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K-6
Private
Los Angeles, CA
Students enrolled: 187
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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1233 North McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038

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(323) 465-1320
(323) 465-1720
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March 06, 2014
We are in our second year at Hollywood Schoolhouse (Jr. K and now K) and love it. One of the things you'll read on the website is that each child is known and valued and it's true. It's a small, loving community that puts kids first. The teachers are true educators who are passionate and compassionate. Our child has had some challenges and his teachers and the administration have been proactive, supportive and most importantly optimistic about setting up our child for success. It's an independent, urban school and it seems some of the complaints are from families who expected something different. At HSH your child will be rewarded with an outstanding academic, social and emotional education that will help launch them to success. Each year HSH graduates go on the top high schools, including Buckley, Campbell Hall, Crossroads, Harvard-Westlake, Marlborough and more.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2013
We love this school. Our son is currently in 4th grade and has been here since preschool for a total 8 years. He has had an incredible experience. He is challenged intellectually, and that is important to us, but even more important was that we wanted him to learn to love school and love learning, He does. The teachers are very committed and build strong relationships with their students that span many years. That commitment to him motivates him to try hard and excel. Our only worry is that we will not be able to find a similar situation in middle school and high school.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
Recent renovations have put this school over the top! There is an incredible community, fantastic teachers, and now a beautiful campus. Love that there is a pool for swim classes, and just a friendly supportive campus.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2013
The elementary program is thriving, and the new, modernized classrooms truly show a school of the future, and give the teachers the room to teach. We have loved each year, and each teacher and love the individual attention to our children. They feel safe and loved and are really challenged academically!

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2012
Our son has been in pre-school and JK here for two years and LOVED IT! And so have we! The administration is caring and engaged and the students are likewise. They also invite involvement from the parents, all of which combines to form a great community in which to raise curious, intelligent, perspicacious (learned that word from his JK teacher!), outgoing kids! We recommend it HIGHLY!

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2011
Look elsewhere unless you are only considering pre-k and k. And be prepared to give give give if you do go there. They ask for donations on a weekly basis.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2011
Hollywood Schoolhouse has been a wonderful school for our entire family for our first child, and we look forward to the fall when our youngest is there as well. There are so many opportunities for parents to get involved as a volunteer, my child is always engaged and excited about learning. The community is strong, warm, diverse, and full of families with the same mission--to raise confident, challenged, thoughtful, and compassionate members of society.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2011
The Hollywood Schoolhouse if fantastic. I am shocked to hear that anyone would have something negative to say about their experience there. I have two children that went from preschool through 8th grade. They are both thriving in their High Schools. They had many options to choose from for high school and HSH helped us transition to the right school for our child. I know that HSH is thriving in the elementary and due to lack of physical space, they have decided to phase out their middle school. Many families were sad to leave earlier than they planned. I highly recommend this school if you want a inspiring place where your child is nurtured and educated under the same roof.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2011
The academics in the middle school were very progressive and my child advanced intellectually by leaps and bounds. We were quite impressed with the teachers at HSH. What is unsatisfactory about this school is the administration; from the principal on down. Administration lacks a backbone, and the kids pretty much run the school. No policies in place for several things any other school would have in its manual or code of conduct. We had issues with bullies at this school, and virtually nothing was done about it. There was talk of putting policies in place, but no action. Another reason to stay away from this school: 8 students in 7th grade left HSH en masse to attend another school to finish out 8th grade. The 6th grade has left in the same manner, although to different schools. That should tell you something! We had heard so much about "community" when we enrolled at this school. We felt nothing of the kind while my child attended. The principal is a major fail!

