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Los Angeles, CA
Students enrolled: 234
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4832 Tujunga Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 91601

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October 26, 2014
The best school in the Valley, hands down. Administrations, faculty, parents, and kids - all top notch.

- submitted by a teacher
October 21, 2014
We are beyond happy here. Our boys thrive and the teachers are so supportive and interested in their students. Class sizes are capped out at 20-something and their are normally 2 teachers per class, which is nice. Great place!! Friendly environment and parents are allowed to come on campus any time. Their not shunned at the door like some of the other private schools.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2014
Wesley is a great blend of traditional and progressive. It's small and quaint, but not oppressively small. My son has enjoyed Kinder through 2nd grade thus far. He is growing and evolving and I am kept up to speed and armed with information as we go. I have no regrets choosing this school over Campbell Hall, at least for elementary school. I feel a large school is not really an asset during this time.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2014
Wesley is a wonderful environment, academically competitive and the staff is very supportive. The anti-bullying policy is strictly enforced. My kids are happy, happy kids and love going to school every day. The new head of school has made some excellent choices on recent hiring of teachers, replacing others that needed to go.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2014
We moved our two children to Wesley beginning this academic year from one of the top LAUSD elementary schools (which they both loved). I have to say they couldn't be happier!!! My oldest child would have slipped through the cracks at any other school and my younger child is given all the space he/she needs. Every single kid at the school gets the opportunity to speak at Chapel and everyone: upper, lower, staff, parents support each other in a way I haven't seen before. I am happy with the academics and sports -- and the character building is over and beyond what anyone could expect. No sign of bullying. No matter what I have to say I, as a parent, am listened to at the very least. More ethnic diversity than at most privates, I wish there was more understanding for families with same sex parents though -- my one struggle is the fact that quite a few families are conservative (from an LA point of view at least). A gem of a school that is still not that well known. I highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2014
My son is a freshman at an academically rigorous High School, and thanks to the middle school program at Wesley, he's incredibly well prepared. Wesley gave him the academic foundation, taught him the value of building relationships with his teachers, and prepared him to thrive in a challenging environment. Beyond academics, Wesley fostered the self confidence and drive that helped insure a smooth transition into High School.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
I grew up in a tight-knit community, so it s important to me as a parent that my kids feel loved, supported and encouraged the way I was as a child. My son is a bit shy and can struggle in social situations, but since he started at Wesley a year ago, his confidence has grown tenfold and he s really starting to blossom and come into his own. This past spring, he performed well at a district wide chess tournament and was recognized during chapel to a rousing applause. My son didn t stop smiling for days! He felt so loved and supported by his peers, his teachers and the entire Wesley family. He ll never forget that moment, nor will I. Sending him to Wesley was hands-down the best decision we could have made; we love everything about it, as does he. As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child, and I couldn t have picked a better village to help mold, educate and prepare my son for his journey in life.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2013
I am a parent of a first grader at Wesley. I dropped in the other day to take my daughter her lunch. (which I forgot to give her) As I peeked into the classroom, I noticed my daughter raising her hand (along with most of the other children) to answer a math question. All of the kids were engaged, verbal, having fun and were happy. As I left her classroom I noticed some 7th or 8th graders gathered around on the grass with their teacher talking about poetry. They were all engaged and smiling and learning. As I kept walking through the campus, I noticed many kids talking to each other with smiles on their faces and just looked happy, confident and secure. My daughter tells me every day that she loves Wesley and going to school. I can't help but remember how hard it was for me growing up going to school everyday and not liking it. Even these days I notice how unhappy many kids are about school and learning. I am so impressed with Wesley and their staff. They are truly making a difference in my child's life both in academics and in life skills. Can't wait for my 2yr old to be old enough to start Wesley. Thank you John, Vereena, Teachers and Staff!!! -Michael Canepa

