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  • Family Program Celebrates Sukkot

    Kate Merritt
    On Thursday, October 6, as part of our Family Program, students, faculty, and staff gathered together in our 21 families to learn about the Jewish holiday Sukkot, a joyful holiday celebrating the harvest season. 
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  • Grade 2 Learns about their Community

    Kate Merritt
    Over the past few weeks our Grade 2 students have been learning about their community in a social studies unit on "Community Needs and Wants."
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  • Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: The JTD Maintenance Team

    As the final feature of JTD faculty and staff in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are proud to share more about our amazing Maintenance Team. Thank you to all of our faculty and staff who shared more about their Hispanic culture, their interests, and their love for JTD this past month.
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  • Greyhound Spotlight: Kate Dworkoski

    Lauren Goulston '94
    “They know who they are.”

    That’s what Kate Dworkoski, our new Director of Admissions, told her husband after her first visit to JTD’s campus on Chalon Road. A lifelong educator from a family of lifelong educators, Kate could immediately tell what makes our school so special. She recently sat down with us to reflect on her first months at JTD. An accomplished background has helped Kate hit the ground running as our Director of Admissions and a mom to two JTD students (Alexander ‘23, Theodore ‘27) of her own.
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  • Greyhound Spotlight: Sarah Humphreville '98

    Lauren Goulston '94
    We recently caught up with the JTD’s first Geography Bee champion, Sarah Humphreville (‘98).  Sarah recently became the Lunder Curator of American Art at the Colby College Museum of Art.  Elizabeth Finch, the Colby Museum’s Chief Curator, heralds Sarah as a “groundbreaking curator who imbues everything she does with excellence.” 
     
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  • Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Veronica Pacheco

    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15, we wanted to take a moment to shine a spotlight on some of our JTD employees–sharing a little about them and what this month means to them!
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  • Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Ramon Rodriguez

    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15, we wanted to take a moment to shine a spotlight on some of our JTD employees–sharing a little about them and what this month means to them!
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  • Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Brittany Adams

    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15, we wanted to take a moment to shine a spotlight on some of our JTD employees–sharing a little about them and what this month means to them!
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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. 
    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.
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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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  • Family Program Celebrates Sukkot

    Kate Merritt
    On Thursday, October 6, as part of our Family Program, students, faculty, and staff gathered together in our 21 families to learn about the Jewish holiday Sukkot, a joyful holiday celebrating the harvest season. 
    Read More
  • Grade 2 Learns about their Community

    Kate Merritt
    Over the past few weeks our Grade 2 students have been learning about their community in a social studies unit on "Community Needs and Wants."
    Read More
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: The JTD Maintenance Team

    As the final feature of JTD faculty and staff in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are proud to share more about our amazing Maintenance Team. Thank you to all of our faculty and staff who shared more about their Hispanic culture, their interests, and their love for JTD this past month.
    Read More
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Veronica Pacheco

    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15, we wanted to take a moment to shine a spotlight on some of our JTD employees–sharing a little about them and what this month means to them!
    Read More
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Ramon Rodriguez

    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15, we wanted to take a moment to shine a spotlight on some of our JTD employees–sharing a little about them and what this month means to them!
    Read More
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Brittany Adams

    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15, we wanted to take a moment to shine a spotlight on some of our JTD employees–sharing a little about them and what this month means to them!
    Read More
  • 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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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.