SCHOOL OF ROCKSchool of Rock West LA (And Venice, coming Fall 2015) is a performance based music school for kids ages 7 to 18 as well as adults 18 and over! Combining private lessons with group
rehearsals, School of Rock students are on the fast track to rock stardom with a curriculum that consists of classic and modern rock like Led Zeppelin, The Who, Green Day and Foo Fighters! Each 4 month season culminates in a live performance in a real Los Angeles
rock venue like The Troubadour or Whisky-A-Go-Go! If that’s not enough rock for you, we also offer an array of 5 day Spring, Winter and Summer Break Camps throughout the year! To learn more about our awe-some facility, staff and pro-grams, please visit www.westla.schoolofrock.com or call us at 310-442-ROCK. We invite you and your family to stop by for a tour and take a FREE trial lesson!
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Beach cities VolleyBall summer camps in 16th yearBeach Cities Volleyball’s popular summer camp has been making kids smile, and developing volleyball and life skills, since the summer of 2000. Now in its 16th year, BCV’s Volleyball Summer Camp will be offered in Playa Vista, Manhattan Beach, Torrance and Palos Verdes. Camp programs are week-long, Monday through Friday.
Players can participate from 8:30am to11:30am, or 1pm to 4pm, or be part of the all-day program, which runs from 8:30am to 4pm and includes lunch. Players can sign up for one week or as many weeks as they wish. Camps start the week of July 13th and run through the week of August 10th.When players arrive at camp, they’re placed
in groups of similar ages and abilities. They then move from one station to another during the camp, with each station focusing on a separate skill. In between stations, and at the camp’s end, players participate in volleyball games where they utilize and hone the skills they’ve learned. The camps are run by experienced coaches and assistant coaches from Beach Cities Volleyball. The coaches work hard to implement the Summer Camp’s priorities of having fun and developing volleyball skills.The Playa Vista Volleyball Camp, offered
August 3 – 7th, will take place at Westside
Neighborhood School, 5401 Beethoven Street, just north of Jefferson.This year’s summer program includes three
exciting new opportunities for young athletesBasketball & Volleyball: A great summer
program for players wanting to develop their skills in both basketball and volleyball, held at Oak Street Gym, 1780 Oak Street, Torrance, near the intersection of Crenshaw and Carson. Weekly programs start July 20th and run for four weeks, the last week beginning August 10th. Players can sign up for one week or as many weeks as they like.Players will participate in the volleyball
program from 8:30am to 11:30am, have lunch from 11:30am to 1pm, and continue in the basketball program from 1pm to 4pm. The volleyball portion in the morning will be run by the coaches at Beach Cities Volleyball. The afternoon basketball session will be run by coaches at Mentally Fit Training, led by Ron Johnson, college and 10-year professional basketball star. The program will focus on each player’s skills, build upon their strengths, and work on areas needing improvement. In both the basketball and volleyball portions of the program, the priorities of having fun and building skills will be the cornerstone. More information and online registration is available at www.BeachCitiesVBC.com/Basketball.Soccer & Volleyball: For players looking to
developing their skills in soccer and volley-ball. This program is being held at the fabled
available at www.BeachCitiesvbc.com/Sand, or please call Phil Spazek, 310-889-6496. Beach Cities Volleyball is a competitive club
with 27 teams playing across Southern California and throughout the US in national tournaments. BCV includes coaches from college teams and coaches from local school teams. Over 200 players at Beach Cities Volleyball play for their school teams across the South Bay, and graduates of Beach Cities Volleyball very often go on to play for their intercollegiate teams across the nation. Last season 100% of the high school seniors from Beach Cities Volleyball received offers to play volleyball in college.
Families can receive more information on the summer programs, as well as Beach Cities Volleyball Club teams, by calling 310-546-9150 or via the web at www.BeachCitiesVBC.com.