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2013
I m a parent of two 2nd graders and a 4th grader at this school. I remember first walking onto the Wesley campus after touring 3 other schools and it just felt like like a big hug for my whole family. The mission statement headline is Academic excellence and character development within the circle of family . What the circle of family means to me is that the whole lower school faculty knows my kids, even if they re not their current or past teachers. As for character development . . . go visit the school for a tour, guided by the middle school students. Two of the most impressive people, REGARDLESS of age, that I've met. And one of the open secrets of Wesley is that it s a great educational value, and with three kids enrolled that s important to us. All I know is when I talk to my kids teachers, I can tell they really care, I mean like are personally invested, in my kids well-being and education. That means everything to me.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2013
Our two boys go to The Wesley School; one is in Third Grade, the other is in Kindergarten. They love it. They really look forward to going to school every day, and I know that because I drive them every morning and we talk about what they are going to do each day. The Wesley School was the one school we toured that we felt had the right combination of scale and program and mission for our family. We loved the campus immediately and felt right at home on our first visit, and everything we've experienced since then has proven our instincts were correct. The school values academic excellence and character development equally, and we believe very strongly that social and emotional learning is as important as academic learning. Wesley has a non-denominational chapel program that is really great - it's basically an all-school assembly in the church chapel three days a week. It's amazing to see. My wife and I are pretty heavily involved at the school because we want the best for our kids, and we think The Wesley School offers that, as well as being a great value. It's a school that takes care of our children the way we do - supportive, encouraging, nurturing and empowering.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2013
I never expected to find a perfect school. They don't exist for every child. But for our family and our needs, Wesley comes close. What do I pay for? Challenging teachers, thoughtful leadership, a socioeconomically diverse parent body, and a community who recognizes my children as individuals with different needs. You want a second family? Come to Wesley. The teachers get stronger every year (or recently, are replaced), the student population is growing (for all the right reasons), and the heart and soul of the school continues to be refined, building on the 'good' to achieve the 'great'. Wesley feels like one of the premier schools in the Valley, alongside Laurence, Buckley, and Oakwood, but at a better price.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2013
I never expected to find a perfect school. They don't exist for every child. But for our family and our needs, Wesley comes close. What do I pay for? Challenging teachers, thoughtful leadership, a socioeconomically diverse parent body, and a community who recognizes my children as individuals with different needs. You want a second family? Come to Wesley. The teachers get stronger every year (or recently, are replaced), the student population is growing (for all the right reasons), and the heart and soul of the school continues to be refined, building on the 'good' to achieve the 'great'. Wesley feels like one of the premier schools in the Valley, alongside Laurence, Buckley, and Oakwood, but at a better price.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
Wesley is a great school for kids who have social difficulties or are highly athletic. Unfortunately, the academics are horrible and when we left all of our "friends" began to ignore us completely. I had a horrible experience as a parent, but my child could not have loved it more.

- submitted by a community member
April 03, 2013
My second child is now leaving Wesley as an 8th grader and while the school is clearly having some growing pains I'd still recommend it for the right family. My eldest was very prepared for the academic challenges of the high school (s)he attended and my youngest is performing well too. The problem with any small school is that it's a small school. No one at Wesley will ever care about athletics, it's simply not a priority and that has to be okay with you as a family before you send your child there. The music program is singing only and I find it to be dreadful but there is talk of bringing in instruments. There's a good teacher for the lower school music program so if I were a parent coming in I'd feel good about that. Middle school spanish is horrible. Hopefully that will change. It's not particularly diverse and doesn't seem like it cares that much. It's just busy being small with mostly great academics. The school is young and new and the teachers that are coming in seem to be much better than those leaving. The kids are happy to go to school & learning a lot. They do well in competitive high schools. That's what matters.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2012
Wow. These reviews show that there really are such different experiences people can have in the same environment. Wesley is a wonderful school and a warm community. In my opinion, the positive reviews are far more in line with my experience having three kids at Wesley. There is one point which I'd like to make in fairness to all. There does seem to always be a very small faction of parents at any school who feel things aren't up to par. It also seems these parents are the most vocal. This school is full of professional administrators and highly competent teachers. It is very strong in academics and the extra-curriculars are wonderful. I'd invite anyone to take a tour, talk with parents and teachers -- judge for yourself!

