Village School

  • Village School is an independent TK-6th Grade school; our mission is to challenge each child to reach his or her full intellectual, creative, and physical potential through an integrated curriculum founded on traditional and developmental principles.
  • School life is designed to encourage students to become life-long learners through intellectual curiosity, discovery, and achievement.
  • We strive to create a diverse community that fosters mutual respect and social responsibility, enhanced by a strong partnership between home and school.
  • Village School wants students to be their best selves, to graduate imbued with the love of learning as well as a sense of kindness and compassion.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1977
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students301 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Village School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size20 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform top and jacket)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$30,717
Admissions DirectorAlex Lee
Admissions AssociateTeresa Coe


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
SoccerTrack and Field,

School Notes

  • Village School is an inclusive and dynamic learning community that prepares its students for success.We engage children in a challenging academic curriculum that balances developmental and traditional principles of education and embraces a comprehensive and diverse enrichment program. Village School fosters each student's sense of self and inspires social responsibility by integrating character education into a stimulating learning environment. We value the strong connection between home and school that characterizes our community.
  • Academics at Village School encourage learners to take risks, work together, and find areas of passion and expertise. We instill in our youngest learners the ethos of, "if it's not challenging, I'm not learning." This expectation extends beyond academics to include the social emotional world as well. In fact, we know that in order for students to excel they must first feel known and valued for who they are which is why we structure our program to interweave the academic and social emotional realms. We do this through collaborative projects, partnerships, and creating a culture of community of learners. Our small class size nurtures the connections between teachers and students as meaningful and deep relationships are grown. Every student and teacher brings value to the room and we welcome that diversity as it makes us all smarter, more agile in our thinking, and more able to navigate the larger world with aplomb. Whenever possible Village School links the broader world into our students` studies through relationships with other schools, institutions of higher learning, and the business world of Los Angeles community. Our goal is to create learners who move forward sagely and confidently, seeking opportunities to enact change and improve the world.
  • The Village Values - caring, courage, fairness, respect, responsibility, and trust -  provide a framework for the school`s approach to social learning and ethical development. These values guide students on a daily basis to independently communicate and solve problems. Using our models of Community Circles and Family Circles, as well as their daily interactions, students are empowered to cultivate their voice, develop empathy, and internalize the values that support their growth and success.

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