Vision

By pioneering programs that inspire engaged, healthy, and empathetic young learners to embrace the next phases of their education and lives with joy, confidence, and purpose, Curtis School sets the standard for elementary education in the Greater Los Angeles area and beyond.

Mission

To develop, in every child, a sound mind in a sound body, governed by a compassionate heart.

Purpose

Our graduates are dexterous learners: they have learned how to learn and are intellectually curious, agile, and inspired to be problem seekers as well as problem solvers.

Our graduates have healthy, sustainable habits of body and mind: they understand that the mind and body connect and take responsibility for living healthy lives.

Our graduates know and understand the impact of their own character on others: they are aware of their feelings, regulate their actions, and empathize with others.

Our graduates have purpose beyond themselves: they recognize how their contributions can bring about change and positivity, and understand their responsibility to the greater good.

Values

List of 6 items.

  • EDUCATE IN BALANCE

    Equal emphasis of academic, physical, social-emotional, and character education is the guiding principle that defines a Curtis education
  • IMPROVE, ALWAYS

    The Curtis community has a growth mindset which is modeled by faculty and staff, who dedicate themselves to the best practices in their craft.
  • ROAM FREELY

    Curtis children have space to learn and play on their campus and feel safe and secure.
  • EMBRACE DIVERSITY

    Children learn best and flourish most when they encounter perspectives, people, backgrounds, and experiences other than their own. Diversity, equity, and inclusion speak to our highest ideals for a just society.
  • CHERISH CHILDHOOD

    Childhood is brief and precious, a time of limitless potential and essential development. It is also a time to be savored for its own wonders, as it will not come again A Curtis education honors these truths.
  • LIVE WITH PURPOSE

    In all we do, a Curtis education strives to provide students with the skills, tools, and sense of purpose they need to be good people.