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2012
The last two posts hit the nail on the proverbial head. The campus is very pretty, the families amazing and parental involvement is extremely high, but the curriculum lacks focus and vigor. The math program is a joke and the science curriculum lacks challenge despite promised improvements. The administration and school leadership are more engaged on the planned capital campaign and school expansion than they are with the current students and existing curriculum. If education is your priority you should look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2012
Wesley is a great school ... if academics are not your thing. You will find some of the loveliest, wonderful families, who truly care about their children and their upbringing. But while the school attracts an amazing community, the education is one to two grade levels below other schools. Main problem: the new administration provides zero curricular guidance or teacher oversight. The result? Older teachers who are on auto pilot, teaching outdated and long-discredited curricula, and new teachers who show up to class and "wing" the lesson on the spot. Teachers also get no yearly training and aren't required to develop lesson plans ahead of time. Parents complain incessantly, but the school leadership is unwilling/unqualified to fix the problems and spends most of its time and money defending the education and pretending there is no problem. Bottom line: Choose this school if your child is very intelligent and learns on his/her own, OR you do not care about academics ... at all. Your child will meet great friends and likely develop a high moral compass. But unless you have additional funds to supplement after school, go someplace where education is at least somewhat of a priority.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2012
I love this school so much. I have been here for most of my life . It is so much fun!!!!

- submitted by a community member
January 23, 2012
Yesterday my son said, "I can't imagine Wesley not being a great school for everyone." The day before he said that he loved Social Studies, Science & Math. No school is perfect-but for our family, Wesley is darn near. Academics are a priority, teachers run the gamut from amazing (many of them) to very good, to good (a few) and the emphasis on character development is tangible. Every child is known to the entire faculty & each has a stake in that child's success. We have a very close-knit community. Every kid knows every other one-and there is genuine warmth amongst the parents. There are a lot of things that Wesley does well but preparing kids in public speaking is one of the things they do extremely well. Students are impressively confident & in command when standing before their class or the whole school. Another asset in the size of the school is that your child will get a chance to try & do everything that is offered. If your child is shy or lacking confidence at one thing or another, they will still get the chance to try it & practice & grow, without being squeezed out by a more skilled child. After 4 years, we can t imagine a better school for our child and neither can he.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2012
Couldn't agree more with the Aug 22 review. We dared to ask why the tuition doubled in five years and exactly what was being done with the additional funds. We were told by the administration that that information was none of our business, but that the higher tuition was in line with Buckley and Campbell Hall (two top-tier schools close-by). Our children then began to be bullied in their respective classes, and suddenly "un-invited" to parties. Our kid's "friends" (some since pre-school) suddenly began to avoid. Perhaps it was a coincidence, or perhaps it had to do with the gossip, cruelty and utter contempt held for families that dare to ask questions or that don't join the "vision" of the school, which changes from year to year. In one of our child's classes, 8 out of 22 or so kids in the class had a parent working for, on the board, running a function, or about to be hired by the school. Wesley has a lovely environment on the surface, but ultimately has no soul, which may be a perfect fit for the appearance oriented, competitive, A-type crowd that it seems to attract. We left Wesley, and our family couldn't have been happier.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2011
Wesley is, quite simply, a wonderful school. While it is academically rigorous, the teachers go out of their way to make sure each student has the best possible chance for academic success. By the time they have finished Eighth Grade, Wesley kids are literally ready for anything. In every subject the teachers make sure their students are more than prepared for the next step: high school. Students from Wesley routinely receive multiple acceptances at the best prep schools in Los Angeles, and more than hold their own once they get there. This is due not only to the high academic standards at Wesley, but to the manageable size of the school that allows a nurturing environment that is integral to the school's culture. Wesley is truly a unique community with a committed parent base and a faculty and staff that is utterly devoted to upholding the values the school represents. In fact, a huge percentage of faculty and staff have been at Wesley since the school's inception. This provides a remarkable sense of community and continuity. I am so grateful to Wesley for providing both my children with all the tools they needed for high school.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2011
We have been at Wesley for 3 years now and are as happy as the day we started. Our child has had several WONDERFUL teachers, is happy to go to school everyday, is learning plenty without being overloaded with homework and is getting lots of opportunities to enjoy languages, P.E., music and art. The chapel program is a very important part of the school community and is one of the things that makes Wesley special. The administration bends over backwards to try to address parents concerns (both legitimate and ridiculous). I have not noticed the politics mentioned by others and I feel that the school is pretty easy going about their fundraising. There are few bells and whistles when it comes to facilities but the kids have everything they need and this seems to attract down to earth families that you really enjoy spending time with. It is remarkable to see the older kids participating in the spring sing, the talent show and performing at chapel with the enthusiastic support of their peers. Whereas, when I was their age we were too concerned about being cool. I think Wesley kids maintain some of their innocence just a little bit longer. Its not perfect but pretty darn close.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2011
Both of our children have attended Wesley since Kindergarten. We have met wonderful kids, parents and teachers. While they both have built a solid academic base, and we love the school, I must honestly say that the academics are uneven. There are amazing teachers and then there are less than average teachers. An entire year with a mediocre teacher can be disappointing, especially given the tuition. We are also not impressed with the administration as a whole and the new head. Again, some are outstanding, but on the whole the leadership is fairly lackluster

