Play Mountain Place

  • Play Mountain Place was founded in Los Angeles by Phyllis Fleishman in 1949, to further the philosophy of self-motivated learning.
  • Our mission is to provide a humanistic educational environment that is developmentally appropriate for each age group.
  • Our curriculum is organic, child-initiated, and primarily experiential. A child's inherent desire to learn is acknowledged and facilitated, not forced or squelched.
  • Curriculum addresses children's social and emotional development as well as their intellectual growth.
  • In addition, we strive to encourage the empowerment of children, and respect for each other, ourselves and the environment.
  • Children learn to be part of community, both small and global.
  • We enroll the whole family, believing in the important role family dynamics and support play in children's growth and development.
  • As a school, we strive to be a microcosm of the larger society, reflecting the diversity in the Los Angeles community.
  • In addition to enrolling families of various ethnic, religious, cultural, and sexual orientations, we stress anti-bias and culturally sensitive curriculum in our daily program.

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten

Student Body

Total Students109 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
46%
State avg.: 45%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Los Angeles
    Grades: NS-8 | 266 students
    9 miles
    16000 Mulholland Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90049
    (310) 476-6421
    9 NS-8
    266
  • Los Angeles
    Cathedral Chapel School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 265 students
    2.6 miles
    755 S Cochran Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
    (323) 938-9976
    2.6 K-8
    265
  • Los Angeles
    Grades: PK-6 | 532 students
    3.4 miles
    563 N Alfred St
    Los Angeles, CA 90048
    (323) 651-0707
    3.4 PK-6
    532
  • Los Angeles
    Mirman School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: K-8
    9.3 miles
    16180 Mulholland Dr
    Los Angeles, CA 90049
    (310) 476-2868
    9.3 K-8
    n/a
  • Los Angeles
    Westview School
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    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 6-12 | 87 students
    4.3 miles
    11801 Mississippi Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90025
    (310) 751-1100
    4.3 6-12
    87

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