Grade 1

Grade 1 is an exciting year at JTD as students move from the Kindergarten campus to the main campus and become a part of the larger JTD community.
Classrooms on the main campus are sectioned into two classes of 24-26 teachers with two co-teachers so that every child receives optimal support. Grade 1 students work to solidify their mastery of reading and writing in our balanced literacy curriculum and further their understanding of mathematical concepts through the Singapore math approach. Character development continues to play an important role in the curriculum as teachers nurture and encourage the students’ understanding and application of The 5C’s: Caring, Common Sense, Consideration, Cooperation, and Courtesy.
Grade 1 Halfover
The Halfover is one of the time honored and treasured traditions of The John Thomas Dye School. Grade 1 students return to school for a special dinner and evening with their teachers and classmates.
Students particularly enjoy playing games, engaging in a cross-campus scavenger hunt, and showing off their many talents at a grade level talent show. The teachers always have a few fun surprises up their sleeves as well! 

The Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Alexandra Alchermes

    Alexandra Alchermes 

    Grade 1 Teacher
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  • Photo of Megan Lewis

    Megan Lewis 

    Grade 1 Teacher
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  • Photo of Mary  Martinez

    Mary  Martinez 

    Grade 1 Teacher
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  • Photo of Christina Rothenberg

    Christina Rothenberg 

    Grade 1 Teacher
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Curious about Grade 2?

Grade 2 is a year of growth, where students experience the communities in which we live — preparing them to affect positive change.
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Applicants for admission are accepted one year prior to the student's enrollment. If you have just found out you are moving to Los Angeles or if you have any questions, please feel free to call the admissions office for information.

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.