Tarbut V`Torah Community Day School (TVT) is one of Orange County`s oldest independent, college preparatory, co-educational day school for students in grades TK through 12.
Accredited by CAIS and WASC, TVT provides an innovative dual curriculum and individualized learning that challenges students to think critically, work collaboratively and explore creatively in order to realize their fullest potential.
From the time students enter, they participate in both Jewish studies and Hebrew language along with our dynamic secular curricula utilizing technology and e-curriculum that embraces students for their individual strengths and talents. Academic achievement is one aspect of the TVT experience, which emphasizes core values of Truth, Kindness, Respect, Repair the World, Justice and Community.
Through immersion and service learning projects, students engage in high-quality, hands-on experiences designed to spark curiosity and to ignite a passion for lifelong learning.
TVT graduates are inquisitive learners, compassionate citizens and courageous leaders in their community and in the world.

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TVT Community Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1981
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
697 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
TVT Community Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
18 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Government, AP Music Theory, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art: 2D, AP U.S. History, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Physics B, Physics C: E & M, Physics C: Mechanics
Average SAT score
1457
Average ACT score
32
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
33%
Admissions Director
Bryonna Fisco
Admissions Associate
Talia Gless

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Engineering, Innovation @ TVT

Arts and Music Programs:
Film Festival, Garage Band

School Notes

  • Tarbut V`Torah Community Day School (TVT) is one of Orange County`s oldest independent, college preparatory, co-educational day school for students in grades TK through 12. It was established in 1991 as a Lower School and subsequently opened the Middle School and Upper School in 1997. TVT is dedicated to building an inclusive pluralistic education community where mutual respect is paramount. Students come from 100 feeder schools representing 33 cities/communities in greater Orange County. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 33% of the students receive needs based assistance totaling $2 million.Accredited by CAIS and WASC, TVT provides an innovative dual curriculum and individualized learning that challenges students to think critically, work collaboratively and explore creatively in order to realize their fullest potential. From the time students enter, they participate in both Jewish studies and Hebrew language along with our dynamic secular curricula utilizing technology and e-curriculum that embraces students for their individual strengths and talents. Academic achievement is one aspect of the TVT experience, which emphasizes core values of Truth, Kindness, Respect, Repair the World, Justice and Community. Through immersion and service learning projects, students engage in high-quality, hands-on experiences designed to spark curiosity and to ignite a passion for lifelong learning. TVT graduates are inquisitive learners, compassionate citizens and courageous leaders in their community and in the world.
Profile last updated: 02/08/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
My three boys attend. All started in kindergarten. The academics are amazing! Top 5 SAT scores in Orange county for the class of ''14. More Advanced Placement program awards then any other school OC school per student in "14. Completing many AP's is feasible as the homework burden is not nearly as great as at other local private and public schools. My eldest son is a top 5000 test taker both SAT and AP nationally and I attribute much of the success to the school and the individualized programming that allows gifted students to accelerate. Even more important, the school instills values and life skills that will pay dividends in the years to come. A great community of parents and individualized programming. The special needs learning center is amazing and I have personal experience with this as well. Advanced Institutes allow after-school programming for working parents until 4:30 pm 4 days a week in Math/Science, Arts/Music, Jewish Studies all currently built into the price of admission. Middle school and Upper school athletics programs allow for participation for all of those interested regardless of ability. I can't imagine a better place to send my children!
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5  
World class. Parents routinely burst into tears after visiting the school, saying, "I wish I could have gone here." Beautiful facilities; outstanding, dedicated faculty and staff. The ability to focus on the specific needs of every single student. My 4th grader actually said, "I wish it weren't Sunday. I wish I had school today." He never said that at his previous school. This school is as good as it gets.
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5  
As an alumnus of the class of 2009, I look back on my 13 years at TVT with a sense of eternal gratitude for the teachers, administrators, staff and life long friends I made at this school. TVT truly became a second home to me, a place I grew up surrounded by people who forever positively impacted my life. Even though 5 years have passed since graduating, some of my closest friendships and professional relationships have their roots in Tarbut. For me, the community of exceptional people speaks volumes about why every Jewish child in Orange County would be fortunate to experience a TVT education. The curricular and extracurricular opportunities positioned me for success far beyond my developmental years. Whether it was inside the classroom, participation in clubs like ASB and Mock Trial or service trips to New Orleans and Kenya, TVT instilled in me a sense of discipline, a powerful work ethic and strong Jewish values that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. TVT is a timeless investment into your child's future.
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5  
My Daughters started TVT in Kindergaten and both have had an amazing experience to date. Once we started our first daughter at TVT we knew we could go nowhere else. Each year the girls have had an amazing experience with excellent teachers that help them soar. The girls thrive in TVT's academically and Judaic rich environment that helps them achieve academic success but also reinforces our family's Jewish values and help them to be a "mench". Our girls are receiving an excellent education where they are becoming critical thinkers. TVT offers an amazing lesson plan which provides the children not only the basics, but also includes as part of their curriculum, a robust science program, music, art, computers, foreign language, and Jewish Studies. We have one more child who just joined the TVT family in 2012 when she started kindergarten, and I am confident that her experience at TVT will be the same as her siblings. TVT's kindergarten set the stage for children to have a passion for learning that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. If you are looking for a private school please take a tour. You will see why I am so excited by TVT!
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5  
Our daughter started Kindergarten this year and we have had a wonderful experience. The teachers are caring and nurturing while encouraging the kids to do their best. The differentiated approach to learning allows students to learn at their own pace and keeps them challenged. The campus is beautiful and is set up in villages so it feels small and intimate for each grade. The school does a great job of integrating students of all ages together for example the kindergarteners were taught cheers by the high school cheerleaders for a school spirit night. The school has been warm and welcoming to our entire family and we look forward to spending many more years at TVT.
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5  
This is our 9th year at this wonderful school. Our 3 boys are thriving and have grown to feel TVT is their family. The teachers are warm and caring, and our boys each get the attention and educational instruction they need. I feared when we left pre-school that I would miss being an environment that felt safe and special but TVT has maintained that all the way through 12th grade. I feel so fortunate to be a part of this community.
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