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Welcome from Head of School

"Where great minds grow"

Welcome to The Willows. I hope that as you visit our website, you discover the warmth and vibrancy of our community and the depth and excitement of our program. We are proud to offer you, and the Los Angeles community, an outstanding educational environment–a place where great minds grow

Our school culture centers on a deep and resonant definition of education. Our curriculum focuses on the experiential exploration of each discipline. A Willows education inspires, motivates, and impels our students to question, investigate, and to take hands-on ownership of their learning. Extraordinarily powerful learning and deep thinking take place daily at The Willows.

The Willows’ challenging academic program is complemented by an exemplary performing and fine arts curriculum, a full range of athletic teams, a rich and thoughtful social emotional learning and life skills curriculum, and extracurricular activities. Creativity is not restricted to the arts but fostered in every discipline. The arts, maker, design thinking, and technology are seamlessly integrated into our curriculum as essential tools for learning and for developing tomorrow's innovators and problem solvers.

The Willows’ definition of a great mind also includes an emphasis on character and heart–the ability to communicate honestly, work collaboratively, take responsibility, and contribute meaningfully to the community and the world. We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion and strive to continually cultivate our multicultural community. We prepare our students to become adults, who value empathy, make sound decisions, practice ethical behavior, and express joy.

We encourage students to explore the road less traveled, to ask difficult and thoughtful questions, to take intellectual and creative risks, and dare to dream. We want our students to live the credo: All things are possible.

As we state in our mission, we know that each child brings an “extraordinary gift” to our community. We cherish our students’ curious minds and embrace every opportunity to help them flourish emotionally and intellectually, now and in the future.

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Lisa Rosenstein
Head of School





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Book image of The Emotional Lives of Teenagers by Lisa Damour


Book image of All Joy and No Fun by Jennifer Senior


Book image of Where You Go is Not Who You'll Be by Frank Bruni


Book image of Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett


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Book cover of From Strength to Strength by Arthur Brooks


Book image of Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman


Book image of Mindset the New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck


Book image of Creating Innovators by Tony Wagner


Book image of Quiet by Susan Cain


Book image of Beyond Intelligence by Dona Matthews and Joanne Foster


Book image of Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl


Book image of Making Learning Whole by David Perkins


Book image of Saving our Sons by Michael Gurian