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2011
Our son has been a student at The Hollywood Schoolhouse for two years, starting with Pre-K and moving onto to junior Kindergarten. We've had the most incredible experience there. We wanted to congratulate the Headmaster and Director on the great news that so many middle school students were placed in highly academic and prestigious high schools upon graduating HSH. Also, we wanted to say THANK YOU to all of the staff and teachers that make school days exciting and meaningful and that our son had the BEST TIME at this Spring's FUNNY BUNNY CAMP. The yard was a magical place everyday and it was so full of love and play. He had a ball. Thank you to and your excellent team of teachers and staff for making HSH the best school ever! With much love and appreciation, Gianna and Conrad Smart

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2011
Had my daughter in this school for pre-k. She is now in 1st grade, but periodically I check this school on Great Schools to see if things have improved. Looks like things are worse than ever. Wish the principals and staff at this school cared about education instead of their egos. The people who run this place should be in advertising or PR, not teaching children. Spend your money elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2011
We love the Hollywood schoolhouse. I am the mom of a third grader and a kindergartner, who have both been there since pre-school. When our older daughter was getting ready to make the into-K shift, we looked at every school that appealed to us: Oakwood, Campbell Hall, and many others that seemed to have the same philosophy as HSH. What kept us at HSH, though (and why we didn't even bother looking further when the same time came for our son) was the loving, diverse, involved community of families and the intimate, devoted, creative yet rigorous curriculum taught by the teachers. We live in what can be such a status-driven, surface-level-is-the-only-level town, yet despite the large presence of celeb parents, HSH remains an intimate, low-key, yet challenging and exciting school. Did I mention that we love it?

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2011
HSH is fantastic. My children have been at this school for six years and I am continually amazed by the breadth and depth of their education. HSH is clearly dedicated to continually assessing and enhancing their curriculum to keep the kids engaged and challenged. The teachers are all amazing and inspired. They put their hearts into their work, and it shows. The administration is wonderfully supportive and available to the parents. Not only are my two kids stimulated and thriving academically, but they are also learning important civic values. The school s commitment to putting social service and community outreach in the curriculum is unlike any other school I ve ever heard of. It s truly inspiring. HSH is a real community, you feel it as soon as you step onto campus. I highly recommend it to prospective parents.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2011
We LOVE HSH! Our kindergartner has transformed, almost magically. Through the attention, dedicated one-on-one teaching and inspired atmosphere of HSH, my highly physical son has found his quiet, thoughtful, smart and creative side that was hidden until this year. And we love the families at the school. I spent years in mommy & me groups without ever really finding "my people." The community at this "little red schoolhouse" is full of educated, warm, giving, open, funny, dedicated parents; people who I now consider some of my closest friends. The student and parent body are diverse and even "cool." I consider the principal leadership to be at the forefront of not only education but also developmental and social issues. I often seek her advise on navigating through parenting questions and even life's sometimes bumpy roads. The faculty as a whole are sharp people who are wonderfully committed to connecting with children and creating a meaningful education. It is a pure joy to be part of such a special school. We couldn t be happier anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2010
The Hollywood Schoolhouse has far exceeded our expectations, and our expectations were high. They have provided the most loving, nurturing, interesting environment for my son to begin his education. He has grown so much and they are always thinking ahead to make sure his next transition is a smooth one, weather it is the first day of school or potty training or moving on to the next grade. We are grateful everyday that this school exists!

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2010
The Hollywood Schoolhouse (HSH) is a wonderful school. Last year, when we were preparing for our move from NYC to LA, we checked out the Great Schools website regarding the three schools to which we had applied. Once we received our acceptances, I went back and studied the parent comments again. Honestly, they only served to confuse me. Ultimately we chose The Hollywood Schoolhouse for our second grader. We liked the school immediately but I felt it was necessary to wait until the end of the school year to write an objective review. Here is why we are happy with HSH: Their curriculum is very well thought out. As the year progresses, they review and reinforce concepts so your child grows comfortable and confident. The way they teach subjects is fun for the kids, and why shouldn't it be? For example, they just finished a project about a historical figure of their choice that included a biographical essay, an art project, and a performance. My child learned more than I ever anticipated and had a great time doing it. That's just one example, it has been a year of great experiences. The parents are friendly, the school has a good vibe, and the administration listens when you have a problem. Yes, they ask you to volunteer and donate money, but every school, public and private, asks that of parents--they have to. The Head of School, Mr. Stephen, works very hard to make HSH great and is always looking for ways to improve it. My child is excelling academically and is very, very happy. No school is a perfect fit for everyone, but HSH works for us. We're looking forward to third grade.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
We love this school and have considered free schools in our area, but sadly nothing shaped up to the hollywood school house. From the head of school to each class teacher, everyone involved is caring and so involved with the children. This is a school that I have dreamed of for my kids. I'll Just have to work a bit more to pay for it, and why not!!