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2011
Our son entered at 6th grade and is now about to graduate from 8th grade. Our experience has been nothing but wonderful. Our son's graduating class all got into their top two choices of high schools (Loyola, Harvard Westlake, Buckley, Marlborough, and Marymount just to name a few) and we couldn't be more proud of our son. THANK YOU WESLEY!

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2011
Our family entered Wesley in 6th grade for middle school, and I can't say enough good things about it. It manages to be small and nurturing, while still having structure and discipline. The teachers are caring and the academics are challenging. The kids are engaged in the classroom. It has been a wonderful "stepping stone" to high school. I feel that my child is prepared academically and I saw his self esteem grow these past 3 years. The kids coming out of the middle school are articulate, polite, poised young people.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2010
Our child started in K and is now in first grade and so far the teachers have been fantastic. It's a beautiful, charming and secure campus with great courtyards, a small grass field and a great outdoor Sport Court surface. Also every classroom has a SmartBoard which is a great tool for the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2010
My kids love Wesley. They are happy, learning and flourishing in a safe environment. As a parent, those are the most important things I hope to see from our school choice. Everyday, I see a smile on their faces after school and their knowledge is expanding daily. Wesley must be doing something right.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2010
I have found Wesley to be a very warm and grounded school. The administration has always addressed my concerns and questions in the most professional and understanding manner. The teachers in the early elementary grades are very talented and the kids love them.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2010
We were a long time Wesley family. My child (an honor student) graduated this past June. l- I'm sorry to say I will not recommend the Wesley School. The bullying problem is out of control. All attempts at instituting an anti bulling program are a dismal Failure. The problems are endemic within the structure of the school. I don't know what else to ad except- I wish we would have left years ago.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2010
Being a new family to the Wesley community, all of the recent transitions were executed smoothly and with the best interests of the children at heart.We're very happy to have found Wesley, a nurturing environment very focused on academics.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2010
This has been a transition year at Wesley, with an interim head of school this year and a new head of school coming in next year, which undoubtedly causes some anxiety among the staff and parents and, I think, explains some of the negative comments posted on this site. But our experience with this school has been truly wonderful. The teachers and staff are committed, caring and willing to do whatever it takes to make sure your child's needs are met, the families are so welcoming and down-to-earth, and the kids leave so confident and ready for that next step into high school. My kids are happy and thriving, and we feel incredibly lucky to be here.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
Like all schools we do most things very well and strive to improve in other areas. Many good and talented people work here and they are the reason that so many wonderful Wesley families have come here in the first place. Our students are well-rounded and confident, and they go on to many wonderful high schools. The faculty must be getting something right then! Everyone, especially faculty, has an ethical responsibility to be part of the solution. I would hope that a faculty member who has had issues for such a long time would finally realize that it is time to move on.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
As a long time and soon to be ex parent, I am very sad that a school with so much promise is in the state it currently is. I can only hope new leadership will turn things around. What started as a very warm community with a solid education has become an expensive school with mediocre education and a serious bullying problem. Kids of families favored by the administration do go on to great high schools. Kids of the out of favor do not. As the April 27 teacher posting notes, cruel politics go on at this school, not all of it behind the scenes.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2010
20% has left the school? I don't know where you graduated from, but your math is embarrassing, that would be 50 kids. Maybe with our graduating class last year, but I would hope that they all graduated and went on to High Schools. Don't speak about things when you have no facts, gossip is truly not a way to go through life. I could not be happier at Wesley, my children thrive there. As do most and if they do not, it is probably not the proper fit for them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 29, 2010
