Local Academic Resources

Private Schools

Berkeley Hall School
Private – Pre-K– 8. “Located in Los Angeles, CA, Berkeley Hall School is a private, coeducational school for students in preschool through grade 8.”
16000 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 476-6421

Brentwood School
Private– “Brentwood School is an independent, secular K-12 coed day school with two campuses located four blocks apart in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States. The school is regarded for academics, arts, and athletics.”
100 S Barrington Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90049.
(310) 476-9633

Calvary Christian School
Private– Pre-K–8. “Calvary Christian School delivers individualized learning to develop critical thinkers in a college preparatory environment.”
701 Palisades Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 573-008

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Private – “Dedicated to the academic, social, and emotional growth of children, our highly qualified faculty and staff create a nurturing environment that inspires children to become life-long learners.”
438 San Vicente Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 451-1332

Corpus Christi School
Private– Catholic, Elementary, Middle, & High-School – “Corpus Christi School was established in 1951, and provides a Catholic co-education experience to the community of Pacific Palisades within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.”
890 Toyopa Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 454-9411

Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences
Private– K-12 School– “Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences is a private, K-12 independent, college preparatory school in Santa Monica, California, United States. The school is a former member of the prestigious G20 Schools Group.”
1714 21st St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 (middle and upper)
(310) 829-7391
Elementary admissions (310) 582-4109

Fusion Academy
Private– 6–12. “Fusion Los Angeles is much more than an accredited private middle and high school for grades 6-12 – it’s a revolutionary community of learning where positive relationships and one-to-one classrooms unlock the academic potential in every student – and create opportunities for emotional and social growth.”
1640 S Sepulveda Blvd #100, Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 445-2516

Halstrom Academy
Private– Middle-School & High-School – “Halstrom’s mission and vision is to continue to grow and support our students academically and remain California’s premier choice for a non-traditional private middle and high school, with one-to-one instruction and a customized learning plan to help students reach their full potential.”
12300 Wilshire Blvd #110, Los Angeles, CA 90025
(866) 994-7157

Harvard-Westlake School
Private– Middle-School & High-School – “Harvard-Westlake is an independent, coeducational and college preparatory school for grades 7-12, located in Los Angeles, California.”
High School-3700 Coldwater Canyon Road, Studio City, CA 91604 (818) 980-6692
Middle School -700 N Faring Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077 (310) 274-7281

Le Lycee Francais De Los Angeles
Private– Pre K–2. “Since 1971, the Pacific Palisades Campus has offered a loving, nurturing, safe and healthy environment which makes learning fun and builds confidence. We provide an English-French bilingual program from preschool through 2nd Grade. We include activities like dance and movement, art, music, a learning garden, cooking, soccer, and more.”
16720 Marquez Ave, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 454-9395

Lighthouse Church School
Private– K-8 – The Lighthouse Church School places an emphasis on Christian character.
1220 20th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-1741

Loyola High School
Private– “As the oldest continuously run educational institution in Southern California, Loyola High School of Los Angeles remains committed to providing an academically rigorous, college preparatory education to a diverse group of young men who graduate prepared for lives of leadership and service to their community”
1901 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 381-5121

New Roads School
Private ̶ “As a college preparatory school, New Roads is committed to preparing students to excel as they move on in their studies.”
3131 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 828-5582

Notre Dame Academy of Schools
Private ̶ Elementary-School & High-School – “Notre Dame Academy, founded in 1949 by the Sisters of Notre Dame, is a Catholic, college preparatory, four-year private high school accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association and Western Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges.”
2911 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 287-3895

Pacifica Christian High School
Private – “Pacifica Christian is a college-preparatory, Christian, liberal arts high school located in the heart of Santa Monica.”
1730 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90403.
(310) 828-7015

Seven Arrows Elementary School
Private – “Seven Arrows Elementary is a K-6 school rooted in academic rigor with a unique curriculum of world culture and arts in a community where parents are partners.”
15240 La Cruz Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 230-0257

Saint Anne School
Private – Pre-K– 8. “Founded in 1908 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary and located in the heart of Santa Monica, Saint Anne School has been dedicated to providing a quality Catholic education to students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 for over 100 years.”
2015 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Saint Mark School
Private – K– 8. “Saint Mark Elementary School’s growth in the new millennium has focused upon the expansion of curriculum and activities that support our commitment to provide academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment, and to “care for self; care for others; care for the environment.”
912 Coeur D’alene Avenue, Venice, Ca 90291
(310) 821-6612

Saint Martin of Tours School
Private – K – 8. “St. Martin of Tours School is a co-educational Catholic school for students in grades Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade.”
11955 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 472-7419

