"Our daily curriculum includes the core subjects as well as PE, Art, & Computers"
Students enrolled 233
Hours 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
School leader Kiumars Arzani
Transportation options None
District Los Angeles Unified School District
After school Yes

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15355 Morrison Street
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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5 stars
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November 11, 2014
I am currently an 8th grader at Ivy and have been here since 5th grade. I'm graduating this year with a 4.02 GPA. I have to say that Ivy Bound is a pretty good school. There are a few things wrong, though. The office staff (the majority) are extremely grumpy and could not care less about you. They are very rude, and make you feel like your problem is insignificant. The teachers, this year (keep in mind that teachers change as years pass), are okay. The math teachers are AMAZING! I used to struggle in math, but when I came to Ivy Bound, it became very easy for me. The computers teachers are awful teachers. They don't give you relevant assignments, and don't explain anything to you. The science teachers are very rude and inconsiderate. He makes you feel dumb, and mostly all of my peers don't do well on his tests. Please, keep in mind that I am in 8th grade, and the teachers at Ivy Bound Academy are different for the 7th & 8th graders than for the 6th & 5th graders. I am talking in the point of view of a student who has experienced all these grades here. Overall, my experience at Ivy Bound has been great, and I've learned much more than I would have at anywhere else.

- submitted by a community member
June 12, 2014
This school was the best school I have ever been to. I ve been to this school since fifth grade and I experienced all its changes. All the other schools I have been to were very boring and wouldn t teach well. This school showed me new things. The teachers and staff even know my name. I made a lot of friends here and I have had a lot of memories here too. I couldn t imagine my life without going to this school. I improved on nearly all my subjects. This school made me who I am. And I will never forget about my time here. I Would love to visit the school again when i am in high school and look back at those happy memories. Thank you Ivy Bound for this great experience and all the fun memories. I am off to High School were new friends will be made and new memories will be created. But i will not forget this one school that changed my entire life. This school was just amazing. I am proud to be from this school and thank you.

- submitted by a community member
June 02, 2014
IBA is a great school,we are very glad and proud to had been lucky our son was selected to attend to 5th grade and continue until his last grade in this school.The teachers and office staff are knowledgeable and friendly and inspire you confidence .The school premises gives your child a sense of community and safety the learning contents and metods are high quality and updated with this times.We love IBA!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
IBA is an amazing school. My daughter has attended the school since 5th grade and will graduate next year. I feel that she has grown so much since attending this school. The principle, teachers and staff are key to her growth. The school is small which is a positive as the staff knows everyone and keep abreast of what is going on at all times. I would recommend IBA as it is the hidden jewel school.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
This is a good school, my daughter has been there for three years. I feel safe to send my child to school every day and i'm confident that she will get good education. The school will definitely benefit from moving to the bigger building.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
This is our third year at Ivy Bound. We have two children there one in 5th and one in 7th grade. We choose this school because of its small size and wonderful academic program so that our girls would not get lost in the system. The teachers all specialize in the areas that they teach. They are enthusiastic and make learning interesting. The administration is wonderful and it feels like a big family. I feel like we are having a private school experience for our girls without the cost. The knowledge my girls have about science, computers, technology, and their ability to annotate books is beyond High School level. We are really blessed to have this educational opportunity for our girls. It has far exceeded our expectations for a middle school learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
Our son has been attending Ivy Bound Academy since 5th grade and he is now in 7th. We are very happy and continue to be, having our son at this school. The staff is so passionate at what they do and the quality of the education cannot be beat! Our son is thriving and we know he is getting well educated and preparing for the future, in addition to gearing up to attend high school. We are thankful for the administrators and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
When your child comes home, and randomly says that he likes his school and his teachers. When he's asked by family friends or people inquiring about schools, he's not shy about telling them why he's happy at his school. A student's testament is stronger than any metric or rating. The Student's opinion is one of significance, and IBA makes certain that the Student knows both he/she and their success matters. The school is not just about strong academics, it's also about building character and nurturing great citizens. It's academically challenging at times; however, that's a telltale sign that my son (and his classmates) is learning and curious about learning. IBA has provided the environment to allow for that curiosity. The teachers and staff are highly approachable & responsive, and constantly encourage the Students to give their best efforts, all of which is extremely important and a huge plus for any parent. Our family is exceptionally happy with IBA, and feel that our son is getting a best-in-class education (no pun intended.)

