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16180 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

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November 08, 2014
This is my first year at Mirman, and the community is simply amazing! The students are engaged and excited about learning. The teaching staff demonstrate genuine care for children as individuals. There is a clear focus on individualizing learning. Families are welcomed into the community, and there are over 30 committees for parents to serve on. Families are quickly integrated into the school community. Yes, students from Mirman routinely get into the high school of their choice, and the academics do excel here, but the focus on a well rounded educational experience is what makes the Mirman experience unique. This school is phenomenal!

- submitted by a teacher
September 15, 2014
You can learn a lot by watching the children at any school and at Mirman, the kids are smiling, happy and engaged. The new Head of School has both warmth and vision and his plans have energized the school. Mirman understands the importance of preparing kids for a world that none of us grew up in and none of us can predict. There is always staff turnover when a new Head of School arrives but you should SEE the amazing new hires that have joined Mirman. The best from across the country. The parents at this school are extremely involved and kind. I would never have applied to this school bc I thought it was for "genius" kids but my kid was bored at his last school so someone suggested it. I'm so glad they did! Go Mustangs!

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2014
I was so thrilled to find this school and had such high hopes for an exceptional education for my daughter here. I thought her out of the box thinking would be honored, cultivated and channeled here. Sadly, "intelligence" is defined at Mirman, for the most post, in the traditional fashion - "good at math," or "good at language arts" or "artistic/musical." We were surrounded by families who value acceleration for it's own sake, above all else, mainly in math. Some parents had had their children tutored in math since the age of 3. Others hired math tutors to compete with these "genius" children in the ridiculous number of math competitions ALL the students are required to participate in! There are a few other ways to shine at Mirman which also involve, yes, more competitions! "Obedient, rule-following, studious" types also do well here. The staff are lovely as people and mean well. If you can handle the bizarre "worship of math acceleration" sub-culture going on there and just want your kid to study traditional subjects with other bright kids, then go for it! If you are looking for innovative education to spark his/her drive and passion - look elsewhere,

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
Parents who have experience with other Los Angeles private schools, like myself, are extremely pleased with not only the quality of instruction at Mirman, but also the warmth and energy of the teachers and staff. Of course, not all of the teachers are equally passionate, but the few that were coasting by have been getting appropriate feedback from the very wonderful new headmaster and are either making changes or moving on. This is a time of transition for our 51 year old school. Bottom line, if you child is truly gifted, there is no other school for them in Los Angeles. Believe me, we tried fitting our gifted child into an elite traditional school. Gifted kids learn faster, dig deeper, intuit more, and can be frankly exhausting. Regular classrooms geared towards normal bright kids do not accommodate them well (that means you JTD, Brentwood, Villiage, Carlthorp.) I wonder if the parents who complain in these reviews have any personal experience with other Los Angeles schools. We are pleased with our children's peer relationships, the lack of snobbery and entitlement, the profound intelligence of the children, and we see common sense in the direction the school is taking.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2014
They have some great teachers, and students. However, they could do better. Administrators are leaving weekly and there is no real explanation why. Also, the kids don't do much more than learn. It would be nice if kids had dance or the younger kids had theater. The emphasis seems to be on raising more money and enrolling more celebrity/rich children. I don't know where the board is heading, with all these obvious firings and celebrity kids, but I hope that the curriculum doesn't suffer. My child has been there three years, but I don't see her learning much more than she would in public school. A lot of the experience has been parents patting themselves on the back for getting into the school, but academics haven't met their expectations. Every one wants to sit and talk about how gifted their child is, but no one wants to talk about the elephant in the room because they've already spent so much money sending their kids to Mirman.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2014
I am a new parent at Mirman and feel so blessed that my children are attending this school. We were at public and private school before finding a school that actually would cater to the needs of our children. Their interests in learning is fostered and the curriculum is without boundaries. Integrative learning and group projects help teach cooperation and teamwork. Computers are utilized for learning. My children find the staff wanting to teach; My children find the students wanting to learn. This creates an environment which fosters learning for the joy and excitement of learning; not for a state test. The children at Mirman play sports and some at very high levels. Although they are highly gifted and excel in learning they are still kids that play, socialize and enjoy just being kids.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2013
Ask the current administration, none of which has any experience in gifted education, why teachers have left in droves, and celebrity children are allowed to hit, bite and torment classmates and teachers with no consequences, Ask the new headmaster about his lack of any expertise in gifted education. Indeed the minute he arrived we lost the head of the lower school who had been here for 27 years. Word has it that she left because the new headmaster refused to hold accountable the aforementioned celebrity child. Ask the current administration why some applicants do not have to take the Stanford IQ test that every other applicant had to take. Ask the administration why the teacher turnover rate is so and why they pretend room one is first grade, room two is second grade etc. and yet test those children with standardized tests a full grade lower? As the administration why they have canceled the enrichment trips and give virtually no homework? Mirman is not a school for highly gifted children. It is no different than other private schools looking to fill coffers for administration salary increases. Ten years ago the tuition was under $12k a year and now it is $30k.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2013
The Mirman School has been amazing for our child: he is constantly engaged, he is learning to think creatively, and he is in a community of learners who highly value curiosity and innovation. The teachers, many of whom have been at Mirman for decades, are committed and passionate and the resources that the children have available to them are unparalleled. My sole criticism is that that admissions director, who was somewhat kept in check by the former administration, has allowed her apparent interest in celebrity and money to compromise her judgment. I am hopeful that the new head of school will take careful oversight of the admissions process and return to the values of the Mirmans who put the interests of the children as a whole above all other concerns.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2013
I am now a freshman in high school and SO thankful I went to The Mirman School. All of the teachers are so passionate about the children and what they teach and really encourage the kids to find their own voices and develop a love of learning. The most important thing I gained from going to Mirman, is the love to learn. Even 3 years after leaving, I am still so fascinated by the world around me and I could have only gotten that from Mirman. After matriculating to middle school, there was a noticeable difference between me and my classmates. I absorbed information quicker, had better organization skills, and my cognitive skills were much more advanced. Mirman caters to every single child and there is a very strong sense of community. Not only does Mirman teach the mind, but they enrich the soul and hearts of their students (cheezy but true). The arts and language programs are stellar. For a while, the administration system was a bit shaky, but is on the right track now. Mirman shelters the children from unwanted influences, but does not coddle or suppress their ability to learn about the world around them. I would highly recommend The Mirman School for your highly gifted child.