I strongly disagree. It is not about politics. It is about the child and the education they have received. My child has graduated Wesley and went on to one of the premiere Los Angles private high schools which my child was very well prepared for. This did not happen because of any politics. It did happen because of grades, who my child is as a person, which Wesley had a great deal to do with and being prepared. Wesley is a safe, caring environment one which my family has been glad we have been a part of for many years. Because of the educational foundation, morals, values and Leadership.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 24, 2010
It is true that many schools are suffering a bit because of the current economy, but at wesley families are also suffering from very poor leadership. Some teachers are wonderful and some really need to be replaced, but many students go on to good area schools. However, that is much more politicing than it is about school preparation.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2010
We are a family of diversity and the school has done a great job in helping our family. A school should not just be warm and cosy like so many of the comments. A school is to teach so the kids can go on to the next level. I feel my child is getting a great education, she loves to go to school and loves to learn. If she needs extra help she is receiving the help. The school could use more specialized teachers. All schools have issues but Wesley is a wonderful place for any child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 09, 2010
The school goes above what any other private school does in order to help families that are in need. If I am not mistaken they give more aid in ratio to the school then most other area private school.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2010
I have a daughter in first grade and other children that I hope will be attending Wesley. My wife and I love the school and the community, but most importantly my daughter loves Wesley. She never complains about going to school, she loves her teachers and her classmates and feels as if the school is her extended family. The academics are excellent and more importantly for me the character building at the school is fantastic. Two big thumbs up.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2010
Not only is the Wesley School competetive academically, but most important to me is that Wesley encourages my kids to be self-confident without being self-righteous. My kids are learning about community and respect for self and others as well as the importance of trying their best and enjoying the ride. Every teacher and staff member has taken the time to know my children personally and to support both social and academic skill development. We love Wesley.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2010
As a parent of two children in first and third grade, I am so happy everyday to know my kids are at Wesley. The teachers are amazing and supportive, the class sizes are small and the mentoring and peer education practices are so beneficial. My kids love Wesley, never want to stay home from school, have made so many friends and are getting a top-notch academic education.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2010
I am so happy to see that some other people are feeling the same way about the change of leadership. But the leadership has always been a problem at this school. Now its even worse. Some teachers areold and tired and just plain awful and some are excellent and most are mediocre. I agree with one of the posts that way too much attention is focused on the kids of parents who work in the administration. Also the administration doesn't know what to about making decisions or putting things that need to be present in place. Sad it could be a great school but its definitely not.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
I could not disagree with the previous comment more. The campus is totally energized! Each time I walk on campus I see smiling faces on students, parents, and teachers. The school is exactly where I want my children to learn!

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May 19, 2009
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no rating April 23, 2009
Milk Toast - Safe and orderly. Our child had an o.k. experience. Parents tend to be over the top helping their child (mostly single child families) to have the 'perfect' experience. Odd vibe from the administration. Everything is about feelings and community, if you and your child 'fit'. We moved to a less expensive school that had a program for more advanced kids, which the wesley school lacked. Also no remedial programs, other than student tutors?

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April 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2009
I don't understand all of the bad comments. I am a student at the wesley school at the moment and I'm learning tons. The teachers are great and teach us a lot. We also have a mentor program where you can tell your mentor how school is going and they will try to fix the problem. ITS GREAT!

