Woodcrest Middle School Prepares Middle School (GRADES 6-8) Students for Success
Woodcrest School in Tarzana, CA offers students in middle school a private education that builds a solid foundation in preparation for high school. In grades 6-8, we transition students from concrete thinkers to abstract thinkers during these critical developmental years. Thriving in the small class sizes we’re known for and the strong community bonds formed between students and teachers, our middle schoolers flourish in the outstanding academic opportunities we’ve provided for over 50 years. Contact us to learn more about enrollment today.
Woodcrest Middle School Curriculum
At Woodcrest, we believe in providing our students with a traditional college preparatory program with an academic emphasis on the core curriculum of STEAM and electives. We create opportunities for students to learn through investigation, research, and real-life connections that can be made in all subject areas. We ensure that students gain a solid understanding of the different subject matter being studied, as well as developing critical skills such as summarizing reading, note taking, organizing classroom materials, analytical thinking and writing, and studying for periodic tests and exams. Our specialty classes include subjects such as:
- STEAM Lab
- Visual Arts
- Physical Education
- Computer Lab
- Dance and Music
Learning Beyond the Classroom
Developing leadership skills and interests outside our standard curriculum are areas we want every student to experience. Whether it’s student government or joining an after-school club, these opportunities are a part of the Woodcrest elementary and middle school experience throughout the year. Classes where students can develop hobbies, meet new friends, and explore interests, include:
- Second Language Instruction
- Sports Teams
- Martial Arts
Preparing Tomorrow’s Community Leaders
As important as academic learning is for all of our students, so is the development of soft skills and understanding of the value of contributing to and supporting one’s community. We offer engaging opportunities for students to build in these areas through events they’ll participate in throughout the year.
- Community Outreach – Students will participate in fundraising and awareness initiatives with organizations, such as Toys for Tots, the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, and others.
- Sanford Harmony – We incorporate the Sanford Harmony program to teach lessons that build an understanding of the importance of inclusion and empathy in our students.
Where Will a Woodcrest Education Take Your Student?
Our goal is to prepare students for the next phase of their education and provide them with essential life skills. We want to offer students an education that brings many options and choices for their future. Teachers set overall goals for each class while tending to individual students’ academic needs. With such dedication, it’s not surprising graduates from our middle school private curriculum continue at some of the area’s most prestigious private high schools, including:
- Chaminade High School
- Sierra Canyon High School
- Viewpoint High School
- Harvard Westlake High School
- de Toledo High School
Learn More About the Benefits of Private Middle School
Woodcrest is a wonderful private middle school for students in the Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, and Woodland Hills, Encino CA areas to acquire the skills to reach their highest potential. We have been preparing children for high school for more than 50 years, and our program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. We guarantee small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratios, but to truly experience the intimacy of our school, we encourage you to see our campus in person. Contact us to schedule a tour today.