- submitted by a community member
January 27, 2013
I am a student of Mirman. IT IS AWESOME!!! The only reason that I could see you don't like it is if you want teacher to do everything for you. If you want that go to campbell hall and see where that gets you ^.^ Anyway, if your child doesn't feel challenged, thats because they aren't moving him up, and that is because your child's grades aren't proving he or she is ready. I hope you come to Mirman. The athletics are a bit rusty, however. I enjoy Mirman because their is such a mix in subjects.If you child has an IQ of over about 150. NOT EINSTIEN, HE IS THE HIGHEST OF ALL TIME, 190. That part is to the meanie who only takes his or her sons advice about Mirman. the one one star giver.

- submitted by a community member
November 19, 2012
My kids each attended Mirman and there has never been a question that it was well worth the time and money sending them there. They will tell you that they had the best teachers and best academic experience of their entire schooling (and that's including their later Ivy League experiences). As a parent, what meant the most to me was how safe, comfortable and understood they felt. This was a place where they felt like they belonged and where they were able to grow and discover themselves without fear of being labeled odd or difficult. If you have a highly gifted child, you should move heaven and earth to get them into this school. They will never forget it.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2012
I'll make this quick. It comes down to two things. One, the kids at Mirman are smart and are treated as such. Two, the staff at Mirman are simply their to guide, not really teach. This formula works great if you have a kid that really wants to learn in a certain area, but if your kid doesn't want to focus as much in another area. You will see a problem.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2012
We considered other schools within the public and private sector and with extensive research, long conversations with all of my son's past educators and with professionals who deal with kids, Mirman was the best choice for our child. In starting our second year at Mirman, I can now fully appreciate why I was given this advice by so many others. The school teaches you and your child how to really use and apply the brains they are born with so that they grow into full, happy adults who are very comfortable in their own skin. I see my son challenged academically and see him (and us) supported and guided in all aspects of his emotional growth too. Mirman embraces the "who" of your child in addition to "what" your child was born with. We are so happy with the diversity, warmth and guidance from the school and all parents as a whole. Darned right you see lost of reviews for such a small school. Those of us who ended up here has lots to be thankful for and are not shy to tell everyone else about it.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2012
Please note that the reason there are so many reviews of Mirman on this website is that it represents the passionate and polarized feelings regarding a school that is for a very select group of children. The expectations of parents for special treatment of their "genius" children (and there are many children who score above Einstein's IQ at Mirman - that is not a calling card) are way out of proportion to what any group learning environment can provide. If you want a collegiate environment, figure that out. If you want 4 languages, hire a tutor. Send Jr. to college at age 6 or 9. Many people with exceptionally and profoundly gifted children do. However, if you track those same children at age 25, not many are saving the word from cancer or developing new biotechnology. And certainly if their role models are trashing a school where people are doing their best to help gifted children in the best way they know how, that child is not likely to offer much to the world other than IQ alone. Einstein was, by all reports, a kind man.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2012
Having a child with an IQ higher than Einstein, going to Mirman seemed our only choice. We feel completely BETRAYED! Our child was bored, unchallenged, not taught Basic Math or how to write an Essay by Upper School 2. Kids could come out of Lower School fluent in another language, instead they can type fast. The Laptop Program has negatively affected handwriting, eye-hand development and Art skills. Bullying issues are ignored and parents learn quickly not to speak up. Feedback is unwanted by the heartless, inept few in charge, who have created an absurd curriculum with teachers who either yell, are inexperienced or should retire. Our child hates Math now! Unforgivable! When a classmate in LS can just make up a bunch of numbers after 3.14 and pretend to be a Pi expert by fooling his 2 teachers who deem him a Math Mover/Top Student, you realize the school is a Facade. They tout outside tutoring from Johns Hopkins/CTY as a School Achievement. All successful kids there have to tutor outside or they're rejected from the top schools (new trend from this leadership) or repeat a grade because the curriculum isn't adequate. When a school can thwart Genius- that's FAILURE!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2012
We wouldn't consider any other school, and are so thankful that our child was selected to attend this academically rigorous school. Mirman provides the very best education for highly gifted students, hands down. One of the first things that we noticed was the passion and love for learning that the students have, at all grade levels. The brilliance, individuality, talent and creativity of the students is respected and cherished by the entire Mirman community. Parents that have kids at other private schools as well as one at Mirman mention how the other schools were not challenging enough, and how refreshing it is to have a school like Mirman, with a philosophy that meets the needs of their exceptionally smart kids. I would suggest even MORE individualized curriculum in the classrooms. Once that happens, we will be even more pleased.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2012
This school has been fantastic for my kids for years (both Upper and Lower Schools). They have wonderful friends who love learning and appreciate each other's talents and interests. The students never have to "dumb themselves down." Many assignments are project-based allowing the students to delve deeply into the subjects in which they are interested. There are few worksheets and little to no repetition. Most teachers are very good (some are excellent), but there are a few that need to be let go and replaced with teachers who are intelligent, energetic, confident, and want to teach to the level that these students are capable. Teachers should also provide more differentiation as some students are exceptionally smart and need greater challenge. The one other problem has been the closed door policy of the administration, but that may change as the headmaster will be leaving soon. Parents and students who started at other private and public schools usually appreciate Mirman School the most, as they know that other schools do not meet their needs.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2012
Mirman School is finally going to be a "great" school. It has always had amazing students and some wonderful teachers, but the headmaster has been an impediment to the school being all that it could and should be. the headmaster fortunately will be leaving at the end of next school year and the worst teacher will no longer be in the classroom this coming year. The headmaster is notorious for never getting rid of the few very poor teachers, constantly being off campus to attend conference to see and be seen, rather than focusing on school leadership, gifted education, and knowing the teachers, students and families, and for instilling fear in anyone with a suggestion or concern. A new headmaster will have the opportunity to enhance the curriculum, hire the best teachers, encourage more individualization of the curriculum, and be a warm and friendly presence on campus motivating teachers, administrators, and parents. With those changes, Mirman School will be great. Exciting!

