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  • Grade 6 Makes a Splash!

    Kate Merritt
    It was a little quieter at JTD this week as our oldest students were noticeably absent from campus. After a two-year hiatus, JTD was finally able to reinstitute a beloved Grade 6 tradition--the Catalina Trip! The Class of 2023, along with their advisors and teachers, traveled to the Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) for three days and two nights of marine science education on Catalina Island.
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  • Student Confidence

    Rose Helm
    Yesterday morning, I joined the sixth grade students and faculty as we traveled 26 miles across the sea to Catalina Island Marine Institute. I am so glad to be back on this trip as it is one of my favorite school trips ever since I went as an eighth grade student. In fact, when I reflect back on my middle school days, I remember both the joyful rush of independence and the agonizing moments of awkwardness.
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  • JTD Faculty Kick-Off School Year!

    Kate Merritt
    While the start of the 2022-23 school year is still a few days away, JTD teachers are already on campus preparing for the year ahead. New faculty were welcomed to campus last week for our four-day "New Hires Institute." During this week, new faculty connected with one another, learned about the history and traditions of JTD, and of course, met with their mentors, and delved into the JTD curriculum. 
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  • Summer at JTD!

    Kate Merritt
    While the school year may have ended, many JTD students are still on campus for the JTD Summer Program! Students have traveled to Hogwarts, baked sweet treats, launched rockets, and played sports. With 50 classes to choose from, there's something for everyone! 
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  • Greyhound Spotlight: Judy Hirsch

    Lucy Fisher '99
    As we shared last Spring, Judy Hirsch, our beloved Director of Admissions, is retiring after nearly thirty years of service to The John Thomas Dye School. Judy has dedicated so much of her life to our community, and we are incredibly grateful for the time she has shared with us all. I recently had a chance to chat with her and reflect on her time here at JTD. 
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  • Grade 2 Leads Black History Month Celebration

    Kate Merritt
    This February, as part of Black History Month, our Grade 2 students have delved into the study of Black history and then shared what they have learned with the entire student body.
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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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  • Grade 6 Makes a Splash!

    Kate Merritt
    It was a little quieter at JTD this week as our oldest students were noticeably absent from campus. After a two-year hiatus, JTD was finally able to reinstitute a beloved Grade 6 tradition--the Catalina Trip! The Class of 2023, along with their advisors and teachers, traveled to the Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) for three days and two nights of marine science education on Catalina Island.
    Read More
  • Student Confidence

    Rose Helm
    Yesterday morning, I joined the sixth grade students and faculty as we traveled 26 miles across the sea to Catalina Island Marine Institute. I am so glad to be back on this trip as it is one of my favorite school trips ever since I went as an eighth grade student. In fact, when I reflect back on my middle school days, I remember both the joyful rush of independence and the agonizing moments of awkwardness.
    Read More
  • JTD Faculty Kick-Off School Year!

    Kate Merritt
    While the start of the 2022-23 school year is still a few days away, JTD teachers are already on campus preparing for the year ahead. New faculty were welcomed to campus last week for our four-day "New Hires Institute." During this week, new faculty connected with one another, learned about the history and traditions of JTD, and of course, met with their mentors, and delved into the JTD curriculum. 
    Read More
  • Summer at JTD!

    Kate Merritt
    While the school year may have ended, many JTD students are still on campus for the JTD Summer Program! Students have traveled to Hogwarts, baked sweet treats, launched rockets, and played sports. With 50 classes to choose from, there's something for everyone! 
    Read More
  • Greyhound Spotlight: Judy Hirsch

    Lucy Fisher '99
    As we shared last Spring, Judy Hirsch, our beloved Director of Admissions, is retiring after nearly thirty years of service to The John Thomas Dye School. Judy has dedicated so much of her life to our community, and we are incredibly grateful for the time she has shared with us all. I recently had a chance to chat with her and reflect on her time here at JTD. 
    Read More
  • Grade 2 Leads Black History Month Celebration

    Kate Merritt
    This February, as part of Black History Month, our Grade 2 students have delved into the study of Black history and then shared what they have learned with the entire student body.
    Read More
  • 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.
    Read More
  • 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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11414 Chalon Road
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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.