Learn About Our Lower School (GRADES K-5) at Woodcrest
Woodcrest School is a private elementary school in Tarzana, CA committed to providing students with a traditional academic curriculum that prepares them for high school. Established in 1969, our school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It offers a private education in a caring and nurturing environment for less than $16,000 per year, including fees. Our Lower School serves children in kindergarten through 5th grade, motivating students by demonstrating that learning is fun and creating an enjoyable environment. Contact us to learn about admissions today.
Our Private Elementary School Curriculum
At every grade level, our mission is to prepare children for success in their continued education. We offer a superior educational experience that includes instilling leadership and communication skills in our students while emphasizing the importance of character and social responsibility. Our private school curriculum focuses on:
- Daily reading aloud
- Cursive handwriting
- Project-based learning
- Technology integration
- Timed math facts
- Social and emotional buddy ups all year long
Before and After-School Programs for Elementary School
Learning opportunities aren’t limited to the classroom at Woodcrest. We offer before and after-school care for families that require it, as well as a robust after-school enrichment program that includes activities such as sports, PE, dance, drama, science activities, makers space, swimming, and library time. Our teachers build strong relationships with our students and help them find activities to participate in based on their interests and curiosities. We aim to have students engaged during the time they spend on campus.
Join a Diverse Student Body From Different Backgrounds
Even with a small student body and our commitment to retaining low student-to-teacher ratios, children at Woodcrest School in Tarzana are from different backgrounds and locations. Our diverse community is strengthened by our strong parental engagement with our children’s learning experience and our teachers’ ability to meet each child’s need through differentiated learning. Our student body is made up of children from:
Student Life at Woodcrest School
Our private elementary school offers well-rounded programs that help prepare children for a successful education while building strong friendships and learning about the importance of community. While much of this is led by our dedicated teachers, the student experience is just as critical to learning through traditional education and technology. This includes opportunities for:
- Sports and Physical Education – Starting in kindergarten, children will learn the fundamentals of movement and the importance of exercise and staying active. Older students can compete in the intramural VISA league on various teams.
- Community Outreach – We emphasize the importance of working together to help those in our local community. Throughout the year, we help raise awareness and money for Toys for Tots, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and more.
- Sanford Harmony – This program focuses on the importance of building empathy, kindness, and acceptance within our students. These vital traits are best taught through easy lessons assisted by teacher support.
Schedule a Visit to Woodcrest School
At Woodcrest School, students from Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, and the Woodland Hills, CA areas receive a superior private kindergarten and elementary school education that lays the foundation for future success in high school. Our teachers work in small groups to nurture successful and motivated students and teach the essential skills to help them achieve their highest potential. Visit our FAQ page to learn more about our program, or schedule a visit to our elementary school campus today.