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Kadima Day School

Private | K-8 | 170 students

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $440,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,420.

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Posted July 28, 2014

After assiduously completing my extensive research on this school's teachers, I discovered that a good percentage of the teachers at this school are not qualified to teach in the positions that they have been placed. This information is vital for any parents considering this school for their children. Dear parents, please don't hesitate to ask an abundance of questions before enrolling. In addition, Kadaima Day School has a long sordid history of litigation against parents. So just be really cautious and good luck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2011

My children are educated at the highest of academic standards and in that regard Kadima is a great school. But, it is much more than that as well - it is a strong community where all the teachers in all the grades know who my children are by name, where small class size ensures that they are learning concepts and thinking critically, and where the community takes care of itself in times of need. There is warmth and care in the halls but also an expectation to succeed in many subject areas and be enriched by a dual curriculum that also embraces technology and the arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2011

We have had our children enrolled in day school since pre-K, and would not have changed had we not moved. ENROLL AT KADIMA!!! Do it now - it is a gem. Within one month, the school UNDERSTOOD our children, not just as students but as individuals. Perhaps the best way to sum it up is to share my experience as a parent chaperone on a week long 7th grade trip to the Sierras. It was a PACKED, 24-7 week in physical circumstances that were rustic; a great opportunity to see how the kids "really" are, even when stretched. The comraderie, and yes, even empathy shown by each child TO A PERSON was like nothing I've ever seen. Kadima is a school where children are not only taught; they are in an environment that manages to create human beings who treat each other better as 7th graders than many adults.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

Teachers support the kids and parents support the teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2010

Our daughters, one a Kadima graduate and one a current student, are entirely secure in their identities as young Jewish women empowering them to confidently and joyfully engage with a diverse world. As our graduate enters her first your of college, she takes with her, among many things, the abilities to competently write with depth and eloquently speak with passion in public forums that are a direct result of her experiences at Kadima.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

Our children not only go to Kadima, but they are a part of the Kadima family, which supports them to grow, and teaches them the value of community, as well as the desire to learn and achieve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

Kadima's excellent academics & nurturing environment have been an amazing place for my children to grow & learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

Kadima is a Jewish Day School in West Hills. I absolutely cannot say enough good things about the education the children receive, the love and care that the teachers show the children and the involvement of the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

An amazing school. Stuff is wonderful and the school o is amazing. They give so much to the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

Kadima Hebrew Academy is not only a great school but a caring and nurturing community of families!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2006

Nurturing, good values, good academics. Music, Sports & other are extra.
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Posted January 21, 2006

Kadima is a wonderful school for my kids. I have 1 graduate and 2 current students. The children are very close to each other and very supportive, after normal fussing. Each of the teachers get to know all of their students personally and if there are any concerns or problems, I hear about it right away. I have had my share of issues and the staff has shown that they really are there to help and they really do care. The academic standards are high so be ready for homework. They have lots of extracurricular activities available. The kids can show up early or stay late if you can't pick them up until after work. Parent involvement can be as high as you want it to be. We're glad we are here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2005

Kadima has a well-developed academic program as well as a very robust Hebrew and Judaic studies curriculum. Our 7th grader began her Kadima career in 1st grade and is nearly fluent in conversational Hebrew. Her English writing skills are 9th grade level and she is doing very well in pre-algebra. New this year is an athletics program which includes competitions with other private schools. I believe the girl's basketball team came in second and the soccer team is looking great. As a non-profit school, funding is a challenge which the faculty and board are conscious of and taking great measures to remedy. I've heard rumors of a music program beginning next year. Morals and ethics are a large part of Kadima, and the children graduate with a solid sense of themselves, their Jewishness, and their responsibilities in the world. The students maintain intimate and long-lasting friendships with their peers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2004

Kadima is a wonderful, warm, Schechter school with a strong reputation for the best Hebrew fluency program in the Valley. There are some major improvements being implemented and a new site opening next year. The test scores are above the public schools and the class sizes are small. There is a lot of education about values and how to treat other people and there is little bullying that you see in the public schools. There is a great board in place. In about 5 years this will be the top day school in the Valley.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 97%
Asian 2%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0%
Hispanic 0%
Two or more races 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Hebrew
Foreign languages taught
  • Hebrew
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Kristi Combs
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Jewish
Associations
  • SSDSA
Fax number
  • (818) 346-0372

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Hebrew
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Hebrew
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Performing arts
  • Creative writing

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Yearbook
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9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
90
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
100

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$12000 - $25000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
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7011 Shoup Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 91307
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Phone: (818) 346-0849

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