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2010
I am extremely happy that my two children are attending The Hollywood Schoolhouse. I know that my kids are happy. The decision to put them in a private school isn t an easy one, especially in these times, but our family works hard to make this possible. I did my homework and researched and visited all the possible options from public school, charter schools, and other private schools, but clearly for me there was no other choice. HSH has a rich history that started in 1945 and it shares a lot of the same core values that I have which is a sense of community, family, academics, extra curricular etc. HSH knows my children and addresses their needs as individual people. It says a lot when my kids are eager in the morning to go to school. Other parents and students are friendly always saying hello. Even though there are 300 students from preschool to 8th grade, some how you get to know families from all grade levels. My 3 year old daughter says hello to the 5th graders. It takes a village to raise a child, and we have chose the right village for our children.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2010
I found this school to be a major disappointment. Very expensive without anything to show for the expense. They constantly ask you to volunteer, contribute and donate, yet they are not appreciative of all the effort given. The school begins to feel oppressive and uncomfortable after one or two years, or if you have any issues with anything pertaining to HSH. I do not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2010
I would first like to address some comments that have been made on this site. First, it is so unfortunate that this site, which is meant to be a tool, is being used for a negative venting forum for some. With the few staff that do have children here, we are very fortunate to have a small decrease in our child's tuition. It is a wonderful feeling to know that not only HSH takes care of their families; they take care of their staff as well. In a few years my child will be ready for school. I have an opportunity to enroll her into several other really good programs. With that said, the importance for her to develop a love of learning and establishing a strong self image, HSH is the only school that will give that to her. I also know first hand the dedication and qualification of the teachers I work with. Many have been here for years with his or her credentials and most with Masters. Again, I can t say enough great things about this school as a teacher and future parent.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating January 06, 2010
I'm sorry but the recent posts about this school are hard to believe. This school was, in my opinion, a place where not much learning took place. I do not believe the staff were very qualified, and many 'instructors' are there because their own children attend, whereby tuitiion is reduced or waived for them. The school environment is right out of the fable the Emperor has no clothes. There is no auditorium, no grass, no space really for children to move freely and not run each other over. As a result more than half the time spent by parents and faculty is on fundraising. It's relentless, and exhausting, and does nothing for your child. If they went back to simply focusing on pre k through Kintergarten, I'd say great, no harm, no foul. But the truth is they have bitten off way more than they can chew.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2009
I couldn't have chosen a more magical place for my children.The staff is amazing and creative. They have inspired and instilled a love of learning within my children.HSH has a well balanced curriculum that truly follows its mission statement.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2009
I have been a teacher at the Hollywood Schoolhouse for 18 years. I find it quite funny that some parents feel the teachers are droppping like wild flies. I can assure anyone who reads this that 95 % of the teachers who are here have been here between 10 to 18 years. Why so long? Because we love this school and are passionate about what it believes in. Not only do we have one of the top fine arts programs, we have a teaching staff that puts 110% into the curriculm he or she teaches. It shows with the amazing projects, assembilies, field trips to Sacramento and Washington DC, and strong test scores. As for the administration, they couldn't be more supportive and go out of their way to help families with needs. Our strong community is felt throughout the school. I would not want to work anywhere else!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 07, 2009
I had the unique experience of working at this school. It became apparent early on that the parents ran the school. It also became clear that the emphasis was on creating a 'fun and funky' (actual quote) school that was more akin to a day care center. Academics were present but were not stressed. Big deal made about a sense of 'community,' but I never felt it. Lots of cliques amongst parents and teachers made it feel like high school. Finally left and am now happily ensconced in a real school where academics are emphasized and all are valued and appreciated. My vote? Stay away.

