Just a snapshot of schools considered by expats in the LA area. We don't have enough reliable information yet to truly advise parents as to which are best for which kinds of children, but this might be enough to get you started with your own research.
INTERNATIONAL/PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN LOS ANGELES
The Archer School for Girls
11725 Sunset Boulevard
Phone: 310 873 7000
Fax: 310 873 7070
100 South Barrington Place
Phone: 310 476 9633
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences
1714 Twenty-First Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
tel: 310 / 829.7391
fax: 310 / 828.5636
15871 Mulholland Drive
Phone: 310 476 1251
700 North Faring Road
Phone: 310 274 7281
Immaculate Heart High and Middle School
5515 Franklin Avenue
Phone: 323 461 3651
Los Angeles International
15355 Morrison Street
Phone: 818 728 9682
Fax: 818 728 9684
Los Angeles Open Charter School
6085 Airdrome Street
Los Angeles, CA 90035
T: (213) 937-6249
F: (213) 937-2884
Loyola High School of Los Angeles
1901 Venice Boulevard
Phone: 213 381 5121
Lycee Francais de Los Angeles
3261 Overland Avenue
Phone: 310 836 3464
Fax: 310 836 9345
Lycée International de Los Angeles
4155 Russell Avenue
Phone: 323 665 4526
Marymount High School
10643 Sunset Boulevard
Phone: 310 472 1205
16180 Mulholland Drive
Phone: 310 476 2868
Notre Dame Academy Girls' High School
2851 Overland Avenue
Phone: 310 839 5289
Page Private School - Hancock Park
565 North Larchmont Boulevard
Phone: 323 463 5118
Verbum Dei High School
11100 South Central Avenue
Phone: 323 564 6651
Westside Neighborhood School
5401 Beethoven Street
Phone: 310 574 8650
Fax: 310 574 8657
12201 Washington Place
Phone: 310 397 3134
11350 Palms Boulevard
Phone: 310 391 7127
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Counties such as Kent or Buckinghamshire are ‘selective authorities’ and most families will have at least one grammar school close to where they live. Elsewhere, for example in Reading or Kingston-on-Thames, there are just one or two grammar schools and competition for places at these is ferocious.
How to find a state grammar school
Grammar schools are located in 36 English local authorities. Almost half of these are considered 'selective authorities' (eg Kent and Buckinghamshire), where around one in five local children are selected for grammar school entry based on ability. The others are areas such as Barnet or Kingston,…
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If you think your child would benefit from a boarding school education, but are put off by the high fees and consequent limited social mix of a typical independent boarding school, you may find that a state boarding school is the answer