LA Galaxy Soccer Center (which has both indoor soccer fields and volleyball courts) on 540 Maple Avenue, in Torrance. Volleyball will be taught by the instructors at Beach Cities Volleyball, and soccer will be taught by top- level trainers at the LA Galaxy Soccer Center, who train many of the top young players and club teams across Southern California.Similar to the Basketball & Volleyball
program, players will develop their volleyball skills from 8:30am to 11:30am, have lunch from 11:30am to 1pm, and participate in the soccer portion of the program from 1pm to 4pm. Weekly programs start July 20th and run for four weeks, with the last week of the program beginning August 10th. Players can sign up for one week or as many weeks as they like. More information and online registration is available at www.BeachCities-VBC.com/Soccer.Beginning & Intermediate Beach: This
brand new beach volleyball program, designed specifically for beginning & intermediate players seeking to develop skills sufficient to play in beach tournaments, is held on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30. The sand program runs nine weeks beginning Tuesday June 23rd; players can sign up for the entire program or by week. It is operated by very popular & legendary coach Phil Spazek, who has trained over 500 players, emphasizing a positive, fun environ-ment while teaching volleyball skills. More information and on line registration is
Flexible Schedule 8am to 6pm Monday–Friday310-314-9976 • www.LaClaireFontaine.org
352 Westminster Ave. • Venice
Two magical garden campuses and a Life philosophy to nurture children’s self esteem so they will
grow true to themselves.
Arts • Biology • Field TripsGardening • Languages
Math • Robotics • Science & more
Organic breakfast & lunch areprepared daily with fresh fruits &
vegetables from the localfarmer’s market
NoW ENRoLLiNG FoR SuMMER CAMp
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St. Mark ... “the Pride of Venice”St. Mark School, nestled in the heart of Venice near Abbot Kinney, combines rich traditions and a progressive approach to educating the whole person in a nurturing, Catholic environ-ment. Students in transitional kindergarten through eighth grade have rich opportunities to build community across age groups in and beyond the classroom.
Leadership DevelopmentStudents learn about social problems with an eye towards directly addressing them and serving the community as agents of change through:
• Membership of Student Government• Peace Builder Program• Grades of Green Youth Corps• Athletic Teams• Comprehensive Service-Learning
Quality Instruction Focus on high school preparation by challenging students to:• Think deeply• Write fluently• Solve problems creatively • Collaborate consistently within and
beyond the classroomCenters-based instructional model supported by two teachers in grades TK-3 Technology Program• Integrated organically across the
curriculum • Supported by full-time director• Enriching instructional software
includes Google Applications for Education, Spatial Temporal Math and Pup’s Quest for Phonics
Kindergarten Readiness is a four-week summer program for kindergarten students entering St. Mark for the fall of 2015. The class will offer an opportunity to help incoming students get ready for the 2015 - 2016 school year. They will become familiar with the St. Mark School kindergarten classroom, get an early jump on class routines and become acquainted with other St. Mark teachers and classmates. More detailed curriculum listed on the reverse side. Space is limited and open only to incoming St. Mark students.
Dates: June 29th- July 23th, Monday - Thursday
Visit the St. Mark School website to obtain more information about the school, its leadership, faculty, students and programs. Learn how to begin the admissions process at www.stmarkschool.com.
Summer Program RegistrationRegistration is now open for our Summer Program and our Summer Kindergarten Readiness Program!
St. Mark Summer Program is 9am - 4pm day camp program for students entering 1st - 8th grade. Monday - Thursday mornings, campers will work with teachers in a variety of grade level subjects, including computer skills, math, science, reading and writing. The afternoons will be filled with fun activities including arts & crafts, beach days, dance, ice skating, movie days, swimming, sports, theater. Fridays are all-day field trips to places like Knotts Berry Farm, Soak City and California Science Center.
Dates: June 22nd - July 31st, Monday - Friday. Six weekly session
S u m m e r o f C o d e T e c h C a m pJ o i n u s J u n e - A u g u s t f o r f u n a n d t e c h a t C o d e R E V d a y c a m p !
M o n t h l y M e m b e r s h i p sI n d i v i d u a l i z e d p r o g r a m s a n d c l a s s e s t h a t f i t y o u r s c h e d u l e !
A f t e r s c h o o l E n r i c h m e n tW e b r i n g o u r s o f t w a r e a n d c o m p u t e r s , a n d t e a c h a t l o c a l s c h o o l s .
T u r n y o u r c h i l d ’ s c o m p u t e r t i m e i n t o l e a r n i n g t i m e .A t C o d e R E V , k i d s a g e s 6 - 1 8 h a v e f u n m a k i n g g a m e s , a p p s , r o b o t s , w e b s i t e s a n d m o r e !
