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Tech + Fun = CodeREV Kids! CodeREV Kids was born out of a desire to fill a need for comprehensive technology education. Our STEM-focused courses and tech camps provide kids with a deeper understanding of technology in a fun, stress-free environment. CodeREV’s instructors are both tech industry experts and experienced teachers, acting as mentors to our students as they enter the exciting world of technology! Our Tech/Coding classes have students apply computational thinking and high-level, Common Core processing skills as they work on their own projects. This project-based approach shows kids the practical, hands-on benefits of learning something new. What do kids create at CodeREV? Everything from Minecraft mods to remote-controlled robots, and almost everything else in between! If learning from industry experts while working on cool tech projects sounds like fun, get in touch! To reach us, feel free to send an e-mail, give us a call, or visit us at our learning center in Santa Monica. Addess: 1639 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404 Phone: (310) 450-4984 Email: Website: Social:;

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On behalf of the Pacifica faculty, administration and extended community, we congratulate the 2017 graduates of our masters and doctoral programs in depth psychology and the humanities. | 805.879.7305 Pacifica is an employee-owned graduate school with two campuses near Santa Barbara. Pacifica is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Gainful Employment Information is available at

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summer’s brighter here! SESSION 1: JUNE 26-JULY 7, 2017


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The WNS Summer Program is open to both WNS and non-WNS students. For more information contact Sergio Rodriguez, Summer Program Director, at

5401 Beethoven St., Los Angeles, CA 90066 Member of NAIS


Goethe International Charter School (GICS) is a public TK-5 charter school located in West Los Angeles. The curriculum is based on the California State Common Core Standards and is delivered through the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). The IB PYP is based on academic rigor whereby students make connections between traditional subjects and the “real world.” As a fully authorized IB school, GICS educates the “whole child” to include the physical, intellectual, emotional and ethical development. A major component of the International Baccalaureate Organization Framework is the development of


WCEA and 6 Year WASC Accreditation

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STEAM Program

B.E.S.T Beginning

Instrumental Music Program

Engineering, Science & Technology

New Comprehensive ART Program and Curriculum

Primary Departmentalized Curriculum


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OPEN ENROLLMENT St. Jerome School | 5580 Thornburn Street, Los Angeles, CA 90045 | 310-670-1678

310.574.8650 CAIS and WASC Accredited


bilingualism. An emphasis on a second language encourages students to understand and respect other cultures while learning from different perspectives and experiences. GICS currently offers a TK-5 dual language immersion program with German as the target language. For those students who need additional support in English, there is a German Language Acquisition option. GICS also offers, beginning in grade three, Spanish language acquisition classes for all students. As a parent-founded school, GICS is committed to ensuring that parents actively participate in the school. There are a variety of activities available for parent volunteer hours. Community Universities are held on a regular basis to inform parents of classroom philosophy and methodologies and how they can best support their child’s holistic educational journey. 12500 Braddock Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90066 | (310) 306-3484

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VENICE LUTHERAN SCHOOL so that each child may succeed as a responsible citizen. We are a small school that offers reduced class size, personalized attention, flexibility, and a secure setting. We keep tuition relatively low in order to support families, while providing them an environment where they feel welcome and engaged. We work to be the best alternative to the larger, expensive schools. Our K-8 program is led by a fully certified teaching staff, where Master Degrees and/or educational certification are the norm, and ongoing development a must.  We blend traditional, collaborative, and project-based The Venice Lutheran School Difference methods to teach math, science, and is that we are a small, loving, academic language arts. We fortify that academic and artistic place of education where experience with inter-grade mentoreach child is valued and supported in a ships, independent study, music, art, strong, loving environment. and extracurricular activities in order We apply sincere, loving Christto further develop leadership and percentered values and the Lutheran sonal growth. academic tradition to provide students Come and visit our unique community with a well-rounded education building designed with peer mentoring and difconfidence and good judgment; devel- ferentiated instruction in mind. oping critical thinking and leadership; 815 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 and nurturing discipline and character (310) 823-9367

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HIGH SCHOOLGoals-100% College Acceptance Competitive Basketball, Football, Soccer, VolleyWISH Academy CIF Athletics through InclusivenessBasketball, ball, Cross Country, TrackVolleyand Field, HIGH SCHOOL CollegeJustice Acceptance Football, Soccer, OPEN HOUSE -100%-Social High School -Critical Thinkers Prepared to Lead Lacrosse, Golf, Pep Squad INFORMATION SESSIONS-Social Justice through Inclusiveness ball, Cross Country, Track and Field, OPEN HOUSE

