CORRECTION: Pilgrim School was incorrectly listed as having 303 students; Pilgrim has 420 students. 


This parents’ primer was compiled using information from schools, their websites and LAUSD.net. The list is comprised of elementary and secondary schools in Larchmont, Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake and surrounding neighborhoods, but is not meant to be exhaustive.

All API (Academic Performance Index) scores listed here are from 2013. The API previously served as a measure of academic performance year to year, but is no longer being used by California public schools. Historically, the state’s goal for schools was 800 or above on a scale of 200 to 1,000. Tuitions listed for private schools are for the current (2015-16) academic year.

Brawerman Elementary School of Wilshire Boulevard Temple

3663 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90010

(213) 388-2401


Grades: K-6

Public or private: Private

Tuition: $19,500 per year plus school fees. Tuition for non-Temple members is $22,500.

Tours: 9:30am on October 15, October 27, November 19, December 9

Brawerman Elementary balances topnotch academics with a Judaic curriculum. Their website states: “Our school is a family connected by the values we share.” Communication, courage, compassion, competence, and critical thinking are all part of the school’s core values. Brawerman’s Wilshire location (there is a second on Olympic Blvd.) includes newly-designed classrooms and recreation facilities, along with an historic sanctuary and family center.

Campbell Hall

4533 Laurel Canyon Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91607

(818) 980–7280


Grades: K-12

Student body: 1,115

Public or private: Private

Tuition: $29,200-$34,400

Tours: Tours are offered throughout the fall.  Elementary Open Houses are October 24, 2015 and January 9, 2016. Open Houses for grades 7-12 are on September 26 and November 7, 2015. Contact Admissions at (818) 505-5316 for more information.

Campbell Hall is a college preparatory Episcopal day school that combines technological sophistication with a strong sense of community and enthusiasm for the arts, sciences and communications. The academic program is structured and challenging.

Chandler School

1005 Armada Dr.

Pasadena, CA 91103

(626) 795-9314 x177


Grades: K-8

Student body: 450

Public or private: Private

Tuition: $21,370-$23,175

Tours: By appointment October through January, after an application is received.

Chandler School is an independent, coeducational K-8 school with a mission to provide students with the highest quality and most academically challenging education in a nurturing, balanced and diverse environment.

Children’s Community School

14702 Sylvan St.

Van Nuys, CA 91411

(818) 780-6226


Grades: K-6

Student body: 115

Public or private: Private

Tuition: $26,528 per student, plus additional fees. CCS has a vigorous Financial Aid program based on need.

Tours: Tours of CCS begin in the Fall and applications are available online or picking up one at a tour. Applications can be submitted any time before the deadline (January 22, 2016). The 2015 Open House is November 21st from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for parents only and requires a reservation.

Children’s Community School is a small, progressive school dedicated to teaching children to think for themselves, collaborate successfully with others, and take responsibility for their own education.

Citizens of the World Charter Schools


Grades: K-8

Student body: 770

Public or private: Public Charter (API 847)

CWC Hollywood

1316 N. Bronson Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 464-4292



CWC Silver Lake

North Campus (Grades: K-1)

5616 Carlton Way

Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 462-2840


South Campus (Grades: 2-4)

5620 DeLongpre Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 464-4063


Citizens of the World Charter has two locations: in Hollywood and Silver Lake. Opened in 2010, CWC now serves over 700 K-8 students. Their mission is to create high-achieving schools for a diverse community of students.

Echo Horizon

3430 McManus Ave.

Culver City, CA 90232

(310) 838-2442


Grades: Preschool–6th Grade

Public or private: Private

Tuition: Pre-K for the current school year is $19,000. K-6 tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year is $25,215. Additional fees apply.

Tours: October 15, November 6, December 4 from 8:45-10:30am.

Echo Horizon is a unique learning center based in Culver City. Established more than 30 years ago to educate and integrate deaf and hard-of-hearing children (DHH), Echo Horizon today offers “a mainstream environment in which DHH children can work and learn alongside hearing peers.” The ratio of DHH students to hearing students is around 10% and the school has been nationally recognized for its ability to “leverage technology that optimizes and creates multi-dimensional learning.” With a steady emphasis on character, emotional growth, and social responsibility, Echo Horizon offers a nurturing environment dedicated to diversity.