1639 16th St . Santa Monica, CA firstname.lastname@example.org
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Two magical garden campuses, in The hearT
Nourishing Mind, Body and Soul, French-American school, Ecole Claire Fontaine, wel-comes children 2 to 7 years old on two magical garden cam-puses, in the heart of Venice. Here, children’s sense of belonging blossoms in a com-munity organized around their developmental process.
Our philosophy is to nurture a child’s self-esteem so that their self-confi-dence and dignity will grow. To provide the elements for this growth and blossoming is our mission. Art, Biology, Engineering, Language,
Math, Movement, Music, Science and
more, promote a strong foundation for knowledge with an emphasis on critical thinking and collaborative decision making. Organic breakfast and lunch are prepared daily with fresh fruit and vegetables grown from the local farmer’s market. Find detailed information about
ECF’s multidisciplinary curriculum and unique approach to education at: LAClairefontaine.orgEcole Claire Fontaine offers flexible
Notre Dame Academy Educating Young Women to Make a Difference
Notre Dame Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory school for young women located on the West Side of Los Angeles. Steeped in the rich history and traditions of the Sisters of Notre Dame, NDA has been educating young women to make a difference for nearly 70 years.
A twice recognized School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, Notre Dame Academy’s 2015 Graduates received $11 million in college scholarship awards. Acceptances include: MIT, Stanford, UCLA (20), USC (13), University of Notre Dame, Yale, UC Berkeley, Loyola Marymount Univer-sity, the United States Naval Acad-emy, Harvard and many more fine institutions across the country.
OPEN HOUSE: DECEMBER 6, 2015
“CREATING TOMORROW’S ENTREPRENEURS TODAY.”• An innovative, nationally acclaimed LAUSD pilot school developing self-starting kids for the future. We provide your child opportunities to develop entrepreneurial skills not found anywhere else• Located in the heart of Silicon Beach. Currently partnering with Google, Twitter, Amazon, LA Audubon, and others• A stimulating, tech-forward, student-centered learning environment where your child will engage in real world projects with real world impact• A diverse, nurturing community that focuses on the whole child and integrates social emotional learning into its core
Now enrolling Grades 6-9 for Fall, 2015 (eventually growing to 12th grade)Where: The Incubator School is co-located at Westchester High School7400 W. Manchester Ave, LA, CA 90045.
The Incubator School is a tuition-free LAUSD pilot school currently enrolling grades 6-9
for Fall 2015. Please visit our website, www.incubatorschool.org, For enrollment
information call (310) 338-2490before June 22 or email
email@example.com. Please noteoffi ces will reopen after July 23, but email
will be available all summer.
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Tech meeTs Fun aT codeRev Kids
CodeREV Kids was born out of a desire to fill a need in education, a need to provide a true, comprehensive technology education in a fun, stress-free environ-ment. Our STEM focused courses and tech camps provide the basis for a much deeper education in technology than what students receive at their schools. This is because our instructors are all both industry tested STEM and coding profes-sionals, and because these instructors have gained a wealth of teaching experi-ence to kids in STEM, Technology, and Coding in various formats.
Our Tech/Coding classes and camps are all project-based, which means students are applying computational thinking to each
coding skill they learn, and are using the highest level processing skills as identified by the Common Core for true comprehension of the material they are learning to use and apply. Further, CodeREV Kids was founded by education and technology experts, so it is a perfect synthesis of education and STEM. This is evidenced through CodeREV’s amazing STEM and TECH Coding Camps and After School Classes.
CodeREV Kids is located at 1639 16th Street in Santa Monica, CA 90404Reach us by phone at 310-450-4984For more information, visit us online at coderevkids.com, facebook.com/coderevkids, twitter.com/coderevkids or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why We Implement a Competency-Based Education Program
(And You Should, Too!)The Delphi Academy of Santa Monica (an Early Kindergarten – 5th Grade school) is a compe-tency-based program, where learning is the constant and time is the variable. By promot-ing a competency-based educa-tion, Delphi Academy of Santa Monica is ensuring that all students have a full understand-ing of the information they are learning and can also apply it in a hands-on, real world application.
