...discover Los Encinos School

where childhood, curiosity,

kindness and community matter.

...discover Camp Los Encinos

for rising 1st graders through 9th graders.

Nothing is BIGGER than CHILDHOOD.

This is precisely why Los Encinos is a smaller school than most. We know life never gets more magnificent than this magical window of time, so we are committed to helping young children experience it fully. This means keeping our school small enough to deliver a vast education. Big thinking, big opportunities, big fun — all made possible by staying small.

Los Encinos is a close-knit learning community where everyone knows each other; where cooperation and friendship span all grades; where students feel both safe and excited to take risks and try new things.

After all, the greatest gift you can give a child is… childhood.

Think Big. Start SMALL.

Message from the Head of School

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Ilene Reinfeld
Head of School

Thank you for your interest in Los Encinos School! Celebrating our 43rd year as a K-6 primary school, I’ve proudly served as the head for nearly half that time. Our commitment to individualized education remains steadfast, fostering a close-knit community that values childhood.

Over the years, our campus, curriculum, and technology have evolved to enhance our student’s learning. Our mission, philosophy, and core values, however, have remained constant. We see each child as an individual, benefitting from our small size and supportive community.

Our program focuses on social justice, emphasizing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We tailor our curriculum to meet children where they are, offering an expansive perspective to enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

We have recently concluded our admissions season for new students entering in the fall of 2024. We will soon begin a new admissions season for the 2025-2026 school year with tours and open houses. Check the Events Registration page which will be activated during the summer. I look forward to personally welcoming you to Los Encinos School and showing you the benefits of thinking BIG by starting small.