Mission Statement

Los Encinos is a small, independent, elementary school 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 Los Encinos 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 Los Encinos 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 teamwork and cooperation. Building character and mutual respect are emphasized daily in our classrooms and in our service learning program. A Los Encinos graduate welcomes the challenges of navigating in an increasingly complex world and seeks to find his or her place in our community and beyond.

A Los Encinos Student:

  • Possesses core human values that reflect tolerance, compassion, and a sense of community responsibility;
  • Communicates reciprocally, articulate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Listens thoughtfully, listens to and hears multiple perspectives, and enjoys an expansive vocabulary that promotes creative expression;
  • Exhibits intellectual curiosity and critical thinking by seeking deeper levels of meaning, asking good questions, quantifying and analyzing, and discerning relevant information;
  • Is motivated by a passion for learning to accept challenges, take risks, and learn from mistakes;
  • Is a change agent who possesses the confidence and self-esteem to lead, to collaborate, and to follow.