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2012
Love the concept, hate the execution! The main emphasis at this school is discipline and class control! The administration is cold and only interested in protecting the teachers (some of whom should have retired years ago.) The teachers expect perfection and will slowly zap your child's spark for learning. There are a few special teachers in the mix but having already sent a gifted child through LAUSD, I have to say, the LAUSD teachers were more caring and much more generous with their time, especially with a kid who wants to learn. Don't be fooled by the smoke and mirrors!

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2012
We entered at US1, as a middle school. It's not for everyone...but it's extraordinary for the right student. Highly competent, passionate teachers & creative programming challenge & inspire. The Art, Music, and Theater programs are top notch & the academics are simply unparalleled. If your child is bright, curious and self-motivated, they will soar, & will be supported in matriculation options ranging from LA's best private high schools to the finest east coast boarding schools, if that's your cup of tea. Schools nationwide are familiar with what it means to be a successful Mirman student, & pursue grads for admission accordingly. The school is a rare environment in LA; there is no private-school pretentiousness. Very high parent involvement by caring, intelligent parents (nannies aren't working the bake sales--the busy executives, entertainment professionals, doctors, lawyers, & scientists who send their kids here are). The kids who go to Mirman are there because they've learned & earned their way in & want to be learn, not because their parents are rich. The school also fosters a supportive, non-competitive community where kids are driven to best themselves, not others.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2011
The "clustering" is great & very important & Lower School families have big enthusiasm & want to believe this is the perfect place, but here are some sobering facts from Upper School: Kids with Legacy did not get into the top tier schools last year, others with Legacy were Wait listed; others had to go to Public School bc they did not get into ANY schools. The ones who did not get in & were under US4, now realize that they have to tutor -like the others! They really thought there wasn't a math problem - their kid always makes A's & is a Math Mover. I know several success stories where the school never asked where the kids were going.so just how accurate is that Matriculation List? When you've spent about a quarter of a million dollars there and the school doesn't know your kid's name, your opinion may change. You assume the teachers have experience and credentials...Why won't they post it on their website like other schools? Some are not teachers at all! The basics are not taught, as all work is focused on Open House projects. So lots of tangent projects. You have to go to CTY, tutoring or get out to get the fundamentals (except for grammar). Good luck!

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2011
My son is in his second year in the lower school and we couldn't be happier. He was extremely advanced in reading and science, less so in math. They are patiently helping him where he needs work. This school has much less of a Hollywood vibe than other LA area private schools and it feels very inclusive. The parent community is mostly professionals and very involved. I can't speak to the applying out process yet, but the elementary education is top notch. As are the new teacher hires over the last couple of years.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2011
thank you very much for your insight. our child was humiliated and ostracized at her past school (private). she was not accepted by her peers since she was "different" and no one recognized that she was gifted let alone highly gifted. she loves to learn, loves school, and is imaginative and creative. Luckily this was not extinguished. we just want to find the right place for her where she will be happy and with other children like herself.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2011
Mirman has been a gift to us as a family of highly-gifted students who were accepted at other top schools but found a large group of peers - finally - at Mirman, where they could discuss ideas rather than waste precious time jockeying for social position. If your child is highly-gifted and loves to learn and enjoys thinking outside the box, check it out.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2011
To prospective family: Don't believe everything you read from one unhappy reviewer. My child has never received help from outside of school and is doing exceptionally well. I know tons of kids at other top tier schools who get tons of tutoring. Some of those kids are the top math students. Some kids need the help and some kids want to get ahead. It doesn't mean the school or teachers are incompetent. Same at Mirman.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2011
Mirman has an uncaring, ungifted administration.. The kids and their parents are gifted and still have to intervene in teaching on many levels. Every year 10-12 kids do not get into the schools they apply to - mostly due to the incompetent math program there. All mathlethes and successful kids at Miman get math training in some way outside of school. They now try and keep the Upper School students and do not purposely teach them how to write essays until after US2. The Head of US is a bully. They only care about their bottom line - not the kids.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2011
I recently graduated from The Mirman School and am now attending a private boarding school. I attended Mirman for 8 years and loved almost every single moment of it. Mirman has a very strong and charismatic faculty, which I enjoyed my entire time there. Unfortunately, many great teachers have left over the hears, which has really changed the chemistry around campus. I must say Mirman was a wonderful school for me, and affected my character development and passion for learning in extremely positive ways. It instilled the importance of community, which I'll be greatful for forever. Unfortunately, I do feel that Mirman is on a slight decline, but if it gets its act together and continues to be a wonderful school, I'd love to send my children there someday. Unfortunately, it did not instill a the best work ethic, and it was hard to adjust to such a rigorous workload when I went to high school. In summary, thank you Mirman, for providing me with the best possible learning environment I can imagine.