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
This school is truly amazing! really care to provide the best education. My son it is in 5th grade and make the change to this school it is one of the best decision that we had done.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
I love the fact that it's a small school therefor the teachers can focus more on each student,not to mention that I can check on line for missing assignments and current grades.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
We'd heard that Ivy Bound was well above standards so we applied thru the lottery and got in for 5th grade. The transition first few months was hard but wow - the boost in self confidence and grades were immediately noticed. The teachers are dedicated and although the school is small, it seems to help the kids feel happy and content. Academics are above and beyond and they seem to have a handle on the new common core standards much earlier than most LAUSD schools. Sometimes size does matter and it makes it easier to implement the best standards. The kids are quite advanced and will be well prepared for ANY high school they choose.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
My son will graduate from Ivy Bound Academy this summer and he has the education that is needed to success in hight School. My son feels very confident to the next level. The teachers, administration and environment are excellent at Ivy Bound Academy. They prepare our children to succeed not only at school but in their life. I highly recommend Ivy Bound Academy.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
My daughter will be leaving ivy Bound this year I'm so thankful for everything they have done for her this is a great school and we Will be back with my other daughter thank you ivy Bound

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
Ivy Bound Academy. My dream came in true when I understand about the school.The reason was that every thing was new for us. New country, new school, new friends were all my daughters concern and nightmares.Now all I now she is happy, successful, and safe. Thanks all .

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
Ivy Bound Academy is a public charter but feels like a private school. This small middle school keeps the expectations high but the teachers and administration are there for your child when they need it. Despite the small facilities, they offer the technology and education needed to succeed in high school. What's more...they care about each child.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
We have been extremely blessed to have found, and was accepted to this school. My initial concern was the size of the school, it's very small. But after our first year, this became the very reason why I love the school. Being a small campus gives the teachers and staff the chance to get to know each student. I cannot praise the teacher and office staff enough for all that they put into their school and students.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
Our kids attend Ivy Bound's Sherman Oaks campus- we have one graduating this year and one is Class of 2016. Our children actually love school. Their ability to use computers far exceeds mine, their love of the core subjects (Math, English, Social Studies, Science) can only be explained by the quality of their teachers who make learning interesting and fun. The staff knows all the kids and their families by name and communicate will with parents and students alike, Our children have excelled since attending Ivy Bound and the skills, confidence, work habits and drive they have acquired as students there will be with them forever. They are preparing our children to succeed not only in their academic careers but in life.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
My school is Ivy Bound Academy in Sherman Oaks, Ca. This is a small charter school and I love the ability to be a part of the community and not be overwhelmed. I feel my child is safe and getting a quality education with as much support as needed.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
Ivy Bound Academy is a small charter school which provides high quality education to our young adults. I personally like this school because of the curriculum and the discipline. Teachers are very dedicated and the staff is very supportive. I will highly recommend this school, very good choice.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2014
I enrolled my son in 5th grade in the middle of the school semester, and we were greeted warmly and received huge support and understanding from staff. Office people are amazing trying to keep kids safe.Everybody knows each other.My child is getting a private school education for free.We are blessed that we are in IBA. I only wish they extended to 12th grade.The school is very safe and has a very hands on principal.I can not say enough good things about the school.THANKS for your hard work!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2014
The school quality is getting poorer and poorer. The best teachers are gone. New teachers are coming in/out almost bimonthly. Principal's concern is funding, money contributions, etc. Principal is money-driven. No sports activity at all, a lot of restrictions and liability concern. This school is good to be a tutorial service but not as a middle school. Bullying is also rampant. They do not have enough people to manage two campuses. Thus, the quality of education overall is poor. However, Mr. Gaunt is the best.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2013
We loved this school and are sad to be leaving. After 4 years here with my oldest and a year with our second I wish we could pack it up and take it with us in our move. The school is still experiencing some growing pains but is overall a great school. My oldest just finished last year and started high school. She is so far ahead of her peers and has been placed in almost all AP classes this year. My only wish is that they would expand into high school. After leaving for high school all the area high schools just seem mediocre. I wish them the best and hope the other schools in the area follow their example.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
We love this school. The size, the teachers, and especially the principle and staff. My daughter went from average to a's and b's. The first year was tough since she missed so much in her previous school but now she has caught up. When her grades started to slip we got a call (yes they called us) to let us know and offer morning assistance. This was by far the best choice us and really turned around my daughters academic path.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
This is truly the "gem" in the San Fernando Valley. We were a little nervous at first because we pulled our son out of a great school after 4th grade. We didn't feel the curriculum was challenging enough and the class size kept expanding. Ivy is a small and very personal school - you get the feeling that all of the amazing staff knows each kid (and we have only been there 8 days). The class size is wonderful - 18 to 20 vs the 40 that we came from. Our last school was so focused on "teaching to the test" that if you have a child that is very bright, they seem to get stuck in a rut and not learn anything past his/her current grade level. Ivy isn't like this - they can excel way beyond their grade level and really feel like they have accomplished a great deal when doing so. This is not the typical school - there isn't a big yard and the classrooms don't have any windows. This school is designed for children to get an amazing education and to prepare them for future education. The children are all very respectful and look eager to learn and Ivy provides all of the necessary tools for each student to become a success.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2013
We just culminated from 5th grade at IBA and are moving in to 6th. We are so lucky and grateful to have found this school. The emphasis is on developing good work habits and on the kids striving for excellence. The way this program works leads the children to work smart, hard and to want to do well in school. My daughter check her grades weekly and has confronted the teachers when she felt as though the teachers had entered in a wrong grade. The teachers and faulty encourage that and it has taught my daughter to stand up for her own rights and not be afraid to go after what she feels is right. I can not say enough good things about the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2013
its a horrible school theres bullies and the teachers are biased, insensitive, and dont care about thier students. All they want is their pay check. Sence the school is so small the kids pick on you for fun and entertainment. The school does not have an indoor place to eat so they sit out side and theres not enough tables so the kids sit on the ground next to the freeway! The kids swear even the 5th graders. One kidS said to a teacher "F*** you you B****" and the school did NOTHING about it. One of the straight A studentS is transfering out to go to Van Nuys Middle School. Anything is better than this horible school.

