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Valley Briefing

Choosing A Campus : A Guide To the Largest Private Schools in the Valley

November 30, 1994

The San Fernando Valley is home to more than 200 private schools--from religious to secular to college prepatory--some costing more than many universities. About 1 in 5 students in the Valley attend private schools-about 45,000 (compared to 180,000 enrolled at Los Angeles Unified School District campuses in the Valley). Statewide, more than 574,000 students attend private schools compared to more than 5.2 million in public schools. Here's a look at some of the largest local private schools ranked in order of enrollment:

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Tuition is per year unless noted. Pinecrest Schools

11 campus total; five locations in the San Fernando Valley

(818) 986-2470

Grades: preschool, K-8

Enrollment: 4,775 total; 2,521 in the San Fernando Valley

Tuition: $5,520 (preschool 5 days/week); $4,150 to 4,350 (K-8)

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Village Christian Schools

Sun Valley

(818) 767-8382

Grades: K-12

Enrollment: 1,900

Tuition: $3,029 (K-5); $3,307 (6-8); $3,630 (9-12), depending on number of children enrolled

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Chaminade College Preparatory (Catholic)

Chatsworth & West Hills

818-363-8127; 818-347-8300

Grades: 6-12

Enrollment: 1,600

Tuition: $4,800

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Alemany High School (Catholic)

Mission Hills

818-365-3925

Grades: 9-12

Enrollment: 1,540

Tuition: $3,300

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Harvard-Westlake School

Studio City and Bel-Air

818-980-6692

Grades: 7-12

Enrollment: 1,538

Tuition: $11,550

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St. Genevieve Elementary/High School (Catholic) Panorama City

(818) 892-3802, (818) 894-6417

Grades: K-8, 9-12

Enrollment: 1,187

Tuition: $1,450 to $1,950 (elementary); $2,600 (high school), depending on number of children in family. *

Notre Dame High School (Catholic)

Sherman Oaks

(818) 501-2300

Grades: 9-12

Enrollment: 1,064

Tuition: $4,800

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Armenian General Benevolent Union Manoogian-Demirdjian School Canoga Park

818-883-2428

Grades: preschool, K-12

Enrollment: 865

Tuition: $3,500 (preschool); $3,000 (K-5); $3,200 (6-12)

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Campbell Hall (Episcopal) North Hollywood

818-980-7280

Grades: K-12

Enrollment: 800

Tuition: $8,450 (K-6); $11,550 (7-12)

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Los Angeles Baptist High School

North Hills

818-894-5742

Grades: 7-12

Enrollment: 797

Tuition: $3,800

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Glendale Adventist Academy/Glendale Adventist Elementary (Seventh-day Adventist)

Glendale

818-244-8671

Grades: K-12

Enrollment: 795

Tuition: Adventists: $1,900 to $3,400; non-Adventists: $3,000 to $5,000, depending on grade level

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The Buckley School

Sherman Oaks 818-783-1610

Grades: preschool, K-12

Enrollment: 750

Tuition: $8,200 (preschool); $10,400 (K-5); $11,850 (6-12)

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Holy Martyrs Ferrahian Armenian School

North Hills and Encino

818-784-6228

Grades: preschool, K-12

Enrollment: 640

Tuition: $3,000

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Oakwood School

North Hollywood

(818) 752-4444, 752-4400

Grades: K-12

Enrollment: 635

Tuition: $10,250 (K-6), $11,300 (7-12)

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Bellarmine-Jefferson High School (Catholic)

Burbank

818-972-1400

Grades: 9-12

Enrollment: 600

Tuition: $3,155

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Viewpoint School

Calabasas

(818) 340-2901

Grades: preschool, K-12

Enrollment: 585

Tuition: $8,000 (preschool-4); $8,600 (5-6); $9,300 (7-12)

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St. Mel Elementary School (Catholic)

Woodland Hills

(818) 340-1924

Grades: K-8

Enrollment: 570

Tuition: $1,900 for parish members and $2,500 for non-parish members, depending on the number of children enrolled

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Meadow Oaks School

Calabasas

(818) 591-9153

Grades: Preschool, K-8

Enrollment: 560 Tuition: $6,900 (preschool 5 days/week); $7,625 (K-6), $9,450 (7-8)

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St. John Baptist De La Salle School

Granada Hills

(818) 363-2270

Grades: 1-8

Enrollment: 560

Tutition: $1,700 for parish members and $3,000 for non-parish members, depending on the number of children enrolled

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Emek Hebrew Academy (Jewish)

North Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys

818-980-0155

Grades: preschool, K-8

Enrollment: 545

Tuition: $485 per month (preschool 5 days/week); $5,900 per year (K-8)

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Hillcrest Christian School Granada Hills

818-368-7071

Grades: K-8

Enrollment: 525

Tuition: $2,750, depending on the number of children enrolled

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Sierra Canyon School

Chatsworth

(818) 882-8121

Grades: Preschool, K-8

Enrollment: 575

Tuition: $7,350 (preschool), $7,550 (K-5), $7,750 (6-8)

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Chamlian Armenian School

Glendale

818-957-3399

Grades: 1-8

Enrollment: 487

Tuition: $2,650

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Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School (Jewish)

Northridge

818-368-2735

Grades: K-9

Enrollment: 470

Tuition: $7,700 (K-5); $8,900 (6-9)

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Crespi Carmelite High School (all boys Catholic)

Encino

818-345-1672

Grades: 9-12

Enrollment: 454

Tuition: $4,325

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Louisville High School (all girls Catholic)

Woodland Hills

818-346-8812

Grades: 9-12

Enrollment: 430

Tuition: $4,350

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Providence High School (Catholic)

Burbank

(818) 846-8141

Grades: 9-12

Enrollment: 414

Tuition: $4,400

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Valley Beth Shalom Day School (Jewish)

Encino

(818) 788-2199

Grades: K-6

Enrollment: 386

Tuition: $6,500

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St. Nicholas School (Greek Orthodox)

Northridge

(818) 886-6751

Grades: pre-K, K-8

Enrollment: 370

Tuition: starting at $245 per month for a single child of church members

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First Lutheran School

San Fernando and Sylmar

818-361-4800; 818-362-9223

Grades: K-6; 7-12

Enrollment: 355 total

Tuition: $2,550 (K-6); $2,900 (7-8); $3,050 (9-12)

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The Valley School

Van Nuys

(818) 786-4720

Grades: preschool, K-8

Enrollment: 348

Tuition: $4,300 (K-5); $4,800 (6-8)

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