- submitted by a community member
June 24, 2011
My child went to Mirman for 6 years. The academic education is very strong and your child will be well prepared academically for middle and high school. However, I really had the feeling the the administration of the school is corrupt. Very wealthy parents (i.e. large donors) and members of the board seem to get to choose the teachers that their kids get, their kids do not face the same discipline, and they seem to get preferential treatment with help in applying out to other schools for 7th and 9th grades. I found that aspect of the school loathsome. That being said, the children are quite bright and have a nice peer group. I am just glad that I do not have to deal with that environment anymore as frankly I would get a sick feeling in my stomach when I dropped my child off.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2011
Exceptional school! Perfect for bright children who love to learn. The nicest kids. It's a very special place.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2011
My daughter is thriving at this school. Mirman instills such confidence in their students. They really inspire the students to challenge themselves & strive to be their personal best.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2011
For the right kid it s heaven! Teachers & peer group are amazing. We live far but it has been well worth the drive. My kids are challenged, stimulated & miss it on vacation. Here it s cool to be smart: kids don t have to dumb down to fit in. They are supportive, polite & super happy. I ll dispel 2 Mirman myths: 1) B/c there aren t distractions of disruptive or slow kids they cover lots in class so no need for tons of homework. 2) Since all the kids are smart there s no boasting or hyper-competitive kids/parents. It s the 1 school you can t buy your way into. Mirman is about the kids not who you know. They admit kids that will thrive here. If your child is admitted you will enjoy great parents who volunteer in many ways. As LA s only highly gifted school there are not nearly enough spaces for all the deserving applicants. Parents are grateful to have their kids in & thus supportive w/ time & $. It s the only LA school that gets 100% parent participation to its annual fund. Mirman is very diverse & committed to giftedness knowing no boundaries. While not a neighborhood school parents help their kids foster friendships building a strong community. Also great at welcoming new kids.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2011
The most exceptional school in Los Angeles academically. Our kids have thrived and they love their school. Mirman is a treasure--but not totally for very athletic kids....just really smart and well rounded ones.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2010
The Mirman School was more then I ever hoped it to be. My child is thriving and wakes himself up everyday excited to go to school. The community of parents is warm, inviting and welcoming and the staff is accessible on every level. The school focuses on independence and self discipline with amazing results. As my child was getting adjusted to full time school the staff was with me every step of the way. It has been a pleasure to be a part of this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2010
The Mirman School is an amazing place! An excellent faculty at all levels, an accessible administration and a diverse curriculum. It is certainly student-centric (as opposed to catering to parents), with a focus on all facets of a child's well-being from academics to character to nutrition. There is a strong emphasis on a student's independence and personal responsibility -- perhaps some of the negative reviewers found that kind of structure off-putting. I found it liberating and exactly the kind of boundaries that intelligent, creative kids need to thrive. They myth of the mass exodus is just that -- a myth. Many families have always chosen to leave after 6th grade in order to enter a middle school/high school at 7th grade. Some kids find it socially difficult to enter a school later (and, of course, most of these schools accept more students in 7th than in 9th). I highly recommend Mirman.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2010
In kindergarten, our child was reading chapter books and doing math at a level far beyond what was being offered. Instead of encouraging his desire for more information and giving him advanced work to complete, he was ignored by his teachers. Our search for a diffrent option led us to Mirman. Now he is truly among his peers and he absolutely LOVES IT!!! All of the teachers either have certificates in gifted education or have recieved training in this capacity. We have found the teachers/administrators to be extremely approachable and responsive to our concerns. That being said, Mirman is there for the kids first and foremost. Parents expecting to influence the curriculum or be catered to because it is a private school will be greatly disappointed. For >40yrs, The Mirman School has educated highly gifted children and I can say without a doubt it has been the right choice for us.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
As a few others have stated, I am shocked by the negative reviews here. My children have absolutely thrived at this school. I know I could not do better for them. Mirman teachers regularly attend gifted conferences and even speak at them. The school's reputation is international. Several children in my younger child's 'room' - there are no grades - have been the equivalent of grade skipped and even double grade skipped. The LEAP program in the Upper School allows my older child more curricular freedom than he could possibly have anywhere other than homeschooling. Nothing lockstep about this school at all from our experience! However, if you are a parent who believes your child should be taking college courses at 9 or 10, as some parents of highly gifted children do, then Mirman is not the right school for you. A community college would be a better fit.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 09, 2010
Disappointing school! They do not understand teaching to GIFTED CHILDREN! No differentiation in the classroom; children are taught in lockstep. Our child has been at the school for over 5 years now, and we are constantly shocked by the poor quality of administration and teaching. The lower school is a waste of time, except for one or two teachers. The upper school has excellent English and history departments, but math and science need help. The head of school loves to hear himself talk, only reaches out to the wealthy families and has NO board oversight. The board is afraid to act on information received from the parent and student body. The best thing at the school are the other children. The administration needs to bring in a gifted education specialist!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2010
We sent our child to an excellent local public school and despite this, he was always helping the teacher, reading to the other kids, and doing math on his own time. The first day at Mirman he came home and said he wanted to sleep there because it was so great. It is a place for a particular child and parents who have a philosophy about education, not about prestige or status.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2010
First of all, I disagree with the negative comments regarding the strictness of teachers. It's true that 3 or 4 teachers (out of maybe around 15 that I had), were harsh, but there was rarely a dull moment throughout Mirman. I was there all 9 years. One bonds with the teachers, particularly at the Upper School, and there is a very strong sense of community because the school is so small. All the teachers from Upper School that I had luck to be taught by where very kind and understanding, though firm in their high expectations. They deeply care for the students and adjust to the pace of each individual class. The environment challenges the student and pushes and helps them to explore. Also, Mirman is very aware of the technological advances of this time, and rapidly caught on to it and implicated these advances in the student's learning.

- submitted by a student
January 30, 2010
This school is a great and fantastic school!! I would recommend ths school for parents of gifted children. The teachers are fantastic and exepcitional, all of them!!! this is a great school for everyone.

- submitted by a student
no rating December 06, 2009
Mirman is the perfect place for a highly gifted child. After trying our public school and then moving to Mirman, there is no comparison. The attention and respect given to each child is amazing and the advanced work and pace is great for kids who have to sit in classroom at other schools doing work that is years below their ability level. The technology program is first rate as each child has a Mac laptop and uses it throughout the day. We didn't realize before we started at Mirman how much character education and comnunity service is incorporated into the program. The old stereotypes about Mirman no longer exist. This is a great place with great kids who are receiving a first rate education.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2009
I was a student at the Mirman school for six years and I absolutely loved every second of it. This is the only school, of which I know, where every student is found crying on the last day of school, because he or she won't return until next September. It was an incredible, life-changing experience made even better by the enthusiastic teachers, the nicest, politest kids in town and the loving faculty. The theatre program is honestly incredible and much more advanced and professional than most of the other high schools in the state. The art teacher is most probably the best, most insightful art teacher in the state as well. The English department is definitely the most fast paced as students not only read, but also critically analyze books that are 3-5 years beyond their age level. This is the best school and I will definitely enroll my own kids.

