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  • The JTD Mentor Program

    Sigita Newsom
    The Mentor Program is designed to foster belonging, connection, and community as new hires (mentees) learn about JTD's history, traditions, culture, and the many unique aspects of the independent school experience.
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  • inSTED Celebrates Computer Science Education Week

    Hayley Roberts
    Our inSTED program strives to inspire joy at the idea of discovery, create a culture that fosters innovation, and equips our students with the skills and mindsets they will need to navigate the world they live in. So when Computer Science Education Week launched this week, the JTD robots plowed snow, paraded around classrooms, and even played golf! 
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  • Upper School Teachers Present at National Conference

    Hayley Roberts
    On December 3, Upper School Social Studies Teachers Megan DiNoia and Colleen Morrissey represented JTD at the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
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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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  • 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. 
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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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  • 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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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.