L.K. asks from Manhattan Beach, CA on March 27, 2009
Any Recommendations on Non-denomination Private High Schools in South Bay?
we live in manhattan beach and plan to send our child to elementary and junior high here, however we are concerned about the high school. we are jewish and most of what i am finding is catholic private school. Any thoughts, suggestions?
R.S. answers from Los Angeles on March 30, 2009
I think there are some in P.V... Mira Costa is a good school though, as public ones go. Better yet is Bishop Montgomery, but yes, it is a Catholic school. My girlfriend is Jewish and went to a Catholic school, it is not as uncommon as you'd think. ;-)
D.M. answers from Los Angeles on March 30, 2009
I wish there were some private Jewish high schools in the South Bay to which I could refer you. There's an excellent option in Irvine and then more in LA proper, of course. There are however, two wonderful synagogues in your area; one Conservative and one Reform, offering excellent preschool, religious school and camp programming. There's also sleep-away Jewish camp, if your children are of age, and some very generous incentive scholarships if your family meets certain criteria. For more information about any of the above, please feel free to contact me anytime; the concierge service is complimentary! And don't forget to check out our website: http://www.jkidla.com for information about formal, informal and just fun things to do in Jewish LA with your kids!!
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T.A. answers from Los Angeles on March 28, 2009
There is a private high school in El Segundo - Vista Mar, I believe? It's non-denominational and is supposedly a pretty good school.
K.T. answers from Los Angeles on March 28, 2009
Chadwick school in Palos Verdes is excellent and provides transportation and/or carpool information.