- submitted by a student
June 28, 2009
I attended the Mirman Upper School for four years, and graduated a few years ago. My experience at the school is unparalleled compared to my (many) other school experiences. To be honest, I didn't even realize how good of an education I got at Mirman until after I left. At no other middle school can you find eleven and twelve year olds not only reading Romeo and Juliet, but writing in-depth literary analysis essays on it. The English progarm is definitely a standout. Science is really the weakest program - the material is simply not at a high enough level. Now, the only complaint I have about Mirman, and one that I know many of my peers who attended Mirman have, is that it does not instill the kind of work ethic that one needs in order to succeed at the top private schools that most attend after Mirman.

- submitted by a student
no rating June 11, 2009
As a single parent (father), my son's experience while attending The Mirman School was outstanding. He entered as an upper school student. Quickly adjusted and performed at the gifted pace with my involvement. This was a perfect fit for him. The Mirman School staff provided the proper instruction and balance. Upon graduating (2005). He was accepted to college. He selected a top college pre boarding high school. He was so prepared by The Mirman School for his high school years, he graudated (2009) as one of the top students in his class. Accepted by several of the top universities in the nation. Attending baby/parenting classes and working with a child psychologist in his Mirman's years. Focusing on his developement and abilities provided me insight into my expectations of him and his needs. I understood my son 'growing up' was a process. The Mirman School offered that special place... for him.

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May 18, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
March 04, 2009
As the only private school for profoundly gifted children in LA, parental expectations should be high. While the Upper School delivers, the Lower School does not. Hiring practices favor low-cost over experience; the administration is more concerned over finances than quality. The heart of the school is largely missing, with a lack of caring for the individual student missing by the administration. It is still better than an average school, but it should be, and was, so much more. It has changed substantially over the past 3-6 years and is a far cry from what it used to be.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2009
I have watched my children absolutely blossom during their years at Mirman. They have both developed into creative, critical thinkers who feel totally supported by their teachers and fellow students. Moreover, I have been happily surprised by how open and warm the administration and the other parents are. I have also appreciated how all of the disciplines: art, science, music, math, p.e. etc. are treated with importance and care. Having spoken with many friends at other area schools, both public and private, I don't think I could have found a better school for my children. Not just for their intellectual needs, but, most importantly, for their emotional needs.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2009
The Upper School is superb and the Lower School is horrible. The best option for attending this school is to transfer in room 5 or Upper School 1 or 2. In the Upper School, the teachers for the most part are much higher quality and there is much more flexibility in the curriculum. The education in the lower school is frankly fairly worthless as evidenced by the fact that students who transfer into the upper school from 'non-gifted' programs do as well as (if not better than) Mirman students who have been at the school for many years (and should have had an advantage having been exposed to this 'highly gifted' learning environment).

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2009
My child has done very well at the school and has developed many friends at the school, but I am sure that he would succeeded admirably at almost any school. Nonetheless, I am very disappointed by the school. The administration, while superb at fundraising and catering to those who have made large donations, seems to have a lack of understanding of 'gifted' education. The curriculum is uninspiring. Many parents, while superficially pleasant, are ultra-competitive and cut-throat. Most of the teachers in the lower school, while enthusiastic, are medicore. In sum, I regret sending my child to the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2009
I think that there are many problems with the school, especially for boys. The discipline is overly severe and there are too few physicial outlets provided. For many boys, this type of learning environment is stultifying. Compared to the many other top tier independent school in Los Angeles, I would be hesitant to recommend it. However, if your child-for lack of a better work- has 'geek' like tendencies and would not fit into other schools or your alternatives are a low performing public school, then it might be the perfect place.