Episcopal School of Los Angeles

6325 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90038

(323) 462-3752


Grades: 6-12

Public or private: Private

Open Houses: October 10, October 25, November 14, December 13, January 9. Check the website for further details.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 4:1 and an average class size of 11 the Episcopal School offers individualized attention for its kids. Athletics include: squash, basketball, distance running, lacrosse, and more. In the heart of Hollywood, children can learn and enjoy sports, extra-curricular activities, a state-of-the-art recording studio, iPads for all students, and even an extensive Robotics program.

Flintridge Preparatory Academy

4543 Crown Ave.

La Cañada, CA 91011

(818) 790-1178


Grades: 7-12

Student body: 489

Public or private: Private

Tuition: $32,250-$33,200

Tours: Individual and group tours are held in the fall and spring of each year. Tours are given on weekday mornings and afternoons between 8:20 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Call the Admissions Office at (818) 949-5514 to schedule. This year’s Open House: December 6th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Shadow visits are available from January to March.

The school offers a broad liberal arts-based education for young men and women in grades 7-12, a small class size and a student-faculty ratio of 8-1. Campus life is rich with opportunities for students to participate in leadership, play on CIF-ranked athletic teams and take part in a variety of visual and performing arts.

Grand Arts High School

450 N. Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 217-8600


Grades: 9-12

Student body: 1,700

Public or private: Public (API 737)

Tours: Tours begin in early December. Call the school for a schedule.

Grand Arts High School (formerly known as Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts) is a state-of-the-art $232 million high school located in downtown Los Angeles. The 9.8-acre campus is a public school architectural wonder, consistently listed among the top 10 worldwide with a conical library; 927-seat professional concert hall with Broadway-sized proscenium stage and orchestra pit; a 250-seat black box theatre; outdoor amphitheatre; professional scene shop; photography and broadcast studios; multiple science and computer labs; specialized spaces equipped for art, music, and theatre classes; and four dance studios.


Harvard-Westlake Middle School (Grades 7-9)

700 North Faring Rd.

Los Angeles, CA 90077

(310) 274-7281

Harvard-Westlake Upper School (Grades 10-12):

3700 Coldwater Canyon

North Hollywood, CA 91604

(818) 980-6692


Grades: 7-12

Student body: 1,596

Public or private: Private

Tuition: $34,700, plus a new student fee of $2,000

Tours: All applicant families can tour the Middle School during a weekday interview (applicants for 7th grade) or during one of the Family Visiting Days (applicants for 9th grade). There are also Weekday Coffees at the Middle School and Upper School campuses. Contact the Admissions Office for reservations.

Harvard-Westlake ranks among the top high schools in the U.S. in number of National Merit Semifinalists. The student to faculty ratio is 8:1 and average class size is 16.

Hollywood Schoolhouse

1233 North McCadden Pl.

Los Angeles, CA 90038

(323) 465-1320


Grades: Pre K-6

Public or private: Private

Tuition: $15,101-$18,366, plus New Student and Enrollment fees, and additional fees based on grade.

The school’s mission is to nurture the whole child within a diverse community, combining challenging academics with creative learning, where each child is known, encouraged, and valued.

Immaculate Heart High School & Middle School

5515 Franklin Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 461-3651


Grades: 6-12

Student body: 701

Public or private: Private

Tuition: $14,600 plus fees

Tours: “Academic Playday” for 8th graders November 21st 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. General Open House at 1:00 p.m. December 6th. Contact the director of Admissions to schedule a half-day Shadow day.

A Los Feliz fixture since 1906, Immaculate Heart’s challenging academic curriculum includes 17 Advanced Placement courses, 14 honors classes, and 50 UC and Cal-State-approved elective courses. The school’s competitive sports program fields teams in basketball, cross country, diving, equestrian, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and volleyball. The Visual and Performing Arts Department features an annual art exhibit, choral performances, theatrical productions and a dance troupe.

Larchmont Charter Schools


Grades: K-10

Public or private: Public (API Scores: 908-931)

Tours: Tours take place during fall and winter. Please refer to the website to register for an upcoming tour.

Four Campuses:

Fairfax (Grades K-3)

1265 N. Fairfax St.

West Hollywood, CA 90046

(323) 656-6418

Hollygrove  (Grades K-5)

815 N. El Centro Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90038

(323) 836-0860

Selma (Grades 4-8)

6611 Selma Ave.

Los Angeles 90028

(323) 871-4000

La Fayette Park Place (Grades 6-10)

2801 W. 6th St.

Los Angeles, CA 90057

(213) 867-6300

Larchmont Charter School is a continuous K-12 program situated on four campuses. It offers a project-based, constructivist curriculum within a public school setting and seeks to provide a socio-economically, culturally and racially diverse community of students. It also participates in the Edible Schoolyard program, one of only a handful of schools nationwide to be handpicked by Chez Panisse chef Alice Waters. Admission is by lottery. Applications available in October and the lottery is held in February.

