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. In May, we will kick off the admissions season for the 2025-2026 school year with our annual spring tour. I’d love for you to register for a tour by CLICKING HERE so I can personally welcome you to Los Encinos and show you the benefits of thinking BIG by starting small.

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Ilene Reinfeld
Head of School
1st and 5th grade buddies

(Above) Multi-age “buddies” gather for a photo together on the playground equipment.