The Willows Community School, located in Culver City, California, is a Developmental Kindergarten through 8th grade independent school enrolling 470 students annually.
Nationally recognized as a balanced, progressive educational leader, The Willows` strong academic program incorporates experiential learning and thematic instruction into cutting-edge curriculum and integrates technology, maker, design thinking, and the arts into the classroom.
At The Willows, we believe each child brings our community an extraordinary gift: a curious mind, ready to explore and eager to learn. Our mission is to grow that gift by challenging our students to uncover meaning and significance in the world around them and to become capable, confident individuals who demonstrate character, engagement, and a joyful passion for creative inquiry across a lifetime. The Willows is strongly committed to financial assistance and seeks a broad-based student body with a diversity of race, ethnicity, economics and learning styles.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 455 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $34,025
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 20 / Jan. 30
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Willows Community School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
455 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
The Willows Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
58 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Willows t-shirt worn Monday thru Friday

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 20 / Jan. 30
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
DK-5 $34,025 6-8 $38,850
% on Financial Aid
19%
Admissions Director
Steve Futterman
Admissions Associate
Cody Gutches

Sports

School Notes

  • The Willows Mission Statement
  • At The Willows, we believe each child brings our community an extraordinary gift: a curious mind, ready to explore and eager to learn.  Our mission is to grow that gift by challenging our students to uncover meaning and significance in the world around them and to become capable, confident individuals who demonstrate character, engagement, and a joyful passion for creative inquiry across a lifetime.    
  • Our Philosophy
  • The Willows is committed to a balanced yet demanding progressive curriculum rooted in experiential learning and social values. We teach and model a zest for learning and the courage to take risks.  We challenge children to challenge themselves and set high standards for academic excellence, which they pursue with energy and joy. We nurture a sense of compassion and community that begins at home, reinforcing what it means to be a respectful, involved citizen-of-the-world. We believe that great minds grow in a near-infinite variety of ways. In the spirit of the willow tree itself, our "great minds" are flexible, resilient, and beautiful at every stage of development.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Willows Community School cost?

The Willows Community School's tuition is approximately $34,025 for private students.

What sports does The Willows Community School offer?

The Willows Community School offers 11 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Dance, Flag Football, Golf, Martial Arts, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. The Willows Community School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in California for most sports offered.

What is The Willows Community School's ranking?

The Willows Community School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body and Most sports offered.

When is the application deadline for The Willows Community School?

The application deadline for The Willows Community School is Dec. 20 / Jan. 30.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 455 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $34,025
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 20 / Jan. 30
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Culver City, CA is $35,852 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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