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts

LACHSA (Building #20)

5151 State University Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90032

(323) 343-2550


Grades: 9-12

Student body: 600

Public or private: Public

Recognized as one of the premier public arts high school in the U.S. students must meet minimum academic, attendance and behavior standards and audition for acceptance into one of five departments: Cinematic Arts, Dance, Music (vocal and instrumental), Theatre or Visual Arts. Each department selects its own students through a juried audition or portfolio review process.

Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts

2709 Media Center Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90065

(323) 539-2810


Grades: K-6

Student body: 483

Public or private:

Public (API 836)

This parent-initiated, innovative, public elementary school serves a socio-economically, ethnically and linguistically diverse student population. LFCSA seeks to provide a high-quality education that embraces learning in and through the arts. Enrollment is decided by a public random drawing in the spring for the following academic year. To participate, a family must complete and submit the application form.

Loyola High School

1901 Venice Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90006

(213) 381-5121


Grades: 9-12

Student body: 1,293

Public or private: Private

Tuition: $18,700 plus additional fees

Loyola is a Catholic college preparatory school for young men who represent the racial, ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of greater Los Angeles. Founded in 1865, Loyola is committed to the development of the whole person, through a challenging educational experience of academic, co-curricular and religious opportunities.

Lycee International of Los Angeles (LILA)


Grades: Preschool-12

Public or private: Private

Tuition: $14,800-$17,700

Los Feliz

4155 Russell Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

(323) 665-4526

Grades: Preschool-5

Student body: 313


30 N. Marion Ave.

Pasadena, CA 91106

Grades: Preschool-5

Student body: 146


1105 W. Riverside Dr.

Burbank, CA 91506

(818) 900-1895

Grades: 6-12

Student body: 263

A bilingual French-American school, LILA is committed to academic excellence in an intimate and international environment that encourages personal initiative, creativity and curiosity. Students are challenged through a rigorous and well-balanced bilingual curriculum.

Marlborough School

250 South Rossmore Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90004

(323) 935-1147


Grades: 7-12

Student body: 530

Public or private: Private

Tuition: $36,365

Tours:  Open House October 10th for grades 7-8 and November 21st for grades 7-11 (reservations required). An interview and school tour is required of all applicants. Shadow days are also available by reservation.

Marlborough is an independent, urban day school for young women in Hancock Park. Its staff is committed to delivering a superior college preparatory education in an environment imbued with high ethical values. Over 30 athletic teams and a state-of-the-art facility help to create an inspirational and high-achieving atmosphere.

Notre Dame High School

13645 Riverside Dr.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

(818) 933-3600


Grades: 9-12

Student body: 1,205

Public or private: Private

Tuition: $14,050, plus an annual registration fee of $600 and technology fee of $600. Books and uniforms are not included.

Tour: 8th Grade visit Day December 4th

A Catholic, coeducational secondary school offering a college preparatory curriculum with honors and advanced placement courses in art, English, foreign languages, mathematics, science and social studies.

The Oaks School

6817 Franklin Ave.

Hollywood, CA  90028

(323) 850-3755


Grades: K-6

Student body: 149

Public or private: Private

Tuition: $22,563 plus additional fees for new students

Tours: Tours are held Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. beginning September 17th. Reservation required.

The Oaks is a developmental elementary school with a curriculum designed to promote intellectual, artistic, social, emotional and physical growth. Small class size and flexible teaching strategies address each child’s unique learning style and personal development.

Oakwood School


Grades: K-12

Student body: 765

Public or private: Private

Tuition: $30,880-$36,200, plus additional fees for new students and activities

Tours: At the elementary campus, there are six Prospective Parent Mornings from September to December. At the secondary campus, there are two Prospective Parent Events, one on a weekday evening and one on a Saturday morning. You must complete an online inquiry to register to attend a Prospective Parent Event.

Oakwood Elementary School

11230 Moorpark St.

North Hollywood, CA 91602

(818) 752-4444

Oakwood Secondary School

11600 Magnolia Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

(818) 752-4400

Oakwood School is a coeducational, K-12 independent day school founded in 1951 by parents who wanted to provide their children with an educational experience rich in the arts, sciences, and humanities and challenging to their creative and intellectual capacities.

Our Mother of Good Counsel School

4622 Ambrose Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

(323) 664-2131


Grades: K-8

Student body: 140

Public or private: Private

Tuition: $4,983 per year for parishioners. $5,635 for non-parishioners.