Saint Matthew’s Parish School
Private – Pre-K– 8. “St. Matthew’s Parish School, an Episcopal day school, is an integral part of the Parish of St. Matthew, serving children and families of the parish and larger community. The school provides an excellent education through a challenging, caring and balanced program.”
1031 Bienveneda Ave, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 454-1350

Saint Monica Catholic Elementary
Private – Pre-K– 8. “SMCES is a vibrant parish school that educates diverse learners from TK – 8th grade.”
1030 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 451-9801

Saint Monica Catholic High School
Private – “St. Monica Catholic High School is a coeducational, parish high school that provides a college preparatory curriculum for students of diverse abilities, cultures, and faiths.”
1030 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Saint Sebastian Elementary School
Private – PreK – 8. “Saint Sebastian School is a private, coeducational, Catholic Preschool, Elementary, and Middle School dedicated to nurturing our students’ academic excellence, faith development, and personal growth.”
1430 Federal Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 473-3337

The Archer School for Girls
Private ̶ “As a contemporary girls’ school, Archer’s mission is to educate the future female leaders of this country in an environment that is at once ambitious and joyful.”
11725 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 873-7000

Village School
Private – TK–6. “Today, Village School comprises a vibrant community of 290 students and close to 70 faculty and staff members.”
780 N Swarthmore Ave, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 459-8411

Westside Waldorf School
Private – PK– 8. “Established in 1989, the independent, not-for-profit Westside Waldorf School serves pre-K through Eighth Grade.”
17310 West Sunset Boulevard, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 454-7064

Wildwood School
Private –  “Wildwood School is an independent progressive K–12 school located in Los Angeles. Wildwood was founded as an elementary school in 1971, by a group of parents led by a young lawyer named Belle Mason. The secondary campus opened in 2000.”
11811 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 478-7189

Winward School
Private – 7–12. “Windward School is a dynamic college-preparatory school that challenges each student to achieve excellence in a nurturing, inclusive community.”
11350 Palms Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 391-7127

High Schools

Ánimo Venice Charter High School
Charter / Public– “Ánimo Venice Charter High School is a charter high school located in Venice, California. It serves students living in and near the Oakwood community of Venice as well as Santa Monica, Culver City and Mar Vista. The school also attracts many students from Inglewood and South Los Angeles.”
820 Broadway Street, Venice, CA 90921
(310) 392-8751 ext 1104

Olympic High School
Public/Continuation – “Olympic High School provides effective, alternative educational opportunities. We increase student potential by teaching the building blocks necessary for life-long learning and success.”
721 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 392-2494

Palisades Charter High School
Charter / Public– “A charter school since 2003, Palisades Charter High School is one of the first high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District to achieve independent charter school status. PCHS is a California Gold Ribbon School, a California Distinguished High School, as well as being recognized by Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, and LA Magazine.”
15777 Bowdoin St, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Santa Monica High School
Public – “At Santa Monica High School we are proud of our academic and career programs. We provide a wide variety of interesting and challenging opportunities for a student body with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and interests. Our outstanding faculty works with our students in the pursuit of their goals.”
601 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

University Senior High School
Public – University High School (‘Uni’) is a comprehensive high school (grades 9-12) located in West Los Angeles, CA.”
11800 Texas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025

Venice High School
Public –  “Venice High School strives to be an exemplary learning community that supports innovation and academic excellence for all its students.”
13000 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

Middle Schools

Ánimo Westside Charter Middle School
Public – “At Ánimo Westside Charter Middle School, our mission is to prepare students for college, leadership, and life through innovative instruction, a rigorous curriculum, and the use of the cutting-edge technology.”
5456 McConnell Avenue, Playa Vista, CA 90066

Daniel Webster Middle School
Public – “Students at Daniel Webster Middle School and S.T.E.A.M. Magnet Center will engage in challenging-project based learning curriculum that include opportunities to pursue passionate interests, arts education immersion, and the use of integrated instructional technology.”
11330 Graham Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 235-4600

Emerson Community Charter School
Charter / Public– “Emerson is a small school environment that focuses on the whole child. We are an innovative staff committed to our mission of providing 21st Century instruction and experiences in academics, art, technology, leadership, and athletics.”
1650 Selby Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 234-3100

John Adams Middle School
Public – “The mission of John Adams Middle School is to provide a dynamic, multi-faceted, educational experience which allows each student to maximize his/her potential.”
2425 16th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 452-2326

Lincoln Middle School
Public – Assists all students in their pursuit of academic achievement and personal health. 1501 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Marina Del Rey Middle School
Public – “Marina del Rey is a three-year middle school with an enrollment of close to 1,100 students, including 311 magnet students. Students attend six classes and a homeroom.”
12500 Braddock Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 578-2700

Mark Twain Middle School
Public – “Mark Twain Middle School students receive an excellent core academic education alongside extensive enrichment programs in the arts and languages.”
2224 Walgrove Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 305-3100