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LoyolaUniversity: Marymount - Credits begin in Westchester Town House -Early College 9th Grade University: 9th Grade 8501October Emerson Ave, -All scholars are provided with 25th, 6:00 pm -All scholars are provided with October 25th, 6:00 pm A-G courses, Advanced Los Angeles, CA 90045 A-G courses, Advanced December 13th, 6:00 pm Placement courses, foreign Placement courses, foreign December 13th, 6:00 pm languages (including American languages (including American January 17th, 6:00 pm Sign Language or Spanish) January 17th, 6:00 pm Sign Language or Spanish) Coffee with -Embedded entrance -Embedded collegecollege entrance February 7th,pm 6:00 pm supports beginning 9th grade February 7th, 6:00 the High School supports beginning in 9th ingrade

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Pathways Choose your own exciting pathway! Choose your own exciting pathway! Performing EnjoyEnjoy VisualVisual and and Performing Arts,Arts, Engineering, BioMedical Science, Engineering, BioMedical Science, or or Liberal Pathway Liberal Arts/Arts/ CivicsCivics Pathway

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EngineeringDesign a home, program STEM Pathways electronic devices, or explore as a biofuel EngineeringDesign a home,algae program source. devices, Classes include Aerospace Engineering, electronic or explore algae as a biofuel Civil Engineering, Environmental source. Classes include AerospaceSustainability, Engineering, and many more! Civil Engineering, Environmental Sustainability, andBioMedical many more!Science- Step into the role of a BioMedical Science-surgeon, Step intoand thebiomedical role of a medical investigator, medical investigator, surgeon, and biomedical engineer. This exciting pathway includes cool engineer. This exciting pathway includes coolMediclasses such as the Human Body Systems, classes such as the and Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions, Biomedical Innovations. cal Interventions, and Biomedical Innovations.

Visual and Performing Arts Pathway

Visual and Performing Arts Pathway Express yourself! Participate in the amazing Express yourself! Participate in the amazing experienceof ofperforming performingininlive livetheater, theater,dance, dance, experience musicalproductions! productions!Classes Classesinclude include andand musical Documentary Film Making, Playwriting, and Documentary Film Making, Playwriting, and much more. so so much more.

Service Learning Seminars (Take two per Semester) 9:00am- 10:00am LiberalArts/ Arts/Civics CivicsPathway Pathway Liberal WISH Scholars WISH Scholars make amake real a real Anime, Debate, Flight, Robotics, Anime, Debate, Flight, Robotics, Mandatory RSVP:2017 difference Mandatory RSVP: Monday, May 22nd, Do you have strong feelings about Do you have strong feelings aboutjustice, justice, individually and with difference individually and with Sports Medicine, Computer Science, Sports Medicine, Computer Science, andandthetheworld? The Coffee Bean & Tea Leafpeers! peers! All WISHAllScholars complete poetry, world?Then Thenthis thispathway pathway interest-tracker Decathlon, Poetry, Coding, WISH Scholars complete Academic interest-tracker Academic Decathlon, Poetry, Coding, poetry, hours of community 13020 Pacific Promenade #9 at leastat15least to come based on student 15 hours of community and more and more to come based on student service per year. voicevoice and choice. Playa Vista, CA, 90094 service per year. and choice. YearlyYearly Experiential Learning Retreats for for ALLALL Students! Experiential Learning Retreats Students!

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Windward School crafted in partnership with some of the nation’s most prestigious universities. These programs offer Windward’s students educational opportunities that are unique, engaging, and relevant to life in the 21st century. Windward School is a grade 7-12, coeducational, independent day school located in the Mar Vista neighborhood of West Los Angeles. Windward’s mission as a dynamic college preparatory school is to challenge each student to achieve excellence in a nurturing, inclusive community. Windward teachers, parents, and administrators work together to inspire our students to be responsible, caring, well informed, ethical, prepared, and well balanced young adults.

A Nurturing Community Community and collaboration are at the core of the School’s philosophy and reflected every day in the warm, welcoming atmosphere on campus. Students are motivated to excel and to explore new learning opportunities. Upper School students, trained as peer counselors, offer a sounding board for their classmates. Windward’s 9.5 acre campus and purpose-built facilities provide an idyllic setting for students to learn, work, and socialize.

