A strong alumni network is a reflection of all that Curtis has become in its 95 years and is an important part of its future as we head into the school’s centennial anniversary in 2024-25. Your involvement in Curtis, your memories, and your insights, as former students and as accomplished alumni, are essential fuel for the school today and in the future.
The idea that Curtis is more than a school—that it is a second home to its students—is a feeling that is shared by students across the grades, by Curtis parents, and by our alumni as well. It is the feeling of belonging, of being accepted, and of knowing that you will always be welcome. As former students, you played an important role in the history of our school; as alumni, you continue to be treasured members of our Curtis community. We invite you to stay connected to Curtis, and we offer you a variety of ways to do so.
The coronavirus pandemic prevents us from hosting our beloved alumni on campus for annual traditions. We are so looking forward to a time when we can welcome you back to campus. In the meantime, all Curtis alumni are invited to attend meetings of our Alumni Council and other virtual events in 2021. We are actively exploring new ways to stay in touch with alumni through virtual events, such as featuring school leaders and alumni speakers on topics designed to appeal to alumni. If you have ideas for or would like to help organize a virtual event, please contact the Alumni Office.
CLICK HERE to watch a video of the kick-off Alumni Cougar Conversation on October 27, THE HEART OF YOUR CURTIS SCHOOL!
Moderated by our 2020 Alumni Class Ambassador Chair Jared Cohen ’88, the recent virtual event features heartwarming remarks from our alumni leadership (Alumni Council and Board of Trustee members) and a personal Interview with current Head of School, Dr. Ratnesar, including her path to Curtis and her favorite Curtis traditions. Long-serving administrators and teachers provide insight into how the school has evolved in recent years, including new investments in our campus and learning program, and developments in response to the global pandemic. The magic of Curtis lives on today!
Program participants included alumni, Tracy (Myer) Minker ’88, Darren Cohen ’88, and Allan Schweitzer ’79. Curtis faculty participants included Head of School, Dr. Meera Ratnesar, Jeff Albert ("Coach Albert"), Alex Chistolini ("Coach Chistolini"), Debra Cohen, and Debbie Taus-Kahn.
The Curtis Alumni Community Service Grant is a competitive grant that is awarded annually to support the summer community service project of a young Curtis alumnus or alumna.
Curtis alumni in Grades 9–12 may apply, and applications must be received via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or postal mail to Curtis School, 15871 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, 90049, in care of Alexis Shuster, Manager of Alumni Relations.
Deadline to apply: Applications received on or before February 16, 2021 will be considered.
Send us an update about yourself to be included (with your permission) in the Class Notes section of the Curtis Magazine, Spring 2020 issue. We may even contact you for a more extensive profile! Click here to submit a Class Note
(You will have the opportunity to decide whether you want us to print your update or whether you just want to share your news with Curtis School.)
Create an Alumni Profile and update your own contact information when it changes so that you will receive invitations to special alumni events, electronic and printed publications, and other communications of interest to our alumni. Add your Profile today to receive an invitation to submit a class note, the e-newsletter just for Curtis alumni and other publications that will keep you informed about what is happening at Curtis today!
If you wish to play a more active role in alumni affairs, join a small, dedicated group that works closely with Alumni Council Officers and the school to further our goal of increasing alumni engagement.
We need Curtis Class Ambassadors for the class years 1970-2012. Ambassadors keep their former classmates connected with Curtis by sharing information of interest to alumni, including upcoming alumni events, initiatives, and news.
In our first phase of outreach for the new Curtis Alumni Class Ambassador Program, we were thrilled to enlist over 30 class ambassadors. We hope to have our second phase of outreach complete with a published list of ambassadors by 2021.
The Class Ambassador role has a few responsibilities that require a moderate, remote commitment over the course of a given school year—but these are vital to Curtis and the alumni program.
Please contact the Alumni Office if you have ideas for or would like to help organize a virtual event, or if you would like to keep your name on file as a volunteer to support on-campus events (including Fair and High School Senior Send-off) when it is safe to gather.
Can you remember feeling butterflies and processing all of the unknowns about transitioning to middle school?
“Where do you eat lunch?” “What kind of backpacks are cool?” “What are the lockers like?” “Is it hard to make new friends?” “How long does it take to adjust to the new schedule?”
If you are willing to be of service to a fellow Cougar, to help answer our graduating 6th Graders' questions about middle school, please send us your name, phone number, email address and current middle/high school. Once you email Alexis Shuster we will connect you with a member(s) of 6th Grade graduating class in the summer after they graduate to coordinate a phone call to answer any questions a 6th Grader may have about what your middle/high school is like. We hope to hear from you!
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If you need any help using the tools in these pages, have questions about alumni events, want to get involved with the Alumni Council, or simply wish to renew your connection with Curtis, please don't hesitate to reach out to Alexis Shuster, Alumni Relations, at email@example.com.