Palms Middle School
Public – “Palms Middle School in Los Angeles is a neighborhood school, a School For Advanced Studies, and a Gifted/High Ability Magnet School..”
10860 Woodbine St, Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 253-7600

Paul Revere Charter Middle School
Public/ Charter Magnet (Lottery) – “In 1994, Paul Revere became a Charter/LEARN School.”
1450 Allenford Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 917-4800

The City School
Public/ Charter (Lottery) – “The City School is a public charter middle school currently serving 350 students in 6-8th grades. Admission is based on a lottery system.”
11625 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 273-2489

Elementary Schools

Broadway Elementary School
Public – “Broadway Elementary School is a single track school located one mile from the Pacific Ocean in Venice. The artistic, creative Venice community gives our school a diversity of cultures with the common goal of creating a nurturing environment where children can develop to their fullest potential.”
1015 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392-4944

Brockton Avenue Elementary School
Public – “Brockton Avenue Elementary School is located in a beautiful area in West Los Angeles. We are a community school and we encourage parent and community involvement.”
1309 Armacost Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-6090

Canyon Elementary School
Public – “Canyon Charter School is committed to providing a child centered and nurturing environment, in which each child develops to her/his potential and becomes a lifelong learner.”
421 Entrada Dr, Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 454-7510

Coeur d’Alene Avenue Elementary School
Public – “Our school vision is to prepare successful, compassionate, critical thinkers who are productive members of society. We believe in fostering a cooperative learning environment in which the school, family, and business communities work together.”
810 Coeur D Alene Ave, Venice, CA 90291
(310) 821-7813

Community Magnet Charter School
Public/ Charter Magnet “Community Magnet Charter School (CMCS) is a National Blue Ribbon elementary school in the Los Angeles Unified School District serving grades K-5. The school is located in the canyons above Westwood in the Bel Air neighborhood.”
11301 Bellagio Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 476-2281

Edison Language Academy
Public – “all students from Preschool through 5th grade learn in Spanish and English with the goals of: 1) developing proficiency in both languages, 2) mastering curriculum in all other areas, 3) becoming multicultural learners – proud of their own identities and cultures and respectful of others.”
2402 Virginia Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 828-0335

Franklin Elementary School
Public – “Franklin School is a community that prides itself on being engaged, forward-thinking, passionate, and generous.”
2400 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 828-2814

Grant Elementary School
Public – “Grant’s strength is a compilation of outstanding teaching, incredible parent involvement and wonderful students. Our diversity reflects the greater Santa Monica population.” 2368 Pearl St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 450-7651

John Muir Elementary School
Public – “The John Muir community is a community that CARES. We promote good character among our students as we encourage them to be Cooperative, Assertive, Responsible, Empathetic, and exhibit Self-Control.”
2526 6th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 399-7721

Kenter Canyon Elementary School
Public – “The mission of Kenter Canyon Elementary Charter School is to provide a safe, nurturing, challenging learning environment for urban students in grades TK/K-5.”
645 N Kenter Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 472-5918

Marque Avenue Elementary School
Public – “Marquez Charter School students are empowered to become lifelong learners, creative thinkers, and productive citizens in a safe, nurturing environment.  .”
16821 Marquez Ave, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 454-4019

McKinley Elementary School
Public – “Marquez Charter School students are empowered to become lifelong learners, creative thinkers, and productive citizens in a safe, nurturing environment.  .”
2401 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 828-5011

Nora Sterry Elementary School
Public – “Nora Sterry Elementary School is a non-magnet, LAUSD elementary school constructed in 1897.  It is located in West Los Angeles, in close proximity to the University of California, Los Angeles.”
1730 Corinth Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 473-2172

Palisades Charter Elementary School
Public – “Since its inception as an Affiliated Charter School within the Los Angeles Unified School District, Palisades Charter Elementary School has embraced the challenge to develop successful programs that reflect the leadership, skill and talent of our parents and students, while meeting the unique needs of our diverse student body and educational community.”
800 Vía De La Paz, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 454-3700

Playa Vista Elementary School
Public – “Developing and implementing an integrated STEM curriculum that is student centered…”
13150 Bluff Creek Dr, Playa Vista, CA 90094
(424) 228-1800

Richland Avenue Elementary School
Public– “Richland Avenue Elementary School is a small elementary school located in a quiet neighborhood in West Los Angeles.  Our campus is large and includes an acre of land that is used as a garden, an outdoor learning area, and a yoga studio.”
11562 Richland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 473-0467

Roosevelt Elementary School
Public – “Extraordinary achievement for all students while simultaneously closing the achievement gap.”
801 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 395-0941

Westminster Avenue Elementary School
Public – “Westminster Math & Technology/Environmental Studies Magnet is a place where children are continuously challenged. Our program is especially geared toward children who have a love for computers, math, and making the world a better place.”
1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392-3041