A Dynamic Education Windward is at the forefront of educational models and practices that excite students about learning. Course offerings and academic initiatives are collaborative and interdisciplinary, driven by the most up-to-date research, and

For more information about Windward School, please call (424) 289-1001 or visit For more information about Windward’s Summer Camps, go to

Westside Neighborhood School (WNS)

For over 35 years, Westside Neighborhood School (WNS), a DK-8 independent school in Playa Vista, has a mission is to create a community of lifelong learners that nurtures students from diverse backgrounds to reach their full potential and inspires them to contribute to the world with confidence, creativity, curiosity, conscience and compassion. With great excitement, WNS will open a state-of-the-art play-based preschool in fall 2017. The WNS Preschool is part of the school’s

Tri-Campus Master Plan that will also include the addition of a new fullsized gymnasium and middle school STEAM Academic Learning Center. In addition to the brand new preschool, WNS offers a Parent-Toddler Program. Classes take place Saturdays for children ages 18-36 months and parents. For more information about WNS, please visit www.wnsk8. com or contact by phone: 310-574-8650 or Email:

All are invited…to experience…the K– 8 Venice Lutheran School Difference Located at 815 Venice Blvd near Abbott Kinney, Venice Lutheran School is a small, loving, academic and artistic place of education where each child is valued and supported in a strong, vibrant, nurturing community. VLS is a member of the Southwest Pacific District of Lutheran Schools, which is part of a larger network of over 2,000 schools with a reputation for providing social/emotional/spiritual nurturing and excellent academic preparation.

Through our VLS excellent program our students experience: • Individual Attention • Focus on Character • Inspiration in Life • Safe, Strong Community • Vibrant Learning Experiences • Leadership & Mentoring Opportunities • Choir, Gold-Medal Band, and Performance

• Multi-media Art and Creative Projects • Community Events and School Spirit • Sports, P.E. & After School Enrichment • STEAM Classes • Outdoor Education and Field Trips • Foreign Language • Incorporated Technology

Schedule Your School Tour Today! 815 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA / 310-823-9367 / Venice Lutheran School registration is open for enrollment now for the 2017-2018 school year. Enrollment for 2017-2018 opens in late January. PAGE 22 Eye on Education – Special Advertising Section May 18, 2017

Contact the Admission office to learn more about applying for the 2018-2019 school year. Email or call 310-838-2442. 3430 McManus Avenue, Culver City, CA 90232

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Goethe International Charter School

Goethe International Charter School TK/K–5 Dual Language International School German immersion program (50/50 model), Grades TK/K–5 German language acquisition option, Grades 3–5 Spanish language acquisition, Grades 3–5


Boys Basketball Girls Basketball

Co-Ed Basketball Volleyball Soccer

Baseball Tennis

Track and Field Camp Tyrone

Visual and Media Arts Robotics

Beginning and Intermediate Lego Robotics

Intermediate and Advanced Lego Robotics CREATE Camp Debate

Service and Leadership

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme Authorized Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accredited LAUSD Honor Roll School (2012) California Distinguished School (2014) California Gold Ribbon School (2016)

Tuition free public school • Inquiry based instruction Academically rigorous program • Social emotional learning

Dance Intensive

For more information, contact Executive Director Gwenis Laura

Music Intensive

Goethe International Charter School

Theater Intensive


12500 Braddock Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066 • (310) 306-3484

Wish Charter School

St.Jerome School

WISH Charter has received national recognition and was named a SWIFT Knowledge Development Site by the University of Kansas due to their exemplary work – one of only 6 schools in the US selected for this auspicious designation. A free public independent charter school, WISH is an innovative, inclusive TK-8 school located on the Westside of Los Angeles. The WISH mission is to maximize every scholar’s learning

potential within an atmosphere of caring and belonging, including those with moderate to severe disabilities. “As a full inclusion school, we believe that our students represent our voice,” said Dr. Shawna Draxton, Executive Director of WISH. “In addition to serving students of all abilities in a setting where everyone learns together, our students are getting unprecedented access to professionals who are experts in the fields that our students plan to pursue for their own futures.” Pathways for WISH Academy students include Engineering, BioMedical Science, Liberal Arts/Civics and Visual and Performing Arts. All scholars are provided A-G courses, advanced placement courses, foreign languages and embedded college entrance supports and early college credits beginning in 9th grade. Competitive CIF athletics and seminars such as anime, debate, flight, robotics, sports medicine, computer science, academic decathlon, poetry, coding and more, all based on student voice and choice.

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Congratulations to St. Jerome Students Deven and Valin who are both Cub Scouts with Pack 79. Valin recently earned is Tiger Rank and Deven earned his Webelo Rank. Both boys also earned the Religious Emblem of their Catholic faith. Deven earned the Parvuli Dei emblem which is awarded to Webelo Scouts. The purpose of the Parvuli Dei (Children of God) emblem is to help young boys explore a wide range of activities in order to discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their families and parishes, and also to develop a good, positive self-image through the contributions they can make to the group or community.

Valin earned the Light of Christ emblem which is awarded to Tiger Scouts. The purpose of the Light of Christ emblem is to help the Cub Scout develop a personal relationship with Jesus. With the parents’ active assistance and participation in this program, it is hoped that the Cub will come to see Jesus as a real person and his friend. St.Jerome School 5580 Thornburn Street Los Angeles, CA 90045 310-670-1678 principal@

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Great schools on the Westside.

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Great schools on the Westside.