In traditional, time-based classroom settings, teachers generally teach to a third of the class. One third is beyond the material and is therefore disen-gaged, one third has not yet gained the competency to learn the new material and therefore feels confused and stressed, and the remaining third is at the appropriate level to be learning the given information.A competency-based education
garners student engagement, full comprehension, and informative practicality. While Delphi Academy of Santa Monica has always applied
a competency-based curriculum, more and more educational programs around the country are beginning to adopt the method.
Get more information about Delphi Academy by calling 310-526-2700 or email email@example.com to schedule a tour. Delphi Academy is located at 1229 4th Street. Delphi also offers Summer Camp from June 22 – August 14. www.delphisanta-monica.org
Schedule Your School Tour815 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA / 310 823 9367 / vlschool.org
• k-8 Westside School• High Academic Standards• Spiritually Grounded• Character Focused• Award-winning Band• Choir, Art, Digital Media• Drama, Public Speaking
• Personalized Attention• Safe and Affordable• Technology Invested• STEM and Outdoor Education• Leadership Development• Intramural Sports• Qualifi ed, Caring Teachers
Top reasons to love Venice Lutheran k-8
(310) 215-3166 • www.oursaviorwestchester.com6705 W 77th St., Westchester 90045
Follow us on Facebook: children of our savior preschool
• Accredited by NLSA (National Lutheran Schools Accreditation)
• Provides a safe environment for children to develop spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.
• Spacious classroom with many resources
• Offers Two classrooms per age level (2-6)
• Open 7am – 6pm
• Not required to be Potty Trained (we can help with that)
• Weekly music classes
• Enrichment classes: soccer, Spanish, dance, Gymstars, art etc.
• Prepares your child for kindergarten
• We have a family atmosphere and loving, nurturing environment
Children of Our Savior PreschoolPlays with a purpose
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The nationally acclaimed Incubator School is redesigning
the education playbook
Located in Silicon Beach and partnering with organizations including Google and Twitter, The Incubator focuses on creating self-starters who can generate fresh ideas, collaborate, tinker, execute and learn from their mistakes. We develop innovators with the skills to bring an idea to market, who inspire change in the world around them.Our core belief is that students learn when
they understand and create impact. Across all levels and subjects, students work on designing and doing--not just to understand material but to explore how deep, connec-tive knowledge can be applied and used in the real world. Working at their own pace and in groups, students use technology daily to explore, communicate and make, while teacher-mentors guide them through
their growth processes. We provide our innovators the individualized attention needed to help them succeed in academ-ics and life, and we welcome parents as partners in this process.
The Incubator School is a tuition-free LAUSD pilot school currently enrolling grades 6-9 for Fall 2015. Please visit our website, www.incubatorschool.org.
For enrollment information call (310) 338-2490 before June 22 or email IncubatorSchool@gmail.com. Please note offices will reopen after July 23, but email will be available all summer.
AUG 3-7MINECRAFT-INGAGES 5+
JUN 29-JUL 3 FRENCH CAMPAGES 5+
JUL 13-20 WIZARD WEEKAGES 5+
JUL 20-24 BAKERY STORYAGES 5+
SUMMER CAMPS SUPPORT ART EDrealCREATIVE
accomplish your creative vision
$50 WITH EACH WEEK OF CAMP
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8225 Handley Ave LA CA 90045 | 310-614-6009 | www.GetREALCreative.org
Children of Our Savior Preschool focuses on
several different areas of development
ART: Experiences with many different types of art materials, allow children to explore and discover, concentrate and carry out plans, develop new motor skills and controls, and help the children express their feelings.
LANGUAGE AND LITERACY: This will positively affect visual discrimination, verbal expression, and creative thinking. It will also enrich their vocabulary, their awareness of sequential events, stories, and their listening skills.
DRAMATIC PLAY: The children participate in role-playing, acting out feelings and emo-tions as they interact with other children. The also allows them to practice language and social skills.
MATH: We develop skills in number recognition, counting, sorting, building shapes, finding patterns, measuring, and estimating.
SCIENCE: This will encourage the child to explore, question, and discover. It will also help to develop skills in using scientific methods of problem solving, observing, identifying, predicting, and testing predic-tions.
