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Valmont Academy of North Hollywood

Private | PK-5

We are best known for mix of academics and fine arts.

 
 

Living in North Hollywood

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $275,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,250.

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5 stars

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2012:
Based on 4 ratings
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Posted July 6, 2012

I went to this school a really long time ago, from kindergarten to 2nd grade. I may not have been there for very long, but it still made a huge impact on the person I am today in a very positive way. I still remember Paul teaching me how to multiply by multiple digits, and I still remember Kathy teaching me how to read for the first time. Their kindness and talent is forever engrained in my memory, and I will always be thankful for that.


Posted July 3, 2012

Over 7 months ago my wife and I began our search for the perfect preschool for our perfect son. Yes, I know. I know there is no such thing as a perfect school, but we think that our son is perfect.This school is a phenomenal school. It comes close to being a perfect school. In the short time that our son has been there he has learned more than he had the year and a half at his old school. We were so impressed that we've enrolled our 3rd grader. Don't miss this school.
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Posted July 3, 2012

Great foundation for life! Staff is caring and creates and atmosphere of family. The academics are challenging, fine arts are explored and encouraged...who could ask for more!!
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Posted June 10, 2012

My daughter is graduating and we will miss the school and teachers since it is like her second home. I know they have instilled in her the love of learning which is priceless. She has a sense of responsibility for her own education and has advanced beyond expectations and her grade level. You know the school is right when a child wants to be there.These are her words, "I love it!"
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Posted April 11, 2011

I have had both my kids attend this school. The administrators and the teachers are amazing and they care about the kids. The class sizes are kept small, and this helps give the kids a better learning environment because they get a lot of attention. Both my kids learnt to read and were doing math between the ages of 3 to 4. You could not possibly get a better school and a better foundation for their future education than you would from this school.
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Posted February 13, 2011

Excellent school!!! I wished they extend up to high school. The teaching staff are great. The kids here are way advanced that other kids in other schools. Kids are taught good morals here. Respect and love is taught here. Very good foundation for the kids.Their style of education has brought out the very best in my son.
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Posted July 26, 2010

We are so pleased with this school. Excellent teaching staff, very caring and nurturing environment for children to learn and develop. As the other reviewer said " A true Hidden Gem'!
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Posted February 17, 2010

Excellent School! We are very pleased with the education here!
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Posted September 23, 2009

I this school is great! I am very happy with my choice.
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Posted May 1, 2009

The education in this school is amazing. Far above what I've seen anywhere else in the North Hollywood area. They have 3 year olds adding, writing their names, and reading simple sentences. The teachers are all very caring! A true hidden gem!
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 26%
Asian 22%
Black 22%
Hispanic 22%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Paul Sawyer
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Montessori
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
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Performing arts
  • Dance
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  • It is our belief that Education includes three basic components: 1) the development of the child's self-esteem, his or her ability to see himself or herself as a capable and independent human being, 2) academic excellence 3) caring environment. Capable and Independent Success in school is directly related to the degree to which children believe that they are capable. It is critical that we develop within each child , a sense of responsibility, independence, and most importantly, self-esteem. Academic Excellence Academic Excellence should be anchored on the essential skills needed for lifelong learning. Not only the fundamental skill of reading, writing, arithmetic, but also on the developing strong work habits and strong study habits. To straighten and propel these skills it is extremely important to develop a dynamic sense of love and curiosity towards learning. Caring Environment A caring environment enhances the students ability to pursue academic excellence. It is our intent to provide an environment that is safe, wholesome, warm, and caring. An environment that radiates the positive feelings of home.
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10816 Calvert Street
North Hollywood, CA 91606
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Phone: (818) 985-2996

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