- Who can attend Woodland Hills Private School?
- What are your admission policies?
- What options are available for the extended day program?
- What is the student/teacher ratio?
- What qualifications do the teachers have?
- Do you provide any enrichment classes as part of the curriculum?
- Can I volunteer my time at WHPS?
- How do I make my fee payments?
- What is the lunch program?
- Does WHPS have a summer program?
WHPS serves children from 18 months through 5th grade. Preschool children may start the program during the month they turn 18 months old.
Preschool: Families are encouraged to meet with the preschool director, take a tour of the facility and then submit a registration form and fee. Once the office has confirmed availability, you will be notified to submit the deposit and enrollment agreement and forms. To learn more, please visit our Preschool Admissions page.
Elementary: Families are encouraged to attend one of the Information Days or to meet with the principal, tour the facility and submit an application form and fee along with an evaluation from the student’s current teacher. After the application is received, an assessment time will be scheduled. Upon successfully passing the assessment, you will be notified of your child’s acceptance, dependent upon space availability. At that time, a registration form and fees will be due. To learn more, please visit our Elementary Admissions page.
WHPS offers an extended day program which includes snack, group time, arts and crafts activities, games, and fun. Students in the 1st through 5th grades may take part in a Homework Club or Mandarin Class (no charge). Additionally, several optional programs are available from outside vendors in areas such as gymnastics, dance, sports, cooking, art, drama, yoga, chess, music, golf, tennis, and more. To learn more, please visit our Extracurricular & Supplemental Activities page.
In preschool, the classes maintain a ratio of 12 students to 2 teachers for toddler classes, 14 students to 2 teachers for 2 year old classes, 18 students to 2 teachers for 3 year old classes, and 18-20 students to 2 teachers for 4 year old classes (Note: For the 3 and 4 year old classes, the ratio varies depending upon the size of the classroom but will not exceed 12 students to 1 teacher). In the elementary classes, the average class ratio is 12 students to 1 fully credentialed teacher.
The preschool staff is composed of experienced teachers, who are certified in Early Childhood Education. In the Kindergarten through 5th grade classes, all the teachers have a credential or equivalent (or are currently completing the credential program) and a hold MA and/or BA degrees. To learn more about our staff, please visit our Meet the Staff page.
The preschool classes at the Collins Campus have a music class once a week. At the Oxnard Campus, the preschool classes have instruction in our Barnyard each week. All the preschool classes take part in activities in our outdoor classrooms. The transitional kindergarten classes have instruction in physical education (P.E.), music, and Spanish each week. The kindergarten and elementary classes have instruction in P.E., Spanish, music, computer lab, art, science lab, and barnyard every week. All of these enrichment classes are taught by teachers who are specialists in their field.
At WHPS, we are all part of an extended family. We welcome your participation, and there are many ways that you can be involved. We have active parents’ groups that meet monthly and provide various special programs for all the students such as animal shows, interactive theater groups, drum circles, author visits, holiday events and even a Snow Day. We encourage your participation in your child’s classroom for special events, projects and parties and to lend a helping hand whenever you have the time. To learn more, click here.
WHPS does not send tuition statements. All payments are due on the 1st of each month and should be brought to the front office. Any payments not received by the 5th of the month, are subject to a late fee and possible collection activity. Once your child is registered at WHPS, tuition payments may be made by check or credit card. We offer a cash discount for tuition payments.
At WHPS, your child can bring his/her lunch from home, or you can take part in our lunch program, ChoiceLunch (for Oxnard Campus) and Mr. Jiffy's (for Collins Campus). Both services prepare delicious and nutritious meals each day, and your order is taken online. A mid-morning snack is provided for all the students, and an afternoon snack is provided in the extended day program. For more information, please visit our Lunch page.
WHPS has a fun-filled program of activities for all our preschoolers with a different exciting theme each week, lots of water play and special events. For children entering transitional kindergarten through 5th grade, WHPS operates Camp Woodland Hills, an exciting program of activities, field trips, swim, specialty camps, game rooms, and lots of fun. There is also a C.I.T program for children in middle school. Please visit our Camp Woodland Hills website at: camp.woodlandhillsprivateschool.com