Private Kindergarten In Tarzana, CA Near Encino Reseda Sherman Oaks Woodland Hills

Woodcrest School offers an accredited private kindergarten in Tarzana CA near Encino, Sherman Oaks, and Woodland Hills in San Fernando Valley CA.

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 cognitively, socially, and emotionally in a happy and safe environment. Small class size and an emphasis on individual growth enable us to design the program to reflect the needs and abilities of each child. Social and emotional learning is explored through the Sanford Harmony program empowering students to foster strong relationships with each other.

Our highly trained kindergarten teachers provide a nurturing environment in which each child’s self-esteem grows and strong foundational skills are learned with curiosity and confidence as they travel the path of lifelong learning.

Kindergarten Curriculum

Encompasses letter recognition, phonics, blending of vowels and consonants, ability to track sounds and words, produce word families and rhyming words. Distinguish between fiction and non-fiction, list the elements of a story, use pictures to make predictions, recite short poems,rhymes and songs. Write simple sentence and combine drawing dictation and writing to compose a story.

Begins by understanding the relationship between numbers and quantities, count, recognize, and name order of numbers, compare and identify numbers that are equal to, more than or less than, collect data,record results, identify simple patterns, identify and describe common geometric objects, calculate accurately, check answers, and tell time.

An understanding of what being a good citizen means. Learn examples of honesty,courage, responsibility, and determination. Identify their name, family names and classmate’s names. Recognize national and state symbols and icons. Construct maps of neighborhood and school and learn about weather.

Teaches to locate books, use a shelf browser when checking books out, identify what an author does, identify what an illustrator does, and recognize the difference between fiction ad non-fiction.

Involves the understanding and care of the equipment, use of digital drawing tools, identify computer components and introduction of the iPad.

Learning about common plants, animals, and insects. Identify different types of landforms, changes in weather and conduct scientific investigations.

Curriculum Enrichment

Interactive Group Projects
Organic Gardening
Technology Lab

Field Trips

Fire Station
Underwood Farms
Whole Foods
Moorpark Zoo

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.


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
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