Cheremoya is the complete package - in the words of my first grader: "Cheremoya is cool, and I have made a lot of friends there, I love the programs that we have and my teacher is very fun and smart!"
I had the good fortune of lecturing to the 1st grade classes in 2009. I was so blown away by how well mannered the children were and what they were learning I took my soon out of his very chic private school and enrolled him into Cheremoya! I could not be happier. The school is on its way to becoming an ARTS MAGNET school, which makes complete sense since it is in the Beachwood Canyon area of HOLLYWOOD. The school is accessing all the talent that lives within the neighborhood. We walk our son to school from the top of Beachwood and are starting to see other families walk there too. We also are starting to see Cheremoya kids/families at all the local places in the neighborhood we frequent like the Beachwood Cafe and Market, the Oaks, Gelsons and Bronson Park. It is thrilling to see the community come together an rally around its local school!! You must see for yourself. We are having a blast with it all. - a local parent
My school is incredible! The Cheremoya Foundation has brought in funding for programs that the district could have never afforded to put in place. We have gardening, drama, music, art and wonderful after school programs. Each and every teacher here is dedicated to making a difference and inspiring learning and creativity in their students. I love teaching here! What a privilege to grow with this school!
Cheremoya is an amazing school. Every adult on campus is invested to the academic and social well being of each child. The students are fabulous. We have students of all ethnicities and backgrounds mixed together into this perfect little school. Last, but not least , the parents and families are supportive and very involved. A combination like this is hard to find anywhere else.
The vision, The Movement, is AFLOAT. TODAY -- Cheremoya moms, dads, and kids at Bronson Park, enjoying our neighborhood community, our neighborhood park, our neighborhood friends, our neighborhood school. "And if you don't know, now you know." Everything that you want in an elementary school lies at the bottom of your hill. Join The Movement.
This is our second year at Cheremoya Elementary School. It's a gem of a neighborhood school. The teachers and staff are fabulous and the kids are great. I am part of a strong parent group that works to support the excellence and bring programs such as art and drama to enrich the solid academic programs that are already in place. How nice to be able to walk down the hill to such a wonderful elementary school Yes to Cheremoya!
CHEREMOYA AVENUE SCHOOL is a great neighborhood school! We are seeing our children get a chance to have a great education, as well as witness a community that is thriving! Yay for the return to the neighborhood school, and for the teachers and parents who make it happen!
cheremoya is a fantastic school. anything you've heard to the contrary is news from the bussing era. if you live in beachwood canyon or nearby, come check out cheremoya. they have a booster club of parents that is doing amazing things. their API is climbing up and up. they have a new principal as of last year, michelle gorsuch, who is extremely motivated and a positive agent of change. we love it here.
Both of my children attend Cheremoya, and we love it. It is small enough to feel homey, which is very important when you're sending kids off to Kinder, but more importantly, the size builds a sense of community. The academics are great: my children have had 2 National Board Certified teachers, their classes get arts through Hollywood Arts Council and PE classes with teachers from the YMCA, they go to Parker Anderson after school enrichment where they have taken classes like Rocket Science... We love the mix of having kids who live in our neighborhood, kids that they went to preschool with, and new friends. If you met my kids in person and heard them speak, they would blow everything I've written away in about two sentences. Truly.
the one thing you should know about this school... pretty soon you won't be able to get in. it's awesome. it keeps getting better and it is going to be right in line with Franklin and Ivanhoe.
Cheremoya is an extremely wonderful school! All my family loves the school and most importantly the staff. Cheremoya has excellent Teachers, very well educated, and they sacrifice not only their time but resources as well to make our children enjoy and learn in their years of education. I don't regret any minute of my childrens life here at Cheremoya, if I had more more kids I would do it all over again!!! Thank you Cheremoya, you are a Super Star!!
