Grades K through 6 are encouraged to approach the rigorous academic program with confidence, independence, and joy in learning.
With two teachers and a floating assistant devoted to each class, as well as differentiated instruction, Los Encinos School accommodates a variety of learning styles in a supportive atmosphere where each child is treated as an individual.
The rich humanities curriculum reinforces the values of diversity and mutual respect. Moral values, character education, and community engagement are integral to the school's mission.
Parental commitment is the foundation of the Los Encinos School community and the school welcomes and encourages parents to become involved in their child's educational experience.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 167 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $31,100
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

School News

  • Los Encinos School Reimagines Itself During COVID-19 - 09/11/2020
    Back in early March 2020, the faculty and administration of Los Encinos School in Encino started to sense something big was occurring from a growing pandemic known by the odd ...morename of "COVID-19," and they got to work, quickly and expertly inventing an online version of the school. hide

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Year Founded
1980
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
167 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
32%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Los Encinos School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
24 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions Associate
Bill Birch
Endowment Size
$1.5 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
After-School Enrichment Classes

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Dance

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Tennis

School Notes

  • Los Encinos School is an independent, nonprofit, and nonsectarian elementary school, small enough to give children the individualized attention they need to make a huge impact on the world. "Think Big, Start Small" is more than a pithy motto, it's the embodiment of the entire school's focus.  The teachers and administrators provide a warm, caring environment where children in Grades K through 6 are encouraged to tackle the rigorous academics with confidence, independence, and joy in learning. 
  • By design, the academic program is flexible enough to accommodate a variety of learning styles in a supportive atmosphere where individual progress is key.  Los Encinos School respects differences among children and values diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ). They believe personal success is a child's best motivator, exemplified by the school's committment to each student.  
  • The school's ultimate goal is to prepare students with a strong foundation of skills. Teachers, serving as facilitators for learning, provide a variety of opportunities to develop critical thinking and problem-solving strategies. Teamwork and cooperation are integrated throughout the program. This approach emphasizes the importance of intellectual and experiential pursuits, explored both independently and cooperatively. 
  • In addition, the rich humanities curriculum reinforces the values of diversity and mutual respect. Los Encinos School teaches moral values, character education, and opportunities for community engagement at every level, preparing the students to be effective and respected leaders.
  • As a small school, their reach extends not only to the child, but also to the family. Parental commitment is the foundation of the Los Encinos School community and they welcome and encourage parents to become involved in their child's educational experience.
  • Think Big, Start SMALL.
Profile last updated: 07/20/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 167 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $31,100
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Encino, CA is $24,499 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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