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About Us

Brentwood School inspires every student to:
Think critically and creatively.
Act ethically.
Shape a future with meaning.

statement of purpose

Brentwood School provides its students with powerful intellectual challenges; however this is just one aspect of the Brentwood experience. Yes, our students excel in the classroom. They also achieve in arts and athletics and learn how a diversity-themed "Crayon Club" lunch can be a chance to invite the whole community into your culture. Our Lower School is rich with developmentally appropriate challenges, while building a foundation for future learning. As students move to the Middle and Upper Schools, they explore yoga meditation, improv, and coding, join the entrepreneurs club or Benefacta, our service learning honor society. They complete internships with ABC News and USC or UCLA Research Labs, and build leadership skills organizing a Young Women's Conference that draws participants from over 100 schools in Southern California. What's more, they have the chance to both try these many endeavors and to pursue them in real depth. At Brentwood School, young people find engaging academics and a world of other options, all with the goal of shaping a future with meaning.

Core Values

Trust • Respect • Responsibility • Honesty • Caring • Diversity • Community

Diversity mission statement

The Brentwood School community actively seeks diverse perspectives and embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential. We create an environment that fosters openness and appreciation of multiple dimensions of culture and identity. We aim to engage mindfully in open and frequent dialogues to ensure that each member is valued, included, and respected. Diversity is in the fabric of who we are.

Fast Facts

Location

Brentwood School is an independent, K-12, coed day school with two campuses, located four blocks apart, in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. The Lower School is on our West Campus, at 12001 Sunset Boulevard, and the Middle and Upper Schools are on our East Campus, at 100 S. Barrington Place.

Enrollment

Lower School (K-5): 300
Middle School (6-8): 350
Upper School (9-12): 580

Faculty

124 full-time teachers
17 part-time teachers
91 hold advanced degrees
59 at Brentwood for 10+ years

Average Class Size

K-5: 16
6-12: 17

Student/Teacher Ratio

K  3:1
1-5  7:1
6-12  8:1

Diversity

Our school community is shaped and enhanced by students who live in nearly 110 different zip code areas and come from over 240 different schools. Nineteen percent of our families benefit from financial support. Both the West Campus (Grades K-5) and the East Campus (Grades 6-12) are currently 49% students of color.

Interscholastic Athletics

94 teams in Grades 4-12

Student Resources

West Campus: Full-time learning specialist, licensed counselor, school nurse, math specialist, educational technology specialist, and librarian

East Campus: 2 full-time learning specialists, 4 licensed counselors, school nurse, 2 educational technology specialists, 2 librarians, and 2 athletic trainers

K-12 Equity and Inclusion: 4 full-time employees, 6 divisional specialists

Accreditation

California Association of Independent Schools
Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Member

National Association of Independent Schools
California Association of Independent Schools
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Welcome from Dr. Mike

 The six words of our motto drive Brentwood School: “Start curious. Stay curious. Go anywhere.” From our outstanding faculty fueling the fire of curiosity in our students, to the daily athletic and artistic risk taking and accomplishments that occur on our campus, to our service learning program that inspires deeper appreciation of the greater Los Angeles and global communities, Brentwood provides a myriad of opportunities to engage its students. 

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