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30-Year Education Master Plan

Thinking ahead. Moving forward.

Our 30-Year Education Master Plan was approved by the City of Los Angeles in conjunction with a new Conditional Use Permit in 2017. This plan set a course for our future. It’s ambitious and innovative, and best of all, the first phase is already complete.

But big dreams like these manifest only when determination, faith and enthusiasm come together. The Brentwood School community tackled the monumental task of launching and funding an unprecedented capital campaign, Brentwood, even better, to make the first phase of our plan a reality. 

The first phase of our Educational Master Plan included a new 70,000 square foot Middle School building to house Grades 6-8 and a building on our Lower School campus for Kindergarten, 5th Grade, and specialty electives. This phase also included refurbishing and updates on the East Campus for the use of our growing Upper School, the Belldegrun Center for Innovative Leadership, and the Multicultural Center.

East Campus

June 2017

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November 2017

September 2018

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December 2018

Fall 2019

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Fall 2019

The East Campus building project took advantage of the natural topography of the deep arroyo to protect our neighborhood and community from the impact of construction. In addition, our plan improved the transportation, queuing, and arrival sequence for families. It also allowed for our first enrollment increase in 23 years, an addition of 265 students over four years, which included relocating our 6th grade and small increases in grades 7-12, while also maintaining a hard cap on peak hour vehicle trips.

Future phases of the 30-Year Education Master Plan include:

  • Projects limited to our existing 7.5-acre campus
  • 4 well-spread phases through the year 2041, with periods of rest in between
  • Removal of two existing buildings to accommodate new or replacement facilities
  • Total net increase of approximately 244,000 square feet of building space, mostly built into hillsides of the deep arroyo

West Campus

May 2021

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Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Spring 2022

Spring 2022

The West Campus provided a Kindergarten through 6th Grade education with a 300-student cap since its opening in 1995. With no change in enrollment, the elementary school now serves Kindergarten through 5th Grade.

The 30-Year Education Master Plan includes the following for our West Campus:

  • No expansion of the existing 3.5 acre campus
  • Sixth Grade relocated to the East Campus
  • One new building and 2 replacement buildings for Grades K-5 academic program
  • Removal of 7 existing small buildings
  • Total net increase of approximately 32,000 square feet of building space

Shaping our Future Hand-in-Hand with Our Neighbors

Brentwood School is sensitive to and respectful of 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 30-Year 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 30-year legally binding East Campus covenant, finalized in May of 2014, that supports both the priorities of our neighbors and the progress for our school. Our 2017 Conditional Operating Permit (CUP) formalized future planning for Brentwood School’s East and West Campuses.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • A hard cap on peak hour vehicle trips at the East Campus, with a twice-yearly official count by a mutually agreed upon traffic consultant and monetary penalties if the school is not in compliance.
  • Busing requirement of 40% on both campuses.
  • West Campus enrollment cap remained at 300. East Campus enrollment increased for the first time in 23 years. Once fully enrolled, the East Campus will not seek another increase while the current 30-year amended and restated Land Use Covenant is in place.
  • All improvements will be made within the existing campus boundaries.

For details, please read the Covenant, the Traffic Plan, and the Transportation Handbook. Visit our Transportation Website.

You can also read the Brentwood School Final EIR on the Planning Department website.

For more information, comments, or questions, please contact:

Gennifer Yoshimaru
Assistant Head of School

gyoshimaru@bwscampus.com
(310) 889-2752

Jerry Lewis
Director of Facilities

jlewis@bwscampus.com

Bernardo Arabalo
Director of Public Safety

barabalo@bwscampus.com

Garvey Sims
Transportation Manager

mobility@bwscampus.com

For details, please read our Conditional Use Permit, the Covenant, the Traffic Plan, and the Transportation Handbook. Visit our Transportation Website.

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Hours of Operation

West Campus

Academic Schedule

Monday 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Thursday 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Friday 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Extra-curricular activities

Can be scheduled between 3:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.

Athletic Games and Special Events*

Monday through Friday to 9:00 P.M.
Saturday: 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.

East Campus

Academic Schedule

Monday 8:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m.
(3:15 for Middle School)
Tuesday 8:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m.
(3:15 for Middle School)
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(3:15 for Middle School)
Thursday 8:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m.
(3:15 for Middle School)
Friday 8:30 a.m to 2:25 p.m.

Extra-curricular activities

Can be scheduled between 3:00 P.M. and 8:30 P.M., Monday through Friday

Athletic Games and Special Events*

Monday - Thursday to 11:30 p.m.
Friday to 12:30 a.m.
Saturday: 7:00-12:30 a.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

*use of the 22-acre VCRE athletic complex is not available during Veteran access hours.

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