A fixture in the heart of Los Feliz, Our Mother of Good Counsel School sits at the corner of Hillhurst and Ambrose Avenues. The Catholic, coeducational elementary school educates with an emphasis on Christian values.

Page Private School

565 N. Larchmont Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90004

(323) 463-5118


Grades: Preschool-8

Public or private: Private

Tuition: $16,005 plus additional school fees

Established over 100 years ago, Page is a non-sectarian, co-ed school nestled in the heart of Larchmont. Page welcomes kids from preschool age through middle school and provides “a nurturing environment for the individual child so that educational and social growth skills are able to develop to their full potential.” The school works to promote a positive self-image, leadership, and resourcefulness. Their motto: “Growth with Honor.”

Pilgrim School

540 South Commonwealth Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90020

(213) 385-7351


Grades: Pre-K-12

Student body: 303

Public or private: Private

Tuition: $18,000-$29,920, plus additional fees for new students

A division of the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, Pilgrim School is an ethnically and culturally diverse, coeducational day school offering a traditional college preparatory curriculum that emphasizes the mastery of fundamental skills and critical thinking at all levels.

St. James’ Episcopal Day School

625 South St. Andrews Pl.

Los Angeles, CA 90005

(213) 382-2315 x255


Grades: Pre K-6

Student body: 360

Public or private: Private

Tuition: $15,690 (Preschool), $16,830 (Junior Kindergarten), $20,260 (Kindergarten through sixth grade)

Tours: Open Houses are held throughout the fall. Call to RSVP.

Grounded in traditional methods, St. James prepares bright and capable students for the best secondary schools in Los Angeles. The St. James curriculum incorporates independent critical thinking with basic skills to develop students for the challenges of the 21st century.

St. Brendan Catholic School

238 S. Manhattan Pl.

Los Angeles, CA 90004

(213) 382-7401


Grades: K-8

Student body: 300

Public or private: Private

Tuition: $535 per month for parishioners. $680 per month for non-parishioners.

Tours: Tours are offered on the first Thursday of each month. Call for an appointment. Open House is January 31st 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

St. Brendan is a Catholic elementary program that provides a concrete environment for the development of Christian values along with an academically challenging curriculum. Registration for the 2016-2017 academic year is January 31st through February 12th. Applicant testing is in March, with notification in early April. Tours of the school are on the second Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m. Call for an appointment.

Temple Israel of Hollywood

7300 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90046

(323) 876-8330 x4005


Student body: 210

Grades: K-6

Public or private: Private

Tuition: Approx. $19,000

Tours: Call the admissions office to make a reservation for a tour.

Temple Israel of Hollywood is a private, elementary school providing children with a dynamic and developmental education. Lessons are interactive. Teachers nurture development of the mind, heart with a Jewish values based perspective.

Third Street Elementary School

201 South June St.

Los Angeles, CA 90004

(323) 939-8337


Grades: K-5

Public or private: Public (API 947)

Tours: Prospective Kindergarten Orientation Meeting, Thursday, October 15 at 5:00pm


Third Street has earned a reputation as one of the most respected public elementary schools in LAUSD. Nestled in Hancock Park, it was chosen as “one of the 60 great elementary schools you should know about – public or private” by Los Angeles Magazine. The school provides high-level academics, strong community connections, and extensive parental involvement within a charming neighborhood setting.

Turning Point

8780 National Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232

(310) 841-2505


Grades: K-8

Student body: 350

Public or private: Private

Tuition: $24,145-$29,545

Turning Point started in 1970 as a Montessori-based preschool, and today serves Pre-K through 8 in an environment “committed to educating the whole child, instilling a natural love of learning, and providing the foundation for continuing education and beyond.” With an art studio, storytelling centers, multimedia centers, science labs, 19 sports teams, and a 10,000-square-foot gymnasium, Turning Point offers its diverse community (43% of which are students of color) a comprehensive education.

Westridge School for Girls

324 Madeline Dr.

Pasadena, CA 91105

(626) 799-1153


Grades: 4-12

Student body: 497

Public or private: Private

Tuition: $24,990 (Grades 4-6), $27,990 (Grades 7-8), $32,725 (High School)

Tours: Open Houses are held in November and January.
Call to schedule a visit and interview.

Westridge is a forward-thinking girls’ school founded on the belief that girls flourish in a single-sex setting. The Pasadena school’s intellectually engaging and challenging curriculum prepares students to continue their education in college and beyond as discerning, motivated learners committed to excellence.

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