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2008
I am a parent of a child who has been at Mirman for 2 years. I have to say that some of the negative comments posted below are mystifying. My experiences are exactly the opposite: the students love the school, the teachers are phenomenally experienced and caring, the equipment and facilities are first class. But importantly, the teachers are very up to speed and caring about the needs of highly gifted kids. It is heaven for kids who love to learn, and parents who want kids to become life-long learners. Many parents are physicians, engineers, lawyers, and other very gifted persons as well. Many alumni are True, this is not a school for the average child, or the parent who wants to push their child, but if your child wants to be challenged and yearns to be taught (not warehoused or volunteered to tutor the other kids), this is the place.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2008
I believe that one of the strengths of Mirman, in addition to it's strong academic program, nurturing environment and beautiful facilities, is its emphasis on the development of the children's characters. Having grown up in Los Angeles, I have unfortunately seen that many of my contemporaries who attended private schools that did not emphasize good behavior grew up feeling entitled and unable to accept responsibility for their own choices. It is important to me that my son develops a strong sense of himself and acts with respect and compassion for the people in his community. I truly appreciate that Mirman emphasizes the development of these aspects of his personality along with his academic development.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2008
We have two children here and have been happy with the overall level of education, nuturing and non-competitive environment and shared focus on good citizenship. My children continue to thrive in their areas of strength but more importantly, have really enjoyed areas that are beyond their comfort zones. The school does emphasize good behavior because many of the activities are more open and flexible, particularly at the upper school level.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2008
Solid academic program but takes kids who love learning and school and changes them for the worse. The teachers seem to be more concerned with rigid rules and work habits than love of learning and creativity or expression of ideas. These are kids who are exceptionally bright and curious and inquisitive and accomplished, but who end up feeling unworthy and discouraged. It is quite a feat to take the best of the best and make them feel bad about themselves. Kids become afraid of getting poor grades. of the disappointing and disparaging gazes of teachers who tell them their work habits don't measure up, but whose rules date back to the days of the ruler across the knuckles, and these bright exciting young students become disheartened instead of waking up saying they can't wait to get to school. hey end up feeling bad about themselves and are receiving the message that they aren't good students (though their academic work is usually well above average) because of the harshness of the teachers' attitudes and regulations of form over substance which pervades every classroom. Most unfortunate for a school that could be of the highest caliber but truly breaks the spirits of its gifted students.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2008
I feel deeply sorry for the parent who claims that their children have been 'truly miserable' for seven years and I cannot understand why they would keep their children in an environment that does not suit them--it causes me to seriously question their credibility and/or judgment. We feel very fortunate that our child is at Mirman. The teachers are warm and wonderful, the other families are caring and engaged in the life of the school and the quality of the facilities, the staff and the education have been unsurpassed in my experience. I am grateful that my child wakes up excited to go to school each day and I value the strength of character and independence that she has gained from her time at Mirman.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2008
I have two children at the Mirman school and have been at the school for 7 years. If I had to do over again, I definitely would not send my children there. The lower school is a truly miserable experience. The school administration and teachers are clueless about developmental issues. The miserable experience starts in room 1 (Kindergarten for most kids) in which the parents are completely separated from the kids from day one. This rigid style of education is also exemplified by a harsh style of discipline for relatively minor infractions. It is commonly known that authoritarian styles of discipline do not lead to respect of authority and internalization of good behavior. Unfortunately, the school seems not to understand the basics of what a good education entails. The lower school has also lost most of its good teachers and now the quality of teaching is quite average.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2008
compared to the ratings listed, I'm surprised the principal received such a low rating. I think he does an excellent job, and give him 4 out of 5 stars. I agree with the rating on the next 3 categories. Safety and discipline I give 5 stars.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2008
If your kids are bored in their current environment you should check into Mirman. It has been a lifesaver for kids who need a faster pace. The teachers are wonderful and they understand gifted children. The kids are loving the Promethean Boards that have been installed throughout the school and starting next year every student in Room 3 through the Upper School will have their own laptop. One of the best parts of Mirman is that it teaches kids to be responsible for their education. My kids love it and can't wait to return each September. As others have said not only are the homeroom teachers great but the Music, Art, and Drama specialists are the best that I have ever seen. If you are curious about the school come to the Holiday program and you will see for yourself how fantastic it is.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 26, 2008
Mirman provides one of the few opportunities for children to learn at a very high level because of their peer group. Simply put, most of the kids are brilliant. One after-school teacher kept pulling me aside telling me how she teaches at a lot of other schools including Buckley and Wilshire Blvd. Temple and has never experienced kids that learn at such a fast, advanced pace. The learning is ultra-creative and each teacher makes the kids learn the basics but in incredibly creative ways. And, there is no stopping how far a kid can go. The kids love it and are well-adjusted and smart as hell. The rumor lately, and it may be true, is that the school is tending to let in rich kids. They may not be required to re-test like everyone or may not even make the cut if their folks bought a new wing.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
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August 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2008
My daughter loves Mirman and her teachers, and we've had an excellent experience. My daughter has been attending Mirman for the past two years and we have a second daughter who will be starting in the fall. The administration has been very responsive to any questions/suggestions we had, the teachers are committed, energetic and positive, and the other students have been smart, polite and sweet overall. My daughter was a shy, quiet 5.5 year old and is now a confident, curious, and well-spoken 7 year old with a love of reading and learning. The arts program at Mirman is incredible - we are constantly amazed by the high quality of the music and musical theater program and the visual arts program as well. The older Mirman kids are poised and well spoken and I'd be proud if my kids followed in their footsteps.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2008
As an alumnus of the school, I find it interesting to note that in the reviews students and alumni have almost exclusively had positive experiences with the school while it is the parents who have mixed reviews. Moreover, many of the parents complaints have to do with their own relationships with the administration or with other parents. While the school would meet everyone's needs in an ideal world, I will say that as an alumnus, I found that I was inspired and positively challenged as I was at no other school, including graduate school, and that my fellow alumni are happy, fulfilled, thoughtful and creative people who have also achieved great success from traditional perspectives. From my admittedly biased view, when weighing the concerns of the parents compared to the experiences of the children, the children's experience should be paramount over the parents' egos.

- submitted by a student
July 08, 2008
I would definitely not recommend this school. Yes, many kids have done well at this school but that does not make it a good school. The fact is that most of the kids at the school probably would have done well at any school. The school is a pressure cooker and the parents are for the most part ultra-competitive. The type of atmosphere does not foster children who love learning and who are internally motivated. The educational curriculum is uninspiring and concentrates upon a lot of memorization. In sum, I think there are many better schools out there.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2008
I attended Mirman for four years, and it was perfect for me Was it competitive? Absolutely. Was it difficult? Sure was. All the same, it was invigorating, inspiring, and an all around amazing experience. I developed strong relationships with my teachers and my peers. I became not only a better student, but a well-rounded individual. After Mirman, high school was a breeze. Students from my year at Mirman went on to be valedictorians of Harvard-Westlake, Brentwood and University High School. The math, theater and art departments were brilliant. I would say the weakest link was the science department, but only in comparison to the strengths of the other departments. RE: the 'high turnover rate,' many students DO leave the school after 6th grade. However, they do not do so because they hate the school, but to get into Brentwood and HW, where they accept the most students as incoming 7th graders.

- submitted by a student
no rating June 07, 2008
New parents should know the education is a mixed bag. It depends on the luck of which teacher you get or you'll be homeschooling. The kids themselves and the strong parents are the major assets. New parents gush until they either get unlucky with their teacher or ask too many questions, esp. in lower school. The old days with the Mirman family influence are gone.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 03, 2008
Mirman is at a breaking point. With high teacher loss and a non-gifted administration only focused on political issues, including how to raise and spend money, money, money - no one seems concerned that SOME children are falling behind even the public schools! A very high number of teachers are leaving. Why? These new hires are crucial to the school's future - since past hires were all green. If these teachers aren't gifted themselves, Mirman will really go down fast. It seems the administration has no time to invest into actually creating challenging, innovative educational experiences for these extraordinary children. Instead, parents are supposed to divert their attentions to the shiny object - the new library (that's been the shiny object for a while.) They've even spun the mass exodus of teachers into a new way to -- raise some more money!!! Mirman is turning into just another LA private school.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 19, 2008
I am a Mirman alumnae and have only the fondest memories of my years there. As an adult, I maintain a relationship with the school and hope my children will one day attend. As a student, I was constantly challenged and stimulated in a very supportive and nurturing environment. That philosophy endures.