- submitted by a student
no rating January 08, 2009
We have just entered in the Jr. High program and could not be happier. It is so refershing to come from the public school system were you child is fine, just as long as they pass the current test. Not only do they care about your childs grades, but they care and promote about your child's 'character'. Everyone (staff and parents) has been open and inviting. Thank you Wesley for giving us a new home .

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2008
A nice place to visit. First impressions are amazingly inaccurate. The Wesley School portrays itself as a school on par with the pricey schools in town, and requires similar yearly fees, yet has no facilities, and below average programs. It is far more similar to a free charter school, without the academic focus. Having had our child attend Wesley it has been both fun and absolutely absurd. Private schools can sometimes be a challenge, and this one really wants to be everything, and ends up being caught up in it's own self-importance. Wonderful Music and Art programmes, along with some teacher gems.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2008
How do you not love a school that nurtures every ascpect of your children s learning? My kids are bright and the world is their oyster. Kudos to Wesley for teaching them responsibility and stewardship. All the local private schools do a great job on the basics but when I attended Track and Field Day and compared the affect of our Wesley Kids to some of the other schools I knew we d made the right choice. I m pleased at respect both given and received.

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February 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2007
My child is new to Wesley and we are very pleased. The Wesley School is a wonderful environment for children to flourish.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2007
When one rates a school, there is so much that they can be critical about. Wesley has so much of it together in comparison with equivalant schools of the same caliber, public or private. There is an emphasis on community here which is one area that every other school we had toured in the Valley or Westside have failed to even acknowledge. Charichter development is an enormous piece of the puzzle that so many schools do not even recognize as an important component. Our experience with the Academics at Wesley has been very positive, our daughter has become so inetersted in learning and has been taught in very unconventional and effective ways. It's very difficult to get in to Wesley considering it's small size and from what I understand 10 applications for every available space each year, but if you don't try, your children will be missing out.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2007
I find it interesting that many parents think that their child is receiving a quality education from The Wesley School. When my child was attending Wesley I was appalled to find that my friends children were reading books and receiving instruction that was significantly more advanced and their children were in a public school! I would challenge the parents of Wesley to investigate for themselves the standards that are being taught in the public school and compare them to the Wesley curriculum. The Wesley School is like a big balloon it s shiny and appealing from the outside, empty on the inside and if you try delve into the workings it blows up.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2007
My daughter graduated from Wesley and my son is currently attending. The school is not only terrific academically, the school has an emphasis on character development and students becoming responsible citizens. We really love Power School. It is a great program where you are able to access up to the minute grades and assignments. The high school placement is a very developed program, where students and parents evaluate high school programs to determine the appropriate fit for the child graduating from 8th grade. The high schools the students feed to are very impressive. Overall, we love the individual attention the students receive. The teachers and staff really care about the students. Also, our impression is the principal is a strong leader who has an open door to students and parents. Overall, a terrific school and one I am very happy my children did attend or are currently attending.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2007
My children have attended the Wesley for the past several years. We are delighted with the academics. The campus is warm and friendly, and not at all your typical 'elite' Los Angeles private school. The children actually look and act their age (no make-up, cell phones etc.) The school has a great sense of community, and as a parent I have always felt heard. Solution oriented Parental input is always welcome and appreciated. Cultural presentations are always encouraged. There is nice diversity both within the student body and the faculty. The teachers are very well qualified and do their job with passion and commitment. Keep up the great work Wesley, and thank you for providing a fabulous education and safe, nurturing environment where our children continue to learn and grow!

