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Education Master Plan

Phase 1: The New Middle School Building on the East Campus

On June 12, 2017, Brentwood School began construction on Phase 1 of the 30 Year Education Master Plan. See below for more information and a gallery of images from our Groundbreaking Event. Please read our Community Letter regarding construction, as well as the Construction Timeline for the project. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our on-site Project Manager and Director of Facilities Victor Pesiri at vpesiri@bwscampus.com, or by calling (310) 476-9633.

Shaping our Future Hand-in-Hand with Our Neighbors

Brentwood School is sensitive to the needs of our neighbors. In 1992, we worked in partnership to create our first East Campus covenant for land use, enrollment, and growth. In 2006, when we began to formulate our Education Master Plan to improve the student experience at Brentwood School, we continued our collaboration with our neighbors. Together with our residential neighbors (RNBS) and the Brentwood Homeowners Association (BHA), we developed a legally binding East Campus covenant for the next thirty years that provides certainty for our neighbors and supports progress for our school.

The result is the Education Master Plan that will improve the student experience at Brentwood School’s East and West Campuses.

Highlights include:

  • A hard cap on peak hour vehicle trips, with twice-yearly official count by a mutually agreed upon traffic consultant and monetary penalties if the school is not in compliance.
  • General construction hours limited to between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. In addition, the school has agreed in the EIR to limit hauling and heavy truck and equipment traffic to between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • All improvements will be made within the existing campus boundaries.

For details, please read the Covenant and the Traffic Plan.

Please read the Brentwood School Final EIR on the Planning Department website.


News

The Groundbreaking: Brentwood, Even Better!

This time of year is filled with goodbyes. The first big one is Commencement. Long after the seats are vacant and the stage is empty, the memory of fond reminiscences, poignant music, words of wisdom, and heartfelt congratulations lingers. Sixth graders also bid farewell to their years at the Lower School as they look forward to moving east. Following suit are the eighth graders with their anticipation of climbing the hill and the associated range of emotions.

On June 11, there was one final goodbye added to the list, and it was huge. It was a defining moment in school history as we bade farewell to the field (the Middle School Field) as we've known it since 1972. We spread the word that everyone who loves Brentwood School was invited to join in, and the response was staggering. Close to 700 came to celebrate with us; I am confident that there have never been more Brentwood fans in one place at the same time. View a gallery of images!

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BWS Success

We are writing to share the very exciting news that, on Tuesday, February 21, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved Brentwood School's conditional use permit for our 30-Year Education Master Plan. This pivotal moment was more than a decade in the making, from the beginning of the master plan process and covenant negotiations to final approval. The enthusiastic, overwhelmingly positive support of everyone in our school community played a part in its success. What an incredible legacy we have built together...

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A Successful Partnership

Developing trust is very simple. You take time to get to know each other, you invest in and understand the other’s needs, and when you say you’re going to do something, you do it.”
—Dr. Mike Riera, Head of School


Brentwood School has been an important and accountable partner. Since we signed the first covenant with them in 1992, we have worked together to help make our community a better place.”
—Rob Rene, Past President, BHA


Brentwood School came to us first, and together we spent nearly eight years working on a plan that allows the school to grow, and also ensures they will continue to be a good neighbor. Our new 30 year covenant provides security and certainty for our community over the long-term."
—Howard Jaskol, Past President, RNBS


“The school worked diligently with RNBS, the neighbors, and BHA to address all the issues and concerns that were raised, and they continue to inform our board of their progress with traffic mitigations, including helping reduce traffic on the Sunset Corridor by working with Paul Revere Middle School and others to put shared busing in place.”
—Cindy McKenzie, President, Residential Neighbors of Brentwood School (RNBS)
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