- submitted by a community member
November 08, 2012
Every school is struggling to preserve and maintain the quality of their program. IBA is no different in that aspect. One of the clear differences that sets IBA apart from others is the decision making process. IBA understands that classroom instruction should benefit from each decision. As a teacher in a different district, I am grateful for the smart work and dedication by the IBA staff, leadership and volunteers.

- submitted by a community member
July 05, 2012
My daughter just finished up her first year at Ivy Bound and she loves this school. The principal, teachers, and the entire staff really take great pride in this school and it shows. The curriculum is vigorous and parents and kids are held to a high standard to ensure their success. This is not your typical public school and goes against every stereotype of what public schools have become. There is zero tolerance for bullying and I was very happy how they handlesd a situation when it came up. The principal is amazing and inspiring and makes every child feel like they matter. Even with all of the rigorous school work, my daughter did not want to be off for summer vacation...now that's a testament to a great school!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2012
Our daughter started 5th grade this year and this is her first year out of private school. I must say that there is nothing but great things I have to say about this school. Yes it's not for every child they really do focus education and children can not misbehave. It really feels like a private school. The teachers are young and very easy to relate to. Highly academic so if you want your child to be really challenged than this is the school. They do have tons of homework and project so it can be hard at times. My child is getting a private school education for free..

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2012
While the teachers at the school are good (they had a large turnover of great teachers from this past year), (Mr. Gaunt is an excellent teacher) this is not a "warm and fuzzy" school. There are no parent/teacher conferences. And the lack of parking in the immediate vacinity makes it hard for parents to stop by and discuss issues one-on-one with the teachers. Also, the Principal has not been so available this year, as he's been in Sacramento dealing with charter school issues. If your child has problems with math, this is not the school for him, as the ALEKS math class, given in addition to the regular math class, is extremely unforgiving and frustrating for the kids. I don't think it teaches anything to the kids who can't self-direct on the computer. The school also does not "pull out" for special ed. The school also will say it doesn't allow bullying but the administration is ineffectual in dealing with discipline problems, and some students from my child's class last year left partially due to the lack of response from the administration to their concerns. I also found the PTA president snooty when I tried to propose a couple of activities.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2011
I enrolled my son in IBA in the middle of the school semester, and we were greeted cordially and received huge support and understanding from staff. Thank you very much for your attentiion and kindness!

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2011
This school keeps getting better! Even though it is one of the most rigorous schools around, it has a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The kids are well-behaved and the staff doesn't hassle them about little things. My son says that the English teacher, Mr. Gaunt, is the best teacher in the universe, and the other teachers are mostly very good. He learns more in a semester here than he used to learn in a year.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2011
My child started out in private school and then transferred to public school and then to this school. We are very happy with the school and its style of teaching. Every school has its problems but the quality of this school outways these minor problems. I just hope this school will extend into highschool at a better campus.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2011
The school is located at the intersection of 101 and 405 freeways. The test scores may be fantastic, but I don t think it is healthy for young children to be sitting 50 feet away from one of the busiest freeway intersection in the country. Breathing exhaust gases all day will surely cause health problems later in life.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2011
These are educators who are young, modern thinkers. They have a love of family and our children. They understand that our society is better served by an educated citizenry who will ultimately live full and happy lives as they pass down their knowlege to the next generation. It is a warm, peacful, fun environment for the kids, and the communication between parents and the faculty is solid and totaly open. I only wish they extended to 12th grade.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
All teachers are superb. The school is very safe and has a very hands on Principal. It's better than most private schools that I know of.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
This school was a blessing to us. Not only has it educated our daughter, but it has also helped her mature into a wonderful teenager. They have given her a safe and happy environment as well as a stepping stone to her future. I am grateful to the staff of Ivy Bound and will always continue to support them.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2010
I was looking for a better school for my daughter and thought this was the one. I was actually very much disappointed. School is a sham. Asking parents for money constantly, always short on supplies. Gets paid from the district and complains a lot that it is never enough.Main thing:education level is substandardl. That is why Calif. schooling is at the very low end. Even a smaller school like this (under 200) cannot provide higher level of education for our kids. We as parents are stuck and are fighting endless and no win battles against the LAUSD. Where else do we go? They call themselves a charter school. No advantages what so ever. Most teachers are second-rate& mediocre, low knowledge of subjects.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2010
This school rocks ! My first day there was great. My favorite teachers are Ms. Estrada ,Ms. Metzner, Ms.Liles

