The Sheenway Experience has been enriching children of South Los Angeles and Watts since 1971, as well as in the Volta region of Ghana, West Africa, since 1995...demonstrating an unwavering commitment to provide children with a total education through unparalleled opportunities. Sheen Educational Foundation is a non-profit corporation never having received government funding, operating private schools in underserved communiites.
  Our students are the genesis and the critical elements for positive human development within the flame of knowledge, lighting the way across the globe in the name of dignity and for the rights to qualitative life and living.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 1-10
  • Students: 10 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $800
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-10
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
10 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Sheenway School & Culture Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
(Formal with tie/casual with t-shirt)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Full and Matching Scholarships are available .
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered
8 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Travel Club (TGIF - Traveling the Globe is Fun(damental)

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cricket (sport)

School Notes

  • In the tradition of self-reliance and enchoric development, Sheen Educational Center, located on the city block that borders 101st Strteet, Broadway, 102nd Street and Olive Street, includes Alliance Burton Tech Charter School on our campus.  Sheenway School and  Culture Center creates a learning environment as an indigenous anchor of hope for striving and challenged students.
  •  "A child is a promise of immortality."       
  •          Herbert A. Sheen, M. D

COVID-19 Guidlines:
As California begins to find a new normal for the return to businesses, schools and public venues, be assured that Sheenway School and Culture Center has adopted regulatory changes approved by Los Angeles County (CDE; LACOE; CDC) in compliance with the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. 

Please review our current classroom and campus policies; your cooperation is needed as we face the challenges that threaten the academic progress of our youth. We appreciate your partnerships and look forward to continuing the Sheenway Experience with our traditional on-campus teaching and learning. 

Students are monitored to ensure adherence of proper hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; also, hand sanitizer containing at least 60% is available.

Students will wash hands after restroom use, animal and garden activities, and post coughing or sneezing.  

Hand tissues are placed at each desk to intercept coughing and sneezing.  Used tissues are thrown in no-touch/foot pedal trash receptacles.

Students with communicable illnesses, however, cannot attend classes.

Interior and exterior study/learning sites are arranged with more than adequate physical distancing, with no more than six students to one teacher per learning/study area.

Face masks are worn by instructors and students, with supportive hygiene etiquette shared with students and their families. 

Students do not share books, supplies, or accessories, and each student has a cubby with personal storage for their own supplies and personal belongings.

In addition to A.C., the north and south walls of our classrooms are lined with sliding screened glass doors, and with windows on the east and west walls, ensuring outdoor air ventilation if students do not have asthma symptoms.

Seating and desks are at least six feet apart, facing in the same direction.  There is no mixing between groups of learners.  Social distance between instructors, and between teachers and students is observed.

Arrival and dismissal schedules are staggered to limit contact between/among cohorts and/or parents and other family members.

Students are served individually plated hot meals with disposable food service items.  Food allergies are always taken in consideration.

Toothbrushing is temporarily discontinued.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 1-10
  • Students: 10 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $800
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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