Welcome! So, you find yourself looking for schools in Los Angeles. We know how hard this can be. Los Angeles is a thriving place where there are many wonderful options for your children. Checking web sites, listening to other parents and trusted friends, can offer great insight. But the best way to pick the right school for your needs is to see the school, meet the teachers and the people who run it. At the Schoolhouse we offer families an opportunity to become part of our family. We have been in the business of educating children since 1945. We have grown up in the diverse community of Hollywood and we cherish it. We are not like other schools. We are a community based school that provides challenging academics in a non-traditional format. But also, we believe in the Hidden Curriculum, the stuff that children learn beyond the books. This is as important to us as the academics. When the children end their journey at the Schoolhouse, they are educated not only in the academic standards but about life and how to be a active member and a contributor to the world at large. Come visit our web site and check us out. We welcome you!
May 05, 2011
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Hollywood Schoolhouse is an amazing school with a special community and vibe that you need to see in person to experience. We have been here for 7 years and our kids have excelled not only in traditional academics, but also in confidence to express their individuality and creativity. The school has several beloved teachers and administrators who have been here for over 20 years, including the new Head of School who is absolutely passionate about children and education. The campus has transformed the last couple of years with new buildings and outdoor space.
We LOVE Hollywood Schoolhouse! The early childhood program is wonderful, and the teachers and staff are really great. Very nurturing, which was really important to us for our son's first step out of the nest. The facility is really cute (and expanding!) and because the school extends up into elementary, they have more resources for the kids than most place with just preschool. We were very happy to send our beloved child to this school and we felt that he was truly loved and valued and he is so happy and looks forward to school every day. Can't ask for much more than that.
What a nightmare. What they don't tell you is that there's a mass exodus from this school after preschool. And if your child stays, he/she will end up so far behind their peers academically they may never catch up. After reading the writing on the wall, we pulled up stakes and couldn't be happier, our son is finally loving school and actually learning something for a change!
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.
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.