Teaching and Learning

Message from the Director of Teaching and Learning

At JTD, we are committed to providing a comprehensive academic program that aligns with our mission to inspire purposeful learning, cultivate character, and celebrate childhood. Every day, we strive to create opportunities and experiences that spark students' curiosity and enable our students to grow academically, socially, and emotionally.

Our academic program is built on purposeful learning, which is intentional, engaging, and empowering. Our teachers personalize learning opportunities to meet each student's individual needs, following best instructional practices and educational research. Our student-centered approach values and celebrates each student's unique strengths and abilities. We prioritize a developmentally appropriate curriculum that is relevant to the current world and prepares students for their next educational stage.

Character education is integral to our program, with a focus on developing interpersonal skills and cultivating the 5C's: Caring, Common Sense, Consideration, Cooperation, and Courtesy. As students progress, they become risk-takers, build confidence, leadership skills, and personal integrity.

Preserving the magic of childhood is at the heart of all we do at JTD. We celebrate small milestones and traditions that build lasting memories and connections across generations. Our traditions inspire reflection, connect students across generations, and build memories that last a lifetime.

Our students' journey focuses on intentional social-emotional development, culturally responsive curriculum, and technology-rich learning, complementing our robust academic program. These key components aim to create lifelong learners ready for their next stage of education.
Warm regards, 
Hayley Roberts
Director of Teaching and Learning

Lower School (K-3)

This where it all begins--fostering curiosity and a love of learning.

Upper School (4-6)

The journey continues--cultivating empathetic, independent thinkers.
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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.