MUSIC: Children will learn songs, singing games, rhythm activities, music apprecia-tion, creative movement, and the playing of instruments.
MOTOR DEVELOPMENT: Children will develop coordination and strength in both fine and gross motor development. Important skills like running, jumping, throwing, and catching are developed through play and physical activity.
WE ARE LOCATED AT6705 West 77th StreetWestchester, CA 90045-1101PRESCHOOLPhone: (310) 215-3166Fax: (310) 649-5440Email: COOS@OurSaviorWestchester.comwww.oursaviorwestchester.com
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New Curriculum Enhances LMU’s MBA ProgramThe Loyola Marymount University MBA Program’s new and improved curricu-lum, starting fall 2015, offers a more well-rounded MBA experience for students and increases the marketability and value proposition of the program.
“This redesign is intended to modernize our curriculum and remain competitive in a crowded marketplace,” said Bill Semos, director of the MBA Program. “It is essentially an improvement upon what we already do very well.”Students will now be able to
complete their MBA degree in just 24 months; the first year will be structured as a cohort where students will complete the core coursework;
the second year will offer more flexibility for students to select courses and electives based on their area of emphasis. Evening classes will start a little later, at 6 p.m., to better accommodate working professionals.An international study component
also will be required, giving students the option to choose between the Bonn Program in Germany and the Comparative Management Systems Program, which includes travel to three to five countries in a specific region of the world. The MBA Program will keep many
of the benefits that set LMU apart from competitors, such as small class sizes, flexibility, individual attention and personal development.
For more information, visit mba.lmu.edu.
Students will now be able to complete their MBA degree in just 24 months.
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On June 27 in Santa Barbara, You’ll Learn Everything You Need to Know to Begin Graduate Studies in 2015
REGISTER ONLINE OR CALL 805.969.3626, ext. 103
Pacifica is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Visit pacifica.edu/gainfulemployment for gainful employment information.
the pacifica experience
Saturday, june 27, 2015
Pacifica Graduate Institute is an innovative, employee-owned graduate school with two campuses near Santa Barbara that offers accredited masters and doctoral degree programs in psychology, the humanities, and mythological studies.
The day-long program on June 27 is a comprehensive introduction to Pacifica’s degree programs and unique academic resources. The $35 fee for the program includes breakfast, lunch, and a $10 gift certificate for the Pacifica bookstore.
Accommodations are available at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus.
Extend your stay before or after the program on
June 27 and enjoy Santa Barbara’s natural beauty
and many attractions.
Venice Lutheran is a dynamic, Westside K-8th grade school
In a metropolis of diverse educational options, Venice’s longest-running private school is recognized as having a strong relevant program for building successful students and citizens. Providing the smallest per-grade class size in the region and a balanced yet rigorous academic experience, VLS proves that excellence in private education can be affordable. A strong home/school partnership is the key to the success of this small school environment where children play and learn freely in a safe and loving community. High standards and research-based curricula form the core of the language arts, math, social studies, and science programs taught by caring, highly qualified teachers. Spanish, religion, art, music, perform-
ing arts, integrated technology and physical education are important components of the school’s philosophy to inspire our students to be well balanced, inspired individuals who grow through educational experiences at Venice Lutheran. VLS graduates win top honors for their outstanding academic achievements when they reach high school, be it public or private. The school strives to instill a sense of mutual respect and personal responsibility - qualities that make students stand out from the crowd and prepare them for their future.
VLSchool.org310-823-9367815 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291
Get REAL Creative is a Westchester based
non-profit art studio offering fine art and design
workshops for kids and adults
For kids (ages 5+) REAL offers Wednesday and Sunday art clubs from September to June with monthly themes that teach children to draw, paint, sculpt, cook and even speak French. During winter, spring and summer school breaks REAL creates fine art camps that merge pop culture and academics to create a fun and artistic week for your kids.REAL’s Summer camps are $290 a week
for 9a-2p or $350 for 9a-6p. They also offer
daily rates from $60-75. Remaining camps includes MineCraft-ing, Wizard Week, Bakery Story, and French Week.
For adults (ages 21+) REAL offers 3 amazing creative workshops for more information go to: www.GetREALCreative.org 310-614-6009 | 8225 Handley Ave, LA CA 90045