Woodcrest School is a K-8 school located on a 2.5 acre campus in Tarzana. Our private school follows a traditional curriculum while helping students develop 21 century skills including, collaboration, creativity, empathy, and communication. As a first step, we invite you to explore our website to learn about our superb faculty, close student-teacher relationships, and a curriculum that combines traditional education with 21st century skills. The best way to learn about Woodcrest School is to visit our campus. We invite you to complete an inquiry form to arrange a parent and student visit. We hope to see you on campus soon!
Woodcrest Preschool offers a traditional preschool program for children ages two to five years old. Our preschool is NAEYC accredited, offering children in the San Fernando Valley the very best early education. Woodcrest Preschool provides a loving and engaging early learning environment that focuses on promoting a love for learning, empathy for each other, and foundational reading and writing skills.
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.
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.
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
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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
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.
- MIT Graduate
- 1st Place Winner of Yahoo Hack Day Contest
- Author of Top Selling Coding Book
- Electrical Engineering Graduate
- Built His Own Electric Car
- Founder of Hollywood Electrics
- Stanford Graduate
- UCLA Law School Honors Graduate
- Lawyer at LA's Largest Law Firm