My daughter attends Kindergarten at Cheremoya and has thrived both in the classroom and with the outstanding after school program. Like many parents we "shopped" private and charter schools and found Cheremoya to be a diamond in the rough and we're very happy with our decision. Great staff, committed faculty, and a facility that, while older, makes you feel like you're in a real school as opposed a trailer farm. We expect many great things to come for this impressive school with the continued support from the local community and especially the parents and foundation.
We are delighted with Cheremoya! Our daughter is thriving and loves going to school. The teachers and principal are talented, dynamic, and committed. Cheremoya provides many of the extras that other public schools lack, including a fantastic after-school program, enrichment classes, and an edible garden with an outdoor kitchen. The parent group (Cheremoya Foundation) works tirelessly to provide the best for our kids and has been a way for us to make a meaningful contribution to our school and our community. Cheremoya is a lovely little school!
My husband John and I have a music and bookstore two blocks east of Cheremoya. We became involved with the school at least 15 years ago and it has been a joy. I've partnered with Debbi Aldahl, an absolutely stellar 6th grade teacher, and I am the one who has benefited most! Enthusiasm, creativity, passion; these are the qualities I've seen at Cheremoya. Debbi's students have participated at our store in art projects ranging from "A Child's View of War and Peace-2003" to photographs of what impacts them in their daily life. We have gone yearly to the LA River Cleanup, had 500 people show up for an Earth Day Fair, treasure open house and meeting all the teachers and, this year, welcoming a new and dynamic Principal, Michelle, to our little jewel. Cheremoya has inspired our business block to participate in fundraisers, and to host their own fundraisers for the kids. Last year I had the pleasure of seeing the Hollywood Orchard enter into an active role with Debbi Aldahl's sixth grade class and the ever-growing Cheremoya Foundation has contributed passion, time and really excellent fundraising to add as much as they can to elevate Cheremoya even further.
I love Cheremoya Elementary School. My son is in an awesome class (Ms. Diaz first grade). He's reading very well and learning so much. It's so great to be able to walk down the hill to the school (a very long walk, but also very pretty) to a great neighborhood school! I am really thrilled that such a great school is down the street from where I live. I've become one of those active parents that is very involved in supporting the school. As part of the process I've become familiar with more than just what is happening inside of my son's classroom and can say that the staff, kids and teachers have really impressed me! I love the parent community and ever since we've enrolled I've felt much more connected to my neighborhood and community. Highly recommended!
My son started attending Cheremoya Elementary in 3rd grade. At the time I had just pulled him out of an expensive private school after I lost my job due to health reasons and could no longer afford to pay for a private education. It was only going to be temporary until I could go back to work and then something magic happened. My son's learning took off like a rocketship, he was happy with new friends and he thrived there. We never looked back after that. It's a small school, so everyone knows everyone and there's that sense of caring and community you just don't get in larger school settings. Also most of the teachers have been there for years and they really do care about the kids. And through it all the school manages to work the arts into their curriculum even without a budget to do so. They really are one of the best hidden gems in the city. Mine and my son's only regrets are that I didn't enroll him there from his first day in school.
I wanted to write this review for any parent that feels that standardized test scores are not the most important element in a child's education. I moved to Los Angeles from another major city where my child attended a wonderful charter school that we were blessed to get into, so I have another school to compare Cheremoya with. The ONLY thing that Cheremoya focuses on is testing for math and reading comprehension. There is absolutely no science, history, art, music! The teacher does not allow for any creativity whatsoever. I find it to be stifling and oppressive. If anyone is doing research to get their kids in an elementary school in this Franklin/ Beachwood neighborhood, do not put your kids in this school!
No wonder the teachers and the owners of my child's Kindergarten and Preschool didn't say anything nice about this school!
Cheremoya is a wonderful school with hard-working, dedicated teachers to their students. I wish every school could have so many teachers with the commitment and patience they provide to their students. We were lucky to have Cheremoya close by our place
Great school all 3 of my children attend this school the teachers are great they care about the children's education. Parent involvement is terrific I have volunteered to assist the teachers in there classes. If your a parent that lives out here in Hollywood area this is a great school school like these are rare.
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