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  • JTD to join Southern California Diversity Recruiting Fair

    Kate Merritt
    Research shows that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment is critical to student success and a marker of educational excellence. One crucial component in creating such an environment is having a diverse faculty and staff that reflects the students we teach.
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  • JTD to join Southern California Diversity Recruiting Fair

    Kate Merritt
    Research shows that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment is critical to student success and a marker of educational excellence. One crucial component in creating such an environment is having a diverse faculty and staff that reflects the students we teach.
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  • Books 'n Bears

    Kate Merritt
    This year, JTD once again collaborated with past parent, Pat Jackson, to provide books to Los Angeles inner city youth in a program started by Pat's daughter, JTD alumna Tiana Woolridge '05. 
     
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  • Helping our Children Navigate Big Feelings

    Rose Helm
    This week the Health Office reached a crisis situation. The entire community was notified, we all rallied together, and fortunately, all involved were deemed to be healthy and on the road to recovery. What was this crisis that had us all momentarily gripped in uncertainty, fear, and desperation? For once, it wasn’t COVID related; it wasn’t even a broken bone. Nurse Venick informed us that we had run out of ice packs!
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  • Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver visit JTD students

    Jessica Scott
    On Thursday, December 2, authors Lin Oliver and Henry Winkler (yes--THAT Henry Winkler!) visited Upper School students over Zoom.
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  • Celebrating Día de los Muertos

    Kate Merritt
    If you were to step foot into John Dye Hall on November 1, you would see a festive display of photos, candles, colorful flags, and decorated sugar skulls. Over the past few weeks, JTD students have been preparing an ofrenda for Día de los Muertos!
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  • Looking to the Future

    Rose Helm
    This is an incredibly exciting time to be a member of the JTD community. Now that our children are back on campus and we have resumed some of our normal community activities, we have started to see a return to what makes JTD such a special place for children, employees, and families. 
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  • JTD Launches Family Program

    Sigita Newsom
    For many years, JTD students in Grades 1 and 6 have benefitted from buddy partnerships, but in an effort to build community, starting this year ALL JTD students will have a buddy, and groups of buddies, along with JTD faculty and staff will form a family. 
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  • JTD Unveils New Mission Statement

    Kate Merritt
    Following a recommendation from our recent accreditation, the administration and Board of Trustees underwent a process of evaluating our Mission Statement. We convened a committee who thoroughly analyzed our existing Mission Statement, gathered feedback from our faculty and staff and Board of Trustees, and ultimately authored a new Mission Statement. 
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  • JTD Community Celebrates PRIDE Month!

    Kate Merritt
    At Morning Assembly on June 1, students in Grade 6 shared the importance of PRIDE month and the why we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in the month of June. A few days later, we invited JTD students to honor our JTD LGBTQ+ families by adding rainbow accessories and rainbow colors to their school uniforms.
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  • Winner of the Wuersten Award for the Class of 2021

    A.J. Hernandez
    This year we congratulate Hayley Ross-Settineri '21!
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  • JTD alumna receives the 2021 Krevans Award in Pediatrics

    Kate Merritt
    JTD alumna Dr. Tiana Woolridge '05 was recently honored with the 2021 Krevans Award in Pediatrics at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. The Krevans Award, named for the fifth chancellor of UCSF, is given annually to one intern in each specialty at ZSFG in recognition of "excellence in patient care, as exemplified by clinical competence, professional conduct, compassion for patients and outstanding interaction with all levels of staff, including peers."
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  • JTD Students' Commitment to Service

    Sigita Newsom
    A core tenet at JTD is our students' commitment to service in our community. Service learning is the invisible thread that links our classroom curriculum and community events to the world around us, whether locally or globally. While all our students participate in service learning projects in the classroom, some students participate in Service Learning Clubs. These clubs present an opportunity to link students' interests in social issues with action.
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  • The power of speaking one’s truth and acknowledging the experience of others

    Rose Helm
    Last night at the State of the School, I reflected on this past year and all of the events that have brought us together, as well as those that have pulled us apart. Of course, there was the literal isolation we experienced when we shut our campus doors in mid-March 2020. Nearly overnight we went from donning animal prints at the Special Event to being shuttered in our homes and glued to the news. We have seen events borne of fear and ignorance -- most recently with a rise of anti-Semitic hate crimes across the U.S. and here in Los Angeles -- that have caused harm to groups of people in our community and our nation, as well as our collective identity.
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  • Grade 4 students share innovative ideas at JTD Shark Tank

    Kate Merritt
    This week, Grade 4 students invited parents, teachers, and administrators to join them virtually for the School's very own version of "Shark Tank."  
     
    JTD students have been busy working in small groups to develop a concept for a new invention or service. They then wrote essays to describe their product, built conceptual websites to sell their ideas, developed logos and branding, and put together a presentation to sell their pitch to potential investors. 
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  • Green Thumbs Abound in Grade 4

    Kate Merritt
    Thirty years ago, Grade 4 teacher Joan Friedman piloted a garden program at JTD, inviting fourth grade students to study the living world by cultivating plants together. "The School built a greenhouse in back of my room, which is where we had our plants for many, many years," shares Mrs. Friedman. "Having it outdoors wouldn’t work because of the deer eating all the plants!" For decades, JTD students have loved these hands-on lessons, discovering which plants thrive (and which plants struggle!), battling pests, and reaping the benefits of their harvests.
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  • Kindergarten Students Release Butterflies

    Kate Merritt
    JTD Kindergarteners recently culminated their Planet Earth unit by releasing their painted lady butterflies into JTD garden. Students have been studying changes in the world around them--weather changes, the change of seasons, and life cycle changes. To accompany this unit of study, three weeks ago, Lower School science teachers Greg Dunbar and Molly Meek introduced the children to the new class pets--baby caterpillars!
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  • JTD launches "New Greyhound in Town"

    Kate Merritt
    Transferring to a new school can be hard. So this year, JTD launched "New Greyhound in Town," a group for new and former transfer students to connect! For most of the school year, this group of students has been meeting in a virtual Zoom Room over lunch once a month to play games, learn more about JTD, and have fun!
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  • Grade 1 and Grade 2 students learn about native plants for Earth Day 2021

    Kate Merritt
    On Earth Day, JTD Grade 1 and Grade 2 students learned about native plants in Science Class. Students used recycled paper and mixed native plant seeds into the paper to form native seed plants to plant at home.
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  • Beloved Director of Admissions, Judy Hirsch, will retire at the end of the 2021-22 academic year.

    Rose Helm
    Today we share the news that our beloved Director of Admissions, Judy Hirsch, will be retiring at the end of the 2021-22 academic year.

    Judy’s involvement with JTD first began in the early 1980s as a parent to Annie ’88 and Charlie ’91. Having been a teacher before her children were born, Judy has always possessed a deep love of learning and a commitment to serving others.
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  • Students Support COVID-19 Relief

    Kate Merritt
    In this time where many of us were feeling so helpless, JTD alumna, Ava Croxall '16, was moved to do something more--to be a helper. Driven to support families who had been hit hardest by the pandemic, she started COVID Relief Care, a non-profit created to provide food, PPE, and baby supplies to families impacted by the pandemic.
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11414 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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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.