Elementary School

Private Kindergarten & Elementary School in Tarzana, CA

Maximizing Each Child’s Potential

The Best Private Elementary School in Tarzana

Nestled in the vibrant community of Tarzana, California, Woodcrest School has been a pillar of educational excellence since its establishment in 1969. Our private elementary school, accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, is dedicated to providing students with a traditional academic curriculum that prepares them for the challenges of high school and beyond. Our mission at every grade level is to prepare children for success in their continued education, with a focus on leadership, communication, character, and social responsibility. Our elite teachers guide student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking through the highly acclaimed STEAM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics), and our students consistently ranking in the top 10% on their standardized tests.


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Explore our Elementary Program Curriculum

Homework Policy

While time spent on homework may vary from child to child, the following is an estimate of the amount of time students should spend on daily homework.

Kindergarten: Teacher’s discretion
First and Second Grade: 20-30 Minutes
Third-Fourth Grade: 30-40 Minutes
Fifth Grade: 30-45 Minutes


As part of our technology integration, Woodcrest School provides a range of daily technology resources for both staff and students. Our campus features a fixed computer lab for instructional purposes and shared rolling carts equipped with Chromebooks and laptops, which circulate among classes. Additionally, our kindergarten classes seamlessly integrate a 1:1 iPad program into their curriculum through the use of apps and games.

Before & After-School Programs

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, makerspace, 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.

Enrichment Programs & Activities

Student Council

At Woodcrest, we believe in nurturing leadership skills from an early age. Our Student Council empowers young students to take an active role in their school community. It offers a platform for our youngest learners to express their ideas, plan events, and develop vital skills such as teamwork and communication. The Student Council fosters a sense of responsibility and a passion for making a positive impact, setting the stage for well-rounded, confident individuals as they progress through their educational journey.


Through dance, students develop physical coordination, discipline, and self-expression, all while discovering the joy of rhythm and movement. Our dedicated instructors guide students through a variety of dance styles, encouraging them to explore their unique talents and passions, making for a truly enriching educational experience.

Competitive Sports

Under the care and attention of Coach Jason and Coach Michael, our students starting in kindergarten learn fundamental skills in movement and dexterity. From these basic skills students start to learn the art of playing sports, how to live a healthy lifestyle, and teamwork. Woodcrest’s students participate in basketball, volleyball, cheer, soccer, swimming, and long distance running. Woodcrest is a proud member of the intramural VISA league.


Students in our after school music program learn to play instruments, discover diverse musical genres, prepare for group performances, and develop a profound appreciation for music. The fun music activities we offer nurture creativity, cooperation, and an enduring love for the arts, all while creating lasting memories and experiences.

Enrichment Programs & Activities

School Hours:

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Kindergarten to First Grade)
8:30 to 3:30 (2nd – 5th)

Office Hours:

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Extended Care:

The campus is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For an additional fee, children will experience free play, a 30-minute study hall, and organized games under the watchful eye of Woodcrest’s school counselors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our elementary school includes kindergarten through fifth grade.

Tuition for grades K-5 is $15,525 annually or $1,552.50 in 10 monthly payments.

Enrolling at Woodcrest is a three-step process. You’ll start by exploring and getting to know our community to decide if we are a good fit for your family, and then submit an application. After receiving your child’s application we’ll schedule a 30-minute assessment, including interviews with you and your child, and an academic evaluation.

Grades K-5 begin at 8:15 am and end at 3:15 pm. Drop off begins at 7:30am and pick up begins at 3:15 pm.

Our students wear solid color polo shirts with solid color pants or skirts. Shirts can be purchased from Woodcrest or a local department store.

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