- 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 Sessions or a Group Tour or to meet with the Principal and/or Head of School, tour the facility and submit an application, along with an evaluation from the student’s current teacher. After the application is received, a new student assessment and family interview time will be scheduled. You will be notified of your child’s acceptance, dependent upon space availability. At that time, a registration contract 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 1st - 5th grade may take part in Homework Club (no charge). Optional extracurricular classes are available 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 elementary classes, the average student-teacher ratio is 12:1.
The preschool staff is composed of experienced teachers, who are certified in Early Childhood Education. In the Elementary Division, teachers have a credential or equivalent and a hold MA and/or BA degrees. To learn more about our staff, please visit our Meet the Staff page.
Elementary - The program includes: Foreign Language, P.E., Music, Spanish, Tech Lab, Fine Arts, and Animal & Nature Studies. These classes are taught by specialists who are experts in their field.
Preschool: All the preschool classes take part in activities in our Outdoor Classroom program. The Collins Campus program includes our music enrichment program. At the Oxnard Campus, preschool classes have instruction in our Science & Nature Center each week.
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 parent associations 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 uses an online family management system, 1Core. You may also bring a check to the school office or cash payments (up to $200). Learn more about 1Core here.
Your child can bring a lunch from home, or you can take part in our hot lunch program, ChoiceLunch. ChoiceLunch prepares delicious and nutritious meals each day, and you order 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. NOTE: WHPS has a strict no-nut policy.
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 TK - 5th grade, WHPS operates Camp Woodland Hills, an exciting program of activities, field trips, swim, specialty camps, game rooms, and lots of fun. Please visit our Camp Woodland Hills website at: camp.woodlandhillsprivateschool.com