Welcome from the Head of School

Welcome to The Willows.

I hope that you discover the warmth and vibrancy of our community and the depth and excitement of our program as you visit our website. 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 learning. The Willows’ academic program builds foundational and critical thinking skills, but is also structured to help our students discover optimal ways to express themselves and excel. We are devoted to tapping into our students’ imaginations so they may discover their unique talents and grow in countless ways. We pay attention to each child and create an environment where each student can thrive as an individual and a valued member of a community.
Our challenging academic program is complemented by an exemplary performing and fine arts curriculum, a full range of athletic teams, a rich and thoughtful life skills and service learning curriculum, and extra-curricular activities–all taught by dedicated faculty who are professionals in their fields.
Creativity and technology are integral parts of our curriculum, designed to develop out-of-the-box, design thinkers. Creativity is not restricted to the arts, but fostered in every discipline. Technology and our maker program are integrated seamlessly in our curriculum as an essential tool for learning.

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. 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 to 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.



Lisa Rosenstein
Head of School


The Willows  |  A DK-8 independent school serving greater Los Angeles.
8509 HIGUERA STREET
CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA 90232
PHONE 310 815 0411 FAX 310 815 0425