Woodcrest School | Private Elementary & Middle School In Tarzana, CA

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+ Avid Learners
+ Effective Communicators
+ Leaders
+ Responsible Citizens
+ Proficient Users of Technology
+ Critical thinkers
+ Successful Middle School Candidates

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Woodcrest School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

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Our K-8 Academic Studies Include

+ Language Arts
+ Math
+ Social Studies
+ Science
+ Computer Lab

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+ Physical Education
+ Spanish
+ Fine Arts
+ Health
+ Library/Media Center

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Sanford Harmony

Research-based, highly effective teaching strategy that strengthens classroom communities by helping each child understand and appreciate diversity in others.

Social and Emotional Learning
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Woodcrest school director Ms. Debbie Adams

Head of school

Welcome to Woodcrest School, located on a beautiful 2.5 acre site in the heart of Tarzana in the San Fernando Valley. Woodcrest School provides WASC Accredited private elementary for grades K-5 and private middle school for grades 6-8. Our multifaceted curriculum is grounded in STEAM and is designed to inspire students to pursue their academic and co-curricular passions in small classroom settings.

Our diverse school community is representative of Southern California where our dedicated and talented teachers encourage students to engage in the learning process while they develop into confident communicators, community leaders, and global citizens.

I am honored that you visited our school website and look forward to showing you and your family how different Woodcrest is from other private schools in the San Fernando Valley, a school that emphasizes not only academics but also respect, resilience, mindfulness, empathy and happiness of our students. I encourage you to spend some time learning more about Woodcrest on our website. When you are ready, you can schedule a tour below or call 818-345-3002.

Debra Adams
Head of School


At Woodcrest School, we give careful attention to providing a smooth transition from preschool to kindergarten. Our primary goal is to help our students develop the skills for successful learning and the ability to communicate effectively with each other; Our highly trained kindergarten teachers provide a safe and nurturing environment in which each child develops strong foundational skills in math, writing, reading, and technology. Woodcrest’s social and emotional learning curriculum helps our kindergarten students  communicate feelings and build self esteem.

Elementary School

At Woodcrest School, our highly academic curriculum goes beyond the California State and Common Core Standards, offering students a dynamic and enriching curriculum that blends 21 century skills with social and emotional learning using Stanford Harmony. All teachers incorporate STEAM based techniques in the daily lessons and utilize laptops, Ipads, and Chrome Books to showcase projects and course work.  Our private elementary school provides specialists in science, robotics, technology, library, physical education, and the arts. Field trips and overnight trips expand our curriculum beyond the classroom.

Middle School

Woodcrest Middle School’s educational programs are grounded in STEAM and are designed to inspire students to pursue their passions. Students are instructed by highly proficient teachers in math, language arts, social studies, science, social and emotional learning, and technology in small classroom settings.  In addition to the core subjects, middle school students are engaged in enriching electives that provide opportunities for self expression and creativity.  All students receive a Chrome Book with admission to the middle school.

Why Choose Woodcrest

Students who attend Woodcrest develop an understanding of the perspectives of children from different backgrounds and learn to respect opinions of others and are open to multiple perspectives on any issue.
Small Class Size
This is one of Woodcrest's greatest gifts. Our small class size gives students more attention and forges deeper relationships with teachers.
Before & After Care
Enrichment programs are available for an additional fee. These programs include: arts & crafts, cooking, chorus, painting, computer arcade, tennis, karate, athletics, readers, theater, and more.
Woodcrest School’s tuition is set to keep private school education within reach for parents of our community. Woodcrest is committed to offering an outstanding education while remaining fiscally responsible.
Woodcrest employs highly dedicated and qualified teachers. The collaboration of the faculty ensures a safe and secure environment where creativity and social and emotional intelligence is nurtured.
Free Transportation
Free bus transportation from Sherman Oaks. Bus leaves promptly at 7:45am each day.


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Parent Organization

We are fortunate at Woodcrest School to have an actively involved group of parents who care deeply for their children’s education. All parents are encouraged to take on leadership opportunities as well as attend Parent Organization events.

The Parent Organization is comprised of parent volunteers who help support the school through fundraising activities, as well as assist in a variety of school services and share many responsibilities, including:

  • Sponsorship of Annual Teacher Appreciation Lunch
  • Coordination of safety programs
  • Support of the garden
  • Participation in holiday celebrations and classroom trips
  • Sale of uniforms
  • Volunteering in classroom
  • Lectures by distinguished educators and psychologists

Community Service

At Woodcrest School we place emphasis on working together to help our local community. Parents, students, faculty, alumni, and friends get together throughout the year to participate in many important ways to raise awareness, raise money, and most importantly to show how the power of many can truly make a difference in the world.


Over the past 45 years, Woodcrest alumni have gone on to amazing careers, top colleges and universities, and impressive internships. The alumni of Woodcrest School come back year after year to participate in opportunities to pass down experiences shared after graduation. Our school is extremely lucky to have such a supportive network of alumni and supportive parents.

Audrey Roy
  • MIT Graduate
  • 1st Place Winner of Yahoo Hack Day Contest
  • Author of Top Selling Coding Book
Harlan Flagg
  • Electrical Engineering Graduate
  • Built His Own Electric Car
  • Founder of Hollywood Electrics
Courtney Mohl
  • Stanford Graduate
  • UCLA Law School Honors Graduate
  • Lawyer at LA's Largest Law Firm