- submitted by a student
no rating September 17, 2009
My daughter just loves learning. She is finally being challenged in the classroom!

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2009
My son just completed his second year at IBA. The experience has been great. The Principal, Office Staff, Faculty, and Parents are all great with an emphasis from all on the kids getting the best education and school experience possible. The after school homework club has been fantastic with my son able to complete most of his homework at school. I highly recommend this school to any parent looking for a smaller, more personal school in the Sherman Oaks area.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 30, 2009
School challenges my son to study harder to maintain good grades while he breezed through elementary school. He gets to practice math at home on the computer through a program the school offers. I think kids are more disciplined, confident and they are not just passed on to the next level because they have to be (No Child Left Behind, etc) because of the small school environment. Teachers know who their students are and how they are doing academically. I love that they offer PE and Art and at times they have offerings of music after school as well as Spanish. Kids may stay after school to join the Homework Club and get some more guidance to do their homework. I am very happy with our school and it would even be better with even more parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2009
This is our second year at IBA. My son has really thrived in the culture created at this school. The teachers and staff know him beyond just his name. They care about him as a holistic individual. They want to see him grow into a well-rounded individual. The homework load is manageable. There's a homework club available after school where students can stay and get help from the teachers so mom and dad don't look so clueless to their kids! We get half day on Fridays, which works great for our weekend get-aways! The kids have computer class as well as computer assisted math, plus all the usual core classes. We even have Art and PE classes EVERYDAY! If you're looking for a safe middle school that challenges your child academically, then IBA is the place for you!

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2009
As a parent and an educator, I am thrilled that my children have found an amazing school with excellent leadership and staff! The parent community is wonderful and the kids are challenged and inspired daily! My son wants to go to school every day!

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2009
IBA is a great combination of strong academics, committed faculty and active parents.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2009
This is my daughter s second year and we couldn t be happier. We felt that public schools didn t offer a safe environment, although Sherman Oaks is a nice, quiet neighborhood, and that school was more of a childcare center rather than a place of enrichment. We chose Ivy Bound and got more than we bargained for! The staff is dedicated, the curriculum exciting and the school is highly technological (email/PowerSchool/web/equipment). Special compliments to the principal, who s doing a tremendous job on a low budget. You see him and the staff everywhere; they know their kids and are very involved. Homework can be somewhat challenging for children coming from public schools. The level and amount are quite high but they get used to it. Our daughter finally learns something at school. She s happy and so are we. Thumbs up to an excellent tiny little school that made a difference so quickly!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 24, 2008
A warm 'private school' environment. Faculty and staff that care about their students, personally and accademically. My child is extremely motivated and challanged by the curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2008
If you have a child that is bored with the standard public school curriculum, wants to be challenged and not get lost in the crowd, enjoys hands on science, Art, PE and computer lab daily, excellerated math and an opportunity to learn in a technologically charged environment...this is the school for you. Come check it out! We did and our son could not be happier!

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September 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2008
My daughter has just begun her first year at Ivy Bound Academy and already has grown by leaps and bounds. My daughter had never been challenged in a school environment as she was never identified as 'gifted' and is not a behavior problem. As a result, her school experience has been rather lackluster and boring. But now at IBA she seems to really enjoy learning. She has fit right in and blossomed under the guidance from her teachers and the leadership of Mr. Arazani. I can't say enough about the school and their enthusaism and passion for creating learners! As a new school, we still are learning and growing, but the future is bright and I feel so lucky that we are a part of it! As someone noted earlier, our kids receive computer classes, art and pe EVERY day...as part of the daily curriculum. What a gift to our kids!

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2008
My daughter just started her second year at Ivy Bound Academy and loves the new improvements to the campus. Great teachers, excellent supervision and academically challenging. We are lucky to have this charter middle school in Sherman Oaks!

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August 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
We are very happy here. Small and warm environment , it's a rare combination for middle school. My daughter enjoys this school academically and socially

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Ivy Bound Academy Of Math, Science, And Technology Charter Middle
15355 Morrison Street, Sherman Oaks, CA  91403
(818) 808-0158
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