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 21, 2008
My child attended this school for six years and matriculated to an excellent 7-12 prep school. It has an advanced, but very traditional curriculum. It is strong in math, but only in the Upper School where calculus is available to some students. It offers science, but curiously not integrated with math and if your child has a passion passion for history, english or serious science, you're out of luck. You will be paying a tutor or finding enrichment for the child on your own.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2008
I can honestly say my favorite place in the world is school. The small classes enable the kids to form bonds with each other and the teachers and get a better understanding of the assignments given. As opposed to busy work, the homework and classwork given is informative and challenging. Most parents who complain about Mirman have children who did not possess the academic stamina required to survive in the demanding (although enjoyable) curriculum. Instead of listening to reviews of parents whose children were not asked to return, listen to this review: I get up in the morning, excited to get to school. The teachers are engaging and their lessons enlightening. I no longer feel like an outsider because of the welcoming community. I love it here, and definitely reccomend it. Although it is an acquired taste, this school is brilliance at it's best.

- submitted by a student
March 10, 2008
The best thing about this school is that it offers a large group of peers for highly gifted students. My kid did fine, but I feel lukewarm about the experience. Lots of field trips and experiences which were good, but sometimes repetitious. The administration is the weakest part of the chain. I found most a bit cold and clueless about highly gifted children.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2008
Our children could not be happier. They are learning in an environment conducive to the way that they learn, surrounded by other children who see the world through similar eyes. We came to Mirman from another school - and know now how other learning environments can claim that they understand highly gifted children, but in reality, simply pile on busy work or let them 'learn' on their own. The first year of Mirman is particularly wonderful, giving the children the opportunity to work at their own advanced pace (not waiting and waiting, as in our previous school) and learning to accept challenges as an exciting part of learning. Our children never experienced a 'challenge' in their other school. Time is spent on character development. Art and Music here are phenomenal. The parents are warm and supportive and those who volunteer donate many hours because of their love of this wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 22, 2008
Would not choose this school if I had to do over again. Although my daughter is at the top of her class, I do not believe that she has received an education that best prepares her for the 21st century. Many of the educational concepts of the school are truly outdated.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2008
Amazing school for the right child. Not for the average kid, I can see why some parents may be frustrated because Mirman is not a good match for every student. But for the truly gifted child you can not dream up anything better!

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2008
Pros: highly gifted students are stimulated at their own pace, award-winning art and music programs, some excellent teachers, plus putting all gifted children together is wonderful as their enthusiasm and interests feed off of each other. Cons: the horrendous admin who don't even appear to show a fondness for children and don't know the childrens' names; the increasingly harsh discipline which seems to focus on form rather than substance and following rules to the letter; a small, select clique of wealthy families who run the place, cheer on the administration without debate, and treat everyone else as outcasts; alarming changes to the curriculum which include far less art, PE, recess, etc. Generally, our children are happy but we take it day by day.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2008
I think it is a good school.

- submitted by a student
no rating December 12, 2007
I am not saying the school is perfect, but it is as close to perfect as you can get (for the right child). The children are challenged and very happy there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 06, 2007
It is a horrible school. I would avoid it like the plague. Don't be misled by the glossy brochures and fancy website. This school does not foster academic excellence or a love of learning. It does not promote critical thinking. The only way that I would reccommend the school is if your only alternative was an inner-city public school.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2007
I think Mirman is a great school for so many reasons but mostly because the children are truly the most important priority here. I am very satisfied with the curiculum, the extracurricular offerings the level of parental involvement, diversity of faculty and the feeling of family that I get from Mirman. Like every school it's not perfect but I am happy my kids go there because they come home happy every day from school. What else can you ask for?

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2007
Would not recommend school. Parents are highly competitive and are involved in school in order to get leg up for their children. Teacher quality is on par with other schools in the area. The most important question is what is the end product of the education. Unfotunately, if one looks at the record of the school it is rather dismal. There is a very high turnover rate among students compared to other private schools. And the accomplishments of the graduates in terms of the colleges that they end up going to and what they accomplish later in life is actually quite disaapointing.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2007
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- submitted by a administrator
August 21, 2007
The school is highly academic, probably the most rigourous elementary program in Los Angeles. However, the school tends to stress memorization of facts rather than conceptual thinking and understanding. The availability of sports is poor as the school does not have a gym and the amount of time allocated to physical education is too little. A major problem with the school is that the school does not do what is in the best interests of the children but rather what is in the best interests of the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2007
this school is the greatest of all. all 3 of my children go there and seem to exceed in all academic levels. they are highly gifted, and love the experience that mirman gives. one of children love the sports and seem to push her team to the best and now has the gift of teamwork. this school should be recommended to all!

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2007
My child attended Mirman for six years. We left only because we moved away. It was the most wonderful and educational experience. The children accomplished amazing things in an incredibly small nurturing environment. They were stimulated and challenged and loved school. Most of the teachers were exceptional. The music and drama department unbelievable. Computer instruction and science incredible and many opportunities not available anywhere else.The school participated in interschool athletic events and recieved awards. The parent community was very friendly and not at all what people conjecture. There was a lot of self discipline taught, and the children's safety paramount, something we now sorely miss in the public schools. We were there when the Mirmans were there and after they left and feel that it was the best education that we could have given our child and only wish that we lived close enough for our son to attend.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2007
The lower school curriculums are fun and engaging, and the upper school learning is very alterantive and hands on. All the teachers are accepting and do not pile on homework. The classes are small and everybody is very close and in the later years is very happy. I attend this school and it remains the one place that I cannot wait to go to. In fact now, in the summer, I recently realized that I could not wait for school to start. Take it from somebody who actually goes to Mirman, not a parent, a child. Mirman is amazing and I love every second. I learn so much everyday. send your kid to Mirman! It's fantastic. I love it.

