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New Roads School

Private | K-12


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Posted May 27, 2014

I am currently going to new roads in the 7th grade and it is amazing. The teachers are so compassionate and treat every kid as an individual. They take care of each of us as if we were there own child. It is a very excepting community no matter who or what you are. At time people can be judgmental But have I never seen anyone be bullied. The most important thing is that everyone knows everyone. Because we are a small school everyone knows everyone. Another amazing thing about new roads is how diverse we are. Weather its race or money new roads will do the best they can to make you feel financially comfortable and give your child the opportunity to learn about new cultures.

Posted August 22, 2013

The school has such a positive environment and teaches kids and parents how to take out of them their unique human potential. It encourages students to face changes, become better persons. It is diverse, is creative and has academic excellence. My kids love the school and feel very happy going every day.
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Posted January 11, 2011

I go to this school it is THE BEST SCHOOL EVER! The teachers/staff are loving and understanding. Also they are funny and seems to teach you a grade ahead. I am going to stay here through High School! :)

Posted May 8, 2010

This is unlike any private school you will see in Los Angeles. The staff, faculty, students and parent body are down-to-earth and committed to seeing everyone succeed. The kids coming out of New Roads haven't been shielded from the world, they're exposed to the realities of our diverse community and the thrive. The graduates go on to some of the most prestigious universities in the world because New Roads is known for developing young people with more than just an SAT and GPA. It's truly a little known gem of a school...
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Posted December 11, 2009

Incredible teaching staff and administration. The school philosophy of teach to the child is practiced every day with emphasis on academics, the arts, social consciousness, community service and physical education. The school provides scholarships to over 50% of the student body and is one of the only private schools in LA that has true diversity. Its an amazing school and the students are taught to be original thinkers and lifelong learners. Very different than most of the private schools in LA, students are encouraged to respect and accept each other and cruelty to the weak is never tolerated.
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Posted December 8, 2009

I love this school so much, it changed my life. Sending your child here is something you will not regret!
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Posted June 19, 2009

Amazing School! Great liberal arts education, great staff!
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 26%
Black 14% 6%
Hispanic 14% 52%
Two or more races 9% 3%
Asian or Pacific Islander 7% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3131 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 828-5582


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