- submitted by a community member
November 06, 2009
This is my 3rd year at the Hollywood Schoolhouse. My son is thriving. The teachers are amazing. Everthing my child is experiencing is what I was told when I intervied. Great community of families too.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
the staff and families are amazing!!!! love it

- submitted by a community member
October 24, 2009
This school is no good for educating kids in anything other than arts and crafts, and the arts there are mediocre at best. After 3 years of attending Hollywood Schoolhouse my daughter left with the 'learning diability' label. She was completely illiterate. Since, my daughter has been attending public school for almost a year and a half now and currently reading at grade level.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
Our family is new at the Schoolhouse this year and we couldn't be happier. The Schoolhouse is a wonderful community of families and an amazingly supportive and nurturing environment for learning. The curriculum is challenging with a creative twist.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
The best school in Hollywood. I have experience the pre-school, elementary and middle school and find each to fully live the wonderful mission that the school has. Right now, the school is expanding. I speak to parents of graduates and they tell me how prepared their children were for their high schools. The school is incredibly diverse in everyway and there is a great vibe that you experience when you enter the campus. I find it hard to believe the negative comments; theirs has not been my experience. My experience has always been positive and the head of school has brought the new to a new level.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
My child went to the Hollywood Schoolhouse from 1st-6th grade. A wonderful place where every child is valued for their uniqueness. Teachers stay forever which is a good sign. Administration is friendly and helpful. Lots of positive changes in the last few years. If you are looking for not just a school, but a community for your child, this is the place.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2009
I am sure that this web site provokes all the disgrunteled parents to deliver their tale of woe. I can only speak to my five years at the Hollywood Schoolhouse. The Schoolhouse is a profound dynamic and diverse community that truly lives its mission. It is the best kept secret in Los Angeles. My child has thrived in this stimulating nurturing community. She has been challenged academically while offerered an array of fine arts and performance experiences. I would give this school my highest recommendation for any parent who is looking for an independent school that is unpretentious, non-exclusive and full of rich creative learning experiences for children.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2009
My child an I couldn't be happier with the Hollywood Schoolhouse. Its teachers and administration have a connection with every child and family that fosters a love of learning.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2008
My daughter attended the elementary and middle school and did well. But she was diagnosed with a learning disability and was quickly falling behind. The school did little but blame our family for her struggles. It became a toxic situation. To be fair, I've heard nothing but good things about the younger grades, and there are some very good teachers. But at times it seems that they rely on their reputation as a school that protects and serves the children of celebrities and forget they are there to serve all the children.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
Very good preschool. Very nurturing and warm environment. I sent my kids there through first grade. They loved every minute of it. They knew all of the teachers and staff, and the teachers and staff knew my kids. That being said, while the preschool is a wonderful place, I think that the elementary school is lacking in several respects, and there are better schools out there. Send your preschoolers to this wonderful place. You can rest assured that they are in great hands.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2007
My children have been at the Schoolhouse from Preschool through elementary, and I could not happier. Their academics are challenging, the arts, and sports programs have grown enormously, and the new Head of School is an incredible addition. Those people who replied having only been in the preschool have no idea what they're missing. The School is the best kept secret in LA. Also - beautiful, authentic diversity.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2006
great and nurturing environment for preschoolers, but not after that. Some teachers are great but some are not so good. The principal should manage the overall quality of the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2006
Hollywood schoolhouse is a wonderful nurturing environment that has a wonderful staff and teachers. Our daughter loved every minute of her four years there and still talks about it today. The kids are great and the mentoring programs keeps them connected, caring and respectful of their schoolmates. The school has undergone many changes in the past two years and all for the better.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2005
This is a school with a lot of love and a wonderful community environmnet. If you want your child's teacher to really know you and your child, it is a great place to be. Graduates are succsesful academically, and the arts programs are an integral part of the curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2005
Wonderful pre-school environment. Warm, loving and joyful. Decided not to stay beyond pre-K. Having lived in L.A. for 35+ years, feel there are much better private schools out there.

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March 19, 2005
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Hollywood Schoolhouse
1233 North McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA  90038
(323) 465-1320
Last modified Hollywood Schoolhouse is a Private school that serves grades K-6
Hollywood Schoolhouse Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top