Will Rogers Elementary School
Public – “Will Rogers Learning Community is a joyful and nurturing educational environment dedicated to extraordinary levels of achievement, lifelong learning, and personal well being for all its stakeholders—students, staff, parents and community.”
2401 14th street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 452-2364

Other Schools

New West Charter School
Charter / Public – Middle-School & High-School – “The mission of New West Charter School is to provide an academically rigorous, highly individualized education for 21st Century students in grades 6 – 12.”
1905 Armacost Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 943-5444

Saint Monica Alternative School House
Public- K– 8. “Santa Monica Alternative Schoolhouse (SMASH) is a K-8 public school of choice with team teachers and multi-aged classrooms. SMASH strives to help children become active participants in a democracy still being shaped.
2525 5th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 396-2640

Westside Global Awareness Magnet School
Magnet / Public– “The mission of Westside Global Awareness K-8 Magnet School is to allow students to develop and demonstrate global competency and acquire the knowledge needed to interact productively and respectfully with people from diverse areas.”
104 E. Anchorage St, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 821-2039


Loyola Marymount University
“We offer 60 major and 55 minor undergraduate degrees and programs. For graduate students, we have 39 master’s degree programs, one education doctorate, one juris doctorate, one doctorate of juridical science and 10 credential/authorization programs.”
1 Loyola Marymount University Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 338-2700

Pepperdine University
“Pepperdine University has top-ranked programs for graduate and undergraduate studies, with separate schools dedicated to business, education and psychology, law, liberal arts, and public policy.”
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90263

Santa Monica College
“Santa Monica College – a two-year community college accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges – opened in 1929 with just 153 students. It has now grown to​ a thriving campus with approximately 34,000 students and offerings in more than 100 fields of study.”
1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405,
(310) 434-4000

University of California at Los Angeles
“U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA tied for first among public universities (2017-18) and 21st overall among national universities.”
Los Angeles, CA 90095

West Los Angeles College
“West Los Angeles College is an accredited California Community College offering paths to university transfer, career education and courses for personal or professional growth.”
9000 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 287-4200

Special Needs Programs and Services

California Special Needs Law Group
Special Education Law and Education Advocacy, offers online resources and information for parents and teachers of special education students.
(888) 900-0744

Pacific Point Academy and Learning Center
“Pacific Point Academy is a growing school for students with mild to moderate learning disabilities. Our program is unique and innovative as students receive one-to-one intervention instruction, guided by our team of educational specialists.”
2701 Ocean Park, Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 314-3333

Summit View School
“Summit View School is dedicated to educating young people with learning differences who possess average to superior intellectual capabilities. Recognizing the unique strengths, aptitudes, and natural gifts of each student, the program fosters academic growth, creativity, and a sense of mastery and accomplishment.”
12101 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 751-1100

School Districts Information

Santa Monica-Malibu School District
“The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is headquartered in Santa Monica and serves the coastal communities of Santa Monica and Malibu. It is located in Los Angeles County and serves 11,000 students in preschool through 12th grade in 10 elementary schools, two middle schools, one middle / high school, one comprehensive high school, a continuation high school and a K – 8th grade alternative school.”
1651 16th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404, (310) 450-8338

Los Angeles Unified School District – Local District West
“Second largest in the nation, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) enrolls more than 640,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, at over 900 schools, and 187 public charter schools. The boundaries spread over 720 square miles and include the mega-city of Los Angeles as well as all or parts of 31 smaller municipalities plus several unincorporated sections of Southern California.”
11380 Graham Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90064.
(310) 914-2102

Adolescent Treatment Centers

Evolve Treatment Center
“EVOLVE Treatment Centers offer the highest quality care available for adolescents 12 to 17 years old struggling with mental health, substance abuse, or behavior issues.”
600 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90049
(877) 960-1467

Destinations Teen Treatment
“This program offers a robust, comprehensive, and individualized treatment program that begins at 6 AM and ends at 10 PM. Clients move through the day with therapeutic supervision and support and small staff-to-client ratios.”
Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles

Rosewoods Centers for Eating Disorders
“We accept individuals of all ages, genders, and stages of eating disorders, treating them with respect, compassion and mutual trust at our eating disorder rehab. Our caring clinicians will get to know you as a person and develop an individualized eating disorder recovery plan based on your needs.”
2716 Ocean Park Blvd #3020, Santa Monica, CA 90405
(213) 204-6827

Visions Adolescent Treatment
“Visions Teen Treatment Centers offers a comprehensive clinically- based treatment option for teens and their families. Visions’ multi-modal approach to treating complex issues relies on a team approach including family, previous treatment professionals, teachers, community experts and Visions’ team of unparalleled clinicians.”
33335 Mulholland Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
115 Barrington Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90049