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July 9, 1997 | KIMBERLY BROWER
Oakridge Private School is changing its name. When the campus opens this fall, it will be the MerryHill School. Owned and operated by Nobel Education Dynamics, the school will now have the same name as Nobel's system of 26 private schools in Northern California. Besides changing its name, the school is conducting a search for a successor to Principal Jayne Daniels, who has resigned to spend more time with her family.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
The private Viewpoint School in Calabasas has received a $25,000 grant to enhance its technology program, school administrators said. The grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation in Providence, R.I., will be used to upgrade computer equipment in science laboratories for junior high and high school students, administrators said. Specifically, it will be used to purchase microcomputer-based laboratories, calculator-based laboratories and software that simulates experiments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1990
Westside Prep, an independent, private school in Culver City, plans to start its first full year in September, with seats for 126 students in kindergarten to 12th grade. The school, which will have multi-age learning groups rather than traditional grade groupings, will emphasize role playing, data collection and analysis and other methods to develop thinking skills, said Headmaster Les Birdsall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 2001
Re "Private Schools Lose Ground in Hiring, Keeping Teachers," Aug. 8: I would like to share why I left the private school arena to teach in the public schools. It had nothing to do with money, although now that you mention it, I am going to earn $15,000 more this coming year. It had everything to do with private-school parents and their conviction of entitlement. When I joined the teaching force, I entered with enthusiasm, creativity and a drive to communicate with children. Little did I know that when parents pay $12,000 to $25,000 a year for their elementary student's education, I would be taught many lessons.
NEWS
October 18, 1993 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Sitting in his small, Spartan office, Jerome Porath, school superintendent for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, speaks with enthusiasm about the "endless possibilities" that passage of the school voucher initiative could bring: expansion opportunities, specialized education programs, more computers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1993
Administrators at a new private school for girls scheduled to open in September are inviting parents to attend an orientation meeting Monday. Chrysalis--an elementary school for kindergarten through eighth grade--is at 1400 N. Fullerton Road on the La Habra Christian Church grounds. Enrollment will be limited to 40 students--10 to a teacher. School officials said instruction will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1998 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The City Council agreed Wednesday to help the Oakwood School secure financing to construct a multipurpose building by lending the city's name to the nonprofit campus to sell bonds. The new school building, expected to cost at least $6 million, will have underground parking, a gymnasium and locker rooms, a dance studio and a music center on a site across the street from the Magnolia Street campus. Construction is expected to begin this summer, and the building would be open in 1999.
NEWS
June 19, 1995 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a highly unorthodox move to generate outside funds, Cal State Northridge officials are negotiating with a for-profit, private school that wants to establish its own academic program on the campus, even though a similar program is already offered there. EF International Language Schools, whose parent company is based in Sweden, is seeking to lease half a dormitory and about a half-dozen classrooms beginning this fall for its English as a Second Language courses.
NEWS
June 7, 1990
Westside Prep, an independent, private school in Culver City, is scheduled to start its first full year in September, with seats for 126 students in kindergarten to 12th grade. The school, which will have multiage learning groups, rather than traditional grade groupings, will emphasize role playing, data collection and analysis and other methods to develop thinking skills, said Headmaster Les Birdsall. "We want to attract high-performing students, but also . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1990
A Sepulveda private school lost its 15-month-old license to barricade a public street after Los Angeles City Councilman Joel Wachs accused the school of using the threat of drug trafficking as a ruse to gain parking spaces. By a 10-O vote, the council revoked a temporary permit given the Montclair College Preparatory School in December, 1988, to close off 110 feet of Langdon Avenue.
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