Mission & Values

Our Mission is to provide for our students a program of academic excellence, one both traditional and dynamic, with a commitment to family and community.
We encourage our students to reach their highest individual potential intellectually, artistically and physically; it nurtures their emotional, moral and social development; and it prepares them to meet the challenges of a diverse and competitive world.
Diversity & Inclusion Vision and Strategy
Diversity & Inclusion Vision Statement
The John Thomas Dye School affirms its commitment to a diverse and inclusive school community as integral to our mission and as an expression of our core values, the 5C’s. Developing and applying cultural competence fosters an inclusive community, deepens learning, and prepares our graduates to understand and appreciate different perspectives in order to thrive in a constantly changing world. We are committed to nurturing an environment in which everyone in our community feels a sense of belonging.
Diversity & Inclusion Mission Statement
At the John Thomas Dye School, it is our belief that diversity and inclusion are essential to the fulfillment of our mission. Diversity is a component of academic excellence and enriches the educational experience by exposing us to a broad spectrum of ideas and perspectives. We welcome and benefit from the viewpoints of people who differ in age, culture, ethnicity, family structure, language, learning style, physical ability, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

At JTD, we are committed to building an inclusive community that understands and values the diverse world in which we live. We provide a caring, respectful, and welcoming environment in which to work, play, and learn. We actively seek to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of backgrounds. We continuously strive for growth through professional development and ongoing curriculum review. We promote an appreciation for all people, and we strive to create responsible, global citizens.
The 5C’s
The 5C’s: Caring, Common Sense, Consideration, Cooperation, and Courtesy
The 5C’s are a unifying aspect of the School, having served as the core values and a hallmark of JTDs culture since the 1980s.
“We believed that there is a timeless scale of values, and that our school must maintain those values and the high standards which have been proven right from the beginning of time.”
- Cathryn Robberts Dye

The John Thomas Dye School


11414 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: (310) 476-2811
The John Thomas Dye School admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.

Located In Los Angeles, CA, John Thomas Dye is an independent school for grades K-6. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.