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Mission Statement

Los Encinos School (LES) is a small, independent, elementary school in Encino, CA, that provides a comprehensive educational program within a nurturing environment; our impact extends not only to the child, but also to the family. Kindergarten through sixth-grade LES students are encouraged to develop confidence, independence, and joy in learning.  We recognize and honor individuality and believe that personal success motivates children toward realizing their fullest potential.  The LES faculty prepares students to become global thinkers and citizens, with a strong academic foundation and a passionate curiosity for learning.  Teachers design and facilitate a broad range of experiences that engage students as critical thinkers and problem-solvers. 

 Our school-wide integrated curriculum is rich in the humanities and stresses project-based, experiential learning, with a focus on collaboration and belonging. Building character and mutual respect are emphasized daily in our classrooms and in our service learning program.  A Los Encinos School graduate welcomes the challenges of navigating in an increasingly complex world and seeks to find his or her place in our community and beyond.