- submitted by a student
June 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2007
This school was recommended by other schools for our son who is exceptionally gifted. What a mistake. The academics are fine, but the teaching/administrative style is highly punitive. It teaches kids to be afraid and hate school. It squelches creativity in kids whenever possible and encourages conformity, passiveness and fearful obedience. Art and music are limited, after school activities are basic. PE is ok and is a favorite with our child. The administration is hostile to even the politest parental inquiries and rewards only those parents who donate in large sums. We are eager to move him to another school. He is at the top of his class but he is miserable. I would rather have a happy child and give him extra work at home than a scared and beat down child that hates school. We were really disappointed with our experience at the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2007
A few years ago the administration changed and not for the best. The head of school caters to certain parents and plays politics. A wonderful music program was cut and replaced with an inferior and smaller program. The overall culture of the school has declined and teachers don't seem as happy. Many of us wish for the old days when the Mirmans were actually involved in this institution.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2007
The school is a mixed bag. For some kids, it is a good school but for many it is poor choice. Unfortunately, it is hard to predict which kids will thrive and which will fail. About 1/3 to 1/2 of the kids who start in room 1 end up leaving the school prematurely because the school was not the right choice for them. THere are good art and music programs. The school is very academic. The sports programs and the amount of physical education are lacking. There are some exceptional teachers and many average teachers. Not a very family friendly school as the school does not give siblings much of an advantage in the admission process.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2007
I would definitely not recommend this school. The administration of the school heavily favors those parents who give large amounts of money. The school has changed from a school centered upon academic excellence to fundraising excellence. Many parents are heavily involved in the school. But unfortunately this also is a negative as one of the main reasons for parental involvement seems to be so that the parents can get a edge up for their kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2007
My daughter currently attends Mirman. She is thriving! The school is definately not for every child. It is very intense and fast paced. The right kid will reach great heights there.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2007
I went to the school for 5 years and finished last year. The quality of teachers is quite variable. There are probably 2 great teachers in the school. The rest of the teachers are average to below average. The academic programs are intense. However, the teaching style is very old-fashioned and does not inspire one to want to learn. There is an excellent violin program. Compared to other private schools the availability of sports and other non-academic activities is quite limited.

- submitted by a former student
April 24, 2007
My son went to the school for 4 years. He is highly gifted. The school was an absolutely miserable experience for my child. Instead of inspiring kids to love learning, it inspires a loathing of school. My son is thriving at his new school.There is a very high turn over rate among students.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
It's mission to teach gifted children sounds great. Unfortunately, the school falls far from the mark. The curriculum at the school is dull and uninspiring. Instead of developing at love of learning in the students, the school tends to burn out kids. Furthermore, since the school is supposed to be for 'highly gifted' it tends to attract parents who are ultra-competitive and who want the prestige of being able to say their child goes to a school for highly gifted.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2007
The academic programs are accelerated and excellent. At the lower levels, the style is very traditional -- focusing on information and product to some extent over process and experience. The extracurricular programs are extensive and of good quality. Art, music and sports are a regular part of the curriculum as well as the enrichment offerings. Parent involvement is extensive outside the classroom. The level of actual classroom involvement depends on the teacher. The school is quite sober and serious, especially for young children. The environment is less nurturing and more stern than other schools. It is not for everyone.

- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2005
Excellent learning environment. Teachers are very involved in student's academic progress and are communicative with parents. Lovely campus and facilities. Overall and outstanding school.

- submitted by a former student
July 30, 2005
The Mirman School is a fanatstic school. It is a very nurturing environment where students can develop and enhance their many talents.

- submitted by a former student
June 23, 2005
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June 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2005
We attended this school with the hope that a school designed for highly gifted kids would meet our highly gifted child's needs. Unfortunately, the curriculum falls quite short. There is very little differentiation, and only in math when at all. We were extremely disappointed and after a couple years there have decided to move on. They are not familiar with some of the most basic concepts regarding highly gifted children. Knowledge that you and I as parents gleaned with countless hours reading, researching, networking, etc., to better understand our very special kids and how to best meet their needs. Our feeling is that you could go to most private scools in the same general area and you will have just as good a chance at getting your child's needs met as you would at Mirman, unfortunately.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2005
Fantastic - lovely motivated kids.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2005
Lovely - motivated kids, great campus.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2005
Stay away from this school. Our gifted daughter spent one year - the worst of her life - at mirman. They are haughty, non-caring, holier than thou in their teaching and handling of the school. My daughter came home one day telling me, in tears, not to go to the open house that night. Why? She had nothing on the board. Why? Because she had corrected a mistake by erasing and correcting it. Dr. Mirman did not want prospective parents to see that students could make mistakes - and correct them - as he was afraid of losing potential students. Stay away if you love your child - they love your money!

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2004
We love this school. Our daughter has been here since Room 1. There are not grades, per se, but instead the children are grouped according to age group and they work at their own level. It is a very enriched school, with a great music program, theatre program, sports, and more. The children learn how to be good citizens as well as learning their academics. The whole child is very important. It's multicultural and very diverse. You will find all kinds of children here. The children are very well behaved also. The staff is excellent and the parent body is very involved. It is a small school and there's a real sense of community here. Our daughter has been here 4 years and we couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2004
My daughter attended this school for a year and a half and enjoyed it tremendously. If you have a gifted child who needs a school to allow him/her the opportunity to learn and grow at their individual pace this is the school for you!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2004
This is an excellent school. The teacher involvement is wonderful, the courses are diverse and challenging and it is a wonderful environment for learning and growing. I look forward to having my children attend someday.

- submitted by a former student
April 06, 2004
An amazingly warm, friendly and dynamic atmosphere, the children here are happy and very excited about learning. Core teachers are excellent, the specialists are unusually talented, and the administration is responsive. Where children at many other schools drag themselves to the classroom, these kids run like cheetahs, happy to be in an environment where there is no limit to what they can learn. The Mirman School is truly an amazing experience.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 08, 2004
I spent all nine years at Mirman, from ages 5 to 14, and I loved every year of it. Mirman is a haven for the gifted chid, a place where he will be challenged by a curriculum geared to his needs, supported by teachers who understand him, and surrounded by other students who share his need for a faster pace. It is a place where he will not be an outsider. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

- submitted by a former student
September 13, 2003
Mirman is the best school ever! We have an amazing English teacher and a great choir! There are the nicest kids and we have an amazing science program! GO Mirman Mustangs!

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Mirman School, The
16180 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, CA  90049
(310) 476-2868
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Mirman School, The Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 114 reviews. Top