Welcome

A Message from the Founding Director

WHPS is a nurturing and caring place with a friendly and natural environment. We recognize and value each child’s individual unique traits, and encourage and challenge each of them to bring out their full potential. To achieve this goal, our program focuses on a creative, stimulating, challenging and individualized approach. We work with the whole child, fostering independence with caring guidance, which helps build self-confidence, motivates them in all they do and encourages them to become lifelong learners and to strive for excellence. We believe having an individualized program, which tailors to each child’s unique needs in a loving environment, is the key to successful learning. Woodland Hills Private School was founded to educate children whose parents believed that one size does not fit all. Over the years with many more families’ support and the needs of our community, we have enhanced our program and are committed to its excellence. As you join our school family, you will be welcomed into a strong partnership of home, school and community.

A real life, hands-on approach helps our children to master their critical, analytical and problem-solving skills, enabling them to apply today’s lessons and skills in this ever-changing world.

WHPS definitely ascribes to the "it takes a village to raise a child" philosophy. Every child has the opportunity to know and interact with all our teachers and staff members. Everyone benefits from each other’s strengths. Parents, teachers, administrators and all staff members work together to ensure that each child achieves success.

We also believe that together, we are a family and a community. With this understanding, the students at WHPS participate in several community service activities. Learning to give back to our family and our community is a vital learning experience for everyone, one that is basic to the tenets of education at WHPS.

Our continued commitment to the education of individuals at WHPS is beyond the pursuit of academic excellence. The development of a well-rounded person with a can-do attitude, a responsible and caring citizen who respects his/herself and others’ differences and who appreciates nature and the world around them, is also our goal.We look forward to welcoming each family into our school and to your active participation in our partnership.

- Lynn Kuo, M.A. Education


A Message from the Assistant Head of School

I am proud to be part of the Woodland Hills Private School team! Our school is committed to helping all students succeed academically, while fostering social-emotional skills, or character strengths, that are proven to cultivate successful, happy human beings. I believe helping children develop curiosity, optimism, empathy, self-control, and motivation is just as important as the academic components of our program: Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Instrumental and Choral Music, Animal and Nature Studies, Engineering and 3D Design/Printing, Physical Education, Reading, Writing and Math.

My educational philosophy is that students, parents and teachers must find a genuine sense of belonging, significance and fun in their day. When you visit our school, this can be felt in everything we do. For our students, this comes from being genuinely known, supported and appreciated by our staff both as a learner and as a person. For parents, we provide unique opportunities to infuse your hopes and dreams into your child’s learning goals for the year. You matter, you belong and you are significant. The fun part comes from watching your child’s growth and your hopes and dreams actualized and from your meaningful participation in the school community. And you will also see a tremendous sense of belonging, significance and fun in our staff who are passionate and dedicated professionals.

-Seth Pozzi, M.S. Educational Leadership & Administration


A Message from the Elementary Division Principal
Welcome to Woodland Hills Private School’s Elementary Division.

As you join our school family, you will be welcomed into a strong partnership of home, school and community which provides our students with a nurturing of academic skills as well as social, emotional, and physical growth and well-being.

Our program is designed to foster independence, responsibility, self-reliance, creativity, critical thinking, and analytical skills while developing a strong academic foundation. We encourage and motivate each child to work to their fullest potential and to take pride in their many accomplishments.

Our credentialed teachers are all well-qualified, experienced and caring individuals who work closely with every student, individualizing the program to maximize each child’s unique learning strengths. The personal and frequent communication that exists between the staff, parents, administration and the community at large, further strengthens the partnership we build for the mutual benefit of our students.

We invite you to become a part of our school community and look forward to sharing the wonderful experiences of the elementary years with you.

- Jacey Dexter, Elementary Principal

A Message from the Preschool Division Directors

At Woodland Hills Private School’s Preschool Division we offer a warm, caring place for your child to grow, learn and discover.

Our concern is for the total child. Our program is designed to provide children with the opportunity to develop self-reliance, gain pride in abilities and unique traits, maximize their creative potential, and to learn to appreciate the world around them.

Our teachers are experienced and certified in Early Childhood Education. They have been specially selected and trained for our program. They work with both the children and the parents to assure a positive school experience. As great facilitators, they maximize your child’s learning and their dedication, caring ways and professional concern will nurture your child through these formative years.

Our preschool is open to all children between 18 months and 5 years of age, who will benefit from a program that is committed to the well-being of all children. Our program is individualized, which allows each child to progress at his/her own pace. It also provides for the celebration of the cultural diversity of our families and our community. Welcome to our school!

- Tracy Ewing & Robin Gee, Preschool Directors 

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