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2007
When you visit The Wesley School campus your first impression is one of serenity, a sense of community and security. Unfortunately this is not The Wesley School behind closed doors. The small class sizes in middle school should allow teachers to provide individualized attention to all of the students however; this has not been our experience. If your child is a perfect student that is able to access the curriculum instantly with little assistance from teachers, then the Wesley School is a good fit, if not, look at another school. Many teachers do not have the training or temperament to deal with any child that is not a self-taught learner. There is no accountability, parent opinions are not valued unless the parents have an important public image. Supervision is lax. The school is okay for K-4th but after that you should look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2007
The Wesley School has a quaint small town environment which is lovely. Chapel and drama provide a sense of participation and community. I enjoy their performances and the upper grades' involvement with civics. I am concerned that the upper level students are not getting the mandated core curriculum and that Lang Arts. is not a daily occurrence in 6th grade. I was also disappointed in the lack of expository text across the curriculum in Social St., Science, and Lang. Arts. I feel the teacher/student ratio should allow the teachers to teach and monitor much needed student organizational skills. Teachers should teach acceptance instead of criticizing weaknesses and differences, very unprofessional. Repeated bullying of different students happened, but there seemed to be a lack of protection or appropriated resolution by the administration. Problem solving on the social level does not appeared to be consistent.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2007
It is interesting that there is so much confusion regarding diversity at this school. The truth is Wesley has a very serious problem with race and has lost many students as a result. They will continue to loose students as long as they deny the obvious--they do not want real diversity. It used to be a great school with much potential. Currently, parents are not getting what they've paid for except good public relations.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2007
We are a new family with an entering kindergarten student, so I cannot write a thorough review of the school. However, I can say that our family has been incredibly impressed by the kindness and warmth of the Wesley community so far. The school seems to put a great emphasis on integrating the new students into the existing student body and making them feel as comfortable as possible. We have been attending countless social events organized by the school, all of which have prepared my child for the experience of going to a new school. All the parents seem committed and highly involved, and everyone is encouraged to volunteer in any capacity they feel comfortable. We are excited to have chosen Wesley and look forward to receiving future generations of Wesley students as warmly as we have been received. We also love the kindergarten teachers!

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2007
The Wesley School has the potential to be a good school. The parents are dedicated and involved. The sixth grade spends months on a Egypt project which consists of multiple art projects. With the time devoted to this project the children miss learning about India, China and Rome. The sixth grade science also falls short of standards; the children spend several months on recycling and only a few weeks on Earth Sciences. After school sports are disorganized. Upper school music, drama, and art are terrific. The 8th grade teachers are excellent and very dedicated. Diversity is low.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2007
I have been very fortunate to have been a part of The Wesley School since its inception and have watched it grow and mature into an incredible school. The academics are strong, but even more importantly, Wesley provides an environment in which children grow into self-confident, respectful, curious, teens, ready to move on to the best high schools in Los Angeles. The opportunities in music, drama, art, yearbook, sports, speech...the list goes on, are remarkable in a school of this size. Most impressive has been Wesley's commitment to building a student and faculty population that is reflective of the wonderful community in which we live - it seeks to have cultural, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic diversity at all grade levels. My child has so benefitted from being a part of Wesley!

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2007
Wesley is an oustanding school with well qualified, caring teachers. The level of diversity is high for students AND teachers. My child is learning a tremendous amount with an additional firm emphasis on developing a confident, honest, loyal and caring presonality. In these days of 'must have it all' Wesley is a gem in the private education system.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2007
The Wesley School is ok but they have way to many rules here for the kids to have any fun what so ever. The lunches there are appalling. My child has a teacher which is not teaching my child anything and my child is bored in her class.Parent involvement is good, but diversity is low. This school is ok for your child if they fit in with the crowd.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2006
It is a great school. Small classes, caring teachers, highly academic program and good arts program.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
January 06, 2005
Wesley is a great school and well worth your money. The children are well prepared for whatever it is they need to achieve.

- submitted by a former student
November 30, 2004
I've been with the school through both incarnations, St. Michael and All Angels and The Wesley School. (By the way, the full name includes the word School.) Both my boys went to the school, and they got a great education. The teachers are nurturing and yet firm, allowing the kids to express themselves as they learn. I thought the participation of the parents was important, so I became the librarian. After 21 years with both schools, I retired, only to become the Alumni Director. It is so satisfying to talk to the old students and have them appreciate the fact that they can contact their old friends and mentors. One needs only to step on the campus to feel the excellence.

- submitted by a staff
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Wesley School, The
4832 Tujunga Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  91601
(818) 508-4542
Last modified Wesley School, The is a Private school that serves grades